In Tua Nua Announces a Series of Irish Shows Following 40th Anniversary
With the 40th anniversary of legacy experimental group In Tua Nua looming, the band has announced a series of shows across the country. In 1983, In Tua Nua formed in a cottage in Howth. The first lineup included Leslie Dowdall, Martin Clancy, Ivan O’Shea, Paul Byrne, Jack Dublin, Steve Wickham, and Vinny Kilduff. While the line up has evolved, the band’s uniquely Irish sound has never changed.
With a total of ten hit singles in Ireland during the 1980s, In Tua Nua were one of Ireland’s premier
bands, playing with Bob Dylan at Slane Castle, with U2 on the European leg of their Joshua Tree
Tour and going on to share the stage with, Fleetwood Mac, Simple Minds and Eurythmics,
among many others. They toured constantly around Ireland, UK, and Europe– building up a strong
and loyal following.
Since then, the band (with founding members Leslie Dowdall, Paul Byrne and Jack Dublin) have
reunited on various occasions, notably for tours in 2004, 2012 (including) Electric Picnic , 2017
and in 2018 they did the Long Acre tour, celebrating 30 years since their US breakthrough album. Their string of anniversary shows commences on June 4th with the group supporting Lionel Richie and The Human League in Saint Anne’s Park, the full list of announced dates can be seen below.
July 20th: Galway International Arts Festival, Monroes
July 22nd: Forest Fest, Emo
July 29th: Theatre Royal, Waterford
October 13th: Opium, Dublin
Tickets available from individual venues.