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For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world.

The smash-hit production of ANNIE comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre direct from London’s West End. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… With its Tony® award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it!

More Dates Added: A new musical about a girl from Kerry and a boy from Dublin who fall in love despite the language barrier. Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is written by Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard and is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl, who’s moved to the big smoke for her dream job in The VHI, ends up falling head over her flat-shoes with a true blue Dublin team member. Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker? Only time, some great tunes and a bunch of cloakroom tickets will tell as Paul Howard uses his mighty comedy pen to see Copper Face Jacks: The Musical celebrate the nightclub that has become so much more than just a club and instead is home to millions of love stories and countless lost mobiles. Wednesday 10th July [Preview], doors 7pm, show 8pm Thursday 11th July [Opening], doors 7pm, show 8pm Friday 12th July, doors 7pm, show 8pm Saturday 13th July, doors 5pm, show 6pm Saturday 13th July, doors 8:30pm, show 9:15pm Monday 15th July, […]

Tickets on sale now Hot 8 Brass Band Announce ‘Take Cover’ European Tour + video for new single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Tru-ThoughtsFor over 20 years one of the most popular and visible funk-style brass bands in community parades and funerals has been the Hot 8 Brass Band. In 1996 sousaphone player Bennie Pete was instrumental in merging two former Fortier High School student groups, the High Steppers and the Looney Tunes Brass Bands, to form the Hot 8. The players grew up together and maintain strong, family-like bonds and regular membership. Most of them were born between 1975 and ’87 in a generation that grew up hearing mainly modern-style brass bands in community functions. The band can be larger than many younger groups often featuring ten members, including three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, bass drum, and snare drum. As is common among some more modern groups, the Hot 8 uses only one reed player and like most of the younger bands, the Hot 8’s funk style is a blend of influences from the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth, with more elements of contemporary r&b, rap, and its local variation, “bounce.” The uniqueness of their sound is mainly due […]

The Gamelan is a fascinating instrument consisting of a wide variety of gongs, bells, and xylophone-type instruments, that produce a magical sound when played. The National Concert Hall Gamelan Orchestra was established by Dr. Peter Moran in 2014. The group originally began rehearsals in UCD, before moving to the NCH, to play on the specially-built set of gamelan instruments which was donated as a gift from Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta, Java. The ensemble’s first official concert as the NCH Gamelan Orchestra was to perform alongside the Royal Palace Gamelan Musicians of Yogyakarta, who were brought to Ireland to perform before the sultan and members of the Yogyanese royal family, and diplomatic delegates from around the world, for the gamelan’s formal “naming ceremony”. Since then, the ensemble has performed at festivals around Ireland, the UK and Indonesia, including the Electric Picnic, the Bray Jazz Festival, and the Yogyakarta International Performing Arts Festival in Java. In August 2018, the orchestra were delighted to be invited to represent Ireland at the International Gamelan Festival in Java. This year, we are delighted to be returning to perform once again in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Seating will be on the […]

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German industrial metallers Rammstein have confirmed they will be coming to the UK for one-night-only in 2019. The newly announced date will see the band headline Stadium MK in Milton Keynes on 6 July 2019. The gig is part of their first-ever stadium tour. The news comes shortly after the band revealed in a post on their official website that new music is coming, and that their seventh studio album is almost completed. First formed in 1994, Rammstein boast the accolade that their six-man line-up has remained unchanged. No mean feat for a band of their stature and longevity. Comprising of lead vocalist Till Lindemann, lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, bassist Oliver “Ollie” Riedel, rhythm guitarist Paul H. Landers, keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz and drummer Christoph “Doom” Schneider, the band helped found a subgenre within German hard rock and metal that later became known as Neue Deutsche Härte. While the majority of their songs are in German, they have also performed songs entirely or partially in other languages including English, Spanish, French, and Russian. Rammstein’s award-winning live shows are known for their pyrotechnic elements and both on and off-stage theatrics. To date, the band have released six studio albums, including […]

American alternative rock band Garbage have announced their first UK show in over two years to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album Version 2.0. They’ll be performing the Grammy-nominated album in full, and will also treat fans to all the B-sides that accompanied the album during its campaign.

