It’s hard to believe that April 1984 marked the first live show played by The Quireboys, which took place at The Half Moon in Putney, London.
The band were originally known as The Choirboys but later changed their name to The Queerboys to avoid confusion with The Choirboys from Australia. They changed their name once more in 1987 to the Quireboys after some support slots with Andy McCoy’s Cherry Bombz were cancelled and they then got a slot opening at the Reading Festival that year on the understanding that they changed their name.
So just to commemorate that special day and officially stamp 2014 as their 30th anniversary, The Quireboys will be returning to stage that it all began at the The Half Moon for a special one off show to kick start the year’s celebration.
The one off gig at the Half Moon Putney will take place on Wednesday 23rd April and tickets are priced at £18 plus booking fee.
Tickets are available from this link and it’s expected to sell out very quickly: www.musicglue.com/half-moon-putney/events/23-apr-14-the-quireboys-half-moon–putney/
The Quireboys will also be playing another 30th anniversary show when they headline the HRH Roadtrip in Ibiza on May 15th. More details can be found at www.hrhroadtrip.com, and the band will follow this by some special festival appearances throughout the summer.
There will also be a new album released early summer to coincide with the 30th anniversary. The yet unnamed album will be a 3 disc, high value digi pack featuring:
- Brand new studio album
- DVD which was shot on 7 cameras in London on The Beautiful Curse Tour
- Unplugged live disc recorded at Sweden Rock last year in front of 40,000
The Quireboys will then embark on a 30th anniversary World Tour in late autumn.
The last 18 months have been an incredible chapter for The Quireboys, with their latest release, ‘Beautiful Curse’, outselling everything they have done since that memorable first album ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’ , but this year is not purely about the present, but more so about joining them on the road and celebrating the last 30 years of pure Rock n Roll heritage, a show that shouldn’t be missed.