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The Hitchers 25th Anniversary is a celebration of their debut album

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The Hitchers 25th Anniversary includes a vinyl release of their debut album ‘It’s All Fun and Games Til Someone Loses an Eye’.

The Hitchers are back with a special live show presented by Seoda Shows in Dolan’s Warehouse on Friday, October 28

Though the Hitchers officially de-mobbed in 2001 but they have, over the years, regrouped for one-off shows and mini tours.

Limericks lost boys The Hitchers will play Dolans Warehouse on Friday, October 28. They are finally getting to mark The Hitchers 25th anniversary vinyl release of their 1997 debut album ‘It’s All Fun and Games Til Someone Loses an Eye’ which is available now through the band’s site.

Talks of a possible silver anniversary re-release gained momentum following The Hitchers’ inclusion on BBC’s Steve Lamacq’s ‘Lost Alternatives’ -a double vinyl/4xCD compilation album of acts he championed in the 90s.

 This led to a crowdfunding campaign to finance The Hitchers 25th anniversary reissue that surpassed its target and all expectations in half the time it was to run.

 The album, originally released on compact disc, and was remastered for a vinyl release in Limerick by Richard Dowling at his renowned WavMastering studio.

Throughout 2022, supporters have been receiving rewards which as well as vinyl records that have included The Hitchers themed greeting cards, handmade glass coasters and even original photographs and artwork from the 1997 release.

 As well as the world cup qualifying line-up that performed on Fun and Games there’ll be some special guest performers appearing alongside the bands and a full night of fun and frolics who will soon be announced.

Though The Hitchers officially de-mobbed in 2001 but they have, over the years, regrouped for one-off shows and mini tours. Media interest in the band rekindled around the time of World Cups and European Championships, which led to The Guardian readers voting ‘Strachan’ the ‘greatest football song ever’.

 Tickets are on sale now from Dolans Warehouse and Ticketmaster.

To buy tickets, go HERE

The order the album, go HERE

For more stories on The Hitchers, go HERE

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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