With hits such as Got to Get Away, Half Past Two, Romeo’s on Fire and Brewing up a Storm, The Stunning make a very welcome return to the Galway International Arts Festival this July.
The legendary live performers, who have had a series of top ten hits and albums, have amassed a cult following nationally and internationally, providing the soundtrack to a generation of people brought up in Ireland during the 80s and 90s.
After an absence of almost ten years, the band reformed in 2003 for an 18-date tour, which turned out to be one of the highest grossing tours in Ireland that year, while a whopping 30,000 people turned out to see them play Galway during the Volvo Ocean Race in 2012.
In May 2017, they released a brand new single Brighten Up My Life, which has received over 1,000 plays on Irish radio to date. Another new single Always You was released last November, before their first sell-out London show in 23 years.
Twice Around the World, a re-recorded, re-imagined version of their number one album Once Around the World - which also includes the new singles - is due for release in March, with a nationwide tour kicking off the same day.
The Stunning will be joined on the bill by Ireland’s newest indie-rock sensation, The Academic.
With hits such as Different, Mixtape 2003, Bear Claws, Permanent Vacation, and Why Can't We Be Friends?, The Academic have emerged as one of the most exciting live acts on the music scene.
The Academic have amassed millions of streams online and have also had widespread international radio play.
Tickets for The Stunning with special guests The Academic on sale now, priced at €35, from www.giaf.ie and roisindubh.net.
‘The Stunning were the biggest band in the country; tracks such as Brewing up a Storm, Heads are Gonna Roll and Half Past Two are still alternative anthems. ’The Irish Times
‘It’s time to jump on the bandwagon, these guys are going to be big. ’The Irish Times on The Academic