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RTE NSO New Year Celebration Tue Jan 1 2019 03:30 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Wed Jan 2 2019 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Wed Jan 2 2019 06:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Thu Jan 3 2019 02:00 p.m. Main Stage The Wizard of Oz Thu Jan 3 2019 06:00 p.m. Main Stage Aris Celebration Choir with Very Special Guests Fri Jan 4 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 11:00 a.m. Kevin Barry Recital Room Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 01:00 p.m. The Studio Chamber Music Gathering 2019 Sat Jan 5 2019 04:30 p.m. University Church NYOI New Year Gala Sat Jan 5 2019 06:30 p.m. Main Stage Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt Sun Jan 6 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage Space Oddity & Other Songs from the Bowie Universe Mon Jan 7 2019 07:30 p.m. Main Stage Mamma Mia – An Abba Celebration Tue Jan 8 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The Irish Tenors – Coming Home Wed Jan 9 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage The Irish Tenors – Coming Home Thu Jan 10 2019 08:00 p.m. Main Stage […]

Jan 02 2019 Wed 20:00 Christy Moore Jan 03 2019 Thu 20:00 Christy Moore Jan 04 2019 Fri 20:30 Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan052019 Sat 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan062019 Sun 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan082019 Tue 20:00Christy Moore Jan092019 Wed 20:00Christy Moore Jan102019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan112019 Fri 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan122019 Sat 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan132019 Sun 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan142019 Mon 20:00Christy Moore Jan152019 Tue 20:00Christy Moore Jan172019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan182019 Fri 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan192019 Sat 15:00Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling (All Ages Show) Jan192019 Sat 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan202019 Sun 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan242019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan252019 Fri 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse Jan262019 Sat 20:30Legend of Luke Kelly Jan272019 Sun 20:30The High Kings Jan282019 Mon 19:00Hobo Johnson Jan302019 Wed 19:30Welcome To Night Vale Jan312019 Thu 20:30Tommy Tiernan – Paddy Crazy Horse

Tuesday 8th Jan WOLF & MOON WOLF & MOON plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Who has never had the feeling of wanderlust and the love for adventure? Instead of looking out through our window into the concrete jungle, just sail the sea of our dreams. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12 adv / €15 door Thursday 10th Jan SAMARKIND SAMARKIND plus support ELEVATION FALLS TRIBE _ Main Venue _ New hard rock blues band SAMARKIND’s lead single ‘Sun Stroke Heart’ doesn’t miss a beat. Wasting no time introducing itself with locked down grooves, layers of quality soundscapes and stunning, memorable melody hooks weaving a tapestry throughout the track. Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16.50 Thursday 10th Jan FERGUS DALY FERGUS DALY plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Fergus Daly is an upcoming, Irish indie-rock artist. Approaching the eagerly-awaited release of his debut album (winter 2018), his music videos have over half a million views to-date. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 Friday 11th Jan DAVID KEENAN LIMITED TICKETS RELEASED ON TICKETMASTER ON THUR 20th DEC, 9AM DAVID KEENAN plus support FRI 11th & SAT 12th JAN _ Main Venue _ Like minded souls & potential like minded souls. I send word […]

Rudimental are an English drum and bass band, signed to Asylum Records, Atlantic Records and Black Butter Records. The band consists of Piers Agget, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith. They were nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2013, and won several awards including the Brit Award, and the MOBO Award for Best Album. Rudimental also received nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act, and Best UK and Ireland act.Rudimental has achieved multiple Platinum awards for record sales in several countries including in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Celebrating a decade of sold out concerts, this show offers a nostalgic journey back in time to the magical Showband era. Featuring performances by Red Hurley, Linda Martin, Dave Lawlor, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors and Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg plus RTÉ’s Ronan Collins on hosting duties. Reeling in the Showband Years is guaranteed send you home with great memories of wonderful and never-to-be-repeated time in Irish popular music! Approx Duration: First half – 65 mins Interval Second half – 80 mins View all Music Events

Finishing up their Irish tour, Wayne Whelan Productions is bringing the fabulous Frankie’s Guys once more to Dublin on a one night only show.With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation and amazing live vocals, this show – a celebration of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – is a fast paced and energetic production with an authentic live concert feel.

