Michael will be performing in arenas across the UK and Ireland as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time. In the UK, Michael has performed three arena tours selling over 1.5 million tickets, including a record 28 times at London’s 16,000 capacity O2 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue along with Prince, Take That and One Direction. Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai and holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway. Michael currently presents his own television show Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC1. The last series averaged over 6.5 million viewers and recently received two BAFTA nominations. Extra show Thursday 07 June added due to demand
Born in New Rochelle, NY, Don McLean is renowned for his multiple hits including American Pie (which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and named the fifth greatest song of the 20th Century by the NEA-RIAA), And I Love You So, Empty Chairs and Vincent. Awards and accolades throughout his career have included, being inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2011 Don performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival (“The veteran singer-songwriter’s take on “American Pie” , with multiple extra choruses, was another heartwarming, communal high” – The Independent). In 2014 Don performed for 30,000 at the Stagecoach Festival – one of the premier country music events in the US. According to the Daily News “the audience went wild, screaming, jumping, dancing. Even after the song was over, the audience still lingered, basking in the afterglow of the performance”
Kodaline are an Indie folk and rock band orginally from Swords, Dublin, where members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Vinny May grew up. The group is completed by bass player Jason Boland, who hails from County Kildare. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band changed their name to Kodaline before the release of their debut album In A Perfect World in 2013. The record has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide and includes hits such as All I Want, High Hopes and Love Like This. Titluar track, Perfect World, is also currently used as the theme song for hit Channel 4 TV series Gogglebox. Their second album, Coming Up For Air, was released in 2015 and topped the Irish album charts.
The Gaiety Theatre is delighted to welcome this acclaimed production of The Kite Runner to Dublin for a limited run. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning new stage production. A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. While the band consists of four animated members – 2-D (lead vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboards) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion) – these members are actually fictional and not personas of any “real life” musicians involved in the project. After a short hiatus, the band are heading out on the road this summer, including warm up shows in St. Albans and Portsmouth.
Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ͚flashdancer͛ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance… What a Feeling. Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors and Runaway Entertainment – producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, Flashdance – The Musical is not to be missed! Sparks will fly and you will dance like you͛’ve never danced before!
Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, our production is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun. 100 audience seats for this production are on the stage, they can be booked here. Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Intimate. Acoustic. Unplugged. Legendary Norwegian band a-ha are back on the road for 2018 – as you’ve never heard them before. Their new album will be recorded live on stage in June 2017, and performed acoustically rather than with their normal electric and electronic set up. To coincide with the release of the album and accompanying concert film in November 2017, the band will return with a string of live dates early next year, including a show at The O2, London, on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14 February 2018.
Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits ‘American Pie’ and ‘Vincent (Starry Starry Night)’. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum recor s world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of ‘American Pie’ in 2000 and George Michael’s version of ‘The Grave’ in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War. DonMcLean Discography Don McLean (b. 2 Oct 1945, New Rochelle, NY) – talented singer-songwriter who began in folk music, performing free on behalf of Pete Seeger’s efforts to clean up the Hudson River. His first album had been turned down by several labels because of his insistence on retaining his own publishing, but Tapestry ’70 was issued on Media Arts, soon taken over by UA; of the songs “And I Love You So” was covered by Perry Como for a Top 30 hit ’73, while his performance of “Empty Chairs” inspired “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox) a Grammy winner and a […]
The Snapper offers a wickedly funny account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s. It is salty and sweet and the Gate Theatre sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born. Roddy Doyle’s second installment of the celebrated Barrytown Trilogy is a story that remains fresh, vivid, astute and relevant for today.
Taylor Swift’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album, reputation, topped iTunes album charts in 111 countries and debuted at no.1 on the Official UK Albums Charts, Irish Album Charts and the Billboard 200 album chart. Selling over 1.29 million copies in the U.S. week of release, it is the highest selling album there this year. Taylor is the only artist in history to have four albums selling over one million copies in their first week of release in the U.S. (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED, 2014’s 1989 and 2017’s reputation). Taylor Swift’s chart-topping first single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” from her sixth album, reputation, broke multiple records within hours of its release. With over 10 million streams, it is the most-streamed song in a one-day period ever, the lyric video for “Look What You Made Me Do” broke the standing record with over 19 million views, while the music video shattered the original most viewed video (28 million) record with 43.2 million views in only 24 hours. Taylor is a ten-time GRAMMY winner, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry’s highest honour, The GRAMMY Award for Album of […]
As the lead singer of Brit-pop band Oasis, Liam Gallagher (along with his brother and bandmate, Noel) was among the most well-known pop artists of the 1990s. Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe, in 1994 and the band achieved international success with such singles as Supersonic and Live Forever. Noel departed Oasis in 2009, but Liam continued with the former members under the name Beady Eye until they disbanded in 2014. Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine.