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Thursday 31st Jan BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents TBC Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY The Manuscript & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY Friday 1st Feb LARRY DEAN Aiken Promotions presents LARRY DEAN plus support _ Main Venue _ Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean has a new hour of ‘unexpected and excellent’ ★★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €14.50 Saturday 2nd Feb THE PALE Born Optimistic presents THE PALE plus support STRANGE BY NATURE _ Main Venue _ The Pale return to Whelan’s to mark the start of what will be a frenetic year for the Dublin stalwarts. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15 early Bird / €20 Sunday 3rd Feb THE UNELECTABLES THE UNELECTABLES (Nick Kelly, Paul Byrne, Sean Millar, Leslie Keye) _ Main Venue _ Due to popular demand our election rally has been moved to the man venue in Whelan’s. THE UNELECTABLES are five stately ruins of former […]

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine and tells the story behind the classic hits. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.  Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. Tony nominated Motown the Musical received its world premiere in April 2013 in New York and recouped its $18 million investment by the end of 2014.  The first US National Tour opened to critical acclaim in Spring 2014 in Chicago, grossing $20 million dollars during its standing room only sixteen-week run, and continues to play to packed houses across America.

Smock Alley Theatre is delighted to announce our 4th Festival of New Work – SCENE + HEARD 2019. A festival of new work across Music, Theatre, Comedy, Circus, Dance, Drag, Children’s Theatre & Spoken Word. We asked artists to bring their most original ideas to our stages to inspire our audiences, and to encourage them to give honest feedback on the works in development. These artists delivered. With over 105 companies showcasing new work this year, the fabulously restored 17thcentury playhouse that is Smock Alley Theatre will come alive with the most playful, inventive, absurd, terrifying, comic and heart wrenching performances from Ireland’s rising and established theatre, radio, stand-up, spoken word, musical, drag and dance stars. The 2019 programme offers the best tasters of never-before-seen works in progress from all corners of the island. A variety of wild and wonderful performances are programmed within 60 minute slots at very happy prices. Theatre delicacies abound with stories overheard on the bus in Routeless, twitter meltdowns in 140 Characters, moving statues in Pilgrimville, self acceptance in Belly, an epidemic of disappearances in Have You Seen This Girl?,a new take on Waterford Crystal (the horse not the manufacturer), resurrection of the dead in The Common Task, and crazy weeding shenanigans in Gone Full […]

February 1st Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse – Extra dates confirmed for 2019 February 2nd Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse – Extra dates confirmed for 2019 February 3rd Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse – Extra dates confirmed for 2019 February 5th Steel Panther – Sunset Strip Live! Tour February 6th Steel Panther – Sunset Strip Live! Tour February 7th Kieran Quinn Theme Night – The Story So Far February 8th Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance – Vicar Street February 9th Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance – Vicar Street February 10th Behemoth – Vicar Street February 14th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar Street February 15th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar Street February 16th Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything – Vicar Street February 17th Smokie live at Vicar St February 18th Microdisney – Vicar Street February 20th Eddi Reader live at Vicar St February 21st Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling – Seven Extra Dates Added! February 22nd Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling – Seven Extra Dates Added! February 23rd Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling […]

Feb 01 Fri 19:00 Elvana Feb 06 Wed 19:00 The Lemonheads Feb 08 Fri 19:00 Sleaford Mods Feb 09 Sat 19:00 God Is an Astronaut Feb 10 Sun 20:00 Witt Lowry Feb 14 Thu 19:00 Maggie Rogers Feb 15 Fri 19:00 Maggie Rogers Feb 16 Sat 19:00 Neneh Cherry Feb 20 Wed 19:30 David Duchovny Feb 22 Fri 19:00 Amine Feb 25 Mon 19:00 Sleeping with Sirens Feb 27 Wed 19:00 An Evening with Brian Fallon – Songs From the Hymnal – Feb2019

Neneh Mariann Karlsson (born 10 March 1964), better known as Neneh Cherry, is a Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper, occasional DJ and broadcaster. To date, Cherry has released four studio albums. Her first, Raw Like Sushi was released 1989 and peaked at number three on the UK Album Chart, thanks in large part to the worldwide hit single “Buffalo Stance”. Her second studio album was 1992’s Homebrew. Four years later she released Man, and then released her most recent studio album Blank Project in 2014.