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades”, illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. A must-see! Please note that this performance will begin at 3pm

Years & Years is a British synth-pop band, founded in London, United Kingdom. The band consists of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen. Years & Years’ music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and 1990s house elements. The band’s debut studio album, Communion, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart in July 2015 and was the fastest-selling debut album of the year from a UK signed band.

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in London’s West End now comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Starring FERN BRITTON, ANNA-JANE CASEY, SARA CROWE, KAREN DUNBAR, RUTH MADOC, REBECCA STORM and DENISE WELCH. The Times described Calendar Girls the Musical as ‘pure gold’. Don’t miss your chance to see this glorious production straight from London’s West End!

World-renowned pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan is just 30 years old but has amassed an extraordinary body of work and has been lauded by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau. This unique event will blend Tigran’s solo piano with the great Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen and an Irish choir. Support by acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter and harpist Brona McVittie.

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling. Tue 22 Jan 2019 18:45

Founded by Louis Walsh in 1993, Boyzone achieved unparalleled success in the 1990s. The group originally comprised lead vocalist Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy, and they were widely touted as Ireland’s answer to Take That. With 25 million records sold, Boyzone enjoyed chart success all over Europe, including several No.1 albums and numerous top-selling singles. Thier 1997 hit Picture of You won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. In October 2009, the band were left devastated when Stephen Gately died from natural causes at the age of 33. The remaining four members return this year to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Our festival started out in 2006 as a small niche traditional music festival, a first for Dublin. We wanted to create something special – a festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to promote the next generation of Irish musicianship. From modest beginnings the festival has gone from strength to strength. The past decade has has seen the festival grow in terms of size, ambition and musical breadth, with a line-up that now appeals to the purist and the merely curious alike. Although TradFest today is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music we now also feature artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock and roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. We invite you to join us, to feel […]

Founded by Louis Walsh in 1993, Boyzone achieved unparalleled success in the 1990s. The group originally comprised lead vocalist Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy, and they were widely touted as Ireland’s answer to Take That. With 25 million records sold, Boyzone enjoyed chart success all over Europe, including several No.1 albums and numerous top-selling singles. Thier 1997 hit Picture of You won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. In October 2009, the band were left devastated when Stephen Gately died from natural causes at the age of 33. The remaining four members return this year to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Atlantic Records’ Death Cab for Cutie has officially announced the release of their upcoming ninth studio album. “Thank You for Today” arrives everywhere on Friday, August 17th. Death Cab for Cutie will celebrate their new album with a much anticipated fall tour, stopping off in the Olympia Theatre on Thursday 24th January 2018.

Retro country soul from novelist/songwriter Willy Vlautin, Amy Boone (Damnations), Sean Oldham (Richmond Fontaine), Jenny Conlee (Decemberists) and friends The name “The Delines” came to Willy in a dream. He claims we were playing a nice venue somewhere and it was written across the kick drum. The idea for the band itself came long before on a tour with Richmond Fontaine. Amy was singing the female roles from the High Country and Post to Wire, originally sung by her sister Deborah. Backstage Amy would sing soul and opera numbers to warm up and get her mind off the psycho logger tunes and a-holes she was locked in a van with. Some of the soul singing must have found its way into Willy’s consciousness however and upon returning home he penned several songs he hoped Amy would sing. Willy sneaked over to John’s studio and whipped out some demos to share with Amy and Sean. They dug em! Amy chose her keys and Tucker came over to work out parts in the basement. We called Freddy in to lay down the bass and Jenny to play rhodes and organ. Finally we got Amy up from Austin and after some quality time […]

