The Stunning have confirmed details of their first ever concert in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photo: Kathrin Baumbach
They have been touring and recording together for almost 30 years but Galway outfit The Stunning have never performed in Carrick-on-Shannon, but that is set to change as they have announced they will be performing in The Landmark Hotel on December 29.
Carrick on Shannon - our first time EVER to play your lovely town! This will be a stunning Christmas cracker of a gig. Please share with your friends in Leitrim and nearby. Tickets onsale now from the Landmark Hotel Online purchase link coming soon. See you there! #leitrim pic.twitter.com/YKzV0dCijl— The Stunning (@TheStunningBand) November 6, 2019
Formed in Galway, The Stunning had their first top twenty single just a year later followed by two more top ten hits before their debut album 'Paradise in the Picturehouse' hit the number one spot in 1990 staying there for five weeks.
The band was now a household name and became the soundtrack to the lives of a whole generation of people brought up in Ireland during the 80's and 90's.
Over the next year or so, there were four more hit singles, followed by another number one album. They released a live album in '93 before splitting up a year later. After an absence of almost ten years, the band reformed for an 18-date tour, which turned out to be one of the highest grossing tours in Ireland of 2003.
In 2012 around 30,000 people turned out to see them play a free concert in their old hometown of Galway city, a testament to the timeless quality of their music. And more was to come: in May 2017 they released a brand new single 'Brighten Up My Life', which has received over 1700 plays on Irish radio to date.
Another new single 'Always You' was released in November of the same year, the day before their first sell-out London show in 23 years. On March 6, 2018 the band released 'Twice Around the World', a re-recorded, re-vamped version of their number one album 'Once Around the World'.
It topped the charts once again and was the biggest-selling album in Ireland that week. The band then embarked on a sold-out tour of Ireland and headlined festivals over the summer of 2018. The Stunning are most definitely back, sounding as fresh as ever.