Malcolm Middleton Fri, 01 Feb Former member of Scottish indie legends Arab Strap who released 6 critically acclaimed albums through the Glasgow based Chemikal Underground label before disbanding in 2006, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Middleton comes to Dublin and the Grand Social. Nicki Bluhm Sat, 02 Feb After nearly a decade spent with the Gramblers, and recent high-profile collaborations (Phil Lesh, Infamous String Dusters, Ryan Adams), and a split from her husband and musical mentor, vocalist and songwriter Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own with her new album, TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL. Messthetics live in the Grand Social 03 Feb, 20:00 The Messthetics are an instrumental trio featuring Brendan Canty (drums), Joe Lally (bass), and Anthony Pirog (guitar). Paisley Presents: The Limiñanas 08 Feb, 20:00 “Sounds as if they have stepped out of Quentin Tarantino’s dreams…. a 60s-saturated stunner”- Uncut Don’t miss Paisley Presents: The Limiñanas in on Feb 8th The Limiñanas 08 Feb, 20:00 – 23:00 The Loft Doors 8pm Admission €14 Academy Lane in the Ballroom 08 Feb, 20:20 Dublin band, Academy Lane is Ireland’s answer to new-wave rock and roll. ISLAND 09 Feb, 20:20 Oxford-formed and London-based Alternative quartet, ISLAND, have already built a […]

An established singer-songwriter with eight albums of his own material under his belt, Clive John has become known to hundreds of thousands across Europe for his spellbinding performance of Johnny Cash in the critically acclaimed theatre production – The Johnny Cash Roadshow. Taking the audience on a musical journey back in time through the incredible life of “The Man in Black,” from the 1950’s all the way up until 2002. This is a show not be missed for die-hard fans and casual listeners alike. This theatre show is the result of years of constant work and development in creating the most fitting celebration of the life and work of the legendary Johnny Cash. With Clive John as “The Man in Black,” the show features will take you on a musical journey through the incredible life of John R. Cash.

Jungle released their self-titled debut album in 2014. With singles like Platoon, Busy Earnin’ and Julia, it was a soundtrack of escapism, along with a vivid and visual world. Launched by Josh “J” Lloyd-Watson and Tom “T” McFarland, the production and multi-instrumentalist duo are now a seven-strong collective. Following rave reviews, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and Noel Gallagher declaring their album as “f***ing amazing”, the Jungle have garnered a huge following. Their follow-up album, For Ever, is set be released in mid September and they’ll be following it with a worldwide tour.

Mike + The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (Guitar) – one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, Andrew Roachford – Lead and backing vocals – (whose previous hits include Cuddly Tour and Family Man) and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar – lead and backing vocals – who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini. The band have sold over 10 million records worldwide and will return in 2019 for their Looking Back Over My Shoulder tour.

Glasgow-based CHVRCHES released their third full-length album Love Is Dead earlier this year, having previously dropped The Bones of What You Believe in 2013, and Every Open Eye in 2015. The summer has already seen the Scottish synth-pop trio appear at TRNSMT Festival, Parklife and Citadel, as well as festivals in mainland Europe and the US. Their third successive top 10 UK album, Love Is Dead features the singles Miracle and Get Out, as well as the sultry My Enemy alongside The National’s Matt Berninger, and Never Say Die.

Featuring the previously released tracks ‘Got To Let The Good Times..,’ ‘Japanrock,’ ‘Sorry?’ and ‘Olympus Sleeping’ plus the new single ‘Carry Yourself,’ Olympus Sleeping, the album is a true return-to-form for one of the UK’s most successful indie bands of the past 15 years. For Olympus Sleeping, Johnny worked closely with guitarist David Ellis, and the band were joined on drums by Martin Chambers of The Pretenders. The album is everything we always loved about Razorlight – the electric energy of the first album, the pop-rock craftsmanship of the second and the lyrical ambition of the third. The band’s UK tour for this December is sold out, so all eyes are now set on Ireland for February, tickets are not expected to last too long either.  On sale from Ticketmaster November 16th.