Ben Howard plays the 3 Arena January 25th 2019. Tickets from €46.87. With his background in rural folk music, traditional acoustic melodies and outdoor living, it’s no surprise that Ben Howard’s sound combines the best of these elements to create something unique. A birthday gift gave him his first guitar aged just eight years old and set him onto the path towards stardom. A string of awards later and Ben Howard is a big name not just in the UK and Ireland but on an international playing field. Coming from South Devon, Ben Howard says he always had a keen interest in music. While studying journalism at university, he worked on a magazine supporting his other passion, surfing. The community’s support of his music led him to leave education just six months prior to his graduation in order to focus entirely on his music career. Building his reputation throughout Cornwall and Devon by contact with the surfing scene, his melodic folk with its beach influence was a massive hit. He sent himself away on tour for several months, selling out every venue he visited in the UK and Europe. He toured material from his three EPs, Games in the Dark […]

Following on from his sold out tours celebrating the music of Christie Hennessy in 2016 and 2017, Aonghus McAnally is back with a brand new show. Along with his musical director Ivan McKenna, he is delighted to have the same team back on the road as he shares the songs and stories that have been important in his life and career in entertainment. From his teenage years as lead guitarist in Celtic rock group Mushroom, to his television, radio and live performances as a singer, comedian, musician and broadcaster, audiences are in for an entertaining evening of favourites old and new. All the songs in the show have personal stories attached to them from humorous to poignant, each delivered in his unique style. An entertaining evening not to be missed.

Come and join Ireland’s leading balladeer, Chris Kavanagh – voice of a warrior, creator and main singer with “The Legend Of Luke Kelly” show which is now in its 15th year and is endorsed by Luke Kelly’s family.  Chris and his amazing  band will perform amazing renditions of the songs of Luke Kelly and The Dubliners, plus many other famous Irish ballads. Chris Kavanagh and his incredible trad band will be joined by some other guests. Raise the roof, raise a glass and sing with us to celebrate all that is great about Irish ballads and music at Vicar Street, Dublin with the Legend of Luke Kelly show.

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.

Alternative hip-hop artist Frank Lopes Jr is probably best known as Hobo Johnson. In November 2017, he released his record, The Rise of Hobo Johnson, which was written during the time where he lived in his car – hence the name Hobo. Along with his bandmates The Lovemakers, the band are set for a UK tour.

Eric Bell at the Civic Theater 28 January // 8pm Tickets €25 & €23 concession. In 1969 Eric Bell walked into a bar in Dublin, ordered a pint and settled down to watch a band play. Two of the members of that band were Brian Downey and Phil Lynott. He was knocked out by what he saw and heard and asked them to form a band with him. Both duly obliged and within weeks Thin Lizzy was born. The three of them worked very hard both in the studio and on the road and were eventually rewarded with a hit single, the anthemic – Whiskey in The Jar – which catapulted them into worldwide recognition. Their new found popularity kept them very busy. There was a lot of pressure, both touring and recording and eventually Eric conceded that, health wise it was a bit too much for him to handle and left the band.

International pop-star, Hayley Kiyoko, has announced a set of brand-new European tour dates for early 2019. The massive tour kicks off on January 29th in Dublin, Ireland and spans over nineteen dates all across Europe. The announcement comes straight off the back of a triumphant set of UK tour dates for Hayley, including two sold-out shows at London’s Islington Academy. The Guardian was there to witness and gave the show a glowing ★★★★ review, hailing the young Californian’s “expert dance breaks and elastic electropop”. Earlier this year Hayley attended the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York and it proved to be a night that Hayley would never forget. Not only did she perform, but she also took home the award for Best Push Artist. Upon accepting the accolade, Hayley dedicated her award to “Queer women of colour everywhere” in a moving speech which you can watch in full here. She was also the runner up in the fan voted Best New Artist category. Following on from her winning night in New York it was also announced earlier this month that Hayley is nominated for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Push Artist” at the 2018 MTV European Music […]

Born in Birmingham, Ozzy Osbourne became the lead singer of Black Sabbath, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. After his departure from the band in 1978 and a well-publicised battle with drink and drugs, Ozzy has emerged unscathed and with many successful solo albums. He is also well known for the worldwide “Ozzfest” tour and the smash hit reality TV series The Osbournes.

