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An evening of piano, pain and laughter with the inimitable Amanda Palmer.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, one of the UK’s most iconic bands, are back with their first new album in 14 years, the appropriately entitled ‘History Of Modern’. And what a return. Andy McCluskey has called it ‘our best album since Architecture and Morality’ – and few would disagree. The album was produced by OMD and mixed by one of the UK’s most in demand producers Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys/Blood Red Shoes/Razorlight). ‘History of Modern’ is a powerful, pulsating, vibrant and contemporary album with a strong pop sensibility. Tracks such as ‘Pulse’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Sister Marie Says’ and ‘The Future’ are huge future dancefloor fillers while others like the downtempo ‘Bondage Of Fate’, ‘If You Want It’ and ‘Sometimes’ are quite simply beautiful, classic OMD songs.

Out April 26, Run Fast Sleep Naked is Murphy’s first full length release since his widely praised 2014 debut Built on Glass (released as Chet Faker) and was co-produced with Dave Harrington. Soulful lead single “Sanity” was written at Rick Rubin´s Shangri-La studio and brings bright piano melodies, off-kilter beats, and radiant synth lines to his unflinchingly self-aware lyrics. Watch the official video, directed by BabyBaby and filmed in the Canary Islands, here:

In this brand new touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina’s greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney – Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by full ten piece live band. In a breath-taking career spanning over 50 years, audiences can look forward to hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina’s most-loved classic hits including; Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more. This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.

In this brand new touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina’s greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney – Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by full ten piece live band. In a breath-taking career spanning over 50 years, audiences can look forward to hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina’s most-loved classic hits including; Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more. This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.

In this brand new touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina’s greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney – Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by full ten piece live band. In a breath-taking career spanning over 50 years, audiences can look forward to hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina’s most-loved classic hits including; Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more. This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.

Beware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour. The beautiful and the damned will rise again for Danse Macabre Monster’s Ball, Ireland’s most decadent Halloween party. For one night only, the grand Concert Hall becomes a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak. Your hosts — the divine temptress and dancefloor slayer, Bonnie Boux, and prince of all things unholy, Beelzebub, will lead you through a party that mixes live music, DJs, dance, variety, immersive performances, cabaret and the occasional sacrifice. Beware of the strange and unusual. Our fiendish fan dancers, frightful Follies and avant-garde performers will haunt the stage. There will be terrible beauties and blood-soaked burlesque. Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland will show you the moves for Ireland’s biggest time warp. The Sanderson Sisters will stop by for some spell casting and The House of Jeuje Dancers will raise the roof and the dead with their unearthly moves. Flaunt yourself at our procession as our twisted collective of performers prance and dance. Play old carnival and Halloween games. Find out your future at Madam Mim’s fortune booth. Scream your blood-curdling lungs out at […]

The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK and Ireland. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breathtaking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed! Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances. Monday 28th October 2019 Show 7:30pm Tuesday 29th October 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2019 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 30th October 2019 Show 7:30pm Thursday 31st October 2019 Show 7:30pm Friday 1st November 2019 Show 7:30pm Saturday 2nd November 2019 Show 2:30pm Saturday 2nd November 2019 Show 7:30pm

Since emerging in 2012, singer, songwriter, and producer Blackbear has released alt-R&B albums Deadroses , Digital Druglord , and Cybersex — each extolling the pleasures of sex, drugs, and luxury consumerism. His streaming hits, the platinum-selling “Idfc” and the double-platinum “Do Re Mi” (“Do Re Mi, I’m so fucking done with you girl”), further established the 28-year-old. Blackbear is no musical lightweight. He’s an effortless songwriter with a keen ear for melody, a knack for distilling complicated ideas into tight, precise lyrical spaces, and a relentless perfectionist who prizes technical excellence as a producer and mixer. Aside from his own prolific output of singles and EPs, Blackbear earned his bones working with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Childish Gambino, Linkin Park, and — most notably — Justin Bieber, for whom he co-wrote the 6x-platinum single “Boyfriend” with his friend and Mansionz collaborator Mike Posner. A savvy entrepreneur, who also runs his own label, Beartrap Sound, Blackbear became the first recording artist ever to monetize his own Soundcloud.

