Derry acts Our Krypton Son and Intermission have been announced as the only two Derry acts chosen for the 20th IMRO Showcase Tour, an annual tour shining a very bright spotlight on Ireland’s best new music talent.
Our Krypton Son and Intermission have been lined up to play the North West leg of the IMRO Tour this coming Saturday, September 10, at The Cellar Bar in Draperstown, home of the famous G Sessions.
This night of the tour will also feature Rams Pocket Radio from Lisburn and Mojo GoGo, who hail from Donegal.
IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) are proud to showcase Ireland’s most exciting emerging acts at the best Irish venues across the country.
This year saw a record breaking response to the call for entries, with more than 600 submissions made from young Irish acts hoping to take part in the tour.
Fifty acts were eventually chosen to take part in this prestigious tour.
The eleven date tour will take place between September 7-30 at various venues in Belfast, Derry, Athlone, Cork, Mayo, Kildare, Galway, Limerick and Dublin. Fifty bands will participate in the tour this year and the cream of the crop will be chosen to perform at the Best of IMRO Showcase Tour 2011 in the Workman’s Club, Dublin on Saturday
October 22. The day-long celebration will see IMRO Showcase bands stage a takeover of the venue and the event will include multiple gigs, a number of all ages show, workshops, industry talks and much more.
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The IMRO Showcase Tour 2011 is proudly supported by RTE 2FM and State.ie.