The Boomtown Rats are set to rock Doncaster Dome

Bob Geldof (left) and Pete Briquette of the Boomtown Rats.
Bob Geldof (left) and Pete Briquette of the Boomtown Rats.
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New wave legends, The Boomtown Rats are set to rock The Dome in Doncaster this November.

It’s been over 26 years since the band, who originate from Dun Laoghaire in Ireland, played their final gig in Dublin, and the foursome are now due to tour the UK this autumn, stopping at The Dome on November 7.

Initially associated with the punk movement, The Boomtown Rats became known for Sir Bob Geldof’s melancholy and distinctive vocals and the bands popularity went from strength to strength helping them to score a string of hits during the 1970s and 80s.

The band hit the big time in 1979 with their worldwide hit I don’t like Monday’s, which was written about a school shooting which took place in California earlier that year.

Their star status was cemented when the band performed live in front of billions of people at Live Aid, which was part-organised by front man Geldof.

The band split in 1986 and went their separate ways, until earlier this year when they reformed for a come back tour and album, which will be released later this year.

Support acts include Sheffield band The Ratells and Doncaster-based Laurel Canyons.

Tickets are now on sale and are priced at £27.50 or £50 for a VIP ticket.

Visit www.the-dome.co.uk to book.