THE CORONAS
 
 
::: LIVE ::: NYE Dublin The Countdown Concert - Headliners
"Closer to You" Out 11-11-11 Available on 3s Records
"Addicted To Progress" The 1st Single From the Upcoming New Album "Closer toYou"
New Single: ‘Won't Leave You Alone'
New Download Single "Someone Else's Hands"
New Download Single "FAR FROM HERE" 
"TONY WAS AN EX-CON" Featuring the Download Single "LISTEN DEAR"
New Download Single "LISTEN DEAR" Out Sept. 11th, '09
::: LIVE ::: The Academy, Dublin - June 4th
THE CORONAS Nominated For Two METEOR IRELAND MUSIC AWARDS
"Grace Don't Wait!"
:::LIVE::: The Button Factory ~ Dublin

"Heroes and Ghosts" Out October 5th 2007 on 3ú Records

"San Diego Song" Download Single September 28th
The Talk
 
 
 
 
 
One Of The Top 10 Artists To Know In 2011” -- The New York Post
"The Coronas are that curious but irresistible case study, a people's band" -- Hot Press
"The Coronas have become an Irish phenomenon" -- Irish Independent Day & Night Magazine
"Ireland's new favourite sons" -- Rave Magazine

THE CORONAS
::: LIVE ::: NYE Dublin The Countdown Concert - Headliners
New Years Eve ~ College Green,Dublin For Ticket Information Check
www.nyedublin.ie

www.thecoronas.net

The Coronas to headline Dublin's first official New Year's festival – NYE Dublin. The legendary local band will perform live at the Countdown Concert on 31st December in College green.

For Information / Interview requests / Promotional CDs for the Coronas:

Jim Lawless jim@thecoronas.net or +353 (0)86 835 4349
Kate Knox  kate@thecoronas.net  or +353 (0)85 121 8793
Stevo Berube / Berube Communications stevo@berubecommunications.com or +353 (0)87 244 2695

The New Album ..
"Closer to You"

Out Now on 3ú Records
Featuring the single "Addicted To Progress"
Produced by Tony Hoffer - Recorded in the Sound Factory (Los Angeles)
www.thecoronas.net

Produced by Tony Hoffer (Air, Beck, The Kooks, Belle & Sebastian)

The Coronas release their eagerly awaited 3rd album. Recorded in the Sound Factory (Los Angeles), the Dublin based band have made their most far-reaching album to date and just completed a sold out nationwide tour which includes SIX shows in Dublin's OLYMPIA THEATRE. Ireland has been home to some of the most influential artists and Dublin rock band The Coronas are no exception. This platinum-selling four piece have established themselves as one of Irelands biggest bands AND are now ready to take their place on the world stage. Their high energy live shows have made them one of the country's most popular concert attractions, and this summer they sold out their biggest ever headline concert in Marley Park to over 7,000 fans. The Coronas platinum-selling album “Tony Was An Ex-Con” shot straight to #1 in the Irish Indie and iTunes charts and #3 in the National Album chart and won the guys a prestigious Meteor Award for album of the year beating the likes of U2, The Script and Snow Patrol.

 
     
 
One Of The Top 10 Artists To Know In 2011” -- The New York Post
"The Coronas are that curious but irresistible case study, a people's band" -- Hot Press
"The Coronas have become an Irish phenomenon" -- Irish Independent Day & Night Magazine
"Ireland's new favourite sons" -- Rave Magazine

THE CORONAS
"Closer to You"
Out 11-11-11 Available on 3s Records
Featuring the single "Addicted To Progress"
Produced by Tony Hoffer - Recorded in the Sound Factory (Los Angeles)

www.thecoronas.net

Produced by Tony Hoffer (Air, Beck, The Kooks, Belle & Sebastian) The Coronas release their eagerly awaited 3rd album. Recorded in the Sound Factory (Los Angeles), the Dublin based band have made their most far-reaching album to date & will be embarking on a nationwide tour which includes FIVE shows in Dublin's OLYMPIA THEATRE. Ireland has been home to some of the most influential artists and Dublin rock band The Coronas are no exception. This platinum-selling four piece have established themselves as one of Irelands biggest bands AND are now ready to take their place on the world stage. Their high energy live shows have made them one of the country's most popular concert attractions, and this summer they sold out their biggest ever headline concert in Marley Park to over 7,000 fans.

The Coronas ::: LIVE ::: Irish Tour Dates 2011:

Nov 25th - Live at the Big Top, Limerick
Nov 26th - Nerve Centre, Derry
Nov 27th - Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Dec 2nd – Black Box, Galway
Dec 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th - The Olympia, Dublin
Dec 15th - The Savoy Theatre, Cork
Dec 17th - The Forum, Waterford
Dec 26th – Royal Theatre and Event Center, Mayo
Dec 28th – INEC Gleneagle Hotel, Kerry


Check thecoronas.net for updates The Coronas platinum-selling album “Tony Was An Ex-Con” shot straight to #1 in the Irish Indie and iTunes charts and #3 in the National Album chart and won the guys a prestigious Meteor Award for album of the year beating the likes of U2, The Script and Snow Patrol.

  • The Coronas sold out 3 nights in a row at The Olympia over the Christmas of 2010 and were special guests on The Script's European Tour this year.
  • They also have previously played Ireland's Oxegen Festival in front of a crowd of 30,000 and have performed at many major UK and European festivals including Benicassim and Hard Rock Calling winning over a legion of new fans.
  • The Coronas opened for Sir Paul McCartney in Dublin and also shared the stage with him at the Isle of Wight festival last summer.
  • Hit singles include “San Diego Song”, “Someone Else's Hands”, “Won't Leave You Alone” AND 'Listen Dear'.
  • The band maintains a high profile on YouTube with over 1million collective views and an international following.
 
