American New Wave legends Tom Tom Club are coming to Dublin this July 22 to play Vicar St, and Campus.ie have three pairs of tickets to give away to three lucky winners!
Formed by Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in 1981 while the band was on hiatus, Tom Tom Club went on to become one of the most influential new wave bands of the 20th century.
The husband-and-wife team are known for hits such as "Genius of Love" and Drifters cover "Under the Boardwalk".
The group’s second single was the remarkable “Genius of Love.” Released in the UK before North America, the track became a huge hit, going to #1 on the charts and inspiring dozens of unsolicited remixes and versions–most notably, Grandmaster Flash’s "It's Nasty/Genius of Love" in 1982—a massive hit in the clubs and on the R&B and dance charts, soon earning the Tom Tom Club debut a Gold sales award.
In 1995, Mariah Carey hit #1 with “Fantasy,” her version of “Genius of Love” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard rapping over the original instrumental track.
“Genius of Love” continues to be frequently sampled by various artists, from Tupac Shakur to most recently, T.I. feat. Fergie and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.
For more information on the band visit http://www.tomtomclub.net/