Anyone who attended King John’s Castle on Sunday night as Hermitage Green took to the stage will know just how special the venue has become as a music destination. Limerick is in for a treat in August as the castle once again plays host to The Coronas who will perform at the iconic venue on Saturday 25th August.
Dolans Presents in association with Shannon Heritage announced this morning that The Coronas will play an exclusive show in King Johns Castle with tickets on sale this Friday 8th June at 9am.
Today’s announcement from Dolans Presents, in association with Shannon Heritage, comes on the back of recent sell-out performances at the 2,000 capacity 13th century castle which included big names such as Hermitage Green, Bell X1, Walking on Cars, Imelda May and Gavin James.
The Coronas have established themselves as one of Ireland’s leading bands. Their career has seen play sell-out concerts at the O2 in Dublin, headlining Marley Park and hosting multiple nights Live at The Marquee in Cork.
Speaking at today’s announcement, Neil Dolan of Dolans Presents said: “We have been delighted to have been associated with the Coronas as their careers have progressed. The band performed some of their first gigs Upstairs at Dolans and since then have gone on to perform sell-out shows at the Warehouse, Live at the Big Top and at King John’s Castle.
“The rise of The Coronas has been nothing short of remarkable. From selling out shows at huge venues across Ireland, to headlining international tours, the Coronas continue to rank as one of Ireland’s most exciting musical exports. We are exceptionally proud to be welcoming them back to Limerick once again. Audiences really can expect something special”.
Also welcoming today’s announcement, Managing Director of Shannon Heritage (part of Shannon Group ) Niall O’Callaghan said that King John’s Castle has now become recognised as one of Ireland’s most iconic destinations for hosting music concerts.
“King John’s Castle really can be considered as the centre-piece of Limerick city. The response to recent live music performances at the castle has been phenomenal and we are once again delighted to be able to welcome The Coronas back to this magical space”, he said.
Since establishing the band in 2003 when they were students at Terenure College in Dublin, The Coronas have built a legion of fans both in Ireland and internationally.
The release of the student anthem, ‘San Diego Song’ in 2007, was a milestone for the band who have since gone on to chart three platinum-selling albums. They released their chart-topping first major label album ‘The Long Way’ in 2014 and since then have played sell-out tours of Europe and Australia.
Most recently the band has played their largest headline to date, playing to a sell-out audience of 15,000 at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
The Coronas completed a tour of the UK last year before heading off on a world tour which sees them in Europe, Canada, USA and finally Australia.
Tickets for The Coronas playing Live at King John’s Castle will go on sale this Friday at 9am and can be purchased via the dolans.ie website or by contacting the Dolans box office on 061 314483.