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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.

Sam Bailey is about to get her teeth into a real rocker of a show when she takes the role of the Vampire Queen in the hit touring musical extravaganza Vampires Rock Ghost Train for the 2019 spring tour. For more than two decades, Steinman and his crew have returned to our stages night after night and delivered exhilarating performances that have been packed with energy, fabulous dance routines, spectacular special effects and, of course, amazing music that has everyone up on their feet. Throwing just the right amount of fun and humour into his script ensures that the audience is always roaring with laughter. This rock-tastic, hilarious musical concert lives up to its rocking reputation. A tongue-in-cheek story, spellbinding cast, fangtastic fire routines, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest ’80s classic rock anthems ever! The show includes tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and many more. In 2019 X Factor winner Sam will be stepping into the shoes of legendary singer and actress Toyah Willcox who’s played the part for two years performing over 200 shows. Sam will be joined on stage by creator and star of […]

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.

The Dublin based 5 piece comprising of Andy Kavanagh, Andrew Glover, Jimi Lock, Harry Sullivan and Fionn Lynch have been making waves at home and abroad having graced stages in the U.K, U.S.A. and United Arab Emirates with their explosive live shows. The remainder of the year is scheduled to be a hectic one for Keywest with their 3rd studio album set for release as they embark on an international tour.

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walkure, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brunnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts. Sat 30 Mar 2019 17:00

Ryan Adams first tasted musical success as part of the alternative groups The Patty Duke Syndrome and Whiskeytown. Following the bands’ demise, he wasted no time in launching a solo career. His debut solo album Heartbreaker received rave reviews from critics and a ringing endorsement from Elton John. His follow-up Gold moved away from his country influences and the single New York, New York was rotated heavily on radio following the September 11 attacks. A prolific songwriter, Adams has continued to regularly release music, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with stars such as Emmylou Harris, Beth Orton, Evan Dando and Melissa Auf Der Maur. Second Date added 30th March, 31st March Sold Out

Following the release of his brand-new album Love is Magic, John Grant comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2019. “Each record I make is more of an amalgamation of who I am,” says John Grant. “The more I do this, the more I trust myself, and the closer I get to making what I imagine in my head.” Even when the Michigan-born man released his debut solo album Queen Of Denmark in 2010, Grant laced sumptuous soft-rock ballads with an array of spacey, wistful synthesizer sounds, increasingly adding taut, fizzing sequencers, nu-synth-disco settings and icy soundscapes to the mix on 2013’s Pale Green Ghosts and 2015’s Grey Tickles, Black Pressure. Now, with his fourth solo album Love Is Magic, Grant continues to evolve, creating his most electronic record yet, in collaboration with Benge (Ben Edwards), analogue synth expert/collector and a member of electronic trio Wrangler, Grant’s collaborators earlier this year under the collective name of Creep Show on the album Mr Dynamite. Produced by Grant (together with Benge and Paul Alexander), and engineered by Benge at his Cornish studio, the diamond-hard, diamond-gleaming Love Is Magic, “is closer still to how I’ve always wanted my records to sound, but I […]

3 serves as the follow-up to Lukas Graham’s eponymous global debut, which racked up over 23 million units in worldwide consumption, saw “7 Years” hit number one in 13 different countries, and earned the band three GRAMMY® Award nominations – including both Record and Song of the Year. The breakout smash was the highest-selling single by a debut artist in 2016, and catapulted the Danish artist to sold-out tours around the world, critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Billboard, and performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, The Billboard Music Awards, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, CONAN, The GRAMMY® Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards, where he was also nominated for “Best New Artist.”

David Gray today confirms release details for a new album Gold In A Brass Age – his first album of new material in four years – alongside a seventeen-date tour of the UK & Ireland for 2019, culminating at Bord Gais Theatre on Friday April 5th. Tickets go on sale Friday November 9th, 10.00am.The album will be available on March 8 through IHT Records / AWAL Recordings, with first single ‘The Sapling’ out today. Produced by Ben DeVries, son of producer and soundtrack composer Marius, Gold In A Brass Age finds Gray in renewed creative form.