Direct from Cambridge, Ohio, The No 1 Johnny Cash Show across the USA The Man In Black – Terry Lee Goffee sings like Johnny and he looks like Johnny and he performs just like the great man, with energy, charisma and vitality! He regularly performs in theatres all over the USA to great acclaim. Johnny’s siblings, Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash Yeats, have joined him on stage to sing Johnny’s songs during his tours.The show is great, my brother would be proud – Tommy Cash

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique. Tue 19 Feb 2019 19:15

Within an incredible year and half, H.E.R. has released two remarkable EPs, made her first U.S. television debut, sold out her first ever North American and international headlining “The Lights On Tour” in seconds, joined Bryson Tiller on his 25+ city North American “SET IT OFF TOUR,” performed at the BET Experience concert series and most recently at Coachella. In short, the enigmatic singer/songwriter, selected as one of iHEART’s “On The Verge” artist this year, has established herself as one of modern R&B’s most fascinating new voices—an artist with a keen skill for channeling the pain and ecstasy of life through a variety of sonic moods. “I’ve learned a lot about myself, but it’s still surreal to me,” H.E.R. reflects when discussing her career trajectory. “I wrote these songs during a dark time, so selling out shows has blown my mind.”

Glasgow-based CHVRCHES released their third full-length album Love Is Dead earlier this year, having previously dropped The Bones of What You Believe in 2013, and Every Open Eye in 2015. The summer has already seen the Scottish synth-pop trio appear at TRNSMT Festival, Parklife and Citadel, as well as festivals in mainland Europe and the US. Their third successive top 10 UK album, Love Is Dead features the singles Miracle and Get Out, as well as the sultry My Enemy alongside The National’s Matt Berninger, and Never Say Die.

Dlr Heritage Events are delighted to host three evenings of Local Traditional Irish Music and Song from award winning Local traditional musicians in the wonderful setting of Marlay House. Book your tickets here for each night. If this event does not sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door each evening. The music nights will take place on the following nights at 7:30pm: Friday 22/2/2019 Woods Family (Traditional Music and Singing)/ Róisín Chambers (Singing) Friday 29/3/2019 Moynagh Family (Traditional Music)/ Mac Uilleagóid Family (Traditional Music) Friday 26/4/2019 Cathal Croke (Uilleann Pipes)/ Colm Ó Coisdealbha and Brian Dillon (Folk Singing)

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is a conservatoire centre of excellence for education in the performing arts. We offer high quality, performance-based study programmes in music from age 3 through to doctoral study, an undergraduate programme in drama performance, and courses for adults.

The likes of Chad Valley, Disco Dick, Polly Ester and Bri Nylon will all join Brutus on stage to make it a night to remember along with a special appearance by former Rose Royce lead singer Gwen Dickey performing some of their iconic hits live including Car Wash, Is it Love You’re After and Wishing on a Star. Leeds based legendary DJ Steve Luigi will also be going back to his disco roots to help get the party started as part of the evening’s entertainment.

Peace Proms promises to be a huge celebration of youth, music, energy and sheer talent on an epic scale. Peace Proms is an outstanding production, suitable for all the family – young and old! The critically acclaimed Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland will perform with the Belfast Children’s Peace Choir which is made up of 3,500 Primary School children from all over Northern Ireland. The choir will sing a programme filled with family favourites including Disney and Pop Medleys, and powerful peace anthems like Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’. The programme is packed full of fun and has something for everyone – there’s even a Disco Medley.

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique. Sun 24 Feb 2019 14:00

With a career now spanning over four decades, Adams is a rock’n’roll icon. Since the release of his debut Self-Titled album in 1980, the Canadian has gone onto sell more than 65 million records worldwide, has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and completed multiple sold-out arena tours across the globe. A hit machine, some of Bryan’s best-known singles include (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, When You’re Gone, All for Love, Please Forgive Me and the iconic Summer of ’69. Watch the official video for the timeless anthem below: One of the most accomplished live performers in music today, Adams has toured the world multiple times and sold out iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and Madison Square Garden in New York City. His last UK tour was a hot ticket, taking in venues such as The O2 in London and Manchester Arena. Bryan is currently gearing up for the release of his 14th studio album. Details are a well-kept secret, but the album is expected to arrive shortly after the newly announced tour.

