After a very triumphant debut tour to Europe in 2015, Australia’s favourite folk-punk rockers THE RUMJACKS are getting ready to return to the UK and many parts of Europe in 2016!

Barely stopping to cool their jets from last year, these 5 tearaways are gearing up for a massive year ahead both at home & abroad, including a triumphant return to the festivals and concert halls of Europe & The UK for the summer in 2016 with many amazing shows already confirmed.

The band will be playing many of their crowd favourites from the previous two albums, as well as showcasing many songs off their new (and third) album set for release later in 2016.

Since the bands inception in Sydney, Australia in late 2008 when Frankie McLaughlin met Bassist Johnny McKelvey, they have racked up over 20 million YouTube views, with over 16 million of these for their breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub Song’.

Two most recent videos for ‘Home’ & ‘One Summers Day’ were made while The Rumjacks were on tour, and stand testament to the bands enormous appeal wherever they go.

“It’s like growing up with a tear in your eye and a storm brewing in your heart..” muses frontman Frankie McLaughlin on the musical heritage of the group. “We were raised on the Scottish & Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with Punk Rock as we grew older & thought we knew everything.”

These two immovable pillars define The Rumjacks above all else, as they continue to cut their own path through the tangled musical landscape before them. Their own brand of Celtic Punk has seen them release two EP’s – ‘Hung, Drawn & Portered’ & ‘Sound as a Pound’ (’09), as well as two powerful full length albums – ‘Gangs of New Holland’ (’10) & ‘Sober & Godless’ (’15).

Their incendiary live performances and seemingly endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, Guttermouth, GBH, UK Subs and The Aggrolites. “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone.”

Indeed there are – from their heavy Celtic roots to the driving punk rock or even ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs & choking ballads. “We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through it, Hopefully contributing something fresh & substantial that’ll stick around in people’s hearts long after the party’s over..”

2015 marked a real tipping point for the band, when after wowing home crowds with several appearances at the prestigious Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia, they embarked on a hugely successful tour of Europe playing to over 50,000 people. Absolutely crushing just about any bands ‘must do’ list, they took in the likes of Boomtown Fair (UK), Montelago Celtic Festival (Italy) and Jarocin Festival (Poland), as well as sell-out shows at many iconic club venues like The Garage (London), Wild At Heart (Berlin) and Rock Cafe (Prague).

Watch this space…though don’t blink, or you’re likely to miss ‘em.

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  • 03.05.2016 DE / Berlin / Wild at Heart – 1st Show
  • 04.05.2016 DE / Bamberg – Hirschhaid / Jahnhalle
  • 05.05.2016 DE / Dortmund / SKA im Westend Festival
  • 06.05.2016 DE / Hamburg / Hafengeburtstag – Jolly Roger Bühne
  • 07.05.2016 DE / Düsseldorf / Pitcher
  • 08.05.2016 DE / Düsseldorf / Pitcher
  • 25.05.2016 NL / Groningen / Vera
  • 26.05.2016 NL / Utrecht / De Helling
  • 27.05.2016 NL / Den Haag / Sniester Festival
  • 29.05.2016 DE / Aachen / Wild Rover
  • 31.05.2016 DE / Freiburg / Walfisch
  • 04.06.2016 IT / Lecco / La Sbiellata Sanzenese
  • 11.06.2016 IT / Vicenza / Riviera Folk Festival
  • 18.06.2016 IT / Dumenza / Dumeltica
  • 08.07.2016 AT / Graz / Explosiv
  • 09.07.2016 DE / Eggolsheim / Fiddlers Green: Shamrock Castle
  • 14.-16.07.2016 PL / Kostrzyn nad Odrą / Woodstock Festival Poland
  • 22.07.2016 CZ / Tabor / Mighty Sounds Festival
  • 23.07.2016 DE / Herne / Folk&Rock im Schlosshof
  • 06.08.2016 GR / Almiro / Los Almiros Festival
  • 11.08.2016 SL / Tolmin / PunkRock Holiday
  • 13.08.2016 DE / Eschwege / Open Flair Festival
  • 14.08.2016 DE / Rotenburg ob der Tauber / Taubertalfestival
  • 16.08.2016 DE / Berlin / Wild at Heart - 2nd Show
  • 17.08.2016 DE / Hamburg / Hafenklang
  • 21.08.2016 NL / Biddinghuizen / Lowlands Festival

‘Sober & Godless’ album is out now via Four | Four Music worldwide.

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