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General Fiasco announce single and tour

‘We Are The Foolish’ is the hugely contagious debut single from General Fiasco on the Infectious label, and released 12th October 2009. The band will also be touring throughout the autumn both headlining and as support to The Enemy.

The Northern Ireland trio formed in 2007 and have spent the last two years writing and embarking on endless tours around the UK. Owen Strathern (vocals/bass) and his brother Enda Strathern (guitars) met Stephen Leacock (drums) at school and bonded over a love of music. Their first gig was a local festival which gave them the taste for playing outdoors and they’ve gone on to play Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2008 and Download and Glastonbury this year. A 7” single – ‘Rebel Get by’ released by indie label Another Music = Another Kitchen picked up radio play from the likes of Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, Sara Cox and was playlisted at XFM. After a spot on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds they were invited to play at the Electric Proms and Jo Whiley invited them onto the Little Noise Sessions. ‘Something Sometime’ released earlier this year on their own label gained more support across the media, including being Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In the World’ and led to them signing a deal with Infectious Records.

General Fiasco are currently putting the final touches to their debut album due for release in the new year, this was recorded by Neal Calderwood at Manor Park Studios in Northern Ireland.

‘We Are The Foolish’ is an ideal introduction to the band that showcases General Fiasco’s ability to craft the perfect pop song without ever falling into cliché. The cry of ”You Better Wake up., Wake Up” is sure to burrow into your consciousness – as Owen point out "We wanted to put this out because of the response it gets live. Even if they've never heard it before people are singing it by the end. We can't wait till even more people know it at the shows."

New single ‘WE ARE THE FOOLISH’ 12 October 2009

On tour ....

28 September GLASGOW, Stereo £6.00 08444 999 990
29 September DUNDEE, Dexters £6.00 08444 771 000
30 September NOTTINGHAM, Rock City £6.00 08713 100 000
1 October LONDON, Barfly £7.50 0844 576 5483
2 October CARDIFF, Barfly £6.00 0844 847 2424
4 October BIRMINGHAM, 02 Academy 3 £6.00 0844 477 2000
6 October LIVERPOOL, 02 Academy 2 £6.00 0844 477 2000
7 October SHEFFIELD, The Plug £6.00 0114 241 3040
9 October LEEDS, Leeds Metropolitan £6.00 0113 2454650
10 October BRIGHTON, Audio £6.00 01273 606 312
11 October BRISTOL, The Cooler £6.00 08713 100 000
12 October SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners £6.00 02380 632601
13 October MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge £6.00 0161 832 1111
31 October BELFAST, Ulster Hall £13.00

With The Enemy:

7 November PRESTON, 53 Degrees
8 November LIVERPOOL, University
10 November EDINBURGH, Corn Exchange
11 November GLASGOW, O2 Academy
12 November SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
15 November NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
16 November LEEDS, O2 Academy
17 November LINCOLN, Engine Shed
19 November LONDON, Forum
20 November NORWICH, UEA
21 November FOLKESTONE, Lees Cliff Hall
24 November PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
26 November BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
27 November LEAMINGTON, Assembly
29 November MANCHESTER, Apollo

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