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Cry Before Dawn: Gone Forever?
The answer is a definitive ‘NO'!
Almost 18 years apart - the acclaimed Wexford band Cry Before Dawn with two hugely acclaimed multi platinum albums - have succumbed to fan pressure to reform for two very special concerts in Dublin's Vicar St & Wexford's Opera House.
1986 - Cry Before Dawn released their first single "Follow Me "with Dawn Records, a song which landed them a deal with international label CBS. The highly acclaimed debut album "Crimes of Conscience" spawned 3 hit records in Ireland: the trad tinged "Gone Forever," the gutsy "The Seed that's Been Sown" and the anthemic "The Girl in The Ghetto".
These instant classics paved the way for the "difficult" second album, "Witness for the World", which in turn produced three major hits for the band: the politically informed "Witness for the World", the Dylanesque "Last of the Sun "and the beautiful melancholy of "No Living Without You". Produced in Los Angeles the recordings had a different sound, but was still instantly recognisable, laced as it was with Brendan Wade's powerful vocals and intelligent lyrics, Pat Hayes's pounding, insistent drums, Tony Hall's delicate yet razor sharp guitars and Vinnie Doyle's looping, virtuoso bass.
Cry Before Dawn have performed on many TV shows including RTE's "The Late Late Show" and "Kenny Live", as well as a memorable performance of "Witness for the World "in 1989 on the institution that was the BBC's "Wogan".
Cry Before Dawn had sold out tours all over the UK and Ireland on numerous occasions, even selling out the National Stadium Dublin.
Steve Belton who played with the band for their final three years between 1989 and 1992 will be joining Brendan, Vinnie and Pat on stage for the shows.