After a triumphant 19 date UK tour in 2009; The Saw Doctors have announced a 7 date jaunt in November & December including two shows at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
In the last two years, Ireland's Saw Doctors have blazed back phoenix-like from almost two decades of unsung glory. Out of the blue, their rambunctious cover of The Sugababes' About You Now rocketed to No 1 in Ireland, restoring them to their rightful place as that nation's best-loved good-time band. This also prompted the release of their Best of collection “To Win Just Once - Best of The Saw Doctors” which debuted at Number 3 in the Irish charts last year and went on to achieve platinum status.
Fronted by two criminally under-rated songwriters, Leo Moran and Davy Carton, this is the band that entered the record books back in 1990 when I Useta Lover spent nine weeks at number one, becoming Ireland's best-selling single of all time. They followed up with the No 2 hit, N17, and a chart-topping album, If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back.
Irresistibly singable songs (To Win Just Once, Hay Wrap and Same Oul' Town to name but three), still flowed from Moran and Carton; their stormingly exuberant live shows remained unparalleled celebrations of the spirit of great rock; and their substantial phalanx of hardcore fans on both sides of the Atlantic never wavered in support.
Saw Doctors' fans go home glowing from a gig crammed end to end with songs about real life. The band work the same live magic wherever they play, from the Royal Albert Hall in London to a convent in the West of Ireland, from the paddock at Sandown Racecourse to the front room of a lucky fan who won a live Saw Doctors concert as a competition prize. They will also be appearing at Glastonbury, V Festival and Oxegen this year. In conjunction with their Glastonbury appearance they will be releasing a brand new single from their yet untitled new album due out in August.
You can see The Saw Doctors live at;
Friday 26th November London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Wednesday 1st December Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
Friday 3rd December Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Saturday 4th December Leeds O2 Academy
Sunday 5th December Norwich UEA
Saturday 11th December Manchester Apollo
Saturday 18th December London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire