Dublin band Aslan formed in 1982, taking their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia.
After the release of a successful demo, This Is, in 1986, Aslan went on to gain a loyal fanbase, playing sell-out shows across the UK and Ireland.
In 1998, they produced a double platinum-selling album, Shame about Lucy Moonhead, and have continued to build on their success ever since.
In February 2013 Christy Dignam, the lead singer with ASLAN, was diagnosed with cancer and the band stopped performing live shows. With the exception of the Night For Christy which saw performances from many of Irelands best performers including U2, Brezzie, Danny O Rielly, Ryan Sheridan and Horslips, to name a few, ASLAN have not performed as a band for over a year.
Christy, having recently received the news that his treatment is working,has decided that now is the time for him and ASLAN to get back to doing what they do best and do a live show. With this in mind the band will be releasing their new single I Need a Little Time and will perform on the Late Late Show on May 23rd.
Christy and ASLAN would like to thank everyone from the staff at Beaumont and Blanchardstown hospital and the fans for all the help and support they have given and cannot wait to hit the stage.
Christy, Joe, Alan, Rod and Billy.