The Riptide Movement

We are delighted to welcome The Riptide Movement to Kilkee on Saturday 27th of July as they undertake their Coast to Coast Tour of Ireland in association with Clean Coasts.

The Riptide Movement are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 2006 by vocalist and guitarist Mal Tuohy, guitarist John Dalton, bassist and harmonica player Gerry Mc Garry and drummer Gar Byrne. The four-piece band blew the Irish music scene wide open in 2014 with their Number One, gold-selling album ‘Getting Through’. The album topped the Irish charts and achieved Gold status for the band while the lead single “All Works Out” was a Top 10 hit. Their latest American – recorded album ‘Ghosts’ (2016) which took shape in El Paso, Texas, under Grammy-Award-winning producer Ted Hutt reached #5 in the Irish Charts. Their live shows are legendary and perhaps their most defining quality. There is an authenticity in everything they do. It permeates their sound and defines their approach.

This Summer 2018 sees The Riptide Movement undertake a Coast to Coast Tour of Ireland. The tour will involve the band performing their inimitable full live show at a number of coastal venues around the island of Ireland, while also spreading the message that our beaches, coastlines, rivers, cities and towns need to be kept litter and plastic free if society is to help prevent our oceans from becoming even more polluted by the unsustainable level of plastic waste which is currently finding its’ way into our seas.

This summer series of gigs and festival appearances in coastal areas marks the beginning of a broader campaign being embarked on by the band around this environmental issue with the planned summer release of their next single (Plastic Oceans) which the band just recently recorded in London with producer Chris Coady (Future Islands / Slowdive).

Having also signed a global publishing deal with IMAGEM / CONCORD Music in 2017, the band are well poised to continue to build on the international success of recent hits; All Works Out, Elephant in The Room and Changeling.