At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about to change forever. The guitar-driven dominance that had propelled rock and punk throughout the decade was about to end, as synthesizers signalled the sound of the future and video transformed the look of the pop charts. The 1980s were about to explode into life and nothing would be the same again. At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records that set the template for much of what was to follow. Visage’s single ‘Fade To Grey’ from the band’s debut eponymous album and Ultravox’s single ‘Vienna’ from the album of the same name were global hits that shared the same stark ambience, European aesthetic and electronic heart. The albums that birthed those landmark singles expanded that sonic palette even further and brought the art-school alternative into the very centre of the mainstream.

MARINA will also make festival rounds this summer including performances at Boston Calling, Benicassim in Spain and Latitude in the UK. Further European tour dates are yet to be announced.Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. Standing tickets are recommended only for those over 14 years of age. Over 18’s ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

Think of a beautiful tapestry with many vibrant colours. Think Blues, Soul & Jazz. This is the stunning voice of Niamh Strong. Born into the entertainment business, her father Rob Strong is the legendary Blues performer, and brother Andrew Strong was Decco Cuff in The Commitments. Niamh first lifted a microphone at the tender age of 9 when her father was jamming with other musicians, astonishing everyone in the room with an impressive blues run. There and then, it was obvious this little girl had natural talent. Niamh joined her band The Three at 18 and penned several original songs. Four of these songs were selected for her first demo. John Polinsky, a musical lawyer from New York, heard this demo and arranged two showcases in New York in Arlene’s Grocery Store and the Cutting Rooms. Several A&R people from different major record labels attended the showcases which were a huge success. Niamh finally decided to go with Robert E. Pineda from Ray Charles’ company. She was brought to Los Angeles to record one of the original songs and shoot a video. Blues Legend Ray Charles described Niamh as having “moments of genius in her voice.” Niamh returned home to […]

The legendary Cher has today confirmed she’s heading to Ireland in 2019 for her first live show here in over 15 years. The multi-talented Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY Award-winning icon, is set to delight Irish fans when she plays 3Arena on Friday, 1 November as part of her Here We Go Again World Tour. Cher, who holds the UK Record for the biggest selling single of all time by a female artist for Believe, will treat audiences to an array of hits from her huge repertoire as well as new songs from the Dancing Queen album – Cher’s tribute to the music of ABBA – which is out now. Following the recent global success and rave reviews for Cher’s role in the Mamma Mia 2 – Here We Go Again film, the multi-award winning singer, actress and show-stopping performer will be sure to thrill her fans when she arrives here next year. Launching her career in the 1960s as part of Sonny & Cher, the iconic superstar made unprecedented strides in what had long been a male-dominated industry and continues to reign supreme as one of the world’s greatest entertainers. A worldwide superstar for more than five decades, Cher has […]

Puertas: 19:00 Horas Rozalén: 20:00 Horas De un tiempo a esta parte Rozalén se ha hecho omnipresente en nuestras vidas y ha demostrado que sí se puede tener el don de la ubicuidad. Todo ello gracias al éxito de su tercer álbum, “Cuando el río suena…” lanzado en septiembre de 2017 y con el que continúa llenando todos los recintos por los que pasa. Gracias también a su naturalidad y a su gran capacidad para contar historias de esas tan personales que terminan resultando universales. Rejuveneciendo la canción de autor casi sin querer, guitarra en mano, haciendo de cada escenario su casa y convirtiéndose en una más de cada familia. Más de 40.000 ejemplares ha vendido de ese tercer álbum que ha refrendado a una Rozalén que es ya un nombre necesario de la música popular de nuestro tiempo. Capaz, además, de colaborar con cualquiera sin que resulte forzado. Haciendo grandes las pequeñas cosas, convirtiendo en canción todo lo que toca.

Brought together in Stockholm by guitarists Peter Lindgren and Mikael Åkerfeldt in 1990, Opeth added progressive influences and acoustic instrumentation to their brand of Swedish death metal. As the group progressed, it was very common for an Opeth live set to fly in several different musical directions — and an average song lasted no less than ten minutes. Impressed by their originality, Candlelight Records released their debut full-length in 1995, which was titled Orchid, and featured a rhythm section of bassist Johan de Farfalla and drummer Anders Nordin. Edge of Sanity mastermind Dan Swano produced the band’s ambitious second album, Morningrise, in 1996, after which they embarked on a brief tour with Morbid Angel. Century Media took notice and not only licensed Opeth’s first two albums for the United States, but also planned on releasing their next album on both sides of the Atlantic. With the recruitment of bassist Martin Mendez and drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Amon Amarth) to replace the departed de Farfalla and Nordin, Opeth’s third album, My Arms, Your Hearse, was released in 1998 to glowing reviews, establishing the band as a leading force in progressive metal with death roots.

