Waterboys on the road again

Legendary band The Waterboys will tomorrow kick-off a tour of intimate venues across the country.

Legendary band The Waterboys will tomorrow kick-off a tour of intimate venues across the country.

The trio – Mike Scott, Irish fiddle player Steve Wickham and Richard Naiff - will play their first ever fully acoustic tour over the next six-weeks.

Singer-songwriter Scott, whose work has spanned the last three-decades, will perform a few of their old hits alongside songs from the last few years including Universal Hall album.

The ensemble playing alongside Scott has changed over the years but Wickham and English piano player Naiff have become some of the mainstays.

Waterboys, famed for hits including The Whole of the Moon and albums This Is The Sea and Fisherman’s Blues, which was recorded in Galway, will play Wexford, Westmeath, Sligo, Galway, Cork, Limerick and Waterford.

The shows will be divided into two halves with an intermission break. There will be no support act for the 10-date tour.

The trio’s acoustic tours saw the group receive a warm welcome as they played many dates across Europe, including Stockholm, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Amsterdam .

The Waterboys, who recently re-issued their classic album This Is The Sea as a two-CD set including some rare and new music, played several Irish venues with last year’s five-piece Universal Hall tour.

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