With their debut album "Serious About Men" all over the irish charts this Christmas and new single Spoiling Ivan clocking up the views, the Rubberbandits have just announced a quintet of live shows in Dublin, Kinsale , London, New York and Toronto this March 2012. Mr. Chrome and Blindboy Boatclub with Dj Willie O'Deajay (He's not their father, he's their mothers boyfriend) kick off the globetrotting escapades with the Roisin Dubh in Galway on Wednesday 29th February before heading to the Academy in Dublin on 1st March.
Coming off the back of new single “Black Man”, cult hit “Spastic Hawk” and “I Wanna Fight Your Father” ”, the Limerick duo launched their debut album earlier this month. A double-CD release packed with tracks old and new, prank phone calls and more, “Serious About Men” is everything you have come to expect from the Rubberbandits and then some. Having shot to worldwide fame in 2010, it’s been a momentous year for the comedy hip-hop outfit. Blindboy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome became internet superstars after “Horse Outside” premiered on RTÉ’s Republic of Telly and subsequently went viral (over 8 million views and counting!).
Critically acclaimed shows at Oxegen and Electric Picnic, storming uk festival appearances at Reading and Leeds combined with a sold out run of shows in New York combined with sell out shows all over Ireland to keep the bandit boys busy. Throw in filming a four part series and live show with MTV in the USA, an Ifta award and their Comedy Blaps filmed for Channel 4 with Fr. Ted's Declan Lowney on direction duty and you can see 2011 was quite a year for our bagged up boys.
2012 has kicked off with a sold out Australian Tour and they're back to finish working on a half hour show for Channel Four to air this summer and then head off to the USA and Canada on tour this March.
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