Acknowledged as one of Irelandâ€™s most successful current bands, The Frames released their first album in 1992 and, over nearly a decade bounced through various well-documented record deals and band line-ups releasing consistently excellent records (Fitzcarraldo and Dance The Devil) along the way in spite of it. Finally, as the new millennium appeared the band shook themselves free of outside influences, beginning work on For The Birds which they released on their own Plateau label in March 2001.
Two years later after constant touring and an ever-rising fanbase the band released their live opus, Set List, which became the first of their albums to dÃ©but in the Irish Album Charts at No 1 in May 2003 and has gone on to be their biggest-selling album to date. They continued with their relentless touring schedule around the world, inked an international record deal with the Anti record label (whilst retaining release rights for their own label at home and in Australia) and still found time to record and release their 5th studio album.
Following hot on the heels of a monumental sold-out open-air show in front of nearly 20,000 at Dublinâ€™s Marlay Park, Burn The Maps was released in September 2004. It went straight to No 1 at home in Ireland and became a long-term fixture in the Irish Charts in spite of the band having to spend most of their time away on tour supporting its release worldwide in 2005.
The band released their 6th studio album, The Cost, in Ireland on their own Plateau label in Ireland September 2006 (the rest of Europe followed in October on the Anti label). It went straight into the album charts at No 2 and was the springboard for a solid year of international touring which culminated in a Christmas show in Ireland with Snow Patrol and a headline show to ring in the new year.
All of The Framesâ€™ albums to date have achieved Double Platinum sales status. The bandâ€™s live album, Set List, has sold in excess of Quadruple Platinum status, as has For The Birds.
Meanwhile frontma Glenâ€™s return to acting (his first role since The Commitments) has proved an unqualified success with the film â€œOnceâ€ (written and directed by ex-Frames bass player John Carney) won the prestigious Sundance Audience International Award as well as the Dublin Film Festival Audience Award and is now on general release in Ireland.
The Frames Live @ Vicar St. New Yearâ€™s Eve. â€˜07 Tickets are â‚¬35 on sale Tuesday November 13th @ 9am now through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 390.