The Boomtown Rats to release first new album in 36 years

The Boomtown Rats to release first new album in 36 years

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The Boomtown Rats to release first new album in 36 years

The Boomtown Rats have confirmed they will be releasing their first new album in nearly four decades. Citizens of Boomtown is set to arrive on March 13th, with a new single called 'Trash Glam Baby' to drop on January 10th. Regarding the release, frontman Bob Geldof had the following to say:

"So why a new record? "Because that's what bands do. They make records. Songwriters write songs. There's so much to respond to in this new and different febrile atmosphere that we live in. People forget we took our name from Woody Guthrie, the great musical activist. I think The Boomtown Rats have always shown that rock'n'roll is a form of musical activism. The music has intent and purpose even if that is just the sound, about boy/girl, nothing particularly at all, everything in general, or pointed polemical…. whatever."

 The band have also announced a string of UK dates to accompany the release.
The Boomtown Rats have confirmed they will be releasing their first new album in nearly four decades. Citizens of Boomtown is set to arrive on March 13th, with a new single called 'Trash Glam Baby' to drop on January 10th. Regarding the release, frontman Bob Geldof had the following to say:

"So why a new record? "Because that's what bands do. They make records. Songwriters write songs. There's so much to respond to in this new and different febrile atmosphere that we live in. People forget we took our name from Woody Guthrie, the great musical activist. I think The Boomtown Rats have always shown that rock'n'roll is a form of musical activism. The music has intent and purpose even if that is just the sound, about boy/girl, nothing particularly at all, everything in general, or pointed polemical…. whatever."

 The band have also announced a string of UK dates to accompany the release.

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