 
 
 
THE CORONAS
"Addicted To Progress"
The 1st Single From the Upcoming New Album "Closer toYou"
Single Out 4-11-11 / Album Out 11-11-11 Available on 3ú Records
Produced by Tony Hoffer - Recorded in the Sound Factory (Los Angeles)

www.thecoronas.net

Ireland has been home to some of the most influential artists and Dublin rock band The Coronas are no exception. This platinum-selling four piece have established themselves as one of Irelands biggest bands AND are now ready to take their place on the world stage. Their high energy live shows have made them one of the country's most popular concert attractions, and this summer they sold out their biggest ever headline concert in Marley Park to over 7,000 fans.

The Coronas are currently recording their eagerly awaited 3rd album in LA with producer Tony Hoffer who has worked with the likes of Air, Beck, The Kooks, Belle and Sebastian and many more. The album is set to be released November 11, 2011


The New York Post lists The Coronas as “One Of The Top 10 Artists To Know In 2011”,  and with a new single set for release in September, and their new album to hit the shelves in November, The Coronas certainly are the band to look out for this year.

::: LIVE ::: Irish Tour Dates:

Sat 26th Nov - Nerve Center, Derry
Sun 27th Nov - Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Mon 5th Dec - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Tues 6th Dec - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Thur 8th Dec - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Fri  9th Dec - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Sat 10th Dec - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Thur 15th Dec - Savoy, Cork
Sat 17th Dec - The Fourm, Waterford


More Dates to be added

The Coronas platinum-selling album “Tony Was An Ex-Con” shot straight to #1 in the Irish Indie and iTunes charts and #3 in the National Album chart and won the guys a prestigious Meteor Award for album of the year beating the likes of U2, The Script and Snow Patrol.

  • The Coronas sold out 3 nights in a row at The Olympia over the Christmas of 2010 and were special guests on The Script's European Tour this year.
  • They also have previously played Ireland's Oxegen Festival in front of a crowd of 30,000 and have performed at many major UK and European festivals including Benicassim and Hard Rock Calling winning over a legion of new fans.
  • The Coronas opened for Sir Paul McCartney in Dublin and also shared the stage with him at the Isle of Wight festival last summer.
  • Hit singles include “San Diego Song”, “Someone Else's Hands”, “Won't Leave You Alone” AND 'Listen Dear'.
  • The band maintains a high profile on YouTube with over 1million collective views and an international following.
 
 
 
 
The CORONAS
New Single: ‘Won't Leave You Alone'
Official itunes release date Oct. 29th 2010
Available on 3ú Records
www.thecoronas.net

‘Won't Leave You Alone' is the latest single from the Coronas' Meteor Award-winning album, "Tony Was An Ex-Con".
The album has already gone platinum in Ireland and produced 3 hit singles, “Listen Dear”, “Far From Here” and “Someone Else's Hands'.
The band's Olympia Dublin dates, December 10th and 11th are already sold out and MCD have just announced a third night December 13th – on sale now.
This, coupled with some Nationwide dates in December, will be fans last chance to see The Coronas before they head off on a U.S. tour in Jan/Feb.

The CORONAS ::: LIVE ::: December 2010
2nd - Dolans, Limerick
3rd - Dolans, Limerick
10th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
11th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
13th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
16th - Savoy, Cork
17th - Set Theatre, Kilkenny
18th - Forum, Waterford
19th - Black Box, Galway

You will, of course, know The Coronas by this stage. Meteor Music Award nominees, significant Irish participants of Oxegen, the band behind the smart 2007 debut album, Heroes Or GhostsThe Coronas have slowly but surely been embraced by their ever growing contingent of fans as one of the best Irish bands to have emerged in the past five years. Success by virtual word of mouth? Without so much as a planning meeting? It's enough to make a Marketing Manager resign. “We just went with the flow,” relates Danny O'Reilly (vocals/guitar). “We never sat down and discussed what type of music we were going to make, and I think that's stood to us. Some bands do that, and talk about image, clothes, hair, and to this day we still don't do that. We just worked with the songs we had, and let it happen.” “What we would discuss and agree on,” comments Dave McPhillips (lead guitar), “would be songs that might gradually be left off the set list.”

According to Dave, the band's overall sense of ambition is wrapped up in a subdued collective confidence, rather than “any game plan of reaching a certain goal by a certain time, and being disappointed if we don't achieve it.” It also helped the band, remarks Danny, that they never grabbed any significant critical acclaim or hype. “There's a sense in some bands that they think they're better than they are, when really you're only as good as your last gig. We found that getting responses from gigs was much more encouraging in a productive way, as opposed to reading a brilliant review about the band. We're quite a humble group, anyway, and we've always had an underlying belief in ourselves. I mean, at this point we're confident enough that we can win over people who have never been to a Coronas gig before.” The Coronas have been around in some shape or form for over five years. Danny met up with Graham Knox (bass) and Conor Egan (drums) while at school and college, and a short time later hooked up with Dave during a working holiday in Vancouver. Come the start of 2007, a flurry of Irish chart activity commenced with their debut single, ‘Decision Time', reaching the Top 10. This success was enhanced with three further hit singles (‘Grace, Don't Wait', ‘Heroes Or Ghosts', ‘San Diego Song'), all of which preceded their debut album, ‘Heroes Or Ghosts', which subsequently spent over a year in the Irish charts.

Time moves on, though, and the band – following a licensing deal in Japan with JVC – have trumped ‘Heroes Or Ghosts' with their new album, ‘Tony Was An Ex-Con'. The debut album still resides in the heart of The Coronas, however, as it positioned them at a particular place and time. “We were proud of it at the time of release and we still are,” confirms Danny. “We were, I suppose, naïve at the time, but I wouldn't necessarily call ‘Heroes Or Ghosts' a naïve record. Joe Chester, the producer of it, really got the best out of us. We were winging it, big time, of course, but we knew we had to have an album because the records sell the gigs and vice versa. We also knew we weren't going to make the perfect record…”

Whether the new album is perfect is open to debate – one thing The Coronas won't do unnecessarily is to make big or superficial claims about it. All they can do is trust in their intuitive pop/rock instincts, release a few singles, play a rake of shows, light the fuse and stand back, and see what the reaction will be. Recorded in Cornwall's renowned Sawmills Studios (and overseen by Razorlight/Muse/Supergrass/ Oasis producer John Cornfield), Dave reckons the main difference between the new and the old album is that the band were far more cool, calm and collected second time around. Less nerves, more cohesion, less mess, more structure. “It was great to have the opportunity of trying out new songs,” offers Danny, “and because of the gap between the first and the second album – the guts of two years - we had lots of time.”

Both Danny and Dave agree that ‘Tony Was An Ex-Con' – which features more trademark smart rock/pop than you can shake a stick at – quietly boasts a more collaborative feel. The Coronas even more of a band than they used to be? You'd better believe it. But there's more to come

“We're happy enough at the stage we are in Ireland,” says Dave, “but we believe we have a sound that can actually travel. We're not a minimalist techno band, what we do is not for a niche audience, and between the two albums we have a consistency that will make an impact.” “If you improve, then things will happen,” states Danny, clearly in Field of Dreams mode, “and if we keep getting better then good things are bound to take place. We're the biggest critics of ourselves, yet we feel the new album is ten times the record ‘Heroes Or Ghosts' was. We are quietly confident that things will happen for us overseas. We have ambition to play to as many people as we can and, who knows, take over the world.”

‘Tony Was An Ex-Con' is available now through 3u Records

 
 
 
 
The CORONAS
New Download Single "Someone Else's Hands"
From their Meteor Award Winning Best Irish Album "TONY WAS AN EX-CON" Also Features theSingles  "LISTEN DEAR" & "FAR FROM HERE" Out 30-4-10 on 3ú Records / iTunes
www.thecoronas.net
The Coronas - Australian Tour - May 2010

20th - The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD 21st - The Factory, Sydney, NSW
22nd - Newcastle League Club, Newcastle, NSW
23rd - The Mean Fiddler, Sydney, NSW
27th - The Governor Hindmarsh - Adelaide, SA
28th - The Prince of Wales, Melbourne, VIC
30th - The Fly By Night Club, Perth, WA
 
 
 
 
THE CORONAS
New Download Single "FAR FROM HERE"
From their Latest Album "TONY WAS AN EX-CON", also includes "LISTEN DEAR"
Out Now on 3ú Records / iTunes
www.thecoronas.net
 

::: Nominated for Two Meteor Music Awards ::: THE BEST IRISH BAND and BEST IRISH ALBUM

Having lost out to Westlife in the Best Irish Pop Category for the last few years, The Coronas are delighted to announce that they have been nominated in the two biggest categories for the 2010 Meteor Music Awards - Best Irish Band and Best Irish Album.

Check out www.meteormusicawards.meteor.ie for more information and to vote. You can also vote by text:

TO VOTE FOR THE CORONAS IN THE BEST IRISH BAND CATEGORY, TEXT "VOTEBAND2" TO 085 7114444

TO VOTE FOR THE CORONAS IN BEST IRISH ALBUM CATEGORY, TEXT "VOTEALBUM2" TO 085 7114444

Recognised worldwide as Ireland’s definitive music awards it will celebrate its ten year anniversary this year. The event will be held at the RDS Dublin Friday 19th February 2010 in what promises to be the music highlight of the year. There are a limited number of tickets available from ticketmaster.ie

 
 
 
 
The CORONAS
"TONY WAS AN EX-CON"
Featuring the Download Single "LISTEN DEAR"
Out Now on 3ú Records
www.thecoronas.net
The CORONAS ::: LIVE ::: The Olympia Theatre ~ Friday 11th December
Tickets are €25.00 including booking fee on sale from Ticketmaster.ie

The Coronas ~ Upcoming Irish Shows:
03rd October - Hot Press Music Show, RDS, Dublin
16th October - Roisin Dubh, Galway
17th October - Glor, Ennis, Co Clare
21st October - Electric Avenue, Waterford
23rd October - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick tickets
24th October - Cyprus Avenue, Cork (All Ages Gig)
24th October - Cyprus Avenue, Cork (Over 18s Gig)
28th October - Spirit Store, Dundalk
31st October - Trick or Street Halloween Party, Portlaoise, Laois (Free Outdoor Concert)
::: November - Southeast Asia Tour :::
11th December - Olympia Theatre, Dublin tickets

_______________________________________________________

You will, of course, know The Coronas by this stage. Meteor Music Award nominees, significant Irish participants of Oxegen, the band behind the smart 2007 debut album, Heroes Or Ghosts – The Coronas have slowly but surely been embraced by their ever growing contingent of fans as one of the best Irish bands to have emerged in the past five years. Success by virtual word of mouth? Without so much as a planning meeting? It’s enough to make a Marketing Manager resign.
 

“We just went with the flow,” relates Danny O’Reilly (vocals/guitar). “We never sat down and discussed what type of music we were going to make, and I think that’s stood to us. Some bands do that, and talk about image, clothes, hair, and to this day we still don’t do that. We just worked with the songs we had, and let it happen.” “What we would discuss and agree on,” comments Dave McPhillips (lead guitar), “would be songs that might gradually be left off the set list.”

According to Dave, the band’s overall sense of ambition is wrapped up in a subdued collective confidence, rather than “any game plan of reaching a certain goal by a certain time, and being disappointed if we don’t achieve it.”

It also helped the band, remarks Danny, that they never grabbed any significant critical acclaim or hype. “There’s a sense in some bands that they think they’re better than they are, when really you’re only as good as your last gig. We found that getting responses from gigs was much more encouraging in a productive way, as opposed to reading a brilliant review about the band. We’re quite a humble group, anyway, and we’ve always had an underlying belief in ourselves. I mean, at this point we’re confident enough that we can win over people who have never been to a Coronas gig before.”

