Scottish band Texas celebrates 25 years of hit-making with a European tour that sees them play Dublin this November.
“I Don’t Want a Lover”, “Halo”, “Summer Son”, “Black Eyed Boy”... Since they burst onto the musical scene 25 years ago, the Scottish rock pop band Texas has been releasing hit after hit, selling over 38 million albums worldwide and becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Now to celebrate their silver anniversary, they have embarked on an extensive European tour that will take them to the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on the 11th of November, in support of their latest album, “Texas 25“, which hit the shelves earlier this year.
Taking their name from the Wim Wenders cult film “Paris, Texas” and fronted by Sharleen Spiteri, a pretty brunette regarded by many as one of the best lead-singers in the UK, the band worked with Truth and Soul, the production team behind Adele and Amy Winehouse, in their Brooklyn, New York, studio to rework some of the classics from its extensive catalogue.
Originally formed by bass player Johnny McElhone in 1986, Texas has survived all the various music trends of the last few decades and Spiteri’s stint as a solo artist (Melody (2008) and 2010’s The Movie Songbook) to stay true to their pop/rock roots.
Now, after years of playing large arenas, the band favour smaller venues, offering fans a more intimate experience with songs stripped down to the bare essentials. Their upcoming concert at the Olympia will be no different. Expect an evening of classics mixed in with new songs and a lot of almost face-to-face interaction with the crowd.
Say what you want, after a quarter of a century, Texas still has it!
Texas plays the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday, 11th of November, doors 7pm. Tickets cost from €34.50 and can be purchased through all the usual outlets or reserved online.
72, Dame Street
All images courtesy Texas website