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2016 Tour dates...
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30/07/2016 - Gorey Market House Festival - Co Wexford.
31/07/2016 - Spraoi, Waterford - Co Waterford.
19/08/2016 - Monroes - Co Galway.
20/08/2016 - Rose of Tralee Festival - Co Kerry.
22/10/2016 - Nells Jazz & Blues - London.
29/10/2016 - Lucan Sarsfields Gaa Club - Co. Dublin.
 
Watch this space for further dates! Click here to see previous tour dates

Hot off the press...
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20/10/2016 - "10 minutes with... Cry Before Dawn" in the Irish Post - Newspaper.
An interview with Vinnie!
Irish Post article

 
17/10/2016 - Cry Before Dawn to play 'Rock the Lock' at Lucan Sarsfields Gaa Club - Co. Dublin.
Lucan Sarsfields Gaa Club is delighted to announce that it will host a festival of music at its grounds @ 12th Lock. The festival will run for 3 days over the October Bank Holiday Weekend 28th 29th 30th. A big top, which will be erected onsite, will host what can only be described as one of the best line ups ever seen in Lucan.
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17/10/2016 - article in The Irish World Newspaper: Fleadh for Wexford Celt rockers Cry Before Dawn
"Wexford Celt rockers end their summer tour with Fleadh. Celtic rockers 'Cry Before Dawn' are returning to London for a one-off show for the first time in five years to end their 2016 summer tour, writes Adam Shaw." Click to see the full article... Cry Before Dawn will be performing on Saturday 22 October. Tickets (including performances from other bands) cost Ł20. Book your tickets now at: www.seetickets.com.
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07/09/2016 - From the Facebook page: "Hoping to see some of our old UK friends at our gig in London, maybe even some of the Big Country guys might get down for a catchup!! See you there on Saturday October 22nd!!"
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24/05/2016 - From the Facebook page: "We're delighted to announce a trip to Galway this August, we'll be at Monroes of Galway on August 19th - Details in the link attached. We're really excited to be going back to Galway after so many years!! See you in the West!!!"
 
18/05/2016 - Article in the Gorey Guardian on 17th May.
Local paper cutting - Gorey guardian 17-05-2016
 
13/05/2016 - From the Facebook page: "Oooooh Ooooooh Ooooooh!! SSSSSSHHHHHHH! DEEEELIGHTED to LEAK that we will be LIVE on stage at Spraoi, Waterford @waterfordspraoi on Sunday July 31st See you there!!! ?#?witnessfortheworld? @philcawley Roddie Cleere WLRFM @wlrfm"
 
01/05/2016 - From the Facebook page: "We are delighted that as part of our summer series of shows, we are playing at Rose of Tralee Festival on August 20th, after the parade and before the fireworks. Having played the dome in 1989, its a real honour for us to be asked back after 27 years, to headline such a magnificient festival. It'll be a real pleasure to be back in the kingdom again, for now, its time to get ready, get stuck into rehearsals and get set for a great summer!!!"
 
25/04/2016 - From the Facebook page: "See you there! Gorey Market House Festival"
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23/04/2016 - From the Facebook page: "Reports are coming in that a band called CRY BEFORE DAWN ARE PLAYING A GIG AT Gorey Market House Festival ON July 30th at 7.30pm........... We'd like to let you know that it's. .......TRUE!!!!!! See you there!!!!!"
 

TV & Radio Appearances.
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27/08/2013 20:00 - South East Radio Wexford - Listen to Vinnie on Southeast Radio with Michael Benson
Vinny on Southeast Radio just after the news at 8pm with Michael Benson, talking about the good old days with CBD.
 
24/08/2013 - Today Fm - Listen to an Interview with Paul Byrne
Brendan on the phone with Paul chatting about their comeback and forthcoming gigs.
 
23/11/2010 11:00 - South East Radio Wexford - Listen to the Podcast (mp3 file)
They are back, you thought they were "Gone Forever"?? Wexford's and Irish legends Cry Before Dawn in the studio for the first time in 20 years. They chat to Alan Corcoran about what they have been up to and their plans for the future.
 
24/11/2010 - Today Fm, Breakfast show - Interview with Ian Dempsey (videoed in HD - embedded below)
The whole band are in the studio with Ian chatting about their comeback and playing Gone Forever.
 

 
24/11/2010 - Newstalk 106 -108, Morning show - Interview with Tom Dunne
Wexford Band ‘Cry Before Dawn’ who in the 80's were big on the Irish Scene and like a lot of bands of that time destined to make it big. They have reformed after 18 years, Brendan Wade and Vinnie Doyle from the band joined Tom in studio. Listen here to the full interview.
 
24/11/2010 - WexfordTV.ie - Brendan & Vinnie give an Interview
The band hosted a press event at the Riverbank House Hotel to celebrate their reforming during which they performed some of their songs (click to see videos): Gone Forever, Girl In The Ghetto, Witness For The World.
 
02/04/2011 - Limerick's Live 95FM - JP Dillon talks to Cry Before Dawn
JP Dillon was live from the Parkway s/c on Saturday April 2nd and the lads from Cry Before Dawn dropped by before their gig that night..