Mary Black has long held the attention of the followers of Irish music as one of the finest female vocalists in the world. Mary’s distinguished career has spanned over 25 years from her early days in Dublin folk clubs through ever-escalating success with seven platinum solo albums including No Frontiers. Needless to say Mary Black is a seminal figure in Irish musical history and one of the artists responsible for it’s relatively recent blossoming on a global level.

Scottish Singer-Songwriter sensation Gerry Cinnamon announces biggest tour date to date. Including his biggest Irish headline date yet at 3Arena on Saturday 2 November 2019. Ahead of a string of huge festival performances, today Gerry Cinnamon surprises fans with a run of UK and Ireland Arena dates, answering calls from fans who missed out on his sold-out shows to date. Announcing the November Tour, Cinnamon also teased his brand new release – Canter. Already a firm fan favourite, this eagerly anticipated single is expected to drop this Friday (21 June).

Re-scheduled from March 13th to Nov 4th Music fans were first introduced to Greta Van Fleet Josh Kiszka/vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keys, and Danny Wagner/drums – in March 2017 with the release of the band’s debut single “Highway Tune” that held the #1 position on U.S. Rock Radio Charts for five consecutive weeks and on Canada’s Active Rock Radio Charts for nine straight weeks. Twenty-seventeen went on to be a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, glowing press, accolades from a slew of fellow artists from Elton John to Nikki Sixx to Justin Bieber, millions of YouTube video plays and Spotify streams, two #1 EPs, a Gold record in Canada, and most importantly, the genesis of an extraordinary connection with their fans.  

Christina Aguilera‪ is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honour of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of television as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award nominated show The Voice. Fresh from her exclusive Las Vegas residency, Christina Aguilera will embark on a four date U.K. wide tour bringing hits such as “Dirrty”, “Genie in a Bottle”, “Ain’t No Other Man”, “Fighter” and more fan favourites from her critically acclaimed 2018 studio album, Liberation.

Off the back of his Number 1, and the UK’s fastest selling debut album in two years, What A Time To Be Alive, BRITs ‘British Breakthrough’ winner Tom Walker has announced a headline tour this autumn kicking off at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, and stopping by The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, on Tuesday 5th November. Tickets priced from €26.50 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy go on sale Friday 29th March at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers. Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. Standing tickets are recommended only for those over 14 years of age. Over 18’s ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.

Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 1 Mar 2019 at 09:00 AM Label Presale : Thu, 28 Feb 2019 at 10:00 AM

‘Animal’ heralds another new chapter in the story of AURORA, the leftfield pop musician who seemingly fell from the forests of her native Bergen with her inclusive stories of nature and nurture, love, longing and loss. ‘Animal’ follows last year’s surprise release of ‘Infections Of A Different Kind – Step 1’ in the Autumn, which sated her sprawling, fervent global fanbase, and acted as a tantalising taster to a very busy 2019 of new music and touring. ‘Animal’ features a veritable slew of gold star producers including the ‘My Riot’ production team of Tim Bran and Roy Kerr (London Grammar, Primal Scream), Magnus Skylstad and AURORA herself. It was recorded out in Norway around the ‘Infections…’ sessions, but withheld by way of introduction to a series of brand new releases for 2019.

Machine Head are marking the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Burn My Eyes, this year. As part of the celebration, band members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos are temporarily rejoining to perform the record live as they tour the UK this November.

The #synthwave duo The Midnight have confirmed November tour dates. General Onsale: Fri 1 Mar 2019 @ 10:00 AM TICKETS >>> at ticketmaster: http://bit.ly/2NAZtmq Fri 8 Nov 2019 @ 7:30 pm | The Button Factory, Dublin

Previously, winning joe.ie’s Le Crunch competition, joining Gavin James and Roisin O as musical ambassadors for Bord na Móna’s inaugural #HearthSessions campaign together with being invited to guest with Picture This still remain highlights since 2016.   Formed in 2011, Mark Prunty (guitar/vox), Podge Gill (guitar/vox), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin), Emmett Collum (drums) are the four young Longford men of Brave Giant. Their love of Irish music is evident in their sound, a skilfully achieved blend of rock, folk and alternative influences.

