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Fight Like Apes are returning for a gig at the Olympia next year; along with a vinyl re-issue of their debut album this September

Fight Like Apes are returning for a gig at the Olympia next year; along with a vinyl re-issue of their debut album this September

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The Flapes are back!

The original Irish post-punk synth pop band Fight Like Apes have announced they will return to play one night only at the 3Olympia Theatre next March.

The gig marks the vinyl re-release of their debut album Fight Like Apes and The Mystery of The Golden Medallion which will be 15 years in 2023. Tickets are on sale tomorrow Friday June 17th at 9am from €26.90 plus fees. Presale is active now.

The 2008 vinyl re-release comes six years after the band’s split, and will be released on Rubyworks on Friday 9th September released on a 750-limited numbered edition pressing on 140g red/white splattered wax, newly remastered and freshly cut at Air Studios in London. The gatefold sleeve will also include a bonus 7” EP (also on red/white splattered vinyl) of favourite B-sides.

€1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Irish Youth Foundation. One in five children under the age of 18 lives in poverty in Ireland. That’s why the Irish Youth Foundation exists – to ensure that those children get the same opportunities to reach their full potential. This now includes many young Ukrainian people coming to Ireland.

Fight Like Apes released three albums:
Fight Like Apes and The Mystery of The Golden Medallion (2008)
The Body Of Christ and the Legs Of Tina Turner (2011)
Fight Like Apes (2015)

…and multiple EPs:
How am I Supposed To Kill You If You Have All The Guns? (2007)
David Carradine is a Bounty Hunter Whos Robotic Arm Hates Your Crotch (2007)
Jake Summers EP (2008)