It’s Here! Jedward are Ferocious!

The Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, better known as Jedward, continue to promote their highly anticipated fourth studio album, due for release later…

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Preorder Jedward ‘Ferocious’ NOW

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John and Edward, in speaking to RTE1’s Derek Mooney today, announced their next single shall be “Ferocious”, with the release date of October 24 to coincide with their Dublin concert date. They also suggested they might have a CD signing on that day.

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