Bob Geldof Confirms First Boomtown Rats Album In 30+ Years

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It’s been 33 years since The Boomtown Rats released a new album, but the time has come for another.

Singer Bob Geldof has confirmed that the band are preparing to reveal a new record called Mega.

Guitarist Garry Roberts hinted that the members had reformed in the studio about two years ago, but no word has come until Geldof’s confirmation.

“We’ve done 26 tracks. We’re mixing them now, I’ve done the vocals on them,” says Geldof to The Daily Mail. “We’re getting really excited, we think they’re great. We did a lot of songs. We have a situation now where a song comes out and a day later it’s dead.”

The Boomtown Rats split in 1986, but decided to rejoin forces in 2013, playing European festivals and gigs in Ireland. The last album from the group was The Long Grass in 1984.

Geldof is planning an interesting rollout for new music.

“What we’re probably going to do is issue a series of EPs, I’m going to call the album Mega.

“I’ll release four tracks and then a couple of months later another four tracks, and then another four, which allows us to space out the music but also do different things.”

Geldof says the new music will harken back to the pop punk/new wave sound and not deal with political issues.

We can’t wait to hear what it sounds like.

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