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Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. There is an unpredictable energy in the band that harkens back to their “Risk” days playing on the dancefloors of Dublin’s late-night clubs. They call upon their grand repertoire to create a show that is unique to the time and place. Improvisation can come at any point and allow the band express their brightest and their darkest influences. “Rock and Roll is not about safety or politeness, it is not about perfection either. It is expression and it is spirit.” Humour is also never far from a Hothouse Flowers night. They do not take themselves seriously however, there is no mistaking the musical integrity among them as they open up to each other in musical dialogue. Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, […]

PJ Gallagher is one of Ireland’s most popular and well-loved comedians. Best known as the hilarious and outrageous Jake Steven’s from Naked Camera, PJ has been wowing crowds all over the Ireland, and released his first DVD ‘Take After Yourself and Be Smile’ in 2007. PJ tears through his hilarious live set with his customary manic energy. No one show is ever the same. His numerous TV appearances include ‘The Tubridy Show’, ‘Podge and Rodge’, ‘The Miriam O’Callaghan show’ and ‘1 to Remember’ with Brian Kennedy.

Los Angeles, CA — TOTO is pleased to announce the first set of shows in support of the band’s 40th Anniversary beginning in 2018.  The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour will begin in February 2018 in Europe including a return to Dublin’s Vicar St on 4 April and this time around will also play Belfast at the Waterfront on 7 April. The tour will be the band’s most extensive run in years and will be a worldwide tour to celebrate the band’s enduring career.  More shows will be announced shortly. Along side the launch of the tour, TOTO along with Legacy Recordings have created a brand new Greatest Hits package. The album will feature brand new previously unreleased music along side newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team.  The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio this past year to work on the material.  Full details on that album along side many other projects the band has in the works with Legacy Recordings will be announced at a later date. “Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long-lasting success of […]

RTÉ continues to champion Irish music as the RTÉ Choice Music Prize – one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar – announces key dates for 2018. The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2017, in association with IMRO & IRMA, will be announced on Wednesday 10th January 2018. The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 8th March 2018. The event will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four hour extended programme from 7-11pm and on RTÉ2 TV as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize programme, approximately one week later. 2016 nominees All Tvvins (album) and Soulé (song) joined Tracy Clifford on 2FM today for the announcement. Dan Healy, Head of RTÉ 2FM, said, “After a really exciting first year, everyone in 2FM is absolutely up for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize which gives us yet another opportunity right across RTÉ to shine a spotlight like no one else on the very best in Irish music. Our all-Irish music days, which we introduced to celebrate last year’s partnership, have become one of the most popular things we do on the station. Here’s to another […]

Nonesuch Records has just released Dark Matter, Randy Newman’s first album of new material in nine years. The record is the follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian praised for its “sumptuous melodies, devastating pathos and thorny, irony-laden character songs,” calling it, “the work of a true master of popular song.” Dark Matter was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher. The album’s nine songs include the 2016 digitally released “Putin,” plus songs about the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more. Newman, who is known for writing from the perspective of various narrators, many of whom are unreliable, tried something new on Dark Matter: “If there is anything consistent about the songs, there is often more than one voice, in the big ones, and it’s different for me, a difficult thing to bring off, to make it comprehensible,” he says. “I think it works. They cover more ground than most songs do and portray a number of different characters. Audiences are smart. They’ll understand the songs. I hope they like them as well. “I’m proud of the record,” Newman continues. “I think it’s entertaining—I hope it’s entertaining—and that’s eighty percent of […]

Never mind Neymar to PSG, Lukaku to Man United and, er, Darren Fletcher to Stoke – the biggest transfer of the summer was unquestionably James Richardson’s move to the new chart-topping podcast, The Totally Football Show. ACJimbo will be joined on stage for this first Dublin show in his new team colours by Iain Macintosh, Producer Ben with special guests to be announced. There’ll be puns and punditry, football tales far too cheeky for the regular show, as well as skits and the audience’s opportunity to win prizes for putting their footballing queries to the panel. It’s Totally Football, it’s totally live – and it’s totally happening at Vicar Street, Dublin on Monday 19th March 2018.

Tickets priced €36.50 go on sale Thursday 2nd November at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. A limited number of 3-day bundle tickets at a discounted price of €98 will be available by phone from Thursday 2nd November at 9am until Friday 10th November at 5pm. To avail of this offer please call Ticketmaster between 9am-5pm on Monday – Saturday on 01-6486029. (Tickets subject to availability) We are thrilled to announce a special residency with Bell X1 for 5 Nights at Vicar Street from 21st – 25th March 2018. Each night will offer something different for the fans, with spotlights on certain albums and moments that have made Bell X1 one of Ireland’s most treasured bands, who will celebrate 20 years together in 2018. “20 years! Jaysus! It’s kinda snuck up on us, but we thought it might be a chance to revisit the early records, in a room where we feel we’ve grown up and made friends.”– Paul Noonan Speaking of the residency shows, Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions commented ‘’Bell X1 are one of the great Irish bands of the last 20 years consistently releasing great album after great album and putting on fantastic shows in Vicar Street. They […]

Dublin comedian and impressionist Al Foran quickly rose to fame when his impressions of Robert DeNiro, Conor McGregor and Al Pacino became massive hits on the internet. He is now known internationally for his uncanny impressions of Crumlin fighter Conor McGregor and this April you can experience Al Foran’s extraordinary talent up close at Dublin’s favourite comedy venue, Vicar Street.

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return to Vicar St for their 18th visit on Saturday 7th April 2018 as part of their 40th Anniversary tour. The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS. Inevitably changes have occurred over 40 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’ The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home […]

Hot on the heels of her sold-out Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Grammy award nominated American Singer-Songwriter Beth Hart & her band will embark on a 14-date UK & Irish tour kicking off at Dublin’s Vicar St on 10th April 2018. Beth Hart’s latest album “Fire On The Floor” is available now on LP+MP3, CD and Digital from Amazon UK. “With every album and tour she seems to go from strength to strength. Beth Hart is one of the truly great singer-songwriters of our time, a genre-defying powerhouse vocalist.” – National Rock Review