The Coronas have been around in some shape or form for over five years. Danny met up with Graham Knox (bass) and Conor Egan (drums) while at school and college, and a short time later hooked up with Dave during a working holiday in Vancouver. Come the start of 2007, a flurry of Irish chart activity commenced with their debut single, ‘Decision Time’, reaching the Top 10. This success was enhanced with three further hit singles (‘Grace, Don’t Wait’, ‘Heroes Or Ghosts’, ‘San Diego Song’), all of which preceded their debut album, ‘Heroes Or Ghosts’, which subsequently spent over a year in the Irish charts.

Time moves on, though, and the band – following a licensing deal in Japan with JVC – have trumped ‘Heroes Or Ghosts’ with their new album, ‘Tony Was An Ex-Con’. The debut album still resides in the heart of The Coronas, however, as it positioned them at a particular place and time. “We were proud of it at the time of release and we still are,” confirms Danny. “We were, I suppose, naïve at the time, but I wouldn’t necessarily call ‘Heroes Or Ghosts’ a naïve record. Joe Chester, the producer of it, really got the best out of us. We were winging it, big time, of course, but we knew we had to have an album because the records sell the gigs and vice versa. We also knew we weren’t going to make the perfect record…”

Whether the new album is perfect is open to debate – one thing The Coronas won’t do unnecessarily is to make big or superficial claims about it. All they can do is trust in their intuitive pop/rock instincts, release a few singles, play a rake of shows, light the fuse and stand back, and see what the reaction will be. Recorded in Cornwall’s renowned Sawmills Studios (and overseen by Razorlight/Muse/Supergrass/Oasis producer John Cornfield), Dave reckons the main difference between the new and the old album is that the band were far more cool, calm and collected second time around. Less nerves, more cohesion, less mess, more structure.

“It was great to have the opportunity of trying out new songs,” offers Danny, “and because of the gap between the first and the second album – the guts of two years - we had lots of time.”

Both Danny and Dave agree that ‘Tony Was An Ex-Con’ – which features more trademark smart rock/pop than you can shake a stick at – quietly boasts a more collaborative feel. The Coronas even more of a band than they used to be? You’d better believe it. But there’s more to come.

“We’re happy enough at the stage we are in Ireland,” says Dave, “but we believe we have a sound that can actually travel. We’re not a minimalist techno band, what we do is not for a niche audience, and between the two albums we have a consistency that will make an impact.”

“If you improve, then things will happen,” states Danny, clearly in Field of Dreams mode, “and if we keep getting better then good things are bound to take place. We’re the biggest critics of ourselves, yet we feel the new album is ten times the record ‘Heroes Or Ghosts’ was. We are quietly confident that things will happen for us overseas. We have ambition to play to as many people as we can and, who knows, take over the world.”

‘Tony Was An Ex-Con’ was released September 25th through 3u Records.

 
 
 
 
The CORONAS
New Download Single "LISTEN DEAR" Out Sept. 11th, '09
From the Upcoming New Album "TONY WAS AN EX-CON" Out Sept. 25th, '09
Available on 3ú Records

www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com

The CORONAS ::: LIVE ::: The Olympia Theatre ~ Friday 11th December
Tickets are €25.00 including booking fee on sale from
Ticketmaster.ie

The Coronas are back. Their debut LP - 2007’s Heroes or Ghosts - achieved platinum sales in Ireland, and spawned massive singles such as “Grace, Don’t Wait!”, “Heroes or Ghosts” and especially “San Diego Song” which became an anthem in clubs and radio stations all across the country.

The Dublin quartet quickly followed its’ release with sell-out shows nationwide, two meteor award nominations and a spellbinding set on the main stage at Oxegen. All this along with tours in the U.S., UK and Asia, has enabled the Coronas to establish themselves as one of Irelands’ biggest new bands.

“We’ve worked really hard for the last two years but taking a break never really occurred to us”, says lead singer Danny O’Reilly. “We wanted to continue to build on what we had going and we knew the only way to do that was to go into the studio and record an album that we felt blew Heroes (or Ghosts) out of the water”.

“We were quite young when we recorded Heroes or Ghosts”, concurs guitarist Dave McPhillips (indeed they had all just turned 21). “And, although we were so proud of it, we really didn’t expect it to do as well as it did. The last couple of years on the road, constantly gigging and developing our sound, left us with a better idea of the album we wanted to make”

Indeed anyone who has become accustomed to the Coronas own brand of pop-rock tunes will have plenty of reason to cheer when it comes to their new album, Tony Was An Ex-Con, recorded over 6 weeks in the prestigious Sawmills studio in Cornwall. This time round the guys teamed up with esteemed producer John Cornfield (Muse, Razorlight, Oasis). “Working with John in the mill (Sawmills) was an amazing experience”, says bassist Knoxy. “We thought that, with his resume, he’d be telling us exactly what to do but he was really cool and just let us do our thing. It was a really chilled-out, productive atmosphere.”

The title track comes from an incredible story about the lads on tour in America, involving a psychotic bus driver who left the entire entourage fearing for their lives. “It’s funny looking back at it now, but at the time it was really quite scary”, says drummer Conor Egan. McPhillips: “The song was one of the first new songs that set us off on the writing spree that led to the entire record so it felt like the right title”

In Tony Was An Ex-Con, The Coronas' fans will once again be reminded of the endearing spirit that made Heroes or Ghosts a true word-of-mouth success, while many will be impressed by how far they’ve come musically.

“We’re so proud of this record”, says O’Reilly. “We realised along time ago that it’s impossible to try to impress everyone. You can only make music that you believe in yourself - be it pop, rock, indie, rap, whatever. Hopefully the tunes will speak for themselves”

The Coronas new album ‘Tony Was An Ex-Con’ is out Sept. 25th for more details please see www.thecoronas.net

 
 
 
 
THE CORONAS
::: LIVE ::: The Academy, Dublin - June 4th
Support from The Chakras and The Dirty Epics
Tickets 28 Euro inclduing booking fee on ticketmaster.ie; Over 18’s. I.D required
www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com
The Coronas are currently recording the follow-up to their multi-platinum debut album "Heroes or Ghosts" in the famous Sawmills Studio on the River Fowey in Cornwall with John Cornfield who has worked with a vast selection of artists including Muse, The Stone Roses, Supergrass, Razorlight, Oasis and Robert Plant. The as-of-yet untitled new album is pencilled in for an Autumn 2009 release so keep your eyes peeled for it!

