The Boomtown Rats are recording their first album in 30 years
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The Boomtown Rats are recording their first album in 30 years

THIRTY years on from their last release, The Boomtown Rats are coming back together to record a new album.

The iconic 1980s band, fronted by Dubliner Bob Geldof, first reformed two years ago and recently delighted crowds at the Electric Picnic festival in August.

But if rumours are to be believed, the new album will be their first since 1984’s In the Long Grass.

The Boomtown Rats’ guitarist Garry Roberts told The Irish Sun: “I can’t quite believe it but Bob loves playing the old material so much, he now wants some new Rats' songs, so we’re going into the studio to record them.”

The band, best known for their 1979 number one single I Don’t Like Mondays, had a string of 12 top 40 hits in Britain – and 11 top 20 hits in the Irish charts – during their first stint in the spotlight.

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Since reforming, they have played to crowds across the world and will finish up their 2015 tour dates in Dublin on December 6 in the Olympia Theatre.

Roberts did not disclose when the album would be released – but plans are in full swing.

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