The Grammy Award-winning jazz rock band Steely Dan is returning to the UK early next year. With co-founder Donald Fagen in the lead, they’ll perform at arenas across the country with legendary British artist Steve Winwood as a special guest. Founded in 1972 Steely Dan have sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Their debut album Can’t Buy a Thrill, 1974’s Pretzel Logic and 1977’s Aja were named on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Released in 2000, Steely Dan’s album Two Against Nature won four Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Although band members have changed throughout the years, Fagen has been assembling a crack group of acclaimed musicians to support him on recent tours. Known for their intelligent lyrics and infectious harmonies, Steely Dan boasts an extraordinary catalogue of material to showcase that’s packed with hits.

Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland, the National Concert Hall and RTÉ, New Music Dublin 2019 returns to full strength next year and will feature Irish premieres of major works by Kaija Saariaho’s Graal théâtre (with Ensemble Intercontemporain’s Hae Sun Kang on violin) and Louis Andriessen’s Vermeer Pictures both performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Musikfabrik will perform their extraordinary Frank Zappa programme alongside Michael Wertmüller’s wild “antagonisme contrôlé” with the legendary saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, and members of Ensemble Intercontemporain will bring their immense precision to a late-night programme of chamber music with live electronics. Central to the New Music Dublin 2019 programme will be more than 15 new works by Irish composers including the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s performance of David Fennessy’s Conquest of the Useless which was deferred from the cancelled 2018 festival, Jennifer Walshe’s The Site of the Investigation, along with new works by Elaine Agnew for the combined young voices of RTÉ Cór na nÓg and RTÉ Cór Linn with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet. Crash Ensemble’s Free State programme will premiere six new commissions selected by Grainne Mulvey and other new works will be premiered within the festival. Returning to the festival will […]

Irish folk legend Finbar Furey has announced the UK release of his new album and live DVD ‘Don’t Stop This Now’ on Fri March 30t 2018 on BMG UK. The album was originally released in Ireland as ‘Paddy Dear’, and has been repackaged for the UK to include new tracks, and a live concert DVD filmed at Vicar St, Dublin in May 2017, where Finbar performs new songs from the album, as well as the classic hits such as ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘The Lonesome Boatman’ and ‘The Green Fields of France’. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, storyteller and actor, Finbar is celebrated around the world as one of the great folk icons. Finbar’s playing was recognised by John Peel, when in 1972, he and his brother Eddie were awarded Single of The Year in the UK for the original sound of the pipes and the whistles. At the forefront of musical change, Finbar’s successful career and extensive touring introduced a whole new audience to his music and instruments, and he advocated for changes to allow pipes to become more accessible to young musicians.

The Columbus, Ohio-based band twenty øne piløts started out like most acts but instead of aimlessly touring they concentrated on their hometown base and before long they were selling out huge local venues despite the fact they only had two self-recorded releases available. Comprised of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, the duo released their self-titled debut studio album in 2009. They broke into the mainstream with their fourth studio album Blurryface in 2015, spawning hit singles Stressed Out and Ride. Along with Heathens, created to accompany the Suicide Squad film, twenty øne piløts achieved the accolade of being the first alternative act with two concurrent Top 10 singles in the US.

Bringing you closer to the music in our intimate theatre format. Following their SOLD OUT Belfast show earlier this year, Global sensation The Red Hot Chilli Pipers announce their World Tour which comes to Belfast’s SSE Arena on Friday, March 1st 2019. There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet…ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.

From a cameo appearance at T In The Park in 2004 with The Darkness, to opening the Main Stage in their own right in 2014, the past 10 years has seen The Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet – ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they proudly call Bagrock. … Gold disc for over 100,000 UK sales of their first album: Bagrock To The Masses … Triple platinum album status for their third album and DVD: Blast Live … Twice awarded Best Live Act In Scotland … Almost 2 Million views on YouTube of their viral cover of the Avicci track Wake Me Up as performed for BBC Radio 1 … Sell-out tours, gigs and festivals in the UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Barbados, Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and India … Winners of the BBC Prime Time Talent Show: When Will I Be Famouns … TV appearances […]

