This year's A&R heatseeking missile of a trek starts this month!
The full line-up has been announced for the 2010 IMRO Showcase Tour, which kicks off on March 25 in Belfast and includes some really cracking acts.
Hoping to wow the A&R masses and win themselves a truckoad of new fans into the bargain are:
March 25 – Alan MX, Strait Laces, Nakatomi Towers, The Good Fight, Heliopause, Uber Glitterati, Craig McConkey & Ed Zealous @ The Limelight and Katy Daly’s, Belfast
March 26 – Saccade, The Cast Of Cheers, Hello Moon & Get Me Moscow @ Crawdaddy, Dublin
April 1 – Home Star Runner, Panther And The Vengeance Queen & We Cut Corners @ Crawdaddy, Dublin
April 3 – Cities, LOWmountain, Brian Deady, The Karman Line & Versives @ Cyprus Avenue, Cork
April 9 – The Ambience Affair, Redtwelve, Take The Money And Run, The Minutes & The Vibes @ The Spirit Store, Dundalk
April 10 – Not Squares, Talula Does The Hula, Mia Sparrow & Wolf Pack Riot @ Crawdaddy, Dublin
April 15 – The Wonder Villains, No Mean City, Conor Mason, The VoxPops & More Than Conquerors@ Mason’s Derry
April 16 – Juliet’s Rescue, Miracle Bell & Seven Days @ The Late Lounge, Kildare
April 17 – The Q, Silhouette Building, Pictures & La Faro @ The Cellar Club, Draperstown
April 23 – House Of Dolls, Pilotlight & Jody Has A Wish List @ The Sugar Club, Dublin
April 24 – Supermodel Twins, Windings, Nick Carswell & The Elective Orchestra & The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra @ Dolan’s, Limerick
May 1 – Best of IMRO Showcase Tour 2010 @ The Academy, Dublin