Fresh from a stellar performance at London’s Hyde Park this weekend, Dundalk-born band, The Corrs have unveiled plans to release a brand new album and tour the UK in early 2016.
Long before Mumford & Sons, sisters, Andrea, Sharon and Caroline and brother, Jim were the pioneers of folk-rock with a pure pop twist; their second LP, “Talk On Corners” was released in October 1997 and spawned several smash hit singles, “So Young”, “Runaway”, “What Can I Do?” and their take on Fleetwood Mac’s classic track, “Dreams”. “Talk On Corners” was the biggest selling album of 1998 and helped the siblings bag a Brit Award for “Best International Band” in 1999. The band went on to release another three studio albums; “In Blue” in 2000 which spawned their only UK number one to date, “Breathless”, “Borrowed Heaven” in 2004 and “Home”, a collection of traditional Irish songs the following year.
The Corrs have been on hiatus since 2006, mainly concentrating on raising their kids; Andrea Corr released two solo LPs, “Ten Feet High” in June 2007 and in 2011, “Lifelines”, an album of cover versions, including her take on The Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes”, while Sharon Corr also released two solo albums, 2010’s “Dream Of You” and “The Same Sun” in 2013.
The band are set to release their long-awaited sixth studio LP, “White Light” on Friday 27th November 2015 and are set to play a string of dates across the UK in January 2016; kicking off at Birmingham’s Genting Arena (19th) before stopping off at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena (20th), Liverpool’s Echo Arena (22nd), The 02 in London (23rd), Manchester Arena (24th), Glasgow’s SSE Hydro (26th), Dublin’s 3 Arena (28th) before concluding at Belfast’s SSE Arena (29th).
Tickets go on-sale on Monday 21st September 2015 at 9am (except Dublin and Belfast which go on-sale on Thursday 24th September 2015 at 9am).
“White Light” is out on Friday 27th November 2015.