[tweetmeme]This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. This week: Boomtown Rats, Tears For Fears and more.
Tag: The Boomtown Rats
The reunited Boomtown Rats have debuted the first track off the Bob Geldof-led band’s first new album in 36 years, the very catchy “Trash Glam Baby,” which you can stream in full right here, and which serves as the first taste of the forthcoming Citizens of Boomtown LP. Full details here.
Seven years after Bob Geldof reunited with The Boomtown Rats for the first time since their 1986 split, the group is set to release a new album , marking 2020 — the Year of the Rat — with a new 10-song collection called Citizens of Boomtown, the band’s first LP since 1984. Details and tour dates right here.
The reunion of The Boomtown Rats finally crosses the pond with news that Bob Geldof and Co. will play a pair of U.S. shows late next month in New York City and Boston as part of “The Big Session,” a three-act package that also will feature Irish groups The Stunning and Mundy.
This week’s new releases include box sets devoted to Tears For Fears and Waterboys albums, plus a new Morrissey concert film, a reissue of Billy Bragg’s debut, a box set collecting six Boomtown Rats albums, an audiophile CD pressing from the Pixies and live sets from The Mission and The Wedding Present.
This week’s new releases include two different box sets and a new best-of from The Clash, plus Ministry’s farewell album, new music from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Juliana Hatfield of Blake Babies, a new Boomtown Rats best-of and a compilation of Rank & File’s first two albums.
Bob Geldof will rejoin The Boomtown Rats for the first time since the band split in 1986 to play the U.K.’s Isle of Wight Festival this summer, saying in a statement on the fest’s website, “We were an amazing band and I just feel it’s the right time to re-Rat, to go back to Boomtown for a visit.”