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Published on February 21st, 2020 | by Guest Contributor


The Coronas’ First New Album In Three Years “True Love Waits” Set For Worldwide Release On May 29

The Coronas, one of Ireland’s biggest and best-loved bands, are set for the worldwide release of TRUE LOVE WAITS, their first album in three years.  The band’s long-awaited sixth album will be available via the band’s SoFarSoGood Records imprint, distributed by Blix Street Records, on May 29, 2020.

The Coronas—front man and lead singer Danny O’Reilly, bass guitarist Graham Knox and drummer Conor Egan–have embarked on 2020 as a three-piece band following the amicable departure of lead guitarist Dave McPhillips at the end of the year and recently rolled out the single “Haunted” as a prelude to the new album.  Known for their visually captivating music videos, the latest one for “Haunted,” shot in a seemingly abandoned cabin accessible by trudging through the deep snows of Bulgaria’s winter, is yet another example of the band’s creative vision.  This cinematic feast was produced by Luke Murphy and directed by John Broe, who has made several of The Coronas’ videos over the past three years.

In this video, as Broe explains, “We see a guy (Graham) who’s been alone for a long time, travelling day after day to some location, but we aren’t sure why.  He may be delusional, he may have magic powers or there may be a presence in the room with him guiding him, but we know there is some link between the powers in the house and the portal that opens on the mountain.  It brings up a few obvious metaphors, but again it’s not for me to say…”

View new video for ‘Haunted’ here:


You can stream ‘Haunted’ here:



According to Broe, “’Haunted’ is the second of a series of three videos, and each video will have one of the band members facing the elements alone in different harsh environments.  This time around it’s Knoxy, and next time it will be Egan.”  The Coronas previously released “Find the Water” from the new album, complemented by the first video in the series which pitted Danny O’Reilly against the stark landscape of the Southern California desert near Joshua Tree National Park.  “I want each video to be ambiguous so the viewer can try to make their own sense of what they see,” Broe explains.

The TRUE LOVE WAITS album was recorded during breaks in last year’s hectic schedule that included The Coronas headlining their own travelling festival all over Ireland, playing a series of sold out holiday concerts at various venues in their Dublin hometown, slipping in a quick SRO engagement at the Mercury Lounge in New York City and releasing their first live album, LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA.  The new album was largely recorded at London’s prestigious Eastcote studios with George Murphy, acclaimed engineer and producer (Ellie Goulding, The Specials, Mumford & Sons), who engineered The Coronas’ previous two albums, undertaking the main production duties along with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey) and Cormac Butler (Academic, All Tvvins).

Since the 2017 release of the album TRUST THE WIRE – the first on their own label and a chart topper in Ireland – the band have enjoyed a renewed confidence and enthusiasm.  Extensive tours in support of that album saw them spend much of 2018 on the road in the U.S., Australia, Asia and Europe.  Memorable shows in Ireland included a 15,000 capacity crowd gig at Dublin’s 3Arena followed by their traditional run of holiday shows that spawned the LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA album, a recording that captures the exuberance and excitement of The Coronas live in concert as well as the fervor of their devoted audiences (singing along is a requirement at Coronas’ shows).  Last year’s “Long Way Home” Festival around Ireland will be supplanted this year by the band’s “Nowhere I’d Rather Be” Festival—the name taken from the lyrics of the title track of the band’s very first album HEROES OR GHOSTS—and its first announced shows at Killruddery House and Gardens in Bray, Ireland on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1.

The band will once again tour extensively in Ireland and internationally in support of the upcoming album.  They will be ramping up their busy schedule right up to the album release in May, starting with their return to North America for three weeks of shows beginning April 11 at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago.   “Yeah, it’s been a crazy few months!” laughs O’Reilly, “but it’s a new chapter for us.  We’re so proud of this new album, and we can’t wait to share it.”

2020 North American Tour Dates  tickets are now on sale 

Saturday, April 11, 2020:  Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL



Tuesday, April 14, 2020:  Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington, DC



Wednesday, April 15, 2020:  Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY



Friday, April 17, 2020:  Great Scott, Boston, MA



Tuesday, April 21, 2020:  The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, April 22, 2020:  The Independent, San Francisco, CA



Saturday, April 25, 2020:  The Crocodile, Seattle, WA



Sunday, April 26, 2020:  Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver,

BC, Canada



Thursday, April 30, 2020:  Mod Club, Toronto, ON, Canada


2020 UK and Ireland Shows


Friday, May 08, 2020:  O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK

Monday, May 11, 2020:  The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK

Tuesday, May 12, 2020:  St. Luke’s, Glasgow, UK

Friday, May 29, 2020:  Live at The Marquee, Cork, Ireland

Saturday, May 30:  Saltwater Festival, Westport, Ireland

Saturday, June 27:  Fever Pitch Music Festival, Galway, Ireland

“Nowhere We’d Rather Be” Festival:

Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1:  Killruddery House

and Gardens, Bray, Ireland


Follow The Coronas:

Official Website: http://thecoronas.net/






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