The Waterboys were formed in 1983 by Mike Scott and became famous for their powerful live performances and majestic alternative rock albums such as A Pagan Place and This Is The Sea, which included their biggest hit The Whole Of The Moon. After the recruitment of Irish fiddle maestro Steve Wickham, the band created their million-selling album Fisherman's Blues, on which Scott's original and unusual songwriting was merged with older musics - country, trad, blues and gospel - to electrifying effect. Since then The Waterboys have continued to make genre-busting records and have matured into one of the world's finest live acts.
Their most recent album is An Appointment With Mr Yeats, a collection of lyrics by Ireland's greatest poet turned into incendiary rock songs, rapturously received by critics and audiences alike. At these shows the band will play a mix of "killer vintage Waterboys" and the brilliant songs from An Appointment With Mr Yeats.
Venue: The Forum