Last chance to see: General Fiasco
WHATEVER happened to the likely lads? Well, in the case of once feted local indie rock trio/quartet General Fiasco, they made two albums and a handful of EPs in-between playing a tonne of gigs before slipping quietly into the night sometime around 2013 and eventually metamorphosising into Oh Volcano and Franklyn.
But wait: now they're back, in their original power trio format, for a trio of special gigs at Belfast's Voodoo on Tuesday January 29, Wednesday January 30 and Thursday January 31.
Why? Well, according to the press release I've just been handed, Owen, Enda and Stephen's imminent one-off live reunion – which quickly became a 'three-off' such was the hysteria surrounding the initial announcement – comes "in acknowledgement and celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out – without whom the band themselves could simply not have existed".
You'd best move quickly if you want to get involved: at time of writing, the last two dates had already sold-out, despite tickets only being available via Voodoo in person.
Thus, I'd strongly suggest that still interested parties present themselves promptly at noon tomorrow, when the final date will go on sale.
Insert your own 'General Fiasco prompts mass hysteria' joke here.
:: Tickets priced £10 on sale from 12pm tomorrow at Voodoo in Belfast.