The Coronas are one of Ireland’s biggest bands.
Summer 2014 saw them play to 10,000 arms-aloft fans at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham Park – but their sights are now focused further afield. Having recently moved to London, the band who battled the big boys in Ireland on their own indie label have signed a publishing deal with Big Life and have been snapped up by Island Records, not on the strength of their previous achievements, but for their epic new album ‘The Long Way’, which was released in Ireland in November and shot straight into the charts at No.2. It will be released here in the UK on 4th May 2015.
Most of ‘The Long Way’ was written and recorded before Island came on board with producer Eliott James (Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club, Noah and the Whale). The band may call it a new start, but really it’s a reboot. The eight years the four members, all still in their twenties, spent conquering their homeland is the cornerstone of the band they are now. Their journey began when childhood best friends Danny (the son of Irish folk legend Mary Black) and bassist Graham Knox formed a band at school with Conor. They played their first gig aged 15. By the time they reached uni, they had recruited Dave and had called themselves The Coronas.
Boasting 3 double platinum albums in Ireland, The Coronas have sold out everywhere from Dublin’s 13,000 capacity o2 Arena to The Olympia Theatre, where they played a record-breaking six night run. They have supported Sir Paul McCartney, The Script, Justin Timberlake and Pink on tour.
The Coronas will perform live at Dot to Dot Festival 2015.