Ireland & UK Tour 2017!

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 by KKC

King Kong Company All Kong-quering Ireland & UK Tour

Having brought our brand of Irish ‘get the f*** up and dance’ music to audiences at festivals across Ireland and Europe this summer, we’re taking our award winning live show indoors at the end of 2017, with our biggest tour yet!

It was a summer of memorable gigs. One gig at Vestrock put us in front of 10,000 Dutch people (they know how to dance), the set at Glastonbury won over loads of new fans, while the audience at Boomtown knew a thing or two about getting ‘something off that’. Not forggeting our hometown gig at Waterford Spraoi was the largest in the festivals 25 year history, the cake was well and truly iced with another 10,000 people showing up to see the band on a sunny Sunday in Stradbally for Electric Picnic.

Away from live gigs we’ve been busy getting up to no good too. In June we launched a beer in collaboration with Wexford’s YellowBelly brewers. The beer, Commotion Lotion, was made with Buckfast. It proved to be a surprising hit with critics and beer lovers. Then in July we were invited to play for the President Michael D. Higgins one Monday afternoon. As you do. We performed Donkey Jaw (and out of the corner of our eye we swear he did look at his hands). In August the band released Involved, their first track since their highly acclaimed debut in 2016. Within 24 hours, the slow building banger, proved to be their most popular track yet.

It’s been a good run for us, a bunch of mates who got together in 2011 releasing one music video a month. We never had any intentions of gigging. But just like pints, the first gig lead to another, then another, and here we are six years later.

Check us out as we embark on a 14 date Ireland and UK tour:

  • Cork: Opera House – Sunday October 29th – Tickets

  • London: The Waiting Room – Tuesday October 31st – Free Enty

  • Southampton: The Joiners – Wednesday November 1st – Tickets

  • Bath: Moles – Thursday November 2nd – Tickets

  • Birmingham: Actress & The Bishop – Friday November 3rd – Tickets

  • Leeds: The Lending Room – Sunday November 5th – Tickets

  • Glasgow: The Garage (Attic Bar) – Monday November 6th – Tickets

  • Newcastle: Think Tank? – Tuesday November 7th – Tickets

  • Wexford: Crown Live – Saturday November 25th – Tickets

  • Kilkenny: The Set – Friday December 1st – Tickets

  • Galway: Roisin Dubh – Saturday December 2nd – Tickets 

  • Limerick: Dolans – Friday December 8th – Tickets

  • Kerry: INEC – Saturday December 9th – Tickets

  • Dublin: The Academy – Saturday December 16th – Tickets