- 09 Sep 22
On the eve of the release of their new album, The Coronas will take to the stage at One Windmill Lane – for what promises to be a very special evening...
We're thrilled to announce that the Windmill Live gig series – a unique Hot Press treat!– is back, with a special show coming up on October 6, headlined by Irish icons The Coronas.
The free shows are part of a special initiative to celebrate the enduring musical legacy of the Windmill Lane location.
The Coronas – one of the finest Irish bands of the past 15 years and more – are set to grace the stage on Thursday, October 6. The gig will take place in the Town Hall, One Windmill Lane, an iconic structure at the heart of the Windmill Quarter.
The show will be an extra special one for fans of The Coronas – with the band's eagerly anticipated new album, Time Stopped, set to be released the very next day, on October 7.
"When everything is suddenly upside down, relationships and our place in the world are given a new perspective," lead singer Danny O'Reilly says of the inspiration behind the album. "Even though it came together in an uncertain time, it’s a positive album about togetherness and support.”
There'll be plenty of togetherness and support on what promises to be a very special evening of music – with the opportunity to hear tracks from the new album providing a thrilling exclusive for fans.
The Coronas' Windmill Live performance arrives just weeks after their acclaimed set on Electric Picnic's Main Stage – ahead of which, they called into the Hot Press Chat Room tent for a brilliant interview.
It's set to be a phenomenally action-packed period for the Dublin band – with a string of UK, European and North American tour dates kicking off in the run-up to Time Stopped. The tour culminates in a massive five-night run at 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin in December.
To be in with a chance of securing a pair of tickets for the exclusive, intimate Hot Press event with The Coronas, which takes place on Thursday, October 6, in One Windmill Lane, apply via the form below. We will be in contact in due course to let you know if your application for a ticket has been successful.
Hothouse Flowers (with special guest Moya Brennan), Gavin James and Lisa Hannigan have previously headlined shows in this series of free, intimate concerts, curated by Hot Press – with Erica Cody, Saarloos and John Smith among the support acts. The gigs have proven to be very special indeed.
As everyone with an interest in rock ’n’ roll will know, Windmill Lane has a fascinating place in Irish musical history.
The original Windmill Lane Studio building was opened in 1978. Windmill Lane Recording Studios is widely regarded as being central to the development of an internationally successful music culture in Ireland. The place where U2’s crucial first three albums – Boy, October and War – were recorded in full, the recording studio located in Windmill Lane became synonymous with top Irish artists. It was also the recording location for albums by a string of international best-selling artists, including Clannad, Van Morrison, The Waterboys, Def Leppard, Howard Jones and Kate Bush, among many more.
Later, Windmill Lane Recording Studios moved to a new location, in a famous Art Deco building on Ringsend Road, where it remains at the heart of the industry in Ireland. Windmill Lane Recording Studios continues to attract major international and Irish recording artists, including the likes of Kylie Minogue, Hozier, Ed Sheeran, The Script, Lady Gaga, Kodaline and U2. The story continues!