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a fourth year of free concerts every Thursday throughout July from 1-2pm. Every week, music fans will have the opportunity to see new and upcoming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres performing in the wonderful setting of the outdoor Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin’s city centre. Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Wood Quay Summer Sessions offers something for all music fans from trad to hip-hop, classical to contemporary and jazz to rock. Throughout the four weeks, there will be a food truck for any hungry music fans as well as ticket giveaways to upcoming events and concerts. July 4th presented with First Music Contact (FMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Erica Cody & JyellowL 13.00 – Erica-Cody 13.30 – JyellowL July 11th presented with Improvised Music Company (IMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Charlie Moon Quartet | RBG Trio 13.00 Charlie Moon Quartet 13.30 – The RBG Trio (Redmond, Brady, Gillard) July 18th presented with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) 13.00 – Garth Knox 13.30 […]

The Academic are an Irish band made up of Craig Fitzgerald on lead vocals and guitar, Stephen Murtagh on bass, Matt Murtagh on lead guitar and Dean Gavin on drums.

Macy Gray, real name Natalie McIntyre, began singing in her 20s and scored a Grammy Award in 1999 for the single I Try off her debut album On How Life Is. She’s now released six studio albums, with her latest being 2016’s jazz-infused Stripped, and is set to make a stop in the UK this July while out promoting it. Gray founded a music school in North Hollywood, California in 2005. She also has lengthy acting credits having appeared in films like Training Day and Spider-Man.

A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards, Burt Bacharach will play Iveagh Gardens on Saturday 20th July 2019.

One of the biggest music artist from Ireland, Picture This, have had a phenomenal year. Since the release of their self-titled album in 2017, Ryan Hennessy, Jimmy Rainsford, Owen Cardiff and Cliff Deane have been topping the charts and touring across the UK.

Jenny Lewis had her first taste of stardom when she was a child, appearing in a series of television shows and films and later forming the indie rock band Rilo Kiley with Blake Sennett in 1998. Her work with Rilo Kiley drew upon the seediness of her native San Fernando Valley and nearby Hollywood, but she began to expand her horizons when she released a country-tinged solo debut called Rabbit Fur Coat in 2006. Rabbit Fur Coat established Lewis as a formidable singer/songwriter in her own right, and her reputation only grew after the group split, thanks to the rustic Americana of 2008’s Acid Tongue and the slick pop sheen of 2014’s The Voyager. Having ended 2018 on a high note with the announcement of her fourth solo album On The Line—to be released March 22nd on Warner Bros. Records—Jenny Lewis has now unleashed the first taste of her highly anticipated return with the first single, “Red Bull & Hennessy,” now available as an instant grat via pre-order and on all digital/streaming platforms here. Accompanying the single’s release is a visualizer, which can be viewed HERE As the excitement surrounding the release of On The Line ramps up, the album […]

Take a trip back to the electric 80s and embark on a summer of love and smash-hit classics! Welcome to the Club Tropicana Hotel – the 1980s answer to Love Island – where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical, celebrating all that we love about the 80s. Set to the most iconic pop anthems of the era, performed live on stage including: Just Can’t Get Enough, Take On Me, The Look of Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Relax and many more! Book your first-class ticket to see the feel-good musical of the year!

Rockin’ Food Festival Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford 2nd – 5th August 2019 rockinfoodfestival.com After a hugely successful 2018 Festival, we are delighted to announce that #rockinfood2019 will be taking over the streets of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford once again from August 2nd -5th 2019. Wexford’s ultimate Summer festival blends the perfect mix of the things we love most about summer – delicious food, great music and family fun. So, what to expect at Rockin’ Food? Check out some the amazing Rock ’n’ Roll bands taking to our Outdoor Main Stage & Dancefloor or maybe catch some cookery demos and food talks in the Food Marquee for absolutely FREE. Relax with a nice cool drink from the Drinks Marquee and catch a bite to eat from some of the first-rate food vendors from the Artisan Food & Crafts Market. Our younger festival goers can look forward to lots of fun activities, events and workshops in the Kids Marquee or spend some time at the Kid’s Play Zones or Ferris Wheel. Once the little ones are all tired out, the adults can enjoy some of the exclusive Food & Drink Fringe Events. There’s something on offer for all ages, tastes and budgets at Rockin’ […]

