Monday, March 27th, 2017

Sir Bob Geldof And Boomtown Rats Added To ‘concert Of Legends’ Bill

Sir Bob Geldof And Boomtown Rats Added To ‘concert Of Legends’ Bill

Sir Bob Geldof and new wave giants The Boomtown Rats are heading to New Road!

Worcestershire CCC are proud to announce that the Boomtown Rats will be the third headline-act for the 'Concert Of Legends' at the County's headquarters on September 9.

They will join Billy Ocean and Paul Carrack as part of the all-day festival of music.

Geldof and the Rats burst onto the scene in the late 1970s and had a string of hits including their debut single 'Lookin' After No. 1' in 1977.

That was quickly followed by 'Mary Of The 4th Form', 'She's So Modern' and 'Like Clockwork' before their first number one with 'Rat Trap'.

The hits continued to flow with 'I Don't Like Monday's' the Rats second chart-topper and other successful singles included 'Diamond Smiles' and 'Banana Republic.'

The Rats initially split up in 1986 but by then Geldof had become immortalised for his part along with Midge Ure in organising the 'Live Aid' concerts at Wembley and around the world to provide famine relief in Ethiopia.

He co-wrote the Band Aid number one 'Do They Know It's Christmas' and persuaded many of the leading rock stars of the day to record the multi-million single record.

Geldof was also responsible for the 'Live 8' charity concert in 2005 – memorable for a reformed performance by Pink Floyd.

The Rats reformed in 2013 and will be playing many of the hits which have become their trademark at New Road.

Super Early Bird tickets have sold out for the concert but Early Bird tickets can be purchased for £40 via the Worcestershire CCC website.