BellX1: Tour announced plus album track by track
BellX1 have announced a run round Ireland in support of their Blue Lights On The Runway album, which is due on February 20 and is preceded by the lead single, ‘The Great Defector’.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 14 Jan 2009
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