Tickets from €37.50 (additional charges may apply) go on general sale this Friday 22 February at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie. Be the first to secure tickets for Beirut with Selective Memory’s exclusive pre-sale. Register for access now and don’t miss out on tickets at http://bit.ly/Beirut_SM. Pre-Sale is live from 10am on Thursday 21 February. Zach Condon, the mastermind behind Beirut, released his fifth studio album Gallipoli on February 1st 2019. To celebrate the release, Beirut are currently touring headline shows throughout North America and Europe and today have just announced 2 highly anticipated shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street this August 2019. The 12-track Gallipoli started life in the winter of 2016, with Condon returning to his old Farfisa organ, the same one used to write the first two Beirut albums (2006’s Gulag Orkestar and the following year’s The Flying Club Cup). Following recording stints in New York and Berlin (where he now calls home), Condon settled in Sudestudio, a studio complex deep in rural Puglia, southern Italy. It was here that he rediscovered the old joys of music as a visceral experience which became the founding principle for Gallipoli.
Russell Howard has announced UK tour dates, bringing his latest show Respite on the road. The tour follows the record breaking success of Round The World in 2017, and marks the comedian and presenter’s biggest global stand-up tour to date. He will be kicking things off on 19 September 2019 in Newcastle, and tour arena around the UK through autumn 2019.
Frank Skinner returns for his first live shows in five years. Catch him at the Leicester Square Theatre in London from 3 June – 4 July as he performs a one-hour show in the heart of the capital’s comedy circuit. From September, Frank will tour the UK with brand new show, Showbiz. Frank Skinner’s live career began in 1987 when he spent £400 of his last £435 booking a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Four years later, he returned to the city and beat fellow nominees Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard to take home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award. Frank’s last live stand-up show, Man In a Suit, sold out its debut run at London’s Soho Theatre and a subsequent five-week residency at the Leicester Square Theatre. Away from the stage, Frank’s TV credentials include The Frank Skinner Show (ITV), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC Two. In 2014 Frank guest starred in an episode of Doctor Who. With David Baddiel, Frank created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. As England made their World Cup run last summer, the iconic football […]
Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi. One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying. Come join me to marvel at the majesty of the green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for culture, history and places, like the world-famous Sailsbury Cathedral.
Squeeze formed in 1974, shortly after teenage friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook began their songwriting partnership, brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits that lasted until 1982. Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting duo got back together in 2007 to relaunch Squeeze. Cradle to the Grave is the band’s latest and 14th studio album. It features the first collection of new songs from Difford and Tilbrook since 1998. Squeeze are touring the UK in 2017 with their Join the Dots tour.
Des Bishop is coming home after spending over a year in China. He has some fun stories to tell about that: from working in a restaurant in the North East for a month to trying to find a wife in a Marriage park; plus some great journeys with Leo his co-worker from the Abrakebabra days. But he also can’t wait to tell you about all the things he missed about home: democracy, milk, sarcasm and so much more. Most importantly though, Des just can’t wait to speak English without being censored. Absence makes the heart grow funnier, so come and check out this unique show.
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.