Win Coronas tickets!

CALLING all music fans. The Leader has two pairs of tickets to give away for the Coronas Belfast show in April.

The Meteor award-winning Irish rock band began 2011 opening for The Script, immediately followed by their first 17-date headline tour across America.

The band then returns to Northern Ireland in April for three nights only. Very special invited guests on the three Northern Ireland shows are the fantastic Colenso Parade and Microlip.

The Coronas, who won 2010 Best Irish album at the Meteor awards and are significant Irish participants of Oxegen, released the smart 2007 debut album, Heroes Or Ghosts and have slowly but surely been embraced by their ever-growing contingent of fans as one of the best Irish bands to have emerged in the past five years.

The band has been around in some shape or form for over five years. Danny O’Reilly (vocal/ guitar) met up with Graham Knox (bass) and Conor Egan (drums) while at school and college, and a short time later hooked up with Dave McPhillips (lead guitar) during a working holiday in Vancouver. Come the start of 2007, a flurry of Irish chart activity commenced with their debut single, Decision Time, reaching the Top 10. This success was enhanced with three further hit singles - Grace, Don’t Wait, Heroes Or Ghosts, San Diego Song, all of which preceded their debut album, Heroes Or Ghosts, which subsequently spent over a year in the Irish charts.

Time moves on and the band, following a licensing deal in Japan with JVC, has trumped Heroes Or Ghosts with their new album, Tony Was an Ex-Con.

The Coronoa’s play the Nerve Centre in Derry on Friday April 1 and the Empire Music Hall in Belfast on April 2 and 3.

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To be in with a chance of winning one of two pairs of tickets to the Coronas Empire Hall gig on Sunday April 3 simply text BLCOMP CORONAS followed by your name to 64343 by Sunday March 13. Texts cost £1 plus your standard netowrk rate. For full terms and conditions see page two of the Leader.