American rapper and singer, Melissa Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is a founding member of indie hip-hop groups The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb, Ellypseas, and Absynthe. Born into a musical family, she listened to a diverse range of musical genres whilst growing up from Björk to Radiohead, Elton John to Queen as well as a lot of gospel music. Her own style is described as a mix of pop, R’n’B and neosoul. Following the success of the album, Cuz I Love You, Lizzo is getting ready to go on tour this autumn. Her Cuz I Love You Too tour will include two UK dates in London and Manchester.

After 9 albums and over 1400 concerts throughout the world, the band return in 2019 for tours of Europe and North America. During the last 18 years Tinariwen have become globally loved and revered for their creation of a new music genre as well as the integrity and tenacity with which they defend their culture. Hugely attractive to both audiences and musicians who find in it some kind of truth and spiritual depth. On recent albums they have been joined by many guests including TV On The Radio, Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney, Flea, Mark Lanegan, Josh Klinghoffer, Cass McCombs Warren Ellis and Saul Williams among others…

Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indy label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Mar 2019 at 09:00 AM

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical, starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies! Tickets from €21.00. Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! Star casting to be announced. Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture. Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009. Please note: Age recommendation 12+. This production contains comic sexual references, light drug use and the occasional curse word. Dolly Parton will not be appearing live in this production. Tuesday 19th November 2019 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 20th November 2019 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 20th November 2019 Show 7:30pm […]

The Mountain Goats (Duo) come to Button Factory Wednesday, Nov 20th! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15th at 10am local. https://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198299/934115

After supporting Metallica in Slane Castle last May, Ghost return to Ireland and will bring “The Ultimate Tour Named Death” to 3Arena on Wednesday November 20th. All Them Witches and Tribulation will support on all dates. Limited VIP packages will be available. Log on to ghost-official.com for all ticketing and VIP information. The tour is in support of Ghost’s critically-acclaimed album Prequelle that earned Top 10 status in 15 countries, received a Best Rock Album GRAMMY nomination in the U.S., a Swedish Grammis nomination as Best Hard Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and was named Best Album of 2018 in Kerrang!, Revolver, and Metal Hammer, with Kerrang! readers themselves echoing this sentiment, voting Prequelle winner of Best Album at the annual Kerrang! Awards ceremony held in central London just last month. Meanwhile, album track ‘Faith’ is currently A-listed at both Kerrang! and Planet Rock radio – the third single in row to make A-List across both stations.

Award-winning comedian Brendan O’Carroll presents Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? which will tour UK arenas from March until December 2019. Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side-splitting and musical adventure across a string of UK dates, with both matinee and evening shows across the weekend. In March, the show will be at The SSE Arena in Glasgow, followed by Newcastle and Manchester in April, Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds in June, London in July, Belfast and Liverpool in November, and Sheffield in December 2019. Mrs. Brown’s Boys appeared first on Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm in 1992, followed by a series of books written by star O’Carroll from the mid 1990s onwards. The multiple award-winning television series Mrs. Brown’s Boys launched on the BBC in early 2011, and Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie was released in 2014. In addition to the musical, their BBC One series All Round to Mrs. Brown’s will continue next year, with record-breaking viewing figures since its launch in 2017, and a third series on the way in 2019.

The ground-breaking Norwegian pop star this month also released the highly-anticipated new single Sucker Punch, following her critically acclaimed RAW EP and incredible jam-packed festival performances at Electric Picnic and Longitude this Summer. Highlighting the breadth of Sigrid’s maturing talent and aptitude for song writing, Sucker Punch cements the 22-year-old’s rise to pop prominence.

Electric Six has often used The Devil as subject matter for its songs because of that last bit, the part about corruption and adulteration. That’s what Electric Six has been trying to do with its music now for quite some time!!!! We want to corrupt young women….just like The Devil!!! There’s nothing more rewarding than the seduction of a young innocent maiden, forcing her to wear demonic dresses, levitating her towards the great fiery skull and watching her eyes turn black as she gives into evil and becomes the bride of The Devil!!!! That….is why we started this band….to help women realize their potential as sexy evil maidens with eyes reflecting the utter darkness of a corrupted soul.

In 1989, The Stone Roses released their seminal debut album ‘The Stone Roses’. In 2019, The Total Stone Roses (UKs no1 Stone Roses tribute) from Manchester celebrate the 30th anniversary of that release by performing the entire album live at Button Factory, Dublin on Saturday 23rd November 2019 plus a second set of B-sides and other hits. If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite album played in full! Tickets €20adv + €2.25bf 18+ Event Box Office: www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-total-stone-roses-button-factory-dublin-tickets-54655544204

Liam Gallagher has confirmed details of a forthcoming UK arena tour, in support of his new album Why Me? Why Not. due for release on 20 September 2019. Liam rose to fame as the frontman and lead vocalist of the Manchester rock band Oasis from their formation in 1991 to their heated break up in 2009. One of the biggest British exports of all time, Oasis sold over 75 million records and regularly sold out stadiums across the globe. After the dissolution of Oasis in 2009, Liam founded the band Beady Eye who released albums in 2011 and 2013 before calling it quits in 2014. After a period out of the spotlight, Liam Gallagher returned to music in 2017 deciding to release material under his own name for the first time. He released his solo debut album As You Were in September 2017. The record saw Gallagher return to the sound that first made him famous and was a hit with critics and fans, topping the Official UK Albums Chart on release and receiving praise from the likes of NME, Rolling Stone and Q. Earlier this year the documentary As It Was was released, chronicling the iconic singer’s struggle to […]

The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band.

Alec Benjamin simply refers to himself as a ​“narrator​.” Inspired by Eminem, Paul Simon, and Citizen Cope, the Phoenix-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter fashioned a cinematic, lo-fi sound that stirred up a buzz online right out of the gate, landing him a major label deal by the age of 18. A day after he turned in his first album, he was dropped by the label he thought would take his artist project to the moon. However, it was going to take a lot more to stop him. Alec immediately hit the road for a self-booked European tour in May 2016. He performed ​“parking lot shows”​ for fans outside of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan concerts, handing out business cards to leave a tangible keepsake for those listening and building his brand from the ground up.

Björk announces the European premiere of Cornucopia with 8 upcoming shows including 3Arena on 28 November 2019. According to Björk, this is her “most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators. Cornucopia is probably as expansive as I will get … an effort to find an equilibrium between all areas.” Cornucopia is digital theatre crafted around Björk’s most recent album ‘Utopia’. The show is created and produced by Björk, with music co-produced by Arca, and the staging directed by film director Lucrecia Martel. The digital visuals are by media artist Tobias Gremmler, co-creative.

A conceptual album presented across three chapters, ‘III’ is audacious: every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The album is darker in tone anything they’ve done before, with each part centering on one main character from a fictitious family known as The Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline. Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and trademark acoustic sound, ‘III’ moves masterly in artistic directions not yet travelled by the band. Written by the two founding members, Wesley Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band, after playing on their previous two albums. Lauren completes the touring lineup that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller.

Dido is back! The multi million-selling singer has announced her first tour in 15 years for May 2019 ahead of the release of her first new album in five years, Still on My Mind, out 8 March 2019. The shows will see Dido perform new songs along with her classics such as Thank You, Here with Me, White Flag and Life for Rent. The tour will be stopping off in the Ireland in May 2019 and December

For a girl raised on the coast of Southwest England, where she did not fit in and life was hard, finding herself in the easy camaraderie of Dan Auerbach’s studio was the realization of a childhood dream. For the last three years, Yola (who previously performed as Yola Carter) has been a standout at the Americana Fest in Nashville. She released a debut solo EP in 2016 after the dissolution of her band Phantom Limb. She also toured as a vocalist with Massive Attack, among other acts. Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. The singer/ songwriter first came to the attention of Auerbach (The Black Keys) after a chain of people, starting with her manager, forwarded a video of her performing in Nashville that eventually found itself in Auerbach’s inbox.

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 and winter 2019, celebrating the release of his 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. Rod Stewart recently unveiled the video for brand new track Didn’t I featuring New York raised singer Bridget Cady.

Extra data added 5th December. 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 and winter 2019, celebrating the release of his 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. Rod Stewart recently unveiled the video for brand new track Didn’t I featuring New York raised singer Bridget Cady.

