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THE ANSWER Return With New Album – 40 Date UK and European Tour


THE ANSWER are set to return in 2013 with a new album and full UK and European tour.

Keeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, THE ANSWER have consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums. The band have also spent the last eight years touring the world and proving themselves to be an incendiary live act- spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.

Since releasing their third studio album in late 2011, the band instigated a major shake up in their circumstances and with new management, live booking agents and record label on board, late 2012 saw them enter the studio with ex Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson at the production helm. The new record, “New Horizon” will be their fourth studio album and with mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), the new album will be released on September 30th 2013 through label Napalm Records GmbH.

The band were also honoured and privileged that the late Storm Thorgerson and his team saw fit to design the artwork for the new album and Storm was working on final ideas for the album cover just before his sad passing.

The Downpatrick quartet consists of Cormac Neeson (vocals), Paul Mahon (guitar), Micky Waters (bass) and James Heatley (drums).

Cormac Neeson: “We’re back and we’re back in a big way. Our love for rock ‘n’ roll is still as fresh as a skinny dip in the Lagan (that’s the big river that runs through Belfast!) and we really believe that this is by far and away our best album to date. We can’t wait to get out and play it live!”

The band are set to play their first headline dates since March 2012, undertaking a full 40 date European tour through October and November 2013. Confirmed 2013 dates are as follows (UK and EIRE bold)

Fri 11th Oct                Limelight 2, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Sat 12th Oct               Whelans, Dublin, EIRE

Thurs 17th Oct           Academy 3, Manchester, UK

Fri 18th Oct                Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK

Sat 19th Oct               Cockpit, Leeds, UK

Sun 20th Oct              Corporation, Sheffield, UK

Tues 22nd Oct            The Garage, Glasgow, UK

Wed 23rd Oct             O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK

Thurs 24th Oct           Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK   

Fri 25th Oct                Electric Ballroom, London, UK

Sat 26th Oct               The Thekla, Bristol, UK

Sun 27th Oct              Concorde 2, Brighton, UK

Tues 29th Oct              Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands

Wed 30th Oct               Metropol, Hengelo, Netherlands

Thurs 31st Oct             Trix, Antwerp, Belgium

Fri 1st Nov                   Luxor, Koln, Germany

Sat 2nd Nov                 Café Central, Weinheim, Germany

Sun 3rd Nov                 Kleiner Klub, Saarbrucken, Germany

Tues 5th Nov               La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

Wed 6th Nov                Universium, Stuttgart, Germany

Thurs 7th Nov             Pont Rouge, Monthey, Switzerland

Fri 8th Nov                  Schuur, Luzern, Switzerland

Sat 9th Nov                  Gaswerk, Winterhur, Switzerland

Sun 10th Nov               Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria

Tue 12th Nov               Szene, Vienna, Austria

Wed 13th Nov              Strom, Munich, Germany

Thurs 14th Nov           Magnet, Berlin, Germany

Fri 15th Nov                Metal Hammer Festival, Weissenhauser, Germany

Sat 16th Nov                Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands

Sun 17th Nov               W2, Den Bosch, Netherlands

Tues 19th Nov             La Transbordeur, Lyon, France

Wed 20th Nov              LA2 Apollo, Barcelona, Spain

Thurs 21st Nov             El Sol, Madrid, Spain

Fri 22nd Nov                Explosivo Club, Zaragoza, Spain

Sat 23rd Nov                Kafe Antzokia, Bilboa, Spain

Mon 25th Nov             Tunnels, Milan, Italy

Tues 26th Nov             Circolo Degli Artisti, Rome, Italy

Wed 27th Nov              Viper Theatre, Florence, Italy

Fri 29th Nov                Le Trabendo, Paris, France

Sat 30th Nov               Hard Rock Hell Festival, Pwllheli, Wales

UK shows are priced £14 London £16 (subject to booking fee). Tickets are available from local box offices and usual outlets – / /

Tickets go on general sale 9am GMT on Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Support from very special guests to be announced.

For Hard Rock Hell Festival please see

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