The Coronas have announced a massive Cork gig for next summer 7 months ago

The Coronas have announced a massive Cork gig for next summer

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The Coronas have announced a massive Cork gig for next summer.

The Dublin band will take to the rebel county's Live at the Marquee on May 29, 2020.

This will follow on from a string of sell-out Dublin gigs this month, and the release of their upcoming album early next summer.

Last month, long-time Coronas guitarist Dave McPhillips announced that he was leaving the band after 12 years. 

He said that hectic schedules and touring had caused him to reconsider his place in the band, and that after December he has plans to "take a step back."

"For the last 12 years I have had the privilege to travel the world and play music with my best friends and together make countless new friends along the way," he wrote.

"I’ve loved every second of it and won’t be able to put into words what it has meant to me and my family.

"However, such a long time living a touring schedule that has always been hard to predict, I have known in my heart for the last 6 months that I need to take a break and pursue other ambitions I have always had."

Dave, who had been a member of The Coronas since the release of their first album, said that he is still "best friends and brothers" with the band, and that he will continue to see himself "as a Corona."

The Coronas released their first studio album in 2007.

Tickets for this Cork gig next summer go on sale this Thursday, December 19 at 9am from Ticketmaster and other ticket outlets.