Following on from a triumphant sold out 2017 premiere tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas! Kicking off the holiday season and getting many into the Christmas spirit, the tour will begin in Poole on 25 November, before travelling onto an array of cities up and down the country, including the iconic London Palladium. After the hugely successful sold-out first run in 2017, the Liverpool Echo commented that the orchestra had given the film “a new lease of life” as “audiences laughed, sang, and even cried as the live band helped bring the film to life”. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells 10 separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, and many more. A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto a huge screen. Armstrong is one of the UK’s […]

“A lot of this new record was written in transit,” says Eoin French, the Irish artist better known as Talos. “Being away from the safety of my home and my studio allowed me to really take the shackles off and create in a different way. It was a terrifying feeling sometimes, but it was also really rewarding.”While Talos will always be deeply connected to his native Ireland, his stunning sophomore album, ‘Far Out Dust,’ draws on a far wider perspective, melding tracks written and recorded in New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Cork, and Reykjavik. The influence of the unknown runs deep here, invigorating French’s haunting blend of organic and electronic music with a gorgeous sense of discovery and wonder. But where Talos’ acclaimed debut, ‘Wild Alee,’ was a solitary affair about isolation and escape, ‘Far Out Dust’ finds French and his longtime production partner, Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1), branching out to explore new sounds and spaces, teaming up with a slew of collaborators including producers Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Wet) and Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Feist), drummer Ian Chang (Son Lux), and mixer Damian Taylor (Bjork, Arcade Fire).

Featuring the unmistakeable rich and plaintive voice of Dennis Locorriere, known for the global hits Sylvia’s Mother, When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman and more, experience how Dr Hook continues to go strong since the 70s and 80s. This spectacular show is presented in an evening of not only great music, but one that also brings to audiences all the fun and humour that was synonymous with the name Dr. Hook. DR HOOK’s 50th Anniversary Tour is a musical event simply not to be missed!  

Over the past three and a half decades, Primal Scream have embraced everything from psychedelic pop to degenerate rock’n’roll; euphoric rave to industrial gloom. They have made records with George Clinton and Kate Moss, invited Mani of the Stone Roses and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine into the fold, survived narcotic oblivion, personal trauma and the death of beloved guitarist Robert “Throb” Young, and captured the mood of the nation several times over. Throughout it all, they have always sounded like Primal Scream. And they have always made great singles.

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will return to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin for a 4 week run from 10th December 2019 – 5th January 2020 as part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll. To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China. MAMMA MIA! became the 8th longest running show in Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years. MAMMA MIA! continues to thrill audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre where it will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on 6 April 2019. The hugely successful first International Tour premiered in Dublin in September 2004 and visited 85 cities across 38 countries, selling over 5 million tickets over 9 years. Produced […]

Award-winning comedian Brendan O’Carroll presents Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? which will tour UK arenas from March until December 2019. Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side-splitting and musical adventure across a string of UK dates, with both matinee and evening shows across the weekend. In March, the show will be at The SSE Arena in Glasgow, followed by Newcastle and Manchester in April, Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds in June, London in July, Belfast and Liverpool in November, and Sheffield in December 2019. Mrs. Brown’s Boys appeared first on Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm in 1992, followed by a series of books written by star O’Carroll from the mid 1990s onwards. The multiple award-winning television series Mrs. Brown’s Boys launched on the BBC in early 2011, and Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie was released in 2014. In addition to the musical, their BBC One series All Round to Mrs. Brown’s will continue next year, with record-breaking viewing figures since its launch in 2017, and a third series on the way in 2019.

Downmarket celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year ahead of The Blades first gig in 27 years which will be held in the Olympia Theatre on Friday 13th of December, this is sure to be as nostalgic to the fans that were there as it will be mesmerizing to the generation of new fans they have gained since. The Blades were formed in 1977 at a time where punk ruled Dublin, with bands like The Radiators from Space being among the talk of the Irish music scene. Originally with Paul Cleary on Bass, his brother Lar on Guitar and drummer Pat Larkin completing the lineup.

The new tour is announced as Sam commences his sold-out UK Spring tour in Manchester on Friday, which includes two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on the 6th & 7th May. Sam will play a string of festivals across the UK and Europe throughout the Summer including Glastonbury, TRNSMT, a huge outdoor headline show at Tynemouth Castle, and performances in both Victoria Park (All Points East) and Hyde Park (Bob Dylan + Neil Young). All announced dates are listed below including his first shows in Japan. The debut album, Hypersonic Missiles, is released on the 9th August via Polydor Records.