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life. Wed 30 Jan 2019 18:45

Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based pseudonymous musical group consisting of J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitar, banjo, other stringed instruments, samplings and electronic musical instruments, Wrigglesworth on drums, piano and electronic musical instruments, and J F Abraham on flugelhorn, bass guitar, drums and assorted other instruments including a vibraslap.The band have toured internationally and in 2015 they were announced as nominees in the Vanguard breakthrough category of the fourth annual Progressive Music Awards, staged by Prog magazine, which they won.

Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the mega hit song Wagon Wheel. Nathan and his six-man band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads – music for everyone of all ages. Nathan is an expert accordion player, so you can expect a bit of hand-clapping, foot-tapping hooley, as well a superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again and again.

Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based pseudonymous musical group consisting of J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitar, banjo, other stringed instruments, samplings and electronic musical instruments, Wrigglesworth on drums, piano and electronic musical instruments, and J F Abraham on flugelhorn, bass guitar, drums and assorted other instruments including a vibraslap.The band have toured internationally and in 2015 they were announced as nominees in the Vanguard breakthrough category of the fourth annual Progressive Music Awards, staged by Prog magazine, which they won.

Join a cast of some of Ireland’s leading musicians for an unforgettable evening of new, unique arrangements of the songs of Thomas Moore. This night of music celebrates the beautiful lyrics that Thomas Moore attached to the old airs of Ireland and also the debut of a new album celebrating the great Irish bard. Staying true to the words of Thomas Moore, The Moorings will reimagine his melodies for a modern Ireland. The evening will feature refined arrangements interspersed with Salsa, Jazz, and Eastern European influences reflecting a modern, international Ireland.

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

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 […]

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.  Sun 03 Mar 2019 14:00

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.

Set in Seville around the year 1830, the opera deals with the love and jealousy of Don José, who is lured away from his duty as a soldier and his beloved Micaela by the gypsy factory-girl Carmen, whom he allows to escape from custody. He is later induced to join the smugglers with whom Carmen is associated, but is driven wild by jealousy. This comes to a head when Carmen makes clear her preference for the bull-fighter Escamillo. The last act, outside the bull-ring in Seville, brings Escamillo to the arena, accompanied by Carmen, there stabbed to death by Don Jose, who has been awaiting her arrival. Tue 05 Feb 2019 12:00 Sun 10 Feb 2019 12:00

Steel Panther are an American comedic glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s “glam metal” lifestyle. Steel Panther have announced a UK tour for February 2019 during which they’ll perform for the first time ever, a massive set of original songs along with their ’80s classic hits.

Evan Griffith Dando formed The Lemonheads with two high school buddies in late winter ’86, in their senior year at Boston’s tiny Commonwealth School. A few months later, they spawned what is now one of the most sought-after punk relics of the 80s, the indie EP, Laughing All the Way to the Cleaners. Boston-based Taang! Records immediately picked up on The Lemonheads, with three college radio pleasers to follow: the LPs Hate Your Friends (1987), Creator (1988), and Lick (1989). In 1990 Atlantic Records took notice of the massively expanding Lemonheads fanbase in Europe (where they toured in 1989) and America by signing the band and releasing their well-received (in Cambridge, Massachusetts) fourth LP, Lovey. Even by this time, The Lemonheads line-up had been volatile: more than a dozen different configurations over a period of just five years, all sorts of bit parts and reshuffles, with Dando as the only constant. At one point it got so confusing that an ex-drummer, just a week after getting kicked of the group, answered The Lemonheads’ ad to replace himself. By a conservative estimate, the band has had more than ten bass players and at least a dozen drummers over the years.

Steel Panther are an American comedic glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s “glam metal” lifestyle. Steel Panther have announced a UK tour for February 2019 during which they’ll perform for the first time ever, a massive set of original songs along with their ’80s classic hits.