The Dualers Fri 1 7pm / 18+ / €33.50 Red Hot Chilli Pipers Sat 2 7pm / 18+ / €29.00 Spinn Sat 2 7pm / 14+ / €12.75 Bas Sun 3 The Green Room 7pm / 18+ / €23 Octavian *Rescheduled show *Original tickets remain valid* Mon 4 The Green Room 7pm / 14+ / €12.75 As It Is Modern Error Tue 5 The Green Room 7pm / 14+ / €16.35 AJ Tracey Sold out Wed 6 7pm / 18+ / €20 A.C.E. Fri 8 6.30PM / 15+ / €60 / €135.50 Road Trip Sat 9 The Green Room 2pm / 15+ / €22 – €70 Doja Cat Mon 11 The Green Room 7pm / 14+ / €23 Crvena Jabuka Wed 13 7pm / 18+ / €28 Night Lovell *Rescheduled Show* – Original Tickets Remain Valid Thu 14 The Green Room 7pm / 18+ / €20 Pogueology A Tribute to The Pogues Fri 15 The Green Room 7pm / 18+ / €15 Saba Fri 15 7pm / 18+ / €20 Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience Sat 16 7pm / 18+ / €29.50 D Block Europe Sat 16 The Green Room 7pm / 14+ / €17.45 Smokeasac Mon 18 7pm […]

Legendary DJ Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) will be taking to the decks in a huge way early next year. He’s announced the biggest tour he’s ever done – six UK arena dates. Fatboy Slim most recently smashed it with his sets at Reading & Leeds festival. Not satisfied with providing just listening and visual pleasure, he promised festival goers they could “eat my set” because he’d added taste to his live experience. Last month Fatboy Slim released the new track Boom F**king Boom featuring Beardyman that’s sure to be a club hit. This track follows on from, Where U Iz, the funky disco house track he released in spring. Fatboy Slim has been busy throughout the summer. He’s done a regular gig, Tuesdays on Mars, at Pacha Ibiza. He also got to be the first DJ to play the i360, a fully enclosed glass viewing pod above Brighton beach in July.

The Columbus, Ohio-based band twenty øne piløts started out like most acts but instead of aimlessly touring they concentrated on their hometown base and before long they were selling out huge local venues despite the fact they only had two self-recorded releases available. Comprised of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, the duo released their self-titled debut studio album in 2009. They broke into the mainstream with their fourth studio album Blurryface in 2015, spawning hit singles Stressed Out and Ride. Along with Heathens, created to accompany the Suicide Squad film, twenty øne piløts achieved the accolade of being the first alternative act with two concurrent Top 10 singles in the US.

It’s been an incredible year for the North London, 23-year old, who is fast becoming the most hotly tipped artist for 2019, since her single ‘Lost Without You’ hit Number 9 in the Official Chart. A hymn to lost love and regret, the single has now had over 50 million streams, it’s been added to BBC Radio 1 playlist, played by Capital FM, Heart, Smooth FM and Bauer network and she’s the No.1 artist in the Independent singles and Shazam chart. The last time a female artist hit the Top 10 with a song 100% written by themselves was in 2012 with a re-charting of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’. Freya’s rising success is testament to an artist that has been touring relentlessly over the past couple of years, selling out venues in the US and UK, playing festivals, constantly writing and releasing music for her fans through Good Soldier. ‘Lost Without You’, alongsideother stand-out tracks ‘Ultraviolet’, ‘Blackout’ and her spine-tingling cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s ‘Maps’ has nowcatapulted Freya’s monthly listeners on Spotify to over 2 million. Plus, Freya’s live album ‘Live at Omeara’ released earlier this year has now been the #1 Alternative album on iTunes […]

From a cameo appearance at T In The Park in 2004 with The Darkness, to opening the Main Stage in their own right in 2014, the past 10 years has seen The Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet – ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they proudly call Bagrock. … Gold disc for over 100,000 UK sales of their first album: Bagrock To The Masses … Triple platinum album status for their third album and DVD: Blast Live … Twice awarded Best Live Act In Scotland … Almost 2 Million views on YouTube of their viral cover of the Avicci track Wake Me Up as performed for BBC Radio 1 … Sell-out tours, gigs and festivals in the UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Barbados, Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and India … Winners of the BBC Prime Time Talent Show: When Will I Be Famouns … TV appearances […]

The Dualers are a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South-East London. They first hit the headlines when the single Kiss on the Lips stormed in to the UK top 30 despite no industry or professional backing, they progressed to playing alongside some of the finest names in Ska and Reggae including The Skatalites, Toots and The Maytals, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, UB40 and Madness. With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles and an ever increasing large worldwide fan base behind them their success has continued. Now heralded as the UK’s finest Ska & Reggae band The Dualers continue to play to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe and Asia.