Formed in Bristol in 2011, IDLES have released two albums. The rockers’ debut was Brutalism in 2017. Joy As an Act of Resistance came out in August 2018 and is their attempt to be vulnerable and encourage vulnerability. They’ve even stripped back the songs and the lyrics in an attempt to bare flesh and allow each other to breathe and to celebrate differences. IDLES’ new record ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ debuted at no.5 in the UK charts, breaking Rough Trade’s all-time record for most pre-orders and sales in day. It is currently the no.1 best reviewed record of 2018 (average rating of 88 across 25 reviews) at Album Of The Year and in the Top 10 on Metacritic. The band saw not only singles but the album itself A-listed at 6 Music and earned major features, amongst others, with the likes of Q, Mojo, The Guardian and covers with DIY, Loud & Quiet, So Young and NME. They’ve arrived internationally too with only last week NPR Music declaring “I am an IDLES addict. It’s like mainlining an uplifting and unifying assault on nationalism, racism, intolerance, and class inequality.” The band won Best Breakthrough at the Q Awards last […]

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walkure, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brunnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts. Tue 02 Apr 2019 12:00

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. Tue 02 Apr 2019 18:15

When James Morrison broke onto the scene as a soulful singer-songwriter in 2006 even he couldn’t have predicted that he would become the template that allowed a wave of likeminded musicians to enter the field. Now, almost ten years on, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and James Bay are all crowding the charts, following the same format; one guy with a great, soulful voice and a guitar. They’ve all cited him as an influence but does Morrison take some credit for paving the way? “I don’t really see it like that, I was just lucky to be one of the first”.

Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With twelve years’ experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world’s largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theatres, playing Moritz in Spring Awakening (produced by Balagan Theatre), Angel in Rent and Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray (both produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). In 2016, Hoffer played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group). As well as the latest album, The Ginger Snapped, Jinkx also released an album in 2014 called The Inevitable Album, which included the hugely popular singles Coffee and Wine, The Bacon Shake and Jinkx’s version of Radio Head’s Creep. On screen, Jinkx has appeared in an episode of Blue Bloods and joined the cast of Wes Hurley’s hit comedy series Capitol Hill. Following the success of the cult YouTube series, Drag Becomes Him, Jinkx successfully raised […]

David Gray today confirms release details for a new album Gold In A Brass Age – his first album of new material in four years – alongside a seventeen-date tour of the UK & Ireland for 2019, culminating at Bord Gais Theatre on Friday April 5th. Tickets go on sale Friday November 9th, 10.00am.The album will be available on March 8 through IHT Records / AWAL Recordings, with first single ‘The Sapling’ out today. Produced by Ben DeVries, son of producer and soundtrack composer Marius, Gold In A Brass Age finds Gray in renewed creative form.

Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions, the programme covers an array of musical styles and genres. Setting out to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City, MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists. Creative Director Amy Nix said “We’re very happy with how MusicTown has evolved into more than just a programme of concerts over the last few years. We’ve been talking about diversity and collaboration for a number of years as the essence of how live performance works and the wonderful pool of organisations we are working with have responded to this direction brilliantly. This programme takes in everything from events with theatre directors choosing inspirational music, one of the most acclaimed podcasters in Europe, Blindboy, getting under the skin of an artist’s mindset, a skateboarding film with a live score, new arrangements and interpretations of two classic Radiohead albums, free opera being brought across Dublin neighbourhoods, the thought process of making music videos, an original piece of vinyl released by our finest new artists, a spoken-word sensation, […]

This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. An exciting two-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music featuring 22 award-winning world & Irish dance champions complete with 25 dazzling costume changes. Experience flailing fiddles, flutes, and inspiring dances along with our live vocalists, all complimented by a top live Irish tradional band of multi-instrumentalist musicians and a sensational sound and light show as seen on TV from China to California and from Siberia to Sydney. Worldwide toes are tapping – hands are clapping to the feet of RHYTHM OF THE DANCE. Enjoy the 20th Anniversary Tour – 5 million fans across 50 countries have!

