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with the news that the boomtown rats are touring again this year I thought I would share this with you. In the summer of 77 I and two friends got the chance to "roadie" for the boomtown rats at middleton civic hall. after spending most of the day with Gerry cott, pete briquette and garry Roberts (geldoff simon crowe and jonny fingers were at the hospital) the gig was called off due to geldoffs sore throat. we were left with the support band , a bunch of hippies called frogbox, and a punk disco. it wasn't pretty. we got to meet the other three backstage for 5 brief minutes, and they promised to return to middleton. I don't think they ever did
Artefact added : 25th June 2013
by terryc101
cawright1 Says –
Despite a credibility issue, the Rats were a great band. Top tunes, quality musicians, and excellent stagecraft. 'Tonic For The Troops' is as good a power punk album as any other released in the era.
COMMENT ADDED 26th June 2013
gormat Says –
The Boomtown Rats did return to Middleton Civic on November 17th 1977.
COMMENT ADDED 17th June 2016
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