With over 30 million records sold, The Corrs were one of the biggest runaway (no pun intended) success stories of the ’90s and after a 10 year hiatus to focus on their families and pursue solo careers, the siblings are back with a brand new album and a huge arena tour.
The Corrs first burst onto the scene in 1995 with their fusion sound of Irish folk and pop melodies. All of their albums debuted at number one on the Irish charts and they found success internationally from Germany, Australia and America.
This month they debuted some tracks from forthcoming album White Light alongside classic hits at a press conference in London. One track called Path of My Broken Heart is a moving ballad, whereas other tracks had thumping drums and soaring vocals. During a Q&A they explained how White Light is reflective of everything they’ve gone through in the past 10 years, from the loss of their father to the birth of their children.
Fans of the band will be keen to hear they’ve kept a lot of the sound that made them so popular but it all still feels very current and it’s those fans who are partly responsible for this comeback. Andrea Corr explained, “We feel really fortunate, a lot of our fans have really stuck by us and they’ve asked us over the years to please come back, please resume, please write something or perform or just anything for them to see us. I think it gives us a lot of comfort when we see our die-hard fans at the front of the audience, it’s great for us.”
Andrea went on to say that it was Caroline who suggested the group got back together in the studio. With Sharon explaining, “Well we never decided to stop or quit as a band. We’ve had eight children between us in the meantime and that takes up 10 years so I think we were sort of entitled to it after 15 years of being on the road. Music is part of the fabric of us and it’s absolutely who we are, this is what we do so it’s not really a revelation from the part of view.”
Back on topic of the upcoming arena tour and Andrea said that last weekend’s gig at Hyde Park was the perfect start for their comeback: “There was 60,000 people so I purposefully tried not to think too much about it but I was absolutely terrified for two weeks before it. But then once we got on and did it, it felt like we’d never been away to be honest and like we’d never had a bit of time free and it definitely ignited our excitement for touring again and now we are really excited to be playing our new songs. It kicked us off in a very good way.”
The Corrs tour the UK in January 2016:
19 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
20 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
22 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
23 – London, The O2
24 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
26 – Glasgow, Hydro
Book tickets for The Corrs’ White Light tour now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.