Spike, Dublin’s alternative cello festival, will be back for its third installation Friday 8th-Sunday 10th February 2019 in venues across Dublin. After the festival’s hugely successful, entertaining and innovative 2017 & 18 incarnations, the 2019 programme will present unique events with some of the most talented and exciting cello artists & friends from home and abroad. For 2019, festival curators Mary Barnecutt and Lioba Petrie are looking to both the future and the past in their programming. Audiences will have the chance to witness some very forward-thinking performances as cellos play a computer game and combine with visually-stimulated electronics – alongside performances from an older cousin of the cello, the viol, with performances from the Dublin Viol Consort. Among the highlights of the festival will be a series of evening performances taking place across the weekend at The Workman’s Club, with Ernst Reijseger, Claire Fitch, the Cello Ireland Quartet, The Devil’s Violin, Semay Wu and an open mic session, along with specially commissioned activities for younger people hosted by The Ark, including an interactive cello created by composer Jonathan Nangle. FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY STRING PLAY by Mary & Katherine Barnecutt & Matthew Jacobson (Performance) Date: Friday 8th February Time: 10.15am […]

White Denim is an American four-piece rock band from Austin, Texas, United States. Their music is influenced by dub, psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock, progressive rock, soul, jazz, experimental rock with home-based recording, jamming approach, intense looping work and unusual song structures

Superstar Roy Orbison was one of the world’s greatest and most successful Rock n Roll Music Legends of all time. 2019 sees Dean Bourne and His Musicians return to Ireland to perform the ultimate tribute to “The Big O” showcasing all his massive hits together with a special celebration of the hugely popular “The Traveling Wilburys”. DEAN BOURNE is the World’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today. Audiences around the country are left speechless by Dean’s performances with comments such as – Brilliant, Amazing Voice, Astounding, Magnificent and more! With a Brand New Show after last year’s sold out national tour “Roy Orbison Reborn” will transport Irish audiences to the great Rock n Roll era with hit after massive hit – Gold Record after Gold Record.

White Denim is an American four-piece rock band from Austin, Texas, United States. Their music is influenced by dub, psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock, progressive rock, soul, jazz, experimental rock with home-based recording, jamming approach, intense looping work and unusual song structures

The Definitive Rat Pack are best known as the original cast members of The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas who have now created their own and more personal show. They are undoubtedly the world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. available. Other acts and shows have followed in their wake, often riding off their success, but simply lack the one necessary ingredient to make it special; which is the “tour de force” that are Stephen Triffitt (Frank), Mark Adams (Dean) and George Daniel Long (Sammy David Jr.)Take a trip back to a golden era and sit back, watch & listen to the world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. Joined by Eugene McCarthy Big Band, some of the finest musicians in the industry and by the three delectable Gold diggers to perform such classic hits as: Fly Me To The Moon, Chicago, Angel eyes, That’s Amore, Ain’t That A Kick In The Head, Everybody Loves Somebody, Mr Bojangles, What Kind of Fool, Sam’s Song, Where or When and many, many more.

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.

Acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers will release her Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, on January 18, 2019.  Her new single, “Light On,” is out now.  Written by Rogers, the song was produced by Greg Kurstin + Kid Harpoon + Rogers and premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.  Heard It In A Past Life includes the song that introduced Rogers to the world, “Alaska,” which has accrued over 100 million global combined streams to date.

Ennio Morricone will conduct his film music live in Dublin at the 3Arena on February 15th 2019. The concert is part of his ‘60 YEARS OF MUSIC’ WORLD TOUR and will include Portuguese fado legend Dulce Pontes as a special guest singer. The production has been playing to sold-out arenas, across the continent and received standing ovations and overwhelming critical acclaim in the media. This concert in Dublin will be the very last time Maestro will bring his music to Ireland, after his earlier concerts in September 2017 and February 2016. Tickets go on sale on the Maestro’s birthday, as Ennio Morricone turns 90 years of age, this Saturday 10th November at 9am. Ennio Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 absolute music works. Highlights include his scores for Once Upon a Time in the West, One Upon a time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, The Untouchables and The Mission. Morricone’s score for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly holds the number two position in the Top 200 ranking of best film soundtracks ever composed. The performance in Ireland is part of an extended tour marking his 60-year Anniversary as […]

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.

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.

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.