The Lost Brothers return from a tour of the US, for a performance this Thursday in the Olympia, Dublin, where they are special guests to Fionn Regan and follow that with a full Irish tour, as part of the FMC Tour with Squarehead and We Cut Corners.
The Lost Brothers - Oisín Leech from Navan and Mark McCausland from Omagh - toured for three weeks as guests to Glen Hansard followed by a further three weeks themselves, promoting their new album, The Passing of the Night.
On Saturday 20th October, they played their final shows of the tour, at the Irish Arts Centre in New York.
Oisin says the tour was a really great experience and went very well.
"We played to two thousand people every night for 16 shows with Glen Hansard. Then we did another 15 shows ourselves. We travelled from Boston to San Francisco and back again, by train, tour bus and plane. We had two tour buses that were like moving hotels. We would play a gig and then sleep all the way to the next city on the overnight drive".
They received a great response from the shows including, as Oisin says, a "standing ovation at the Minneapolis show. The response was really great each night". At the shows they sold copies of the new album, selling "enough to get by and buy the odd bowl of pasta!" This includes some vinyl editions of the album, states Oisin "we love when people buy the vinyl. It sounds even better!!"
Oisin looks forward to Thursday's show supporting Fionn Regan. "We love Fionn's music. He requested us as support, which we were very happy about".
The First Music Contact (FMC) Tour with Squarehead and We Cut Corners takes place in November and begins in The Roisín Dubh, Galway on Thursday 1st, The Pavilion Cork 2nd and Dolans Warehouse Limerick Saturday 3rd, The Late Lounge. They also play The Late Lounge Kildare on 9th November and The Workman's Club, Dublin on 10th November.