- 29 Jun 11
They are the overnight sensations taking the country by storm. As the buzz continues to grow, The Original Rudeboys discuss their 77,000 MySpace plays and the forthcoming shindig that will see them sharing a stage with 50 Cent.
It’s not often that a band’s rise is as genuinely meteoric as this one. They’ve only been together three months, but they sold out the Academy 2 in under 24 hours, their songs have notched up over 200,000 hits on YouTube and they’ve rocked the Saturday Night Show on RTÉ1. But they’ve yet to release a record, headline a gig or sign a contract. So who the hell are The Original Rudeboys? The description on their Facebook page offers a clue: “Three lads from the north inner City of Dublin, kind of original, not very rude and definitely boys.” But we’re hardly going to let them leave it at that.
The Original Rudeboys play the Academy 2, Dublin on June 18 and 19.