Popular band The Coronas are coming to Cork to celebrate the release of their latest studio album.
The band, who are no strangers Leeside after multiple appearances at Live At The Marquee, have improvised with a new way to promote their sixth studio album due for release on July 31 with Covid-19 guidelines preventing them from touring or taking part in in-store album signings.
The record True Love Waits is the sixth in the band’s 17-year career with their previous five studio albums topping charts, the last four of taking the top three spots in the Official Irish Albums Chart.
The trio were forced to come up with an alternative to touring the new record and have teamed up with Murphy’s Ice Cream to hit the road in an ice cream truck selling records and handing out free ice cream.
Taking to Twitter, the band said: “With everything that’s going on at the moment we thought it might add a tiny bit of positivity into the world and we can’t wait to get out and see some of our fans & friends that we haven’t seen since before lockdown.
“There’s a long way to go before we beat this unfortunately named virus, but, remember True Love Waits.”
The Coronas will hit a number of different towns along the way and will appear at Golden Discs on Patrick Street in Cork city centre at 4pm on Thursday, July 30 and Mitchelstown at 10am on Friday, July 31.
They will also hit Dolan’s in Limerick and Murphy’s Ice Cream in Galway on July 31; Murphy’s Ice Cream on Wicklow Street in Dublin, The Millpond in Dundrum in Dublin, and Liffey Valley in Dublin on August 1; and The Parade in Kilkenny, City Square in Waterford and Dunmore East in Waterford on August 3.
The band took to Twitter to reveal the colourful branded ice cream van they will not be missed in while travelling the country.
Masks sporting the album cover artwork made by Irish Socksciety will also be handed out on route around to the different venues.
The band asked people to “please please please respect social distancing, wash your hands and wear your masks”.