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is. Released to critical acclaim, The Epic won numerous “best of” awards, including the inaugural American Music Prize and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington followed that work with collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi and the creation of “Harmony of Difference,” a standalone multimedia installation during the prestigious 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

Since she scored a global smash with her debut album Eye to the Telescope in 2004, KT Tunstall has been one of the UK’s top singer-songwriters. Over the decade that followed she released, three more acclaimed albums: Drastic Fantastic, Tiger Suit and Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon. Tunstall took several years off from 2012 and moved to Venice Beach, California. She returned to the music scene again in 2016 in a big way, with the first of a trilogy of albums, KIN. The summer of 2018 marked the arrival of the second offering in that triology, body. And now Tunstall has announced she’s about to release the third album, WAX, as follow it with a full UK tour (with an all-female band) in March 2019.

The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2019 and tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday (19th October) from all usual outlets. X Factor Digital Presenter, Becca Dudley, will be returning as host this year on The X Factor Live Tour. Becca has been hosting MTV UK programming since 2012 and presents multiple shows across the network, as well as covering worldwide music events with World Stage from Brazil to Belgium. In addition to her TV work, Becca DJs reggae, hip hop and dancehall across the UK and festivals, including Glastonbury. Becca is also a presenter on Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1 and in 2016 she launched her own music platform DEADLY, which encompasses live music, radio and video content. The X Factor Live Tour 2019 starts in Nottingham on 15th February 2019 and will travel across the UK and Ireland to finish at 3Arena Dublin on 5th March and Belfast’s SSE Arena on 6th March. The X Factor Tour has thrilled over three million people since it began 14 years ago, making it one of the UK’s most successful annual arena tours. So get your tickets to The X Factor Live Tour 2019 […]

JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30. The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You. Winner of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 57 major awards worldwide and has been seen by over 25 million people worldwide. JERSEY BOYS can currently be seen across the United States on its US National Tour. The BROADWAY production closed on 15 January 2017 as the 12th longest running show in Broadway history. JERSEY BOYS will return to New York City in a new production in […]

LANY is coming to The Olympia Theatre Thursday 7th March 2019!

Glasgow-born Gerry Crosbie (aka Gerry Cinnamon) is a blues-inspired singer, songwriter and guitarist. His debut track, Kampfire Vampire, came out in 2015 and he’s built up a large and loyal following throughout Scotland ever since. Gerry has received the Great Scot Award and was named Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. He debut album, Erratic Cinematic, came out in 2017 and shot to the top of the album charts. This winter Gerry will be support the Courteeners as well as appearing at the Eh6 Festival in Edinburgh and doing a headline tour in Scotland.

C2C: Country to Country is Europe’s biggest country music festival created by AEG Europe and SJM Concerts in association with the Country Music Association. The festival takes place each March in London, Glasgow and Dublin, with three days of the best in country music and programming. Performances come from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe. Friday 8th March 2019 Lady Antebellum Hunter Hayes Dustin Lynch Carly Pearce Saturday 9th March 2019 Chris Stapleton Lyle Lovett Ashley McBryde Drake White & The Big Fire Sunday 10th March 2019 Keith Urban Brett Eldredge Cam Chase Rice

Glasgow-born Gerry Crosbie (aka Gerry Cinnamon) is a blues-inspired singer, songwriter and guitarist. His debut track, Kampfire Vampire, came out in 2015 and he’s built up a large and loyal following throughout Scotland ever since. Gerry has received the Great Scot Award and was named Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. He debut album, Erratic Cinematic, came out in 2017 and shot to the top of the album charts. This winter Gerry will be support the Courteeners as well as appearing at the Eh6 Festival in Edinburgh and doing a headline tour in Scotland.

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend. Dublin singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. His performances capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by. Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences abroad and has sold out prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & The Cork Opera House, with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly’s family. Chris released his own album of original material “Voice Of The People” in 2011 and shortly afterwards performed with The Dubliners for two weeks on their German tour. He is joined on stage by Hilary Kavanagh (singer/songwriter/bass player), Joe Finn (Uilleann pipes/Flute/Whistles/Fiddle) & Michael Howard (Guitarist / Singer/songwriter)

