FMC TOUR – JUNE 2011
ADEBISI SHANK / HEATHERS / O EMPEROR

Following on from the enormous success of the inaugural FMC Tour last November, First Music Contact are delighted to announce a second six-date tour with Adebisi Shank, O Emperor and Heathers all performing across two weekends in June. First Music Contact, with funding from The Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme, will tour three of Ireland’s finest talents around the country in an effort to enable Irish audiences to have access to Irish headline acts for the reasonable price of €15.00 (plus charges).
 
FMC work with artists at all levels both at home and on the international stage through their various projects, so they saw an opportunity to tour some standout Irish talent around the country in an unusual mix and give audiences a unique opportunity to celebrate home grown success!  Thanks to the support of the Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme,  FMC are able to put this tour together at an incredibly low ticket price. This great line-up will play six cities over two weekends in June for the rock- bottom price of €15.00.
 
Tickets go on sale from today Wednesday 27th April on www.tickets.ie and venue websites.
 
FMC TOUR 2011 VENUE SCHEDULE
Thurs 2/Fri 3/ Sat 4 JUNE
Thursday June 2 – The Pavilion, Cork
Adebisi Shank – O Emperor – Heathers
Friday June 3 – Dolans, Limerick
Adebisi Shank – Heathers- O Emperor
Saturday June 4 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Adebisi Shank – O Emperor – Heathers
 
Thurs 9/ Fri 10/ Sat 11 June
Thursday June 9 –The Spirit Store, Dundalk
Adebisi Shank – Heathers- O Emperor
Friday June 10 – The Set Theatre, Kilkenny
Adebisi Shank – O Emperor – Heathers
Saturday June 11 – Whelans, Dublin
Adebisi Shank – Heathers- O Emperor
The opening slot at each gig will go to an artist selected by FMC, the venue and a national and local media judge from FMC’s own Breaking Tunes website.  So, go to www.breakingtunes.com and apply via the opportunities page.
 
For more information and for tickets go to www.fmctour.com

FMC Projects
First Music Contact is a free information and advice resource for the popular music sector in Ireland. Funded buy the Arts Council, FMC delivers a programme of useful activities for bands and musicians throughout their careers.
 
Breaking Tunes is an online music portal created by FMC to establish an online presence for new Irish music. Breaking Tunes now boasts 2,400 artist profiles and serves to make new music available to discover for audiences and industry alike. http://breakingtunes.com. You can now access the information on your iPhone with the free Breakingtunes app.
 
Hard Working Class Heroes, is a project FMC got involved with in year two and developed it in to the national showcase event that boasts one of the healthiest line-ups of new Irish music year to year.
Music From Ireland  is FMC’s international project which, in partnership with Culture Ireland and IMRO, have built support around Irish artists showcasing at the world’s biggest international music conventions eg SXSW, The Great Escape, Popkomm, and CMJ.
 
FMC Tour The central aspect of the tour is to give Irish audiences access to the best of Irish talent in a combination / lineup and at a price that will NOT be available elsewhere.
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