The Stunning To Celebrate 30 Years of Paradise In The Picturehouse
The Stunning will mark the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut record Paradise in the Picturehouse with an Olympia Theatre concert on March 14, 2020.
Formed in 1987 in Galway, the group had their first top 20 single just a year later. This was followed by two more top ten hits before their debut album hit the number one spot in 1990 staying there for five weeks.
The band became a household name and the soundtrack to the lives of a whole generation of people brought up in Ireland during the 80’s and 90’s. Over the next year or so, there were four more hit singles, followed by another number one album. They released a live album in ’93 before splitting up a year later.
After an absence of almost ten years, the band reformed for an 18-date tour, which turned out to be one of the highest grossing tours in Ireland of 2003. In 2012 around 30,000 people turned out to see them play a free concert in their old hometown of Galway city, a testament to the timeless quality of their music.
And more was to come: in May 2017 they released a brand new single ‘Brighten Up My Life’, which has received over 1700 plays on Irish radio to date. Another new single ‘Always You’ was released in November of the same year, the day before their first sell-out London show in 23 years.
In March 2018 the band released ‘Twice Around the World’, a re-recorded, re-vamped version of their number one album ‘Once Around the World’. It topped the charts once again and was the biggest-selling album in Ireland that week. The band then embarked on a sold-out tour of Ireland and headlined festivals over that summer.
Tickets for their Olympia Theatre show cost from €30 including booking and restoration fees. They go on sale Friday, July 19 at 9am