What to expect? 3 Music Stages 15+ International Acts 10+ Food Vendors Cocktails, Wine, Prosecco & Craft Beer Kidsyard w/ Family Raves Main Stage hosted by Bodytonic Dance Stage hosted by Wigwam Food brought to you by Eatyard Drinks presented by Brewtonic Art & Design presented by The Bernard Shaw Kidsyard Curated by Dublin City Mum Saturday Groove Armada Todd Terje Grandmaster Flash Boatyard Sunday CHVRCHES Jungle Marc Rebillet Boatyard Eatyard Kidsyard Gamesyard

The international, award-winning smash hit musical based on the blockbuster film, THE BODYGUARD is coming back to Dublin starring Alexandra Burke* as she makes a triumphant return to the role of Rachel Marron. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A ‘Brilliant’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including I Wanna Dance With Somebody and the legendary I Will Always Love You. Don’t miss THE BODYGUARD.

Aug 09 2019 Fri 18:00 The Human League Aug 10 2019 Sat 18:00 MK Aug 11 2019 Sun 18:00 Gerry Cinnamon

Formed in 1977, the Human League are a seminal ’80s synth-pop outfit. In November 2016, the box set A Very British Synthesizer Group came out featuring their biggest hits – Don’t You Wan’t Me Baby – and a lot of other great tracks. It covers the entire history of the group from the earliest incarnation to the phenomenon that was Dare.

Revered producer, remixer and DJ, MK’s storied background is one of long-term creative development. His roots are pure Detroit, taking his early cues from electronic leaning bands like Depeche Mode, New Order and The Cure. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that MK’s musical path is made up of seamless transitions from house and techno to hip-hop and R&B, only to return to house during recent years.

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.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). The show comes to The Olympia Theatre from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th August, with matinee performances on Wednesday 14th and Saturday 17th August. Tickets prices vary according to day & whether matinee or evening performance Approximate times as follows: Monday 12th August, show 7:30pm Tuesday 13th August, show 7:30pm Wednesday 14th August, doors 1:30pm / show 2:30pm Wednesday 14th August, show 7:30pm Thursday 15th August, show 7:30pm Friday 16th August, show 7:30pm Saturday 17th August, doors 1:30pm / show 2:30pm Saturday 17th August, show 7:30pm

Many ukulele luminaries have performed including Belgium’s Winin’ Boys, Ukulele ZaZa, Minnie & The Illywhackers, Del Rey, Andy Eastwood, Peter Moss, Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave, Janet Klein, France’s Les Poupees, Fred Sokolow, Shine (from Spain), Gus and Finn Trio, Ukulele Red & Lil’l Mamie Brown, The East River String Band, Ireland’s West Cork Ukulele, Ukeristic Congress, Aisling Goes Walking, the Dublin Ukulele Collective, UK’s Hot Potato Syncopators, Casey McGill, James Clem, The Mourning Glories and many many other fine artists and groups. We will be featuring all the elements that have made the Ukulele Hooley one of the most friendly and enjoyable festivals. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’re promising a weekend of ukulele fun and frolics! Saturday @ the Ukulele Hooley 2018 Saturday morning kicks off with a selection selection of workshops with amazing ukulele musicians. Workshop Schedule Casey McGill at 10.45 am – Intermediate level Poupees Gonflees at 10.45 am – All levels (including beginners) Angie McLoughlin at 12.15 pm – All levels Frederick Gosseens at 12.15 pm – Intermediate level Ukulele Uff at 13.30 pm – Intermediate level And you know ukulele players, there’s usually a Jam […]

Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 04:30 PM

Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) KINKY BOOTS is coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it embarks on its first ever UK and Ireland tour! It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show. Monday 19th August 2019 Show 7:30pm Tuesday 20th August 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 21st August 2019 Show 7:30pm Thursday 22nd August 2019 Show 2:30pm Thursday 22nd August 2019 Show 7:30pm Friday 23rd August 2019 Show 7:30pm Saturday 24th August 2019 Show 2:30pm Saturday 24th August 2019 Show 7:30pm Monday 26th August 2019 Show […]

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee continue to sell out stadiums and arenas the world over. The band’s current live show, described by Rolling Stone as “explosive and euphoric… wild and combustible at the place where Grohl’s love for punk and classic rock coalesce into something raging and tuneful… a show of enthusiasm that has grown over decades,” will be visiting the following cities and venues: • 19 Aug Belfast, N. Ireland @ Vital Festival (headline series) • 21 Aug Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena See foofighters.com for information regarding pre-sales and more. Support on the headline dates to be announced. Having covered ground from Reykjavik to Las Vegas in 2017, the tireless Foo Fighters began 2018 with an Australia / New Zealand stadium tour, and proceeded to play three-hour-plus rock marathons for capacity crowds over multiple nights at some of the world’s most prestigious venues: Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago, London Stadium—plus a return to Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg— the site of the accident that led to the 2015 Broken Leg Tour. 2018 also marked the sophomore year of Foo Fighters’ own CalJam festival. CalJam ’18 […]

Musical, comedic, uplifting, and all-too-real. Tinder: The Comedy tells the tale of three inseparable pals having the time of their fecking lives every time they get together. This show features your favourite tunes and a cleverly assembled multimedia backdrop. Watch the girls share the usual sex stories, family dramas, and revelations from their school days as they navigate their Tinder life. Starring Aisling Breen, Eimear Morrissey and Rachel O’Connell directed and adapted by Daryn Crosbie, and written by award-winning writer Stuart Thomas, TINDER will take Dublin by storm before taking off on a tour of Ireland and beyond!

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee continue to sell out stadiums and arenas the world over. The band’s current live show, described by Rolling Stone as “explosive and euphoric… wild and combustible at the place where Grohl’s love for punk and classic rock coalesce into something raging and tuneful… a show of enthusiasm that has grown over decades,” will be visiting the following cities and venues: • 19 Aug Belfast, N. Ireland @ Vital Festival (headline series) • 21 Aug Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena See foofighters.com for information regarding pre-sales and more. Support on the headline dates to be announced. Having covered ground from Reykjavik to Las Vegas in 2017, the tireless Foo Fighters began 2018 with an Australia / New Zealand stadium tour, and proceeded to play three-hour-plus rock marathons for capacity crowds over multiple nights at some of the world’s most prestigious venues: Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago, London Stadium—plus a return to Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg— the site of the accident that led to the 2015 Broken Leg Tour. 2018 also marked the sophomore year of Foo Fighters’ own CalJam festival. CalJam ’18 […]

Post Malone is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and producer who released his first single White Iverson in 2015. He has gone on to break streaming records with albums such as Stoney, Beerbongs & Bentleys and hit singles including Rockstar, Psycho and Better now. He is widely respected and has gained critical acclaim for his signature blend of musical styles.

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like Suspect Device and Wasted Life. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut Inflammable Material. The album chronicles the band’s anger and frustration at “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality.

Tickets from €37.50 (additional charges may apply) go on general sale this Friday 22 February at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie. Be the first to secure tickets for Beirut with Selective Memory’s exclusive pre-sale. Register for access now and don’t miss out on tickets at http://bit.ly/Beirut_SM. Pre-Sale is live from 10am on Thursday 21 February. Zach Condon, the mastermind behind Beirut, released his fifth studio album Gallipoli on February 1st 2019. To celebrate the release, Beirut are currently touring headline shows throughout North America and Europe and today have just announced 2 highly anticipated shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street this August 2019. The 12-track Gallipoli started life in the winter of 2016, with Condon returning to his old Farfisa organ, the same one used to write the first two Beirut albums (2006’s Gulag Orkestar and the following year’s The Flying Club Cup). Following recording stints in New York and Berlin (where he now calls home), Condon settled in Sudestudio, a studio complex deep in rural Puglia, southern Italy. It was here that he rediscovered the old joys of music as a visceral experience which became the founding principle for Gallipoli.

