Irish indie band Microdisney to play first shows in 30 years

Treble staff

Irish indie rock group Microdisney were together for eight years in the ’80s, and they released four albums together, plus one album and a set of Peel Sessions. After the band’s breakup in 1988, singer Cathal Coughlan formed The Fatima Mansions, while guitarist Sean O’Hagan formed the more Beach Boys-influenced High Llamas and later joined Stereolab. After 30 years of being apart, Microdisney is coming together again for the IMRO | NCH Trailblazer Award 2018, which celebrates “significant albums by iconic Irish musicians, songwriters and composers.”

For the occasion, the full lineup of the band—including Coughlan, O’Hagan, John Fell (bass) and Tom Fenner (drums)—will be performing together for the first time in 30 years. The show takes place on June 2 at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. The show is sold out, but another show has been added at London’s Barbican Hall on June 9. Tickets are available here.

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