Dolans Presents have announced that US rock band Wheatus will play Dolans Warehouse on Friday, 30th November.
Formed in 1995, Wheatus came to worldwide fame in 2000 with the release of their hit single ‘Teenage Dirtbag’. The single appeared in the movie Loser and the HBO miniseries Generation Kill and was most recently used as an acoustic opening for the anti-bully film Bully, and Netflix Original series Girlboss.
Like so many worldwide hits before and since, “Teenage Dirtbag”, the band’s ode-to-adolescence and inescapable breakthrough, seems almost timeless and has reached subsequent generations to the one that moshed to it first time around.
Referring to the band’s tour with Busted last year, Brendan B Brown said: “That’s probably the most astonished I've ever been on-stage, when those kids sang back to us every night”.
“Regardless of age, they all knew “Teenage Dirtbag. I thought it would be good, but I wasn’t prepared for the crazy reception we got. It was extraordinary for a support act to get that kind of love.”
Earlier this year, the band were asked to recorded 'Teenage Dirtbag', as Gaeilge. The band were approached by the team at CEOL 2018, an album full of songs performed in Irish that will be given to secondary school students around the country to promote the Irish language.
2FM presenter and fluent Irish speaker Eoghan McDermott travelled to New York City to record 'Teenage Dirtbag' with the band, who performed the translated hit in the same studio that the original song was first recorded.
Their Limerick gig comes as they celebrate the 17th anniversary of the release of their debut album.
Wheatus will play Dolans Warehouse on Friday, 30th November. Tickets go on sale this Friday and can be purchased here.