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Boomtown Rats announce new 'Classic' album, UK and Ireland tour

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The Boomtown Rats have announced details of a new UK and Ireland tour.

Sir Bob Geldof's band played on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival last night (June 16), and will embark on a new arena tour this autumn.

The Boomtown Rats - Bob Geldof

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The jaunt will be proceeded by three gigs in July. They will play at Cork's Marquee on July 5, before appearing at Germany's Seenland Festival on July 7 and Devon's Chagstock Festival on July 20.

Starting on October 22 in Bournemouth, the main tour will take in 11 dates in total, ending in Birmingham on November 6.

The tour dates in full are as follows:

July:
Friday 5 - The Marquee, Cork, Ireland
Sunday 7 - Seenland Festival, Germany
Saturday 20 - Chagstock Festival, Devon

October:
Tuesday 22 - O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Wednesday 23 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Friday 25 - UEA, Norwich
Saturday 26 - Roundhouse, London
Monday 28 - O2 Academy, Bristol
Tuesday 29 - Rock City, Nottingham
Thursday 31 - O2 Academy, Leeds

November:
Friday 1 - Academy, Manchester
Sunday 3 - O2 Academy, Glasgow
Monday 4 - O2 Academy, Newcastle
Wednesday 6 - O2 Academy, Birmingham

The tour will be supported by new 'Best Of' album Back To Boomtown: ClassicRatsHits, to be released on August 5. It will also include two brand new tracks.

The Boomtown Rats - Back To Boomtown


The tracklisting for the album is below:

1. The Boomtown Rats!
2. Mary Of The 4th. Form
3. (I Never Loved) Eva Braun
4. Neon Heart
5. Like Clockwork
6. She's So Modern
7. Lookin' After No. 1
8. Someone's Looking At You
9. Me And Howard Hughes
10. Joey's On The Street Again
11. I Don't Like Mondays
12. Having My Picture Taken
13. Banana Republic
14. Diamond Smiles
15. Rat Trap
16. Back To Boomtown

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