Genre-straddling Irish three-piece the Coronas have announced a July 1 show for Vancouver. The band will play Malkin Bowl, with tickets going on sale on February 9.
The last few years have been big ones for the group’s members Danny O’Reilly, Conor Egan, and Graham Knox. After watching a string of albums (Tony Was An Ex-Con, Closer to You, and The Long Way all crash the top five in Ireland from 2009 to 2014, the group then started to make history. Trust the Wire (2017), True Love Waits (2020), and Time Stopped (2022) all hit number one on the charts, making the Coronas the only independent Irish act to accomplish that feat.
The group has played for American President Joe Biden and Barack Obama during state visits to the Emerald Isle, and backed up Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park. Maybe most impressively, it has also survived the loss of founding guitarist Dave McPhillips when he walked away in 2016 and survived a pandemic with the name “corona” in it.
Fans—Irish or otherwise—know the Coronas for the way the band’s members are just at ease with indie-folk and punky pub-rock as they are shimmering alt-pop and traditional acoustic music.
Where the Coronas have really carved out a reputation though is onstage, the trio consistently voted one of the top live acts in Ireland.
When: June 1
Where: Malkin Bowl
Tickets: Live Nation