In addition to writing & recording the new alblum, 2009 has been a busy year for band. They signed a licensing deal in Japan with JVC for their first album, which found them travelling to Tokyo in March for a string of shows. The album ‘Heroes or Ghosts’ had its UK release in May 2009 where the band will be returning for another tour later this year.

The band will be playing several festivals throughout the Summer, including the main stage at OXEGEN on July 10th.

::: Upcoming Shows :::
29 May - Volvo Ocean Race Festival, Galway
30 May - Kilcornan House, Limerick
31 May - Kerry Rose Festival, Tralee, Kerry
04 June - The Academy, Dublin
26 June - Ballybunion Festival, Kerry
04 July - Diamond Festival, Donegal Town
10 July - Oxegen Festival, Punchestown Racecourse
16 July - Festival Internacional, Benicassim, Valencia
01 August - Merriman, Killena Festival, Killena, Clare
06 August - Bulmers Live, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin
Check
www.thecoronas.net for updates

The Coronas were nominated for two Meteor Irish Music Awards this year. For the second year running they were nominated for Best Pop act along side The Blizzards and The Script. Their second nomination is for Best Live act with Republic of Loose and Swell Season.
 

2008 was been a phenomenal year for The Coronas. Their debut album “Heroes or Ghosts” achieved platinum selling status in Ireland, they successfully embarked on tours in the UK and the US, and they ended the year with an amazing headline show in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre. When asked their highlight of their year recently Graham Knox (Bassist) said, “It’s hard to pick a highlight because the year has gone so fast and we’ve crammed so much in to it. I think for me one of the highlights was playing the Ambassador Theatre in Dublin in February as it was our first big headline show and it went as well as any of us could have possibly hoped.”

Danny O’Reilly (lead Vocal, Guitar and Piano) thought Oxegen ’08 was the highlight for him. “Playing the main stage at such a big festival was a dream for us. We had about 30,000 people singing our songs back to us. It really was a surreal and amazing experience”

 
 
 
 


THE CORONAS
Nominated For Two METEOR IRELAND MUSIC AWARDS
Best Irish Pop Act and Best Irish Live Performance

Their Debut Album "HEROES OR GHOSTS" Out Now on 3ú Records.
Featuring the Chart Hits "San Diego Song", "Heroes or Ghosts", "Grace Don't Wait", "Decision Time" and "The Talk".

www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com

The Coronas were nominated in two categories in this year's Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2009 - Best Irish Pop Act and Best Irish Live Performance . The awards, which will be held in the RDS Dublin on St Patrick’s Day Tuesday 17th March 2009 and are now in their ninth year, will be presented by Amanda Byram.  

To vote in Best Irish Pop Act, click here.
To vote in Best Irish Live Performance, click here.

THE CORONAS - Upcoming College / University Tour Dates
::: February 2009 :::
4th WIT, Waterford
5th UCD, Dublin
6th The Granary, Killarney
7th Horans, Tralee
11th Dolan's, Mary Immaculate, Limerick
12th UCC, Cork
13th ITT, Dublin


The Coronas are an Irish four-piece rock-indie-alternative band from Terenure in Dublin who formed when the members were just 15.

2008 has been a phenomenal year for The Coronas. Their debut album “Heroes or Ghosts” achieved platinum selling status in Ireland, they successfully embarked on tours in the UK and the US, and they ended the year with an amazing headline show in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre.

When asked their highlight of their year Graham Knox (Bassist) recounts their first big headline gig in the Ambassador theatre in Dublin while the thrill of playing to 30,000 fans at Oxgen proved a surreal and amazing experience for Danny O’Reilly (lead Vocal, Guitar and Piano) 2009 is looking to be an even busier year for band, after signing a licensing deal in Japan with JVC for their first album, the band travel to Tokyo in March for a string of dates.

2009 will also see The Coronas release their first single ‘Decision Time’ in the UK on the 23rd of March with the album ‘Heroes or Ghosts’ to follow in May.

With such a great year behind them The Coronas are very much looking forward to the next 12 months and getting in to the studio again to record their eagerly awaited second album.

 
 
 
 
 
THE CORONAS
"Heroes or Ghosts"
Special Edition
Includes the hit singles: "Heroes Or Ghosts", "Grace Don't Wait", "San Diego Song", "Decision Time" & "The Talk".
  • Debut Album Re-released to include "LIVE In The Button Factory DVD
  • The Album's title-track released as a Download Only Single on iTunes

Both Released September 5th 2008 on 3ú Records
www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com

OLYMPIA HEADLINER
Having sold out the Ambassador Theatre last March, The Coronas are playing thier biggest headliner to date on 13th December, 2008 in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. -- All tickets are 25.00 Euro and available from Ticketmaster.
 

COIS FHARRAIGE
The Coronas will be playing on Friday night at Cois Fharraige in the west coast of Ireland September 5th. The spectacular three day music and surf event will once again take place in Kilkee, Co. Clare with a weekend of live music from some of the best acts around and exciting water sport activities. Other acts announced so far include Travis, Supergrass, The Zutons, The Futureheads, Seasick Steve, Cathy Davey + more.

>>> For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Berube Communications:
Sue Wright on suebercom@gmail.com ~ 0879287537 or Stevo Berube on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695 <<<


THE CORONAS ::: LIVE ::: (More Dates To Be Added)


August
17th Stendhal Festival, Ballymully Cottage Estate, Roe Valley, Limavady
22nd Tuam Arts Festival, Tuam, Co. Galway
26th Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford
27th Riverboat Sessions

September
5th Cois Fharraige, Kilkee, Co. Clare
23rd Roisin Dubh, Galway, Co. Galway Tickets
25th Cyprus Avenue, Cork
26th Cyrpus Avenue, Cork
27th Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick Tickets

October
2nd The Clarence, Sligo, Co. Sligo
4th Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth Tickets
5th Greystones Theatre, Graystones, Co. Wicklow
7th Electric Avenue, Waterford, Co. Waterford
9th Time, Naas, Co. Kildare
10th Backroom Sessions, Navan, Co. Meath
11th The Stables, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

November
USA Tour

December
13th Olympia Theatre, Dublin Tickets.

