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MCD Presents
The Olympia Theatre
Thursday 7th September 2017 - DATE ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
Friday 8th September 2017 - SOLD OUT

**EXTRA SHOW ADDED 7th SEPT! Tickets on sale NOW**

Texas have announced their much anticipated Irish return with a fully seated performance at The Olympia Theatre on Friday 8th September 2017. Due to demand, they have added an extra date on Thursday 7th September!

Tickets for these fully seated performances are priced from €40.50 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via, 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.

Please note, Friday 8th September is sold out, limited tickets left for Thursday 7th September.

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. 

Approximate stage times as follows: doors open 7pm, special guests Hightre at 8pm, with Texas due on stage around 9pm. We expect the show to be over around 11pm. Please note, times subject to change as always and should be used as a guideline only.

Life’s too short, let’s work it out,” is the presciently relevant chorus refrain from the lead single of Texas’ brilliant, fresh and infectious 9th studio album, Jump On Board. “Sometimes,” smiles Sharleen Spiteri, “you just want your hands in the air, spinning around in circles, singing your head off. We’re a bit older, hopefully a little wiser and it’s just like, let’s sort things out, let’s not fight about things anymore”. The video, too, is euphoric, featuring Thierry Henry, the football legend driving the pair through the neon city-scape to some life-affirming disco paradise.

Jump On Board is the sound of a band totally comfortable in their own skin, bursting with great songs influenced by Northern Soul, Disco, seminal British groups like the Bee-Gees, Orange Juice and with more than a passing nod to Sharleen’s co- founder Johnny McElhone’s first band, Altered Images. In 2017 Texas are buoyed with brand new possibilities and belief in their craft, Sharleen and her musical soul-mate Johnny, two proven world-class song-writers now at the peak of their life-long game.“The passion for song-writing, I don't think it's ever been stronger than it is now,” says Sharleen. “I'm more in love with it than ever.”

Jump On Board began in early 2016, written and self-produced in the band’s studio in Glasgow, where the songs flowed easily, fresh ideas effortlessly chiming with Texas' innate song-writing nous. “We were very conscious it wouldn't just be, 'hi, we're doing another Texas album',” says Sharleen. “We were aware of me singing in a different way. People know my voice, they know I can sing. But how would it be if I didn't just do me? And what happened was, with the band all having input, it was a very happy and fun record to make, we were all throwing ideas at each other. We didn’t want to go out and work with lots of different songwriters, this time we wanted it to just be us and some friends. We wanted this to feel like a record that was part of all of our collective soul, that felt free”.

The potential hits, from here, keep coming. Can't Control is haunting, dazzling electro-pop echoing the cinematic expanse of Lana del Rey, while the beautiful, intimate For Everything rises heavenwards to a spell-binding, gospel-backed crescendo. “It's probably the most I've ever given lyrically in a song,” notes Sharleen.

Texas have never been scared of doing their own thing, a band with rare longevity, Jump On Board marking a distinct flair,and igniting thrilling flashes of those benchmark, beloved hits; Say What You Want, Halo, Black Eyed Boy, Summer Son, songs spanning an almost thirty year career and 40 million album sales. “It's got all those elements,” decides Sharleen, “but that wasn't what we were trying to do, I would love to think we were that clever!”

In 2017, Texas have never sounded more alive, a stunning British success story which is far from over yet, Jump On Board both a stirring regeneration and ecstatic confirmation of a lifetime's belief in the power of universal pop. “We feel refreshed,” smiles Sharleen. “We definitely had a great time making this record. It's time to jig it all up, it's like a new beginning. This is the next part of our story. And we're loving it.”

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