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. Tue 07 Apr 2019 14:00

Hailed by many as the Godfather of Disco or even the very founder of electronic dance music, at 78 years young of age the multi Academy Award and Grammy Award winning Moroder will perform at Dublin’s 3Arena on 8 April 2019. The tour production entitled A Celebration of the 80’s will see the pioneering Italian songwriter, producer and DJ perform the highlights from his prolific career in a spectacular stage show with dazzling visuals and lighting alongside his band and vocalists. Tickets For Dublin’s 3Arena from €56 including booking fee go on sale this Friday 12 October at 9am. Moroder has been a major influence in the music industry for over 55 years, starting in 1963. He was the first to put dance music to a repetitive percussive beat and to abandon the laws of harmony and put the synthesizer central to his music. He first gained recognition in the 70s with both his own music and his productions for Donna Summer (“I Feel Love”, “On the Radio” and “Love to Love You Baby”, “Hot Stuff” among others). This led to a string of other collaborations with big names like Cher (“Bad Love”), Blondie (“Call Me”), David Bowie (“Cat People”), […]

Following 8 record- breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE will return to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 10 – 27 April 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary Tour. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to […]

The Specials are returning to the Olympia in 2019 with their 40th anniversary tour. Extra Data Added on the 12th Tickets priced from €55.65 including booking fee are on sale Friday November 2nd at 9a.m. via Ticketmaster.ie

Shawn Mendes recently released new tracks “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan” from his highly-anticipated self-titled third album out May 25th. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and London’s O2 Arena in minutes. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Most Influential Teens” for 4 consecutive years. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms. Extra Dates Added

All You Need is Love is The Beatles like you’ve never heard them before – over 40 of the Fab Four’s greatest hits performed alongside The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. A spectacular multi-media concert, All You Need is Love celebrates the incredible catalogue of songs from the best-selling and most influential band ever. From humble beginnings in 1963 in Liverpool’s Cavern Club to Beatlemania and global chart domination, The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – remain today the best-selling band in music history, with sales of over 800 million albums worldwide. The group had more number 1 albums and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. They are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with sales of 178 million. All You Need is Love dives into this astonishing body of work and will coincide with a number of 50-year Beatle anniversaries: 1969 saw the release of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine LP and Abbey Road – their 11th studio album – the group gave their final live performance on the roof of the Apple building in London’s Saville Row, and John Lennon privately told the rest of the band […]

Almost three years ago Dublin singer-songwriter Gavin James released his debut album Bitter Pill. Since then he’s toured the world supporting Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith as well as headlining his own shows. James’ will be releasing his sophomore album Only Ticket Home at the end of October and following it with a worldwide tour that starts in January 2019.

The Story of Swing… Performed by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats!! A musical timeline of swing classics from the 1920’s to the modern day. Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams, Luis Prima, Michael Buble, Paolo Nutini and more… Also including original hit songs from their No.1 Album “Dance With Me”. Never before has a show captured the full evolution of swing music like this. From its birth in the 1920’s to the big band era of the 30’s and 40’s. From the golden age of the 50’s and 60’s with household name’s like Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams to the +modern era of Buble and Nutini. Hear such classics as “King of the Swingers” “Puttin on the Ritz” “When The Saints Go Marching In” “Mack the Knife” “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” “Mr Bojangles” “New York, New York” and many more along with original hit songs from their No.1 selling Irish Album “Dance With Me” performed live by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats! Do not miss one of the most exciting and in demand acts in the country right now!

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ballads, folk, humour, wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, Top Ten hits, several Awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number 1 Ballad Group!

Rodrigo y Gabriela is a duo from Mexico City who specializes in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitar. 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.

Following the 2015 release of the critically acclaimed Fast Forward, legendary songwriter Joe Jackson has announced the release of his new studio album Fool. The record, which is the 20th studio album of Jackson’s career, was the fulfilment of a career-long dream: to finish a tour and head straight into the studio with the band firing on all cylinders. So, on July 29th, Joe wrapped up his 2018 summer tour at The Eqyptian Theater in Boise, Idaho – and the following day set up shop at Tonic Room Studios in town.

Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic. Michael Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the Prince of Pop, but he’s honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself. The show features a live band, dazzling costumes and the performer’s iconic dance routines. It also showcases the greatest hits of Michael Jackson and also of The Jackson 5 including Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and Man in the Mirror.

Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic. Michael Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the Prince of Pop, but he’s honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself. The show features a live band, dazzling costumes and the performer’s iconic dance routines. It also showcases the greatest hits of Michael Jackson and also of The Jackson 5 including Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and Man in the Mirror.

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis’s DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the “Taking Care of Elvis” band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” Contest, which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country. On these nights, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at […]

A trip down memory lane, with performers from the 80’s and 90’s who dominated the music industry of those decades! During the 4 hour concert in Belfast’s SSE Arena you will hear all your favourite hits, in one night! Acts include: Alphaville Haddaway ABBORN – Tribute show to ABBA Five 2 Unlimited Technotronic C+C Music Factory La Bouche Dr. Alban Captain Holywood Project Londonbeat Turbo B/ex Snap Capella Also included is the biggest flash mob of 80s/90s theme! Dress to impress, put on your party shoes, fluff out your ra-ra skirt, polish your DMs and find that Blur t-shirt that has been lurking in the back of your wardrobe to join the biggest disco night this year!

One of the world’s greatest classical singers Alfie Boe comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. In 2018,  Alfie revealed his return to the solo spotlight with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By. The record will celebrate the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked – sandwiched as it is between the roaring twenties and rock ‘n’ roll.

2019 marks Take That’s 30th Anniversary. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced a massive UK & Ireland arena and stadium tour performing all their much loved greatest hits live. The tour will see Take That play shows in many towns and cities that they have never played before plus they will be joined by special guest Rick Astley. Take That have also confirmed the release of ‘Odyssey’ a re-imagined greatest hits album that takes the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of the UK’s most successful bands of all time. Ahead of the Album release, fans will get a taster of what’s to come when the band release ‘Pray(Odyssey Version)’ on 21st September to coincide with their UK & Ireland Tour announcement. The ‘Odyssey’ album – produced by Stuart Price – kicks off celebrations on 23rd November and features 27 tracks spanning three decades of the band’s history from their 1992 debut ‘Take that and Party’, right up to the present day. The album will also feature a host of special guests as well as three brand new tracks, set to continue what is easily one of the greatest British pop stories ever […]

Richard Ashcroft is one of the best lyricists of our era thanks to Bitter Sweet Symphony and many other anthemic songs. The former Verve frontman is releasing a new album, Natural Rebel, on 19 October 2018. The release will be followed with a run of shows across the UK. Natural Rebel will be the sixth studio album from the incredible singer-songwriter. It features 10 new songs, all of which Ashcroft wrote, and represents the latest chapter in the Ivor Novello winner’s hugely successful solo career. Natural Rebel follows in the footsteps of his 2016 album, These People, which featured hits like Out of My Body, These People, Hold On and They Don’t Own Me. Ashcroft’s other albums include 2000’s Alone with Everybody, 2002’s Human Conditions and 2006’s Keys to the World.

Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” with an exuberant new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of The Beatles’ ground-breaking album. The production, a smash hit with audiences at its Liverpool premiere last year, features a score by long-time Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a unique live music ensemble through innovative arrangements of iconic songs from the record including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day in the Life, When I’m Sixty-Four, Within You Without You, and Penny Lane mixed with imaginative original compositions.

Television personality, Emmy nominee, and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness has quickly become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. It is his belief that great hair is best served with a side of witty banter. Jonathan can be seen starring on Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” which premiered in February 2018; the hit reboot of the Emmy Award winning series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” The show, which is Netflix’s first foray into non-scripted, follows the ‘Fab Five’ as they forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole. Jonathan shines as the show’s groomer, hair guru and self-care advocate. “Queer Eye” is set to return for Season 2 on June 15th.

The Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms. One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals, Cork is noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging programme, and the friendliness of its welcome. Festival events and performances centre around Cork’s City Hall (capacity 1,000), one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.

