Possible one of the most underrated Irish rock bands, Bellx1 will are currently playing the U.S. leg of their tour.

The Irish band, made up of Paul Noonan, David Geraghty and Dominic Philips just released their fifth studio album “Bloodless Coup” ahead of their tour.

The band found success with U.S. audiences when their song “Eve, the Apple of My Eye” was featured in an episode of “The OC” during a memorable scene in which Mischa Barton and Olivia Wilde share a romantic kiss on the beach.

In the past the indigenous Irish band have also appeared on chat shows including “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.

Recently the band played a gig on the roof of the European Facebook headquarters in Dublin, enjoying the band’s set was none other than Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO who had just arrived in the capital.

Speaking about the 27-year old CEO, one member of the band said he “seemed like a lovely lad”.

“He was polite and interested in our album and tour, understandably spacing off as the attention swirled around him….I was tempted to ask him how much he had in his pocket, or, to see if he was paying attention, if he’d ever seen his Mammy in the bath,” he said on their website blog.

When I speak to Dave Geraghty on a Friday afternoon, he is busy preparing for upcoming tour and informs me the band are still “finding their feet with the new material”.

At this stage their latest album “Bloodless Coup” has been out a few weeks and Geraghty tells IrishCentral that so far it’s been getting positive reviews in Ireland.

“People in the front row, know the lyrics better than we do,” he laughs.

Speaking about their U.S. tour Geraghty says that the crowd is different to home.

“It's always thrilling to be making new fans,” he told IrishCentral.

On their upcoming New York concert he says there is very special about their East Village venue.

“There is always a good vibe in the Bowery room,” he says, adding “they is always something interesting happening in little nooks and crannies in New York.”

Geraghty tells me the tour is about “trying to meet and woe new fans”, which shouldn’t be a problem for the trio.


Check out their U.S. tour dates below.

June  1     Toronto -  The Mod Club Theatre  with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  2     Philadelphia -  First Unitarian Church  with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  3     Pittsburgh -  Club Cafe  with Jarrod Gorbel  
June  4     Washington, DC -  Rock  And  Roll Hotel  with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  5     Morgan Town, WV  -  Mountain Stage 
June  6     New York -  Bowery Ballroom  with James Vincent McMorrow 
June  7     New York -  Bowery Ballroom   with James Vincent McMorrow 
June  8      Boston -  Paradise Rock Club   with James Vincent McMorrow 
June  10    Ann Arbor -  The Ark    with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  11   Chicago -  Lincoln Hall   with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  12    Minneapolis -  Varsity Theater   with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  14    Denver -  Larimer Lounge  with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  17    Seattle -  Crocodile Cafe    with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  18    Portland -  Doug Fir Lounge   with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  21    San Francisco -  Great American   with Jarrod Gorbel 
June  22    Los Angeles -  The Troubadour    with Jarrod Gorbel
June  25    Bundoran -  Sea Sessions Festival  
July 1      Cork -Live At The Marquee  with James Vincent McMorrow & Cashier No. 9 
July  16      Galway - Galway Arts Festival  with Duke Special and Liam Finn
Aug 6         Dublin -  Marlay Park  with  Editors  &  Cashier No. 9

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