Hot off their appearance at Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, electronic-rockers King Kong Company will return to Cork Opera House for a late night show on Sunday 24th October as part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
The hedonistic Waterford ensemble emerged in 2011, releasing one video a month, and played their first gig in 2012. Soon after, they played Indiependence and later at Electric Picnic. The band have also played sell out shows at the Sugar Club, the Button Factory, The Academy and even The Olympia. By now, their live shows are stuff of legend.
Not content with rocking out onstage, the band’s self-released and Neil McLennan (The Prodigy) produced self-titled debut album was released to a rapturous reception in 2016 and was nominated for that year’s Choice Music Prize. The following year saw the band play it’s first shows in mainland Europe, as well as at Glastonbury and their largest attended show to date in front of 10,000 at Electric Picnic. In 2017 the band also released its own Buckfast infused beer called Commotion Lotion in collaboration with Wexford-based brewery YellowBelly Beer.
Along the way, King Kong Company have sold out Cork Opera House on multiple occasions, and their live return to their old haunt is not one to be missed.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 17 from Cork Opera House Box Office priced at €25 plus booking fee. The show is an over 18s gig.