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IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) have announced a call for entries for
the 2009 IMRO Showcase Tour. Established in 1992, Ireland’s most established
new band showcase has provided a live platform for scores of emerging Irish
music talent over the years. Recent acts to have featured include Fight Like
Apes, Oppenheimer, Declan O’Rourke, Halves, Delorentos, The Immediate and
The Flaws to name a few. IMRO now invite submissions for the IMRO Showcase
Tour 2009. Bands and artists who wish to be considered for a place on the
tour should send a website or MySpace link to before Friday
February 27th, 2009. All genres of music are welcome. Successful acts will
be notified in early March.

The IMRO Showcase Tour 2009 will feature ten live shows in venues across
Ireland including Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Dundalk. The gigs will
run through March and April. A ‘Best of Showcase’ gig will take place in
Dublin in early May. In all, forty-five bands will be chosen to perform.

Of the IMRO Showcase Tour, long-time supporter Dave Fanning said: “When IMRO
put together the first one of these nearly two decades ago it was a
no-nonsense, no-frills kinda thing and did exactly what it said on the tin.
It was the best of new live music. It still is. Competitions, band nights,
showcases, battle of the bands - they come and they always go. The IMRO
Showcase goes on forever, as big, bold and relevant as ever. It’s a
privilege to have been involved through 2FM since the beginning. Here’s to

The IMRO Showcase Tour 2009 is proudly supported by RTÉ 2FM and The Star

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