 
 
 
 
THE CORONAS
"Grace Don't Wait!"
Release Date February 22nd on 3ú Records

The 4th Single from their Debut Album "Heroes and Ghosts" Out Now on 3ú Records.
Includes the previous Chart Hits "San Diego Song", "Decision Time" and "The Talk".

www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com

 

::: LIVE ::: The Ambassador Theatre, Dublin ~ March 8th, 2008


More Live Dates around Ireland listed below:

The CORONAS will be Performing at the METEOR Ireland Music Awards 2008 on February 15th in the RDS.
The band are also nominated in the Best Irish Pop Act category along with Bell X1, The Blizzards, Brian McFadden, Roisin Murphy and Westlife.

For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Stevo Berube
Berube Communications on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695

Fresh from the success of their hit single "San Diego Song" which has spent a staggering 16 weeks in the Irish top 40, the Coronas are back with their new single "Grace, Don't Wait!" which is taken from their stunning debut album "Heroes and Ghosts".

 

A recent string of gigs in the Village, two sold out shows in The Button Factory, and appearances on the Late Late Show, The Podge and Rodge Show, and Other Voices saw this indie four-piece take the Irish music scene by storm back in 2007, culminating in their nomination for a Meteor Award.

With influences including Radiohead and the Beatles, their album "Heroes or Ghosts" has enjoyed rave reviews and has been lodged in the Irish charts since its release in October.

Described by HotPress as "walking a soulful line between Jeff Buckley and the Libertines", the Coronas have most definitely arrived and it seems that if "Grace, Don't Wait!" is any indication of what's to come then it is inevitable that they are set for even greater things in 2008.



THE CORONAS - Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb 15th  

Meteor Awards

Feb 22nd Stables Mullingar
Feb 23rd Cleeres, Kilkenny
Feb 26th Auntie Annies, Belfast
March 1st Cyprus Avenue, Cork
March 2nd Spiritstore, Dundalk
March 6th Electric Avenue, Waterford
March 9th Ambassador Theatre, Dublin
March 10th Roisin Dubh, Galway
March 14th Dolans, Limerick
March 22th Chasing Bull, Bundoran, Donegal
March 28th Backroom sessions, Navan
March 29th  

Bound for Boston, Derry

 

 

 
 
 
 
2008 METEOR AWARDS Nominated for "Best Irish Pop Act" www.meteor.ie

THE CORONAS
:::LIVE::: The Button Factory~ Dublin
December 21st - Second Show Added, Tickets On Sale From Friday Dec 7th
December 22nd - SOLD OUT
Tickets 20 Euro


Debut Album "Heroes and Ghosts" Out Now on 3ú Records
Includes The Current Chart Hits "San Diego Song", "Decision Time" and "The Talk"

www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com

For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Stevo Berube
Berube Communications on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695

When four friends from Terenure decided to form a band when they were just fifteen, Kiros was born. With a mix of Beatle–esque harmonies and catchy indie originals, they soon had a small following around Dublin. Three years later and a change of line-up later, The Coronas have emerged as an exciting 4 piece with time on their side. Emphasis on song writing and an original acoustic sound has left the band with an ever-growing following around the Dublin college scene. Their debut album ‘ Heroes and Ghosts was released in October to critical acclaim and the band are now on a nationwide tour promoting the album.

Fresh from selling out venues nationwide, including Dublin's Village venue in advance and spellbinding set at the Oxegen Festival, this Dublin-based indie four-piece is taking the Irish music scene by storm. 2007 has seen the Coronas enjoy rave reviews and clock up much regional and national radio airplay.

All still just 22, the Coronas are quietly creating something special and it seems that if their debut album, featuring chart hits “San Diego Song”, Decision Time", and "The Talk" is indication of what’s to come then it will be inevitable that they are set for big things to come in 2008!

The band originally formed when the members were just 15 and were students in Terenure College. Initially known as KIROS, the band quickly evolved with a mix of unique harmonies and catchy Indie originals. In no time they built up a small but very loyal following around Dublin playing regularly in venues like The Clifton Court Hotel, Slattery's and Temple Bar. Three years later and a change of line-up, the band renamed themselves CORONA emerging as a 3-piece with emphasis on song-writing and an original acoustic sound created an ever-growing following around the Dublin college scene. Their live CD - "Live in the Voodoo Lounge" quickly spread around colleges in 2004 so the band got their gear and headed down to Wicklow in June 2005 for a week and their self titled debut EP "Corona" was the result which proved to be a big hit amongst their fans by quickly selling out its initial run. When the Italian dance act "Corona" re-emerged, the band changed their name again to THE CORONAS and the trio became a four piece with the addition of guitarist Dave McPhillips.

Fresh from the success of their debut EP, the band went straight back on the road in 2006 with a string of gigs, including shows in the Village, Voodoo Lounge, The Boom Boom Room, UCD and Whelans. They saw off stiff competition to win the coveted Jack Daniels set, showcasing new bands, with a prize of a custom-made guitar presented by RTE's Dave Fanning. With their memorable performance at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival catching the eyes & ears of movers and shakers in the music industry, THE CORONAS suddenly found themselves at the centre of attention amongst the several A&R people. The band's strong showing led to them being signed up by Irish independent label 3ú Records in December 2006.

In 2007 regular gigging continues around Dublin establishing their status as a "must be seen" band on the capital's live music circuit. With the release of their debut single "Decision Time" and its follow up "The Talk", The Coronas hit the Top 20 staying for several weeks. Selling out two key headline shows in Whelans and The Village in Dublin, they Immediately started getting the attention of the media with regular appearances on RTE's The Cafe, TV3's Event Guide, Channel 6's Popscene and numerous radio shows.

