The Corrs announce The White Light tour 2016
The original line-up, fronted by Andrea Corr and with her siblings Caroline, Jim and Sharon, has reunited after a 10-year hiatus with a new album and full UK and Ireland tour.
White Light Tour
The Corrs’ White Light Tour will be touring the UK and Ireland in January 2016 and the new album will hit the retailers on 27 November. Kicking off at Birmingham’s Genting Arena (19), the White Light Tour will be taking The Corrs to several arenas across the UK before bring it all back home to the 3Arena in Dublin on 29 January. British country-duo, The Shires will be supporting The Corrs on all upcoming UK shows. The Corrs tickets will go on sale on Monday, 21 September at 9am.
The Corrs White Light UK and Ireland Tour Dates
- Genting Arena, Birmingham (19)
- Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (20)
- Echo Arena, Liverpool (22)
- The O2, London (23)
- Manchester Arena, Manchester (24)
- The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (26)
- 3 Arena, Dublin (28)
- The SSE Arena, Belfast (29)
A long-awaited comeback
The Irish super stars marked the long-overdue occasion with a short appearance at BBC Radio 2’s Live at Hyde Park concert on 13 September. The unexpected reunion came about after Andrea Corr played a new song to friends who encouraged the singer not to give the song away but get the band back together to record it. Once the siblings got together the excitement returned; the quality of that one new song spurred everyone on in the band to contribute.
Jim has been enjoying a creative burst and has come up with some classic pop hooks and guitar riffs that simply belong on the radio.
Goss.ie quotes a source close to the band who shines some light on how the comeback came about. “Jim has been enjoying a creative burst and has come up with some classic pop hooks and guitar riffs that simply belong on the radio.” The source continues, “And Sharon, who penned monster Corrs hits So Young and Radio, has never stopped writing or touring as a solo artist, and has been stockpiling songs for this moment.”
A Musical Feast: The Corrs Live at Hyde Park
Announcing the Hyde Park show back in June on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 show, Andrea Corr hinted at more than just a massive one-off show. The youngest member of the band revealed that the band is back for the long run.
We’re in the process of making a new record. – Andrea Corr (June 2015)
Explaining the 10-year hiatus, “We emerged after our lives going in different directions,” said Andrea Corr, “babies and all that.” But she promised there is more to come. “We’re in the process of making a new record,” Andrea told Chris Evans, “so feels just right to do this. It’s exciting.” The band, which sold in excess of 45 million albums, performed a six song set at their Hyde Park performance on 13 September 2015. Opening with two of their biggest hits, Breathless and Runaway, The Corrs slipped in a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams, followed by What Can I Do and their break-through hit, Radio. Closing their first show together in over a decade, the band opted for Toss The Feathers – a song that would hark back at their earliest days playing Irish traditional tunes. The Corrs setlist at Hyde Park (13 September 2015)
- Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
- What Can I Do
- Toss The Feathers
Watch The Corrs perform Breathless at Hyde Park on 13 September 2015
The Corrs and U2: A long Irish friendship
2015 and 2016 sees the return of two Irish music giants; The Corrs and U2. While fundamentally different, The Corrs come from a traditional Irish music background, while U2 were born out of punk, the two bands share a long friendship. Band members have appeared at each other’s concerts on numerous occasions. A highlight remains U2’s Bono’s surprise appearance with The Corrs back in 2001. The U2 singer joined Andrea Corr and her band on lead vocals for the Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood classic, Summer Wine and Ryan Adams’ When The Stars Go Blue. It can’t get any cooler than this performance that many fans have voted equal to the – faultless – originals. Watch The Corrs and Bono perform Summer Wine and When The Stars Go Blue in 2001 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHEYYNODygo The impassionate performance between Andrea Corr and Bono sparked a temporary onslaught of speculations of an affair between the two. It didn’t help that Andrea Corr’s stunning looks mirror that of Ali Hewson, Bono’s wife of over 35 years. Will there be more guest appearances between the two bands? U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour is set to be rolling into the UK and Ireland in October and November; with The Corrs tour launching in January when U2 are temporarily off the road, fans can keep their fingers crossed for some surprise duetting.