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Catfish And The Bottlemen

From Tue 26th Feb From €30.90 SOLD OUT


MCD Presents
Catfish And The Bottlemen
The Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 26th February 2019 - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 30th April 2019 - SOLD OUT

Catfish and The Bottlemen’s third album will be titled The Balance, set for release on Friday 26th April 2019. In a rush of confirmations following the successful release of new single, Longshot, earlier this month, it’s now known that the new album release will be closely followed by a run of live shows across UK and Europe this Spring, including a return visit to The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 30th April, after their sell out show there on 26th February.

Tickets priced from €30.90 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy are now SOLD OUT for both shows, were soldvia, 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 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

Doors 7pm. Approximate stage times will be updated here once recieved from production.


New songs from the 11-track album will feature in a 12-show run that kicks off in Galway, the Republic of Ireland. The newly announced arena dates throughout the UK will offer disappointed fans, who missed out on their imminent and SOLD OUT arena dates this February, another chance to score tickets.

The guarded four-piece remained tight-lipped during the recording sessions for their new album, but now offer further insights into the new material set to soundtrack their journey onto yet bigger stages.

In the breaks between electrifying outdoor and festival shows in 2018, Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert ‘Bob’ Hall (drums) and Benji Blakeway (bass) retreated with Irish producer, Jacknife Lee, to carefully craft The Balance over a 12-month period. Recorded in seclusion at two locations: Grouse Lodge, in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire, the band lived and breathed the album while residing together in rural isolation. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey.

“We loved living in the same place,” says McCann. “We were staying there the whole time, so we were waking up around each other and working until we needed to go to bed. Jacknife was always up. He was the first up and the last awake. It’s good when you’re completely engulfed in recording in a place like that, living together, because every day and all day it was about the songs. We had fun too; they were the funniest album sessions we’ve done.”

In addition to Longshot and newly established live favourite, Fluctuate, the full track listing for The Balance is confirmed as follows:

1. Longshot

2. Fluctuate

3. 2all

4. Conversation

5. Sidetrack

6. Encore

7. Basically

8. Intermission

9. Mission

10. Coincide

11. Overlap

Further to the album name and familiar, one-word song titling, the creative bridge between 2014’s platinum-certified debut, The Balcony and it’s gold follow up, The Ride, has been reinforced by Catfish returning to San Francisco-based, graphic artist, Tim Lahan to provide cover artwork for a third time. The playful, monochromatic line drawing of a drinking toucan provides observers with no shortage of mystery to unravel as to the artwork’s inspirations and significance.

Practically of no fixed abode due to constant touring, the band remains locked onto the intense shared live experience as theirs and their fans’ natural domain. Quick to reaffirm this profound connection with their audience this year, Catfish and The Bottlemen’s first batch of SOLD OUT 2019 UK and Ireland Tour dates go ahead as follows:

  • Tue 19 Feb 2019         Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena – SOLD OUT
  • Wed 20 Feb 2019       Plymouth, Pavilions – SOLD OUT
  • Fri 22 Feb 2019           London, The SSE Arena, Wembley – SOLD OUT
  • Sat 23 Feb 2019          Hull, Bonus Arena – SOLD OUT
  • Tue 26 Feb 2019         Dublin, The Olympia Theatre – SOLD OUT
  • Wed 27 Feb 2019       Belfast, Ulster Hall – SOLD OUT

At the start of the year Catfish and The Bottlemen announced their first return to the USA since their nationwide stadium jaunt with Green Day finished in the autumn of 2017, with a new, 15-date US tour opening in Indianapolis in mid-March.

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