In 2014, The Coronas moved to London. Which matters because, as anyone in Ireland will tell you, The Coronas are a Dublin band. At home, the quartet could hardly be bigger. Their three albums to date are double platinum; their second, 2009’s magnificently-titled Tony Was An Ex-Con, beat U2 and Snow Patrol to Best Album at the Meteor Awards. They have sold out everywhere from Dublin’s 13,000-capacity 02 Arena to The Olympia Theatre, where they played a record-breaking six night run, and supported Sir Paul McCartney, The Script, Justin Timberlake and Pink on a full UK tour.
The band have just released, “What A Love”, the sixth and final single to be taken from ‘The Long Way’, which was written and recorded in London by the band. A late addition, ‘What A Love’ was added to the final track listing just days before the album was finished. In a first for the band, The Coronas also released their platinum selling album “The Long Way”, on limited edition 12” vinyl last month.
The Coronas may call The Long Way a new start, but really it’s a reboot.
The eight years the four members, all still in their twenties, spent conquering their homeland is the cornerstone of the band they are now. They couldn’t have started out with The Long Way, they had to work their way towards it.
“The last eight years has been a blast,” says Knoxy. “We look back and can’t believe what we’ve achieved. The highlights? Too many to mention. But for me, meeting McCartney when we supported him. He asked who was the bassist. I said me. He said, ‘Okay, here’s my advice. Don’t break up.”
“And we haven’t,” laughs Danny. “We can’t. Paul McCartney said so.”
The Corona’s return to the INEC Killarney, this Christmas December 28th – Tickets available now