To coincide with the release of "Hard Luck Stories" and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, The Ike Reilly Assassination has just announced a four-show residency that begins on March 16th and criss-crosses the Twin Cities throughout the week.
Tickets for all of the residency shows go on sale on February 12th at 12 p.m. central; information regarding where tickets are being sold is included below. All tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show.
Ike will perform solo at the Bryant Lake Bowl on March 16th. This intimate setting is a perfect place to share a cocktail with Ike as he tells stories and lies, sings and dances, and prepares the Twin Cities for the onslaught of rock to follow. On St. Paddy's Day, March 17th, Ike and the boys will return to The Turf Club in St. Paul.
Says Reilly: "We've played in Dublin on St. Paddy's Day; we've played with the Pogues on St. Paddy's Day. But returning to the scene of the crime at the Turf Club is gonna be the s***. The Twin Cities have been a real haven for us, and the Turf is gonna be something else on March 17th." On March 18th, fans lucky enough to get tickets will get up close and personal with The IRA at the 7th St Entry at an 18 and older show, and The IRA will be joined by guests and luminaries for the final show of the Hard Luck Residency at the Triple Rock. Support acts will be announced next week.
The first single from the album, "The War on the Terror and Drugs" – a duet with country outlaw star Shooter Jennings – is getting considerable airplay across the country, and "Hard Luck Stories," which comes out February 16, 2010, is receiving early critical acclaim
Ike Reilly's Hard Luck Residency of the Twin Cities Dates:
3/16 – Bryant Lake Bowl (Ike solo acoustic) – 21+ show /
3/17 – Turf Club (full band) – 21+ show
3/18 – 7th Street Entry (full band) – 18+ show
3/19 – Triple Rock (full band) – 21+ show