The Coronas Coming To America

The Coronas are already big stars in their native Ireland and they have now set their target on America with their first headlining tour.

The month long Heroes or Ghosts club tour kicks off in Portland, OR on February 17 ending with a St. Patrick's day show in Chicago on March 17.

Prior to the start of the U.S. Tour, the band will open for the Script in Europe.

The Coronas are The band to watch with a platinum -selling record and a prestigious Meteor Award (Irish Grammy) for album of the year beating out the likes of U2, The Script, and Snow Patrol. As one of the hottest live bands, they've headlined major UK festivals performing in front of tens of thousands of loyal fans. The Coronas have caught the attention of Sir Paul McCartney who personally asked them to open his Dublin show earlier this year and have opened for Pink and others in Europe. They've also toured Southeast Asia and Australia.

The Coronas latest Irish CD Tony Was An Ex-Con reached #1 on the Indie charts and #3 on the National Album chart. Hit singles include "San Diego Song," "Someone Else's Hands," and "Won't Leave You Alone." The band, maintains a high profile on YouTube with over 1million collective views and is quickly earning an international following. This summer they headlined Ireland's Oxygen Festival, playing in front of 30,000 fans.

Lead singer Danny O'Reilly credits the band's close friendship as a key element of what makes their live show so dynamic. "Graham, Conor and I are literally lifelong friends and when Dave joined a few years back he fit right in. When you have that close of a bond with your band mates you can anticipate their every move on stage and it shows a camaraderie that fans can relate to and everyone has a great time."

The Coronas are named after the Corona typewriter used by the young music critic character William Miller in the movie "Almost Famous".

February 17 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
February 18 The High Dive Seattle, WA
February 19 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver B.C. Canada
February 22 Blue Lamp Sacramento, CA
February 23 Slim's San Francisco, CA
February 25 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
February 26 The Casbah San Diego, CA
March 1 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
March 4 Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO
March 5 3rd & Lindsey Nashville, TN
March 6 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
March 8 The Red Palace Washington D.C.
March 10 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
March 11 The Craic @ Mercury Lounge New York, NY
March 12 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
March 15 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH
March 17 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

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