THE CORONAS are quietly creating something special and it seems inevitable that we will be hearing more from them in the future!

Contact the Coronas on: jim@thecoronas.net

 
 
 
 

THE CORONAS

"Heroes and Ghosts"

Out October 5th 2007 on 3ú Records
Includes The Current Chart Hit "San Diego Song"
Also contains previous Chart Hits "Decision Time" and "The Talk"

www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com

Fresh from selling out Dublin's Village venue in advance of their show on September 29th, as well as the success of their THREE top twenty singles, the Coronas now release their much ancicipated debut album "HEROES AND GHOSTS" - release on October 5th on 3ú Records. A recent string of sold out gigs around the country, including a spellbinding set at the Oxegen Festival, has seen this Dublin-based indie four-piece take the Irish music scene by storm.
With influences including Jeff Buckley and the Beatles, the past year has seen the Coronas enjoy rave reviews, sign a record deal, and enjoy much regional and national radio airplay.

All still just 22, the Coronas are quietly creating something special and it seems that if “San Diego Song”, "Decision Time", and "The Talk" are any indication of what’s to come on the album then it will be inevitable that they are set for big things



THE CORONAS - Upcoming Shows
21 Sept Charity Gig
26 Sept - ITT
29 Sept - Album Launch in Village
20 Oct - Bound for Boston, Derry
28 Oct - Surf Rock Chasing Bull Bundoran
1 Nov - Dolans, Limerick
2 Nov - Cleeres, Kilkenny
4 Nov - Roisin Dubh, Galway
11 Nov - Spirit Store, Dundalk
19 Nov - Old Oak, Cork
22 Nov - Tripod, Dublin
23 Nov - Electric Avenue, Waterford
The Coronas also have a number of dates lined up with P!NK in the UK.
Check www.thecoronas.net for updates.


The band originally formed when the members were just 15 and were students in Terenure College. Initially known as KIROS, the band quickly evolved with a mix of unique harmonies and catchy Indie originals. In no time they built up a small but very loyal following around Dublin playing regularly in venues like The Clifton Court Hotel, Slattery's and Temple Bar. Three years later and a change of line-up, the band renamed themselves CORONA emerging as a 3-piece with emphasis on song-writing and an original acoustic sound created an ever-growing following around the Dublin college scene. Their live CD - "Live in the Voodoo Lounge" quickly spread around colleges in 2004 so the band got their gear and headed down to Wicklow in June 2005 for a week and their self titled debut EP "Corona" was the result which proved to be a big hit amongst their fans by quickly selling out its initial run. When the Italian dance act "Corona" re-emerged, the band changed their name again to THE CORONAS and the trio became a four piece with the addition of guitarist Dave McPhillips.

Fresh from the success of their debut EP, the band went straight back on the road in 2006 with a string of gigs, including shows in the Village, Voodoo Lounge, The Boom Boom Room, UCD and Whelans. They saw off stiff competition to win the coveted Jack Daniels set, showcasing new bands, with a prize of a custom-made guitar presented by RTE's Dave Fanning. With their memorable performance at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival catching the eyes & ears of movers and shakers in the music industry, THE CORONAS suddenly found themselves at the centre of attention amongst the several A&R people. The band's strong showing led to them being signed up by Irish independent label 3ú Records in December 2006.

In 2007 regular gigging continues around Dublin establishing their status as a "must be seen" band on the capital's live music circuit. With the release of their debut single "Decision Time" and its follow up "The Talk", The Coronas hit the Top 20 staying for several weeks. Selling out two key headline shows in Whelans and The Village in Dublin, they Immediately started getting the attention of the media with regular appearances on RTE's The Cafe, TV3's Event Guide, Channel 6's Popscene and numerous radio shows.

THE CORONAS are quietly creating something special and it seems inevitable that we will be hearing more from them in the future!

Contact the Coronas on: jim@thecoronas.net

 
 
 
 
THE CORONAS
"San Diego Song" Download Single September 28th
Taken From The Forthcoming Debut Album...
"Heroes and Ghosts" Out October 5th 2007
www.thecoronas.net / www.myspace.com/coronaband / www.thecoronas-band.bebo.com

MCD Presents THE CORONAS ::: LIVE :::
Album Launch THE VILLAGE, Dublin Saturday September 29th
Tickets on sale now early show €15.00
All ticket prices include booking fee, on sale now from usual outlets nationwide.

Fresh from the success of their two top twenty singles, the Coronas are back with their new single “San Diego Song” which is a prequel to their stunning debut album “Heroes and Ghosts” - set for release on October 5th. A recent string of gigs in the Village, two sold out shows in Whelan’s, and a spellbinding set on the 2nd stage at Oxegen, has seen this Dublin-based indie four-piece take the Irish music scene by storm.
With influences including Jeff Buckley and the Beatles, the past year has seen the Coronas enjoy rave reviews, sign a record deal, and enjoy much regional and national radio airplay.
All still just 22, the Coronas are quietly creating something special and it seems that if “San Diego Song” is any indication of what’s to come on the album then it will be inevitable that they are set for big things.

THE CORONAS - Upcoming Shows
21 Sept Charity Gig
26 Sept - ITT
29 Sept - Album Launch in Village
20 Oct - Bound for Boston, Derry
28 Oct - Surf Rock Chasing Bull Bundoran
2 Nov - Cleeres, Kilkenny
4 Nov - Roisin Dubh, Galway
11 Nov - Shindig in the POD
The Coronas also have a number of dates lined up with P!NK in the UK.
Check www.thecoronas.net for updates.


