The Cork trio's tour will also coincide with the release of a new single
For the past two decades, the Frank and Walters have emerged from Cork as one of the most recognizable Irish alternative rock bands. Their songs have hit the top five of both the UK and Irish music charts and they have sold out venues across Europe and the States.
They will be releasing their new single, "The Parson" on 23rd April, the first of a series of four singles.
The single's release will also kick off the first of several Irish tour dates:
23rd April: The Parson Launch, tbc
5th June: Jolly Roger, Sherkin Island.
18th June: Cyprus Avenue, Cork City (Summer Single launch)
26th June: Sea Sessions Festival, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.
11th July: Cork Week Festival, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.
16th July: Pitch Party Festival, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork.
31st July: Cork x SW, Skibereen, Co. Cork.
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