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath taking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girls nights out with all your friends. With special guest appearances on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out Worldwide tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys are the only show of its kind in history to have celebrity status. If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible hunks. An action packed 2 hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more.

Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 09:00 AM

September 9th to 14th. Bord Gais Theatre/ €21+ In a major musical adaptation, Frank McCourt’s memoir ANGELA’S ASHES returns to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre stage in an emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour. As his parents struggle to provide for him and his brothers in 1940s Ireland, we follow young Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters, money-lenders and dancing-teachers, culminating in his defiant escape to a new life in America. A haunting score adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story. ANGELA’S ASHES THE MUSICAL has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears one minute, laughing out loud the next – by turns deeply moving and riotously funny. Described by The New York Times as a “stunning memoir”, back in 1996 the publication of Frank McCourt’s ‘Angela’s Ashes’ caused a literary sensation. The book climbed quickly to the top of that newspaper’s Bestseller lists and remained there for nearly three years selling 4 million copies in hardback alone. Since then, […]

She began her career as a pop music songwriter, penning tracks that have been given to Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gwen Stefani. Michaels released her debut solo single with Republic Records in 2017, “Issues”, which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and garnered her Grammy Award nominations for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Her major-label debut extended play, Nervous System (2017), peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. She has also received nominations for MTV Music Video, Billboard Music, and American Music Awards.

Mary Black has announced her return to the Olympia Theatre – one of her favourite venues. For one night only, Mary and her all-star band, will perform favourite songs from her immense catalogue spanning over 30 years. These songs we know by heart, such as No Frontiers to Song for Ireland, Past the Point of Rescue, Carolina Rua, Katie, A Woman’s Heart and many more. Mary Black, one of Ireland’s favourite artists, is regarded as one of the most important Irish vocalists of her generation, with multi-platinum selling albums and a string of achievement awards to her name. Mary’s enduring success has proven that her depth of talent and love of singing transcend the generations.

Olympia Sep 16th to 20th The Miami Showband Story, a new production written by Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets) and Martin Lynch (Dancing Shoes – The George Best Story), will host its Dublin premiere at the Gaiety Theatre this September 2019.

Grittier and more glamorous than ever before, this brand-new production is direct from a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Leicester Curve. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is bought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and starring very special guest artist – Peter Andre as Teen Angel* – reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving. So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and re-discover why Grease really is the one that you want this term! *Please note: Peter Andre will appear in performances from 24 – 28 September only.

Rodrigo y Gabriela is a duo from Mexico City who specializes in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitar.They return to the Olympia after a very successful show in April. They will be appearing on September 19th 2019 Their unique sound, strongly influenced by Latin rhythms and harmonies, straddles both world and rock, and includes covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion”. After meeting in a trash metal band, the two grew tired of the domestic scene and decided to move to Dublin. After busking in Copenhagen and Barcelona for a few years, they got their break in 2005 when asked to tour the UK with Damien Rice, a former busking buddy. Their self-titled debut album, produced by John Leckie, was released shortly after, and entered the Irish Albums Chart as number one – beating both Arctic Monkeys and Johnny Cash.

‘If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!’ Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK. ‘There can only be one Kate Bush’ says vocalist Mandy Watson, who never attempts to mimic Kate on stage. ‘When you sing her music the characters in the songs take over – they are what you become, not Kate. We’re just fans, amazed at this opportunity to perform this music we love so much’. Many of Kate’s original collaborators from stage and studio have been inspired to join the band on stage, including bass player Del Palmer, drummer Preston Heyman and dancer Stewart Avon Arnold, all of whom performed with Kate on her legendary Tour of Life live shows 40 years ago. ‘I could have been listening to Kate herself!’ – Preston Heyman Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, This Woman’s Work, Wow… Cloudbusting can’t wait to whip up a storm of love for […]

When Jimmy plays his annual shows in Paris, an assemblage of Irish fans are there every time, country flag in hand, and Jimmy has said how much he looks forward to playing in the Emerald Isle. Jimmy released his famous Son of a Son of a Sailor LP in 1978. The title is a reference to his grandfather who was a huge influence on his life. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the release, the 2018 tour was called Son of a Son of a Sailor and the celebration continues through 2019.