Recent news...
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04/04/2013 - Article in the Slaney News.
Local paper cutting - Slaney News, Issue 36, April 2nd 2013
 
03/04/2013 - The band is receiving some really great radio airplay around Ireland and has been topping several charts. However, it would really help if we, the fans, could text our local radio station requesting them to play the new single. Please find all the numbers to text below and let's keep our favourite band at the top of the charts:
     98 fm               53981
     Beat fm             0851029103
     Clare fm            53030
     Cork 96 fm          53096
     Dundalk fm          0870909791
     East Coast fm       0877711103
     FM 104              53104
     Galway Bay fm       TBC
     Highland Eadio      0867700555
     I Radio             0851021045
     KCLR                0833069696
     LMFM                53958
     Limerick Live 95 fm 53095
     Midlands 103        0833010103
     Mid West Radio      0879004141
     Newstalk            53106
     Ocean fm            0833500530
     Phantom             51052
     Q 102               57102
     Radio Kerry         0833003300
     Red fm              0833173336
     Rte 2fm             51552
     Rte Radio 1         TBC
     South West          TBC
     South East Radio    0873737956
     Spin 103.8          0877111038
     Spin South West     0877102103
     Spin South West     0857102103
     Tipp fm             0833113311
     Today fm            0834100102
     WLR fm              0833333975
28/03/2013 - Article in the Wexford People, thanks to Paul Byrne.
Local paper cutting - Wexford People, 28th March 2013, supplied by Paul Byrne
 
26/03/2013 - New single due for release on Friday 12th April 2013 on Reekus Records: "Is This What You Waited For?" Available on iTunes and all good record stores (Eire only).
 
From the Band's Facebook page:
 
"IS THIS WHAT YOU WAITED FOR, our first single in 23 years, is due for release April 11, on Reekus Records, with whom we have had a long relationship dating back to our pre- CBS/EPIC years in 1986. We are really proud of the result. It has taken a huge effort but we think it's been worth it. Produced and recorded in Switzerland and Ireland, mixed in Los Angeles, mastered in New York this is a serious release and we hope shows our commitment to once again reach the highest standards possible. We hope you agree :-) But you can hear it from today on nationwide radio. Please send in requests to your local and national radio stations and lets get started. Please please share the news because we really need your support. New dates will be announced soon. We are excited and nervous but very very proud that against all the odds and after all these years, we once again have the opportunity to play our music with renewed vigor and passion."
01/12/2011 - New album out on the CBD Records label: "Live At The Opera House". Available at Amazon, IrishCountry.ie and all good records stores. Buy it now!
 
22/02/2011 - From the Facebook page: "You can expect a 'very best of' album very soon and also we will be trying to get "The Seed That's Been Sown" to No 1. We need everybody's help!"
 
03/04/2011 - From the Facebook page: A new 'best of' album will be released on 8th April - watch this space for the track listing.
 
05/04/2011 - The first new album for 22 years will be released on 8th April (mp3) and 11th April (CD) on the Sony Music Entertainment label. Available at Amazon and all good records stores.
 
1. Gone Forever
2. Witness For The World
3. No Living Without You
4. The Seed That's Been Sown
5. Girl In The Ghetto
6. Last Of The Sun
7. Victorians
8. Silly Dreams
9. Only Want You For Your Soul
10. Always To Win
11. Flags
12. Follow Me
13. Forlorn Point
14. White Strand
15. Stateside Europe
16. The Seed That's Been Sown (12" Mix)
17. Girl In The Ghetto (12" Mix)
 
My verdict: so, we're missing "Tender Years", "Second Sight" and "Nobody Knows" from the first album and "Yesterday's Girl", "Your Little World", "Big Wheels" and "The Best You Can Find" from the second. Chuck in the 'rarer than rare' first single "Follow Me", the instrumental "Folorn Point " & title track from the 12" single of "The Seed That's Been Sown" and finally the extended mix from the "Girl In The Ghetto" 12" single and you have your new album. I would prefer to have seen two or three of the other b-side tracks (maybe "Sentimental " & "Back To Basics"), or a studio version of "Precious Land", over the 12" mixes as I personally feel they don't add anything to the original versions. I would also like them in chronological order but I am quite fussy! That said, it really is fantastic to see a new release from the band after all this time. It should please old and new fans alike and I hope that it sells extremely well, especially if it leads on to the long-awaited third studio album. Go and buy it now!
07/04/2011 - Local paper cutting - Evening Echo, 31st March 2011, supplied by Roy Cummins.
Local paper cutting - Evening Echo, 31st March 2011, supplied by Roy Cummins
15/04/2011 - "Best Of Cry Before Dawn" enters the Irish charts at number 12.
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26/04/2011 - "Best Of Cry Before Dawn" drops to 19 on its second week in the Irish charts. charts_2011-04-14t.jpg, 12kB 09/05/2011 - "Best Of Cry Before Dawn" drops to 39 on its forth week in the Irish charts. charts_2011-05-05t.jpg, 12kB 13/05/2011 - "Best Of Cry Before Dawn" drops to 47 on its fifth week in the Irish charts. charts-we-2011-05-12t.jpg, 15kB

Tour Videos
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Follow the links below to see YouTube videos and photos from various tour dates.
Dolan's Pub gig, Limerick, 2nd April 2011
Vicar Street gig, Dublin, 8th April 2011
White's Music Shop busking session, Wexford, 9th April 2011
INEC Acoustic Club gig, Killarney, 24th April 2011
Opera House gig, Wexford, 14th May 2011
Strawberry Fest free gig, Enniscorthy, 26th June 2011
Celtic Rock Festival, Killarney, 30th July 2011
Teaser video for forthcoming Official Live DVD!


 

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