The Olympia Theatre
Thursday 29th November 2018
**TICKETS ON SALE NOW**
Blossoms have just announced a headline performance at The Olympia Theatre on Thursday 29th November. Joining Blossoms are very special guests, Touts.
Tickets priced from €22.90 inclusive of booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.
Approximate stage times are as follows. Support on the night comes from Inhaler (on stage around 7.30pm) and Touts (on stage around 8.15pm. Blossoms are due on stage atound 9.15pm.
Please note these times are subject to change, and should be used as guidelines only.
Blossoms second album ‘Cool Like You’, is out now. ‘Cool Like You’ is the follow up to the band’s number 1, Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Blossoms’.
The band first single, the infectious, synth led ‘I Can’t Stand It’, is a song inspired in part by Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The band’s frontman Tom Ogden explains:
"It's a song about desperately wanting to forget about someone, but you can't because they're a part of you - and how that can be unbearable. Spotless Mind is about wanting to erase someone from your thoughts - to forget they even existed - and that feeds into the lyrics. It's a very literal song in many ways."
That emotional honesty is one of the defining themes of ‘Cool Like You’ and a symbol for the lyrical progression in Ogden’s songwriting.
"I used to hide behind grand metaphors a bit, as with Charlemagne, which was about worshipping someone. But now I feel more comfortable being really personal and literal. I think people relate to it."
A definite sonic development from their previous LP, ‘Cool Like You’ sees Blossoms embrace the more electronic, synth led aspects of their widescreen sound. The album’s opening track, ‘There’s A Reason Why’ shimmers and pulses, while title track ‘Cool Like You’ and ‘How Long Will This Last?’ both tap into the unabashed sensitivity at the heart of the record.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed consistent success. Their 2016 debut full length topped the album charts and went on to earn the band Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominations to add to a series of magazine covers and poll nominations.