Ariana Grande returns to play the 3 Arena on September 22nd 2019. Tickets €82 Since making her full-length debut with 2013’s Yours Truly (featuring the game-changing, triple-platinum smash “The Way”), Grande has brought her striking vocal presence to a genre-blurring breed of pop, taking on R&B, soul, and electronic music with equal nuance and assurance. Arriving in 2014, her sophomore effort, My Everything, garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the 6x-platinum hits “Problem” and “Bang Bang” (a Grammy nominee for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance). Grande embraced a more uncompromising vision than ever before in the making of Dangerous Woman. With People noting that the album “celebrates feminine might,” Entertainment Weekly praised Grande for “having something meaningful to say with that jaw-dropping voice — one of the most exquisite in pop today.” Grande wrapped up her widely lauded Dangerous Woman Tour in support of the album last year, performing 85 arena shows worldwide.

Gary Numan first broke into the music industry with his band Tubeway Army in the late 1970s. The new wave group released two records, 1978’s eponymous debut and 1979’s Replicas. The latter album topped the UK charts on release, also spawning the No.1 hit single Are “Friends” Electric?. Following the release of Replicas, Numan decided to release music under his own name, launching a wildly successful solo career and becoming a pioneer of electronic music. In 1979 the artist released his debut solo album The Pleasure Principle. The album topped the UK chart and features the hit singles Cars and Complex. Since his debut, Numan has released 17 more solo studio albums hosting hit singles such as We Are Glass, She’s Got Claws, Change Your Mind, Crazier, This Is Love, I Can’t Stop and more. The musician released his latest record Savage (Songs from a Broken World) in September 2017. The album, a concept record set in a post-apocalyptic world that has become deserted due to global warming peaked at No.2 on the Official UK Albums Chart. Gary Numan will be celebrating 40 years of releasing solo music on tour later this year. His forthcoming huge UK tour kicks off […]

International multi platinum-selling artist Khalid has today announced Dublin & Belfast dates as part of his headline ‘Khalid Free Spirit World Tour’. The news follows the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Free Spirit’, which is out now via Columbia Records and Right Hand Music Group. The five time Grammy Award nominee is set to kick start his European tour in Germany on 9 September and will take to stage in Dublin at 3Arena on 24 September followed by The SSE Arena Belfast on 25 September. Since releasing his debut hit single ‘Location’ in 2016 which went on to go quadruple platinum, Khalid has continued to cement his global status as one of music’s most promising breakout stars. Already accumulating a stellar array of awards and wins from the likes of MTV, Billboard and BET, his European tour offers his legion of loyal fans a chance to experience his latest musical offering.

Rock band Pixies formed in 1986 and released their first album Surfer Rosa in 1988. The original line-up was composed of Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums) and their debut album, which received good reviews and became a college hit in the US and UK, catapulted them to fame. With top 10 hits like Monkey Gone to Heaven and Here Comes Your Man, the band went on hiatus after the release of their second album before returning in 1990 with Bossanova, which reached No.3 in the UK. The band then disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited again in 2004, going on to enjoy several sold-out world tours. After Deal left in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; but was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016.

International multi platinum-selling artist Khalid has today announced Dublin & Belfast dates as part of his headline ‘Khalid Free Spirit World Tour’. The news follows the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Free Spirit’, which is out now via Columbia Records and Right Hand Music Group. The five time Grammy Award nominee is set to kick start his European tour in Germany on 9 September and will take to stage in Dublin at 3Arena on 24 September followed by The SSE Arena Belfast on 25 September. Since releasing his debut hit single ‘Location’ in 2016 which went on to go quadruple platinum, Khalid has continued to cement his global status as one of music’s most promising breakout stars. Already accumulating a stellar array of awards and wins from the likes of MTV, Billboard and BET, his European tour offers his legion of loyal fans a chance to experience his latest musical offering.