RIOT, the jaw-dropping, international smash-hit sensation is back! Thrilling, exhilarating, uplifting and utterly unique – RIOT will set hearts soaring and pulses racing once more during this very limited homecoming run in Vicar St. Tickets are from €30-€50, on sale this Friday 7 December at 10am. A disorderly cocktail of wild theatre, gut-punching spoken word,banging jigs, slapstick comedy and eye-popping circus, RIOT has left audiences around the globe dazzled, dizzy and ready to change the world. Infusing the magic of theatre with the excitement of variety and the energy of the dance floor, it’s your big night out, with a delicious twist. So meet the RIOT family at the barricades once more for a night of wild theatre, thumping tunes, slapstick comedy and jaw-droppingly sexy circus. Featuring Panti, Lords of Strut, Kate Brennan, Up & Over It, Ronan Brady, Alma Kelliher, Adam Matthews, Nicky Kavanagh, Megan Riordan and a surprise special guest each night.

Dublin’s New Music Festival 2019 Featuring the very best new and breaking artists over six nights in some of Dublin’s best music venues: The Sound House // The Workman’s Club // Grand Social // Whelan’s // Button Factory: 7th – 12th May 2019 Eastbound is about capturing the spirit of new and breaking artists and capturing the imagination of a devoted, music-hungry city like Dublin and bringing it all together to create making meaningful beginnings.

The Rolling Stones have dominated Rock ’n’ Roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964. They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the late sixties and early seventies considered by many as their Golden Age. Their live shows are legendary and The Stones musical legacy is up there with the very best. They’ve recorded some of the most phenomenal Rock ‘n’ Roll songs of all time – Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Not Fade Away, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up…to name just a few. You can now relive all these classic hits in The Rolling Stones Story, a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and you will experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth.

Manic Street Preachers release a 20th Year Collector’s Edition of their fifth album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ on 7th December 2018 on Columbia/Sony. Released as a deluxe 3 cd box set, double vinyl edition and digital package the album contains unheard demos and live rehearsal recordings as well as remixes by the likes of Massive Attack, David Holmes and Mogwai. The artwork features many unseen photographs by long term collaborator Mitch Ikeda including a different album cover from the original session on Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog in Wales. The band will also be going out on tour next year playing some of their favourite intimate venues over the UK performing the album in full alongside other hits and rarities. They hope to announce a special one-off gig in Wales in the next few months and support on all dates comes from Gwenno.

Ben Portsmouth, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis‘s DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the “Taking care of Elvis” band. Audiences and promoters quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists in the UK.

Following one of the most exciting and talked about shows at Eurosonic 2019, Belgium Hip-Hop duo blackwave. come to Dublin for their first headline show at Academy 2 on Sunday 12 May.

Olly Murs has announced a brand new tour, which includes a dates in Dublin and Belfast. The ‘Troublemaker’ singer will bring his arena tour to the 3 Arena on Monday 13th May and Belfast SSE Arena on Tuesday 14th May The tour comes in support of Olly’s latest studio album You Know, I Know, which is due for release on November 9

It’s time for you to find out what all of the fuzz is about with the UK’s naughtiest puppets in comedy musical Avenue Q Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness!) the irresistibly Tony Award-winning Musical Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen, is an irresistibly charming tale of the lovable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues. So don’t let your life suck – book your tickets today! Please note this performance is only suitable for audiences 14+

Olly Murs has announced a brand new tour, which includes a dates in Dublin and Belfast. The ‘Troublemaker’ singer will bring his arena tour to the 3 Arena on Monday 13th May and Belfast SSE Arena on Tuesday 14th May The tour comes in support of Olly’s latest studio album You Know, I Know, which is due for release on November 9

Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, De La Soul with DJ Premier, 3Arena Tue 14th May 2019 Doors 6:30pm Three of the world’s most influential rap groups have announced they will perform a Dublin show together, hosted by legendary producer DJ Premier. The triple-header, billed as part of the “Gods of Rap” tour, will hit Dublin’s 3Arena on 14 May. The tour will mark the anniversary of three iconic records: Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turns 25, Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back turns 30, and De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising turns 30. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was the thrilling 1993 debut breakout from the Wu-Tang Clan, and largely considered one of the all-time great hip hop records. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, also viewed as a classic, features the hit singles “Don’t Believe The Hype” and “Bring The Noise”. De La Soul’s debut 3 Feet High and Rising forced the world to take notice of the group and helped cement their still-growing legacy. It was a huge commercial hit, featuring tracks “Eye Know”, “The Magic Number”, and “Me Myself and I”.

