– ON TOUR –

“Its like growing up with a tear in your eye and a storm brewing in your heart..” muses frontman Frankie McLaughlin on the musical heritage of the group. “We were raised on the Scottish & Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with Punk Rock as we grew older & thought we knew everything.”

 

These two immovable pillars define The Rumjacks above all else, as they continue to cut their own path through the tangled musical landscape before them. Their own brand of Celtic Punk has seen them release two EP’s – ‘Hung, Drawn & Portered’ & ‘Sound as a Pound’ (’09), as well as two powerful full length albums – ‘Gangs of New Holland’ (’10) & ‘Sober & Godless’ (’15).

Since the bands inception in Sydney, Australia in late 2008 when McLaughlin met Bassist Johnny McKelvey, they have racked up 0ver 18 million YouTube views, with over 13 million of these for their breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub Song’. Other stunning videos that capture the incredible live energy of the band include ‘Uncle Tommy’, ‘Blows & Unkind Words’ &’Plenty’, while ‘Crosses for eyes’ and ‘Me Old Ball & Chain’ see them hard at work in the studio.

Two most recent videos for ‘Home’ & ‘One Summers Day’ were made while The Rumjacks were on tour, and stand testament to the bands enormous appeal wherever they go.

 

Their incendiary live performances and seemingly endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, Guttermouth, GBH, UK Subs and The Aggrolites. “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone.”

Indeed there are – from their heavy Celtic roots to the driving punk rock or even ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs & choking ballads. “We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through it, Hopefully contributing something fresh & substantial that’ll stick around in people’s hearts long after the party’s over..”

 

2015 marked a real tipping point for the band, when after wowing home crowds with several appearances at the prestigious Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia, they embarked on a hugely successful tour of Europe playing to over 50,000 people. Absolutely crushing just about any bands ‘must do’ list, they took in the likes of Boomtown Fair (UK), Montelago Celtic Festival (Italy) and Jarocin Festival (Poland), as well as sell-out shows at many iconic club venues like The Garage (London), Wild At Heart (Berlin) and Rock Cafe (Prague).

 

Barely stopping to cool their jets, these 5 tearaways are gearing up for a massive year ahead both at home & abroad, including a triumphant return to the festivals and concert halls of Europe & The UK for the summer in 2016 with many amazing shows already confirmed.

Watch this space.. though don’t blink, or you’re likely to miss ‘em.

NEXT TOUR:

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22.02.2020 IRL Dublin Whelan’s
26.02.2020 UK Manchester Night People
27.02.2020 UK Sheffield Corporation
28.02.2020 UK London Underworld
29.02.2020 UK Bridgwater Cobblestones
01.03.2020 UK Nottingham TBD
03.03.2020 UK Stock O Trent The Underground
05.03.2020 UK York Fulford Arms
07.03.2020 UK Glasgow Audio
08.03.2020 UK Edinburg Bannermans
09.03.2020 UK Newcastle Trillians
11.03.2020 DE Stuttgart Universum
12.03.2020 CH Zurich Dynamo Saal
13.03.2020 AT Wien Arena Hall
14.03.2020 DE Eging am See Pullman City
16.03.2020 DE Munchen Feierwerk
17.03.2020 DE Berlin SO36
18.03.2020 DE Hamburg Knust
19.03.2020 NL Amsterdam Melkweg
20.03.2020 DE Shweinfurt Alter Stadtbahnhof
21.03.2020 CZ Prague Meat Factory
22.03.2020 PL Zabraze CK Wiatrak
24.03.2020 PL Warsawa Hydrozagadka
25.03.2020 PL Bialystock Zmianan Klimatu
26.03.2020 PL Gdynia Ucho
27.03.2020 PL Zielena Gora Kawon
28.03.2020 PL Poznan U Bazyla

DISCOGRAPHY:

LIVE IN ATHENS – (Live Album) 2019
SAINT PRESERVE US – (Album) 2018
SLEEPIN’ ROUGH – (Album) 2016
SOBER & GODLESS – (Album) 2015
BLOWS & UNKIND WORDS / PLENTY – (Single) 2014
CROSSES FOR EYES / WILD MOUNTAIN THYME – (Single) 2012
GANGS OF NEW HOLLAND – (Album) 2010
SOUND AS A POUND – (EP) 2009
HUNG, DRAWN & PORTERED – (EP) 2008.

VIDEO:

Official Video – “An Irish Pub Song”
Official Video – “Uncle Tommy”
Official Video – “Green Ginger Wine”

NETWORK:

https://www.facebook.com/TheRumjacks