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest. Sun 10 Mar 2019 16:00

London four-piece Bastille first formed in 2010. Their debut album, Bad Blood, enterted the UK album charts in 2013 at No.1 and brought the group international success, securing them the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2014 Brit Awards and a Best New Artist nomination at the 2015 Grammys. The band’s third album, Doom Days, is scheduled for release this year and includes the singles Quarter Past Midnight and the Marshmello collaboration Happier. The Jan gig was cancelled and rescheduled to March 12th  

Music fans were first introduced to Greta Van Fleet Josh Kiszka/vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keys, and Danny Wagner/drums – in March 2017 with the release of the band’s debut single “Highway Tune” that held the #1 position on U.S. Rock Radio Charts for five consecutive weeks and on Canada’s Active Rock Radio Charts for nine straight weeks. Twenty-seventeen went on to be a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, glowing press, accolades from a slew of fellow artists from Elton John to Nikki Sixx to Justin Bieber, millions of YouTube video plays and Spotify streams, two #1 EPs, a Gold record in Canada, and most importantly, the genesis of an extraordinary connection with their fans.

Mixing the traditional Irish folk sounds with the (then) emerging sounds of rock’n’roll, Christy Moore emerged in the late 1960s as a shining new voice in Irish music. Since then he has carved out an extremely consistent career, both as a solo artist and with his bands, Planxty and Moving Hearts. Credited as a major influence on artists such as U2, The Pogues and Sinead O’Connor, Christy continues to tour and record and the dynamism of his performances, as demonstrated on his live albums Live in Dublin, At the Point: Live and Live at Vicar Street, is not to be missed. Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, Donal Lunny and Jim Higgins will perform Vicar_Street on 13th of March 2019. This show will be in memory of Tim Martin and in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation.  

Hip hop royalty Nicki Minaj and Future have announced they’ll hit the road together for the first time ever. Unleashing their NickiHndrxx tour on UK arenas, the iconic duo will visit London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester in March 2019. Following in the footsteps of JAY-Z & Beyonce’s OTR II tour, the multi award-winning artists will no doubt combine their chart-topping hits and high energy performances to bring heat to arena stages around the country. Minaj – whose hits which include Super Bass, Bang Bang, Starships and Anaconda – is set to release her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Queen, in August. The star has been fuelling the hype, previewing a snippet of a brand new song on Twitter, which fans immediately claimed was a collaboration with rap legend Lil Wayne. Minaj also appears on Ariana Grande’s single The Light Is Coming. Continuing his unbreakable hot streak, hip hop icon Future has been busy as the executive producer and curator of the upcoming Superfly Official Soundtrack Album as well as co-producing the film. The Atlanta trendsetter is also readying some new music for release very soon.

ASLANs Album ‘Goodbye Charlie Moonhead’ was released 25 years ago back in 1994. With this in mind the band will be touring the album throughout 2019. Songs such as ‘Rainman’, ‘Where’s The Sun’, ‘Games’, ‘Sweet Time’, ‘Goodbye Charlie Moonhead’ and of course ‘Crazy World’ will be performed LIVE on this tour. Don’t worry the band will also be playing crowd favourites ‘This Is’, ‘Too Late For Hallelujah’ and more. To coincide with the ‘Goodbye Charlie Moonhead’, ASLAN will be releasing a limited edition of the album on vinyl available from Tower Records, Golden Discs, online from the ASLAN shop www.aslan.ie and from the merchandise stand at ASLAN gigs. Early purchase is advised as this gig always sells out!

English singer-songwriter, author and YouTuber Dorothy Miranda “Dodie” Clark has announced a couple of March 2019 dates. Dodie who posts both original songs and cover songs on her main YouTube channel “doddleoddle” and posts vlogs on her side channel “doddlevloggle” has gained a huge following over the years.

True rock legends, UFO were formed in London in 1968. Frontman Phil Mogg has recently announced that 2019’s 50th anniversary tour will be his last with the band. Mogg is UFO’s only ever-present member, and he’s performed on all 22 of the group’s studio albums. The band’s current line-up is rounded out by Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Rob Le Luca. UFO released A Conspiracy of Stars in 2015 and a covers collection called The Salentino Cuts in 2017. They’re known for creating classic hard rock music, with gritty hooks, powerful riffs and lyrics full of eccentric humour and sometimes great emotional depth.