Jump aboard the soul train as it takes you on an unforgettably smooth music journey from its sixties origins, to present day, via all the classic seventies and eighties floor fillers. You’ll be wowed by an all-star cast of talented singers and musicians, and amazed by the costumes and jaw-dropping choreography. You’ll be on your feet reliving your favourite soul anthems: Respect, Ain’t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, You’re My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, I Feel Good, Three Times a Lady, Get Down On It, and more. The hits just keep on coming.

Sons Of The East are an Australian indie-folk trio formed in 2011 by Nic Johnston, Dan Wallage and Jack Rollins. They issued their debut self-titled EP in August 2013, which provided the single Come Away. In November 2015 they released another EP, ‘Already Gone’, and since, released a string of singles, with their latest being Nothing Comes East in November 2018. They have headlined their own shows in Australia, UK and Europe, and played festival such as Boardmasters, Lost Picnic, SXSW, Party In The Park, Soundscape, Lost Paradise, Beyond and more. Sons of the East will tour the UK and Europe in spring 2019 on their biggest tour yet. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.

€47.55 May 20th Olympia Theatre Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fan base whose members number in the millions. Alongside Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, ALICE IN CHAINS was one of the Big Four to emerge from Seattle in the 1990s and went on to change the sound of modern rock.

She world could use more straight shooters. You won’t ever have to wonder about what LP is thinking. She’ll gladly tell you. In fact, the singer-songwriter lays all of her cards on the table every time she makes a record. The artist’s fifth full-length—the aptly titled Heart To Mouth [BMG/Vagrant]—stands out as her most direct statement yet. No filter, no censorship, and no bullshit – and she’s bringing it to The Olympia Theatre on the 21st May 2019!

Walking On Cars are creating sounds as beautiful and dramatic as the landscape that envelops them. From the Dingle Peninsula, the five creatives friendship gave way to a tuneful collaboration, borne out of a desire to write music. With songs reflecting both the isolation and consolation of Dingle, this year Walking On Cars look set to add to their increasing number of admirers. Singer Patrick Sheehy is comfortable to characterize their music with the ambiguous description “powerful and almost pop”. Pushing the sound higher, Sorcha Durham (pianist) and Dan Devane (lead guitar) give life to these Melodic imaginings. Paul Flannery on Bass guitar and drummer Evan Hadnett provide an intelligent and bodily support to their carefully crafted songs. Central to the house that they share is the rehearsal space, where each of The five can document song ideas at anytime – “ an advantage” of their environment and something not possible living in a city.

LP is indie singer Laura Pergolizzi. Raised in New York and now based in Los Angeles, she released her debut album, Heart-Shaped Scar, in 2001. She’s co-written songs for Rihanna and Christina Aguilera. 12. Known for her androgynous style, dark sunglasses and powerful voice, LP’s latest album is 2015’s Lost on You.

Westlife are one of the most popular and best-known Irish bands of all time. Over the course of their 14 year career Westlife amassed enormous numbers of fans in Ireland and the rest of the UK as well as worldwide. Formed in 1998 and signed by Simon Cowell, the band originally comprised five members: Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne, Brian McFadden and Kian Egan. Brian chose to leave the band in 2004 to spend more time with his family, and released a solo single which went to No.1 in the charts. Alongside their many chart achievements, Westlife were also impressive on stage, with 12 international concert tours during their performing career. They visited countries across the world in four continents: Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. For their final farewell tour, the Greatest Hits Tour 2012, almost 85,000 tickets for the night at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin sold out in just five minutes, setting new records for ticket sales and forcing the band to extend the run by adding an additional show. Their final concerts were screened in 200 cinemas in 16 countries, including Ireland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Estonia, Indonesia and Denmark. Over the course of […]