2FM and MCD are delighted to announce the return of The 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of The ISPCC, which will take place at 3Arena on Saturday December 21 2019. Following the success of last year’s event, which raised almost €500,000 RTÉ 2FM and MCD have come together again to host the biggest Xmas Ball yet in aid of ISPCC. Picture This will headline on the night along with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many more to be announced. The 2FM Xmas Ball will be hosted by various 2FM presenters. Caroline Downey, President of The ISPCC and producer of the 2FM Xmas Ball, said: – The ISPCC is extremely grateful to 2FM, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, 3Arena and in particular Picture This and the other artists who will be taking part in the Xmas ball to raise over half a million euro to provide support for vulnerable children in Ireland who need our services. We Will Never Give Up On A Child. Ever. Head of RTÉ 2FM and Radio Strategy, Dan Healy, said – “2FM is delighted to once again partner with the ISPCC for the fifth consecutive year. To date this annual concert has raised over €2 million for […]

LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA PLAY TALKING HEADS THE BUTTON FACTORY 5TH JANUARY 2019 Tickets on sale now Aiken Promotions proudly present, London Astrobeat Orchestra performing songs from the iconic Talking Heads live at Button Factory 5th January 2019. Tickets on sale now. ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie, live. Focusing on tracks from the cult classic albums ‘Remain In The Light’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ the ‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ are a funky, rhythmic, hypnotic, anthemic, uplifting, groovy, percussive, smack on point, earth-shatteringly tight, live band. “This is The Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense delivered live & with a degree of raw, cosmic, human energy that will totally, utterly & completely blow your wig off..!”…..(World Headquarters) London Astrobeat Orchestra have sold out their first 4 debut shows at The Jazz Café, London, the band were affectionately nicknamed the ‘African Talking Heads’. When you consider the afrobeat vibes, that run through all the best Talking Heads albums, it’s both appropriate & correct that this collective of musicians, from West Africa, Europe & beyond should offer this completely unique, razor sharp, liquid funk & jaw-droppingly tight take, on the finest of Mr David Byrne & Co’s timeless compositions. They comprise, quite honestly of the finest […]

ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be supersized into a Christmas spectacular which will play 3Arena Dublin this December. Don’t miss this Christmas spectacular on 28 & 29 December 2019, tickets go on sale this Thursday 11 April at 9am from Ticketmaster. The show will star award-winning Coronation Street actress and singer Kym Marsh as Buddy the Elf’s girlfriend, Jovie, and Shaun Williamson (Barry Evans in EastEnders, Extras) as Buddy’s dad Walter Hobbs. Kym Marsh’s daughter Polly will also be part of the cast. In her first acting role, eight year old Polly will play a naughty child who shares a scene with Santa. Reprising his role as Buddy the Elf will be comedy actor Tam Ryan, who counts Priscilla Presley amongst his past leading ladies. The cast also features Father Christmas and a line- up of 70 performers, including children.

Dublin Bowie Festival held annually each January. Live Music, Q&A’s, Memorabilia & Merch, Movies, Concert/Documentaries, Quiz & more.

The Sound of Music returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, and of course, the title song – ‘The Sound of Music’. Friday 10th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Saturday 11th January 2020 Show 2:30pm Saturday 11th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Tuesday 14th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Wednesday 15th January 2020 Show 2:30pm Wednesday 15th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Thursday 16th January 2020 Show 2:30pm Thursday 16th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Friday 17th January 2020 Show 7:30pm Saturday 18th January 2020 Show 2:30pm

As the Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s landmark album ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ in 2020, its fitting that we welcome the men who performed on this memorable album; NME critics Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray have said of The Man Who Sold the World, “this is where the story really starts.” Holy Holy are the authentic sound of David Bowie’s early songs, starring Woody Woodmansey, legendary Spider from Mars & David Bowie’s drummer from 1970-1973 and Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer, friend and bass player on The Man Who Sold The World.  The all star lineup also features Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory on lead vocals, Scott Walker/Cult guitarist James Stevenson, Ian Hunter/Bob Geldof guitarist Paul Cuddeford, Heaven 17s Berenice Scott on keys and Jessica Lee Morgan on keys/saxophone. The Man Who Sold The World and Tony Visconti. Bowie’s third studio album is frequently regarded as a turning point for him – the first flowering of his maturation as an artist. Perhaps the most (and indeed, only) straight-forward “rock” album in the Bowie repertoire, it was a great influence on subsequent artists working in harder rock genres, like gothic, industrial, and metal. Kurt Cobain listed […]

Creating an inner world through narrative song-writing while leaving the door slightly ajar for us to enter and act out scenes, His live shows have been described as visceral, spiritual and communal events where Keenan moves between a one man and his guitar monologue to fronting a band whose sound only acts as a carrier for the songs further solidifying their intent. “Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down.” – Pat Carty, Hotpress Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard David is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about young Artists.