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High Hopes: The Riptide Movement

After years of slog, gob and stolen cash, these blue-collar rock’n’rollers are popping the bubbly.

“You name it,” says Mal Tuohy, frontman with The Riptide Movement, “we’ve played it. We’ve played up and down Ireland. We’ve played India. Russia. America. We’ve played on top of a pool table in Germany. Back in the early days, to get our name out, we busked on Grafton Street in Dublin. I had some drunk guy come up and spit in my face. I just laughed it off. Another guy tried to rob the money from our case…”


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