The Saw Doctors will play a show in their hometown of Tuam this August in a Big Top marquee in the grounds of St. Jarlath's College.

Tickets for the concert, titled The West’s Awake, on Saturday 19 August will go on sale on Friday 24 March at 9.00m from

The band last played Tuam when they sold out the local football stadium in the glory days of the band’s break-out success in September 1991.

The announcement of the hometown show follows news of a new musical stage show telling the story of the band.

Shamtown, written by long-time Saw Doctors manager Ollie Jennings, was previewed last January in Tuam and features hits such as Red Cortina, N17, To Win Just Once.

After a five-year break from touring, The Saw Doctors played a series of comeback gigs in the UK late last year, selling out London Brixton Academy, Manchester Apollo and two concerts at Glasgow Barrowlands.

Davy Carton, Leo Moran and the Tuam shams will also play Glastonbury, heading the Acoustic Stage, on Friday 23 June and play the Wickham Festival in Hampshire in August and the Moseley Folk & Arts festival in Birmingham in September.

The Saw Doctors scored a surprise chart success when the vinyl release of the band's debut album If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back landed at No. 3 in the Irish Album charts in August 2021.

The album was first released in 1991, going straight to No.1 in the Irish Charts with the singles, I Useta Love Her topping the charts for nine weeks and N17 climbing to No. 2 in the charts.

Speaking about the band, founding member Leo Moran said, "Born into a repressed, Catholic, conservative, small-town, agrarian, angst-ridden and showband infested society, The Saw Doctors are trying to preserve the positive elements of our Irish background and marry them to the sounds which have culturally invaded our milieu through TV, radio, social media, 45’s, fast food restaurants, 24-hour petrol stations and electric blankets".