Rock band Pixies formed in 1986 and released their first album Surfer Rosa in 1988. The original line-up was composed of Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums) and their debut album, which received good reviews and became a college hit in the US and UK, catapulted them to fame. With top 10 hits like Monkey Gone to Heaven and Here Comes Your Man, the band went on hiatus after the release of their second album before returning in 1990 with Bossanova, which reached No.3 in the UK. The band then disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited again in 2004, going on to enjoy several sold-out world tours. After Deal left in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; but was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016.

Bellator MMA has today announced its hugely anticipated return to Dublin, Ireland. The event will take place on Friday, September 27 and will be the fourth instalment of the Bellator European Fight Series. With a sell-out crowd expected on the night, Bellator Dublin promises to once again provide Irish MMA fans with an unforgettable night of MMA action. Bout announcements are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Bellator Dublin will be broadcast live on Channel 5 in the UK and on Virgin Media Television in Ireland.

Lithuanian artist Jazzu aka Juste Arlauskaite is heading to Dublin for one night only on Saturday 28th September with a fully seated show at The Olympia Theatre. Her sound is eclectic and diverse from heart-warming guitar-strummed pop and electronic influences to tear-jerking soul-inspired ballads. Join her and her full band for a breathtaking live performance.

2019 is set to be a landmark year for songwriter Richard Hawley.  Not only is he due to release his ninth studio album, Further on 31st May, but he will also see a musical based on a collection of his songs open in his hometown of Sheffield. Then, there’s also the small matter of the man celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a solo artist, something that he views with his customary sense of bluff realism. “I suppose twenty years is quite a long time in this business, but, to be honest, even after all this time, I’m still a searcher. I’m still genuinely searching for things, in music and in life. I can’t tell you exactly what I’m looking for, or where I’m actually going but when I get there, I’ll probably send you a text,” he says, wryly. In the two decades that have elapsed since Hawley jettisoned band life, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp’s guitarist, the 52-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most singular and diverse careers in modern music.

Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, CABARET. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres. CABARET features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs Money Makes The World Go Round, Maybe This Time, Cabaret and more. Since its Broadway premiere and the movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, CABARET has won numerous stage and screen awards including eight Oscars, seven BAFTAs and 13 Tony® Awards. 1931 Berlin was a haven of divine decadence in which the legendary Sally Bowles performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub… Tuesday 1st October 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Show 7:30pm Thursday 3rd October 2019 Show 7:30pm Friday 4th October 2019 Show 5:00pm Friday 4th October 2019 Show 8:30pm Saturday 5th October 2019 Show 2:30pm Saturday 5th October 2019 Show 7:30pm

Volbeat is a Danish rock band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. They play a fusion of early rock ‘n’ roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. They are inspired by the rock ‘n’ roll legends Metallica, Social Distortion, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Their line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Thomas Bredahl, bassist Anders Kjølholm and drummer Jon Larsen. The band is signed to Dutch label Mascot Records and has released three studio albums and one DVD. All of their studio albums were certified gold in Denmark. Their second album Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil received platinum. According to Poulsen’s stage banter in Ruisrock 2009 Volbeat has sold certified gold in two countries, Denmark and Finland. Their band name is taken from the album Vol. Beat by Michael Poulsen’s former band Dominus. “Vol” stands for volume while “Beat” stands for beat.

A month ahead of the highly-anticipated Group Therapy Tour launch, Hootie & the Blowfish announced seven dates throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland this October to follow their 47-date U.S. and Canada run of shows. The band will perform at 3Arena, Dublin on Friday October 4th 2019. The announcement follows a wave of excitement surrounding news of the band’s first full tour in over a decade with forthcoming music under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. They will celebrate the soon-to-begin tour as part of National Concert Week with a performance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this Wednesday, May 1. “I had the incredible opportunity to play the Royal Albert Hall in London last year, which was a bucket list night for me,” explained frontman Darius Rucker. “The fans there and everywhere else we played in Europe were so special. In talking with all of the guys about how special this year’s tour is going to be, we knew it wouldn’t be complete without a trip back across the pond to see our amazing fans there.”