Anderson Paak & the Free Nationals played a brief headline show last year while on tour with Bruno Mars, now we’re getting a proper taste. ‘Oxnard’ is Anderson .Paak’s third LP and was recently released via Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint. Dre also executive produced and it features Kendrick, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Q-Tip and Pusha T. Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals will now bring their world tour to The Olympia Theatre on Tuesday March 19. Tickets from €48.00

Platinum selling, chart dominating powerhouse Drake announces the ‘The Assassination Vacation Tour’ with support from fellow Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter Tory Lanez. Fresh off the back of his sell out U.S tour, Drake will be taking his stellar production onto the U.K and Europe. The 22-date outing produced by Live Nation kicks off 10th March, 2019 in Manchester, U.K with stops to include Paris, Dublin, Birmingham, London, Antwerp, and Amsterdam. The tour announcement follows the record-breaking release of Drake’s fifth studio album Scorpion which went onto to make history racking up over a billion streams in its first week.

Acclaimed American vocalist Lizz Wright is a truly extraordinary singer, with a musical palette that encompasses gospel, folk, jazz, pop, blues and spirituals. The daughter of a minister and music director in rural Georgia, and now living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Wright grew up playing piano and singing in her father’s church. Her music is imbued with the lively passion of Southern sacred tradition and connects the texture of church music with the groove of jazz, endowing both with new depth and radiance. Her extraordinary voice ‘simmer[s] with midnight heat and the cadences of gospel music’, according to the Guardian. After six critically-acclaimed albums, she has cemented her place as one of the most captivating vocalists of this century. Wright hits a new high with her latest album Grace, an acclaimed and compelling combination of Appalachian earthiness and big-city cool, created with the Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry. On it, Wright transforms ‘Stars Fell on Alabama’ into a folk dream, while a church choir forms the backdrop for her tender rendition of ‘Seems Like I’m Never Tired Lovin’ You’. She will be performing music from the album – as well as gems from across her […]

One of the greatest British reggae bands, UB40, are heading out on tour in late 2017 to play from their catalogue of over forty UK top 40 singles. The band will perform a mixture of their iconic hits interspersed with tracks from their five-star reviewed latest album, 2013’s Getting Over the Storm.

Louise Gabrielle Bobb (born 16 April 1970), known professionally as Gabrielle, is an English singer and songwriter. Bobb was born in Hackney, London. Known for her ptosis, the drooping of one eyelid,[2] she released her debut single “Dreams” in 1993 which topped the UK Singles Chart the same year. Other singles include “Going Nowhere”, “Give Me a Little More Time”, “Walk On By” and “If You Ever” – a duet with East 17.

One of the greatest British reggae bands, UB40, are heading out on tour in late 2017 to play from their catalogue of over forty UK top 40 singles. The band will perform a mixture of their iconic hits interspersed with tracks from their five-star reviewed latest album, 2013’s Getting Over the Storm.

Following the huge success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One TV series Blue Planet II, the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife are being brought to the UK arena stage during a 13-date tour. During Blue Planet II – Live in Concert enjoy stunning visuals from the show highlighting the incredible natural wonders of our blue planet will be projected in breathtaking detail on a 200-square-metre screen. The original immersive music score will also be performed live by a full symphony orchestra. Blue Planet began some 20 years ago when a team of wildlife filmmakers from the BBC’s Natural History Unit set out to make a television series on the world’s oceans, the breadth and scale of which had never been seen before. Broadcast in 2001 and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it showcases peerless underwater filming. At Blue Planet II – Live in Concert, go on a fantastic journey from icy polar seas to pulsating coral reefs, from the luminous deep sea to enormous kelp forests. This will be a simply epic show that you’ll never forget.

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio are proud to present a 13 date UK & Ireland live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the arena stage including dates in Belfast on Saturday 23 March and Dublin on Sunday 24 March which are presented locally by Aiken Promotions. Blue Planet II – Live In Concert – will present a selection of stunning visuals from the television series, highlighting the incredible natural wonders of our blue planet in breath-taking detail, projected on a state of the art 200 square metre 4K Ultra HD LED screen. Accompanied by the original immersive music score by Bleeding Fingers Music, the concert will be performed live by a full symphony orchestra. A fantastical journey from icy polar seas to pulsating coral reefs, from the luminous deep sea to enormous kelp forests: immerse yourself with Blue Planet II – Live In Concert, a simply breath-taking and epic show that you will never forget. Tickets for Blue Planet II – Live In Concert go on sale Friday 8 June at […]