Pearse is back as Saw Doctors play Kilconly in warm up show for European and US Tour

Davy, Leo and Pearse - back in the day.

Davy, Leo and Pearse - back in the day.

The Saw Doctors will play a one-off concert in The Venue, Kilconly, Tuam on Wednesday May 29 prior to their European and US Summer tour which kicks off in Munich on June 8t and includes outdoor shows in New York at Central Park, Dublin at Fairview Park and Belfast’s Custom House Square.

Tickets for The Saw Doctors gig in Kilconly go on sale on Friday May 10th at 1pm from Former band member Pearse Doherty will play his first gig with The Saw Doctors in 22 years at the Kilconly show on May 29. Earlier this year Pearse re-joined The Saw Doctors on bass guitar, wooden flute and penny whistle. Long time fans of The Saw Doctors can look forward to hearing Pearse sing his trademark song ‘Where’s The Party’ at The Venue, Kilconly.

The Saw Doctors will play fifteen concerts during their three-month summer tour with gigs scheduled in Brussels, Cologne, Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Glasgow, Devon and two sold out shows in the Heineken Big Top on July 27 and 28 as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

The Saw Doctors will release a new single ‘Man in the Moon’ on Friday May 24 via Spotify and the streaming platforms. Man in the Moon, a song written by Leo Moran, Davy Carton and Padraig Stevens, was produced by Philip Tennant in Grouse Lodge Studios in Co Westmeath.

For the Kilconly concert on May 29, The Saw Doctors will be an eight-piece band with former Waterboy Anthony Thistlethwaite on saxophone, Noelie McDonnell from The Whileaways on guitar and backing vocals, Rickie O’Neill on Drums, Kieran Duddy on keyboards and accordion, Pearse Doherty on Bass and wooden flute, Tommy Carton on backing vocals along with Davy Carton on lead vocals and Leo Moran on electric guitar.

After a five-year break from touring, The Saw Doctors staged a brilliant comeback last year with sold out shows in London, Manchester and New York, a barnstorming appearance at Electric Picnic and two homecoming concerts in Tuam, where they played to 10,000 people in St. Jarlath’s College.

The London Times in a rave review of the Hammersmith Apollo concert by The Saw Doctors concluded “If they could bottle the sort of Bonhomie that make and entire concert hall feel better, The Saw Doctors would have the medicine show to end them all.”

The Saw Doctors debut album ‘If This is Rock and Roll, I want My Old Job Back’ went straight to No1 on its release in 1991, selling a half a million copies worldwide. The Saw Doctors second single ‘I Useta Lover’ spent nine weeks at No1 in the Irish charts, going on to become the biggest selling single ever.


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