€26 & €30*
Formed in Cork in 1988 by Niall O'Flaherty, Pat O'Connell, Paul Fennelly and Ger Lyons, Sultans of Ping FC came to the attention of the Irish and UK music press, when 'Where's Me Jumper' a wonderfully absurd slice of guitar driven indie-pop, crashed the charts and put the band on the front of influential music magazines NME and Melody Maker.
A series of brilliant singles followed supported by the bands riotous live show, memorable dress sense and an intelligent, coverage-friendly wit which saw the band sign to Epic Records and release their irresistible and iconic debut album, Casual Sex In The Cineplex.
The Sultans' star burned brightly for several years, releasing subsequent albums Teenage Drug (including the classic 'Michiko') and Good Year for Trouble, whose artwork caused problems, as major record chains like HMV and Virgin decided that the display of bondage and S&M was too explicit.
The band went their separate ways having left an indelible mark on Irish and UK indie, and reformed as The Sultans of Ping FC in 2005, playing a number of gigs with Jim Bob of Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine. In 2006, the band released their live DVD U Talk 2 Much: Live At The Cork Savoy Theatre on Cherry Red Records.
Speaking on the upcoming show in Cork Opera House drummer Morty McCarthy says "It's our first show in Cork since 2014 and we are really excited to be playing Cork Opera House for the first time in the band's history."
Sultans of Ping will be celebrating 30 years since the release of Casual Sex In The Cineplex and fans can expect tracks from their debut such as 'You Talk Too Much', 'Stupid Kid' and the timeless 'Veronica'.
*Tickets may be subject to booking fees.