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The Boomtown Rats to Release First New Album in 36 Years

For the first time in 36 years, Irish new wave rockers The Boomtown Rats are releasing a new album.

Entitled Citizens of Boomtown and due out March 13, the 10-track album features Bob Geldof on vocals, Pete Briquette on bass, Simon Crowe on drums, and Garry Roberts on guitar. Briquette also produced the album.

This album will be the follow-up to 1984’s In the Long Grass. Currently, there are various album preorders available on the band's official online store.

The first single “Trash Glam, Baby” will be released on Jan. 10. The Boomtown Rats are also set to embark on a UK tour next spring.

Check out the Citizens of Boomtown tracklist below.

  1. Trash Glam, Baby
  2. Sweet Thing
  3. Monster Monkeys
  4. She Said No
  5. Passing Through
  6. Here’s A Postcard
  7. K.I.S.S.
  8. Rock ‘n’ Roll Yé Yé
  9. Get A Grip
  10. The Boomtown Rats

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Article image: The Boomtown Rats performing at Wacken Open Air 2017. (Markus Felix [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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