Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Coming to Ireland this Autumn
Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, from Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor and Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie among their millions of fans.
I’m Not In Love, written by Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart, features prominently in the soundtrack to the 2014 blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, which spawned a No 1 album. Meanwhile, a key element of the soundtrack to 2010’s The Social Network, about the creation of Facebook, is Dreadlock Holiday, which also became the Sky Sports cricket theme in Australia.
10cc has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and the band’s longevity is testament to their timeless songs, as is their continuing to traverse the globe and play countries as disparate as Iceland and South Africa, Latvia and Japan, as well as across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the US.
Promoting the Irish dates Joe Gallagher, of Joe Gallagher Entertainments said “We are delighted to be promoting 10 cc in venues such as Vicar St Dublin, Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, Cork Opera House & The Millennium Forum in Derry” Gallagher said “10cc ruled the pop world at a time, the 70s – when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colourful artists in pop history, it’s great to have them back on Irish soil”.