The band originally formed when the members were just 15 and were students in Terenure College. Initially known as KIROS, the band quickly evolved with a mix of unique harmonies and catchy Indie originals. In no time they built up a small but very loyal following around Dublin playing regularly in venues like The Clifton Court Hotel, Slattery's and Temple Bar. Three years later and a change of line-up, the band renamed themselves CORONA emerging as a 3-piece with emphasis on song-writing and an original acoustic sound created an ever-growing following around the Dublin college scene. Their live CD - "Live in the Voodoo Lounge" quickly spread around colleges in 2004 so the band got their gear and headed down to Wicklow in June 2005 for a week and their self titled debut EP "Corona" was the result which proved to be a big hit amongst their fans by quickly selling out its initial run. When the Italian dance act "Corona" re-emerged, the band changed their name again to THE CORONAS and the trio became a four piece with the addition of guitarist Dave McPhillips.

Fresh from the success of their debut EP, the band went straight back on the road in 2006 with a string of gigs, including shows in the Village, Voodoo Lounge, The Boom Boom Room, UCD and Whelans. They saw off stiff competition to win the coveted Jack Daniels set, showcasing new bands, with a prize of a custom-made guitar presented by RTE's Dave Fanning. With their memorable performance at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival catching the eyes & ears of movers and shakers in the music industry, THE CORONAS suddenly found themselves at the centre of attention amongst the several A&R people. The band's strong showing led to them being signed up by Irish independent label 3ú Records in December 2006.

In 2007 regular gigging continues around Dublin establishing their status as a "must be seen" band on the capital's live music circuit. With the release of their debut single "Decision Time" and its follow up "The Talk", The Coronas hit the Top 20 staying for several weeks. Selling out two key headline shows in Whelans and The Village in Dublin, they Immediately started getting the attention of the media with regular appearances on RTE's The Cafe, TV3's Event Guide, Channel 6's Popscene and numerous radio shows.

THE CORONAS are quietly creating something special and it seems inevitable that we will be hearing more from them in the future!

Contact the Coronas on: jim@thecoronas.net

 
 
 
 
The CORONAS

“The Talk”

Out 8/6/07 on 3ú Records

The follow-up single to their Top 10 Debut “Decision Time”

www.myspace.com/coronaband
www.coronaonline.net
http://thecoronas-band.bebo.com

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MCD presents THE CORONAS
::: LIVE for 2 Shows :::

Saturday 09 June in THE VILLAGE, Dublin

1.30pm - Tickets €12.50 – All Ages Afternoon Show

7.30pm - Tickets €15.00

www.mcd.ie

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".... addictive lyrical melodies... quietly creating something special... took the live music scene by storm... a spellbinding set in a packed Whelan's" ~ In Dublin Magazine

2007 is the year of THE CORONAS! Already they’ve generated huge interest on the wave of sold out gigs and rave reviews following their top 10 Debut “Decision Time”. Straightaway the band are back with the follow-up single “The Talk”, written by songwriter and lead singer Danny O Reilly. This track has all the ingredients to make the Coronas a household name; they’re the band everyone is watching & listening to at the moment. THE CORONAS are quietly creating something special and it seems inevitable that we will be hearing more from them in the future!

THE CORONAS are Conor Egan on drums, Dave McPhillips on guitars, Graham Knox on bass, and songwriter Danny O Reilly on guitars and vocals.

All still only 21 and hailing from Dublin, this indie rock four piece have a wide range of influences including Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, The Stone Roses, The Kinks and Radiohead.

The band originally formed when the members were just 15 and were students in Terenure College. Initially known as KIROS, the band quickly evolved with a mix of unique harmonies and catchy Indie originals. In no time they built up a small but very loyal following around Dublin playing regularly in venues like The Clifton Court Hotel, Slattery's and Temple Bar. Three years later and a change of line-up, the band renamed themselves CORONA emerging as a 3-piece with emphasis on song-writing and an original acoustic sound created an ever-growing following around the Dublin college scene. Their live CD - "Live in the Voodoo Lounge" quickly spread around colleges in 2004 so the band got their gear and headed down to Wicklow in June 2005 for a week and their self titled debut EP "Corona" was the result which proved to be a big hit amongst their fans by quickly selling out its initial run. When the Italian dance act "Corona" re-emerged, the band changed their name again to THE CORONAS and the trio became a four piece with the addition of guitarist Dave McPhillips.

Fresh from the success of their debut EP, the band went straight back on the road in 2006 with a string of gigs, including shows in the Village, Voodoo Lounge, The Boom Boom Room, UCD and Whelans. They saw off stiff competition to win the coveted Jack Daniels set, showcasing new bands, with a prize of a custom-made guitar presented by RTE's Dave Fanning. With their memorable performance at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival catching the eyes & ears of movers and shakers in the music industry, THE CORONAS suddenly found themselves at the centre of attention amongst the several A&R people. The band's strong showing led to them being signed up by Irish independent label 3ú Records in December 2006.

In 2007 regular gigging continues around Dublin establishing their status as a "must be seen" band on the capital's live music circuit. With the release of their debut single "Decision Time" on January 26th going straight into the retail charts at number 8, the band sold out two key headline shows in Whelans. Immediately band started getting the attention of the media with regular appearances on RTE's The Cafe, TV3's Event Guide, Channel 6's Popscene and numerous radio shows, including FM104's Strawberry Alarm Clock which proved to be so popular the station added them to the bill for their sold out "Help a Child" charity show at the Olympia Theatre alongside The Thrills, Director, The Blizzards and Duke Special on March 31st.

Hot on the heels of “Decision Time”, the band are back with the follow-up single “The Talk”, written by songwriter and lead singer Danny O Reilly, scheduled for release on June 8. Both singles offer a preview to the band’s debut album, which is due to be released in the Autumn of 2007.

On Saturday June 9th the CORONAS play their biggest headline gigs to date with TWO shows in Dublin's THE VILLAGE venue www.thevillagevenue.com. The first "All Ages" afternoon show kicks off at 1.30pm with the band returning for the regular headline slot at 7.30pm. Information on www.mcd.ie

THE CORONAS are quietly creating something special and it seems inevitable that we will be hearing more from them in the future!

Contact the Coronas on: jim@thecoronas.net

For Press / Media: Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on 087 244 2695 info@berubecommunications.com

 
 
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