International singing & songwriting legend, Mariah Carey has today announced that she is bringing her upcoming Caution World Tour to Europe. The tour will open at Dublin’s 3Arena on 22 May 2019 then take over the prestigious Royal Albert Hall for a rare 3-day residency after which she’ll make stops in Paris, Hamburg, Aalborg, Barcelona, Bordeaux and Amsterdam. This announcement comes off the back of the release of her critically acclaimed 15th studio album, Caution. Honey B. Fly is the official Mariah Carey fan community. Legacy members of Honey B. Fly will receive first access to tickets starting Tuesday, February 5th at 10:00am local time. Fans may purchase a “Honey B. Fly Live Pass” today, which gives them access to exclusive Mariah Carey ticket presales, subscription to the MariahCarey.com Newsletter, special offers, contests, promotion and a free membership to Honey B. Fly, the official Mariah Carey fan community. Fans who are already registered simply need to upgrade their account with the Honey B. Fly Live Pass on MariahCarey.com.

Walking On Cars are creating sounds as beautiful and dramatic as the landscape that envelops them. From the Dingle Peninsula, the five creatives friendship gave way to a tuneful collaboration, borne out of a desire to write music. With songs reflecting both the isolation and consolation of Dingle, this year Walking On Cars look set to add to their increasing number of admirers. Singer Patrick Sheehy is comfortable to characterize their music with the ambiguous description “powerful and almost pop”. Pushing the sound higher, Sorcha Durham (pianist) and Dan Devane (lead guitar) give life to these Melodic imaginings. Paul Flannery on Bass guitar and drummer Evan Hadnett provide an intelligent and bodily support to their carefully crafted songs. Central to the house that they share is the rehearsal space, where each of The five can document song ideas at anytime – “ an advantage” of their environment and something not possible living in a city.

Grace Gifford hailing from a Dublin middle-class Unionist background falls in love with leading Irish revolutionary Joseph Plunkett. Both agree to marry on Easter Sunday 1916 but a rising against British Rule in Ireland has been planned for that very day. Plunkett is vital to the revolutionaries plans as he is the military director of operations. Grace while sympathising with his cause prefers to wait until the outcome of the rising before giving her hand in marriage. In some of the most incredible scenes ever staged, the rising is defeated and Plunkett along with his comrades are sentenced to death by execution shortly afterwards in Kilmainham Gaol. Grace and Joseph plead to marry in the small chapel in the prison that very night. Their wish is granted and after exchanging wedding vows in the dark damp confines of the prison chapel, Plunkett is taken out the next morning and executed. Their tragic love story to this very day has found a place in the nation’s heart. Set against the background of the Easter Rising 1916, Cunningham in his well-researched writing introduces us to the lesser known internal difficulties within the Irish Volunteers. Eoin McNeil, leader of the Volunteers struggles to […]

The Spice Girls 2019 stadium tour as they added a staggering five additional dates in quick succession over the weekend, and now with nearly all dates already sold out, the girls announce another new date kicking off the tour at Dublin’s Croke Park on Friday 24th May 2019, tickets for which go on sale this Thursday 22nd November at 9am. Subject to licence. With Ticketmaster UK’s MD Andrew Parsons going on to say “Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart. They have smashed through Ticketmaster UK’s records becoming the busiest ever sale. There were millions of people on our site searching for tickets, with a queue at one point of well over 700,000….from what we saw, they could have played nearly every night for a year.” Following the band’s first TV interview back on The Jonathan Ross Show last Saturday, they have announced their support for Comic Relief with the release of their #IWANNABEASPICEGIRL T-shirts. Emma, Melanie C, Mel B and Geri have shared more information on their campaign to raise funds to support Gender Justice for Comic Relief. The T-Shirts are available to purchase globally from www.represent.com/spicegirls. The era defining, history making, best-selling female group of all time […]

Rod Stewart is a British musical icon, who has been performing for over fifty years. He’s announced his return to the road in May 2019, celebrating the release of his forthcoming 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses. The live dates mark Rod’s first UK tour in three years, having sold out venues on his 2016 The UK Hits Stadium Tour and his From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits run. The fully seated shows will follow the release of Blood Red Roses, due on the 28 September 2018. Rod Stewart recently unveiled the video for brand new track Didn’t I featuring New York raised singer Bridget Cady.