Volbeat is a Danish rock band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. They play a fusion of early rock ‘n’ roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. They are inspired by the rock ‘n’ roll legends Metallica, Social Distortion, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Their line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Thomas Bredahl, bassist Anders Kjølholm and drummer Jon Larsen. The band is signed to Dutch label Mascot Records and has released three studio albums and one DVD. All of their studio albums were certified gold in Denmark. Their second album Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil received platinum. According to Poulsen’s stage banter in Ruisrock 2009 Volbeat has sold certified gold in two countries, Denmark and Finland. Their band name is taken from the album Vol. Beat by Michael Poulsen’s former band Dominus. “Vol” stands for volume while “Beat” stands for beat.

Volbeat have announced an Olympia show on Friday 4th October as part of their Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour. With special guests Baroness & Danko Jones. Volbeat, the multi-platinum, Danish rock band, confirm their return with their seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, which will be released via Vertigo Records on 2nd August. For the album, Volbeat— Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon their distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available for pre-order on all formats here, including a 2 CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue colored vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies each.

September 2019 marks the golden anniversary of the Beatles’ multi-platinum album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. Released in September 1969, it was the end of both the Sixties and the biggest and greatest band of all time. To explore this anniversary, the world’s leading Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn – whose highly-acclaimed Tune In is the first part of the band’s definitive biography – will embark on a 21-date UK tour with his newly-created Abbey Road show Hornsey Road. Hornsey Road illuminates Abbey Road from every angle, telling the stories behind the songs and the lives of its four creators – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – the youngest of them just 26, the eldest 29 at the time it was made. The show will explore the many momentous events that occurred during its recording, when the Beatles were creatively together inside the studio but falling apart outside. This was the year of their breakup, and the album was made at a time of turmoil in their personal lives and their careers; when two of them were newly married and the band lost business assets and couldn’t agree on a […]

Pop superstars Little Mix return in autumn 2019 with their The LM5 Tour across the UK and Ireland. The arena tour kicks off in Dublin on 10 October, ending in Leeds on 19 November 2018. The girls will also perform three massive nights at The O2 Arena in London as part of the run. The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including Touch, Shout Out to My Ex, Black Magic and Wings. Last updated: October, 2018 SSE 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th October

The Divine Comedy come to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of their 2019 tour for the new album ‘Office Politics’. “Office Politics”, the new album set for release on 7 June, is a 16 track tour de force full of inventive, timeless music peopled with a typically irreverent cast of characters. “It has synthesizers. And songs about synthesizers,” says Neil Hannon.  “But don’t panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions, and songs about love and greed.” But ‘Office Politics’ central characters are the machines. Or ‘Infernal Machines’ as one track rages. “I do try to make normal records,” Neil says with a smile. ”But it always seems to wander off into odd territories.” Prices include a €1.00 facilities fee per ticket. Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €6.85 per ticket / Agents €3.30.

Roy Orbison is back to amaze audiences with his unique voice and live performance once again. After the success of last year’s pioneering holographic In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert tour, Base Hologram the leading developer of concerts, theatricals and spectacles that combine holographic cinema and mixed reality with live entertainment, have now announced Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour, a ground-breaking new tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends. It is yet another chapter for the revolutionary Hologram movement. The tour will bring Orbison and Holly together for an enthralling event that will tour throughout the UK & Ireland before further dates worldwide. Eric Schaeffer (Million Dollar Quartet), who shepherded the In Dreams event will return as the director of the shows. It is the first time a Buddy Holly hologram has been created. “Both Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly set the stage for what was to come down the road in the music industry,” said Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram. “These two men were forward-thinkers who understood what new forms of technology could do for their craft. They defined the genre of Rock and Roll from writing to recording […]