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2018

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  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018

    6LACK

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    One of the hottest performers in hip-hop & R&B right now, 6LACK plays the Olympia Theatre on January 16.

    From Atlanta, Georgia, his debut album Free 6LACK came out at the end of 2016 and since then, he's been tipped for massive success - watch the video for 'Prblms'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €25.90. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    Public Service Broadcasting

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced their biggest Dublin show yet, when they play the Academy on January 24, touring their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the charts, which is impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. Based around J. Willgoose, Esq. and drummer Wrigglesworth, they mine a particular era of British culture, creating an AV Transmission live, using archival footage and live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics.

    Tickets, priced at €27.90, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    The aptly-named Public Service Broadcasting have announced their biggest Belfast show to date, when they play the Limelight 1 on January 25 as they tour their most critically & commercially successful album to-date.

    Every Valley achieved No. 4 placing in the charts, which is impressive for a band that relies on its eclectic instrumentalism & samples from old public service broadcasts as vocals. 

    Tickets, priced at £22.50, are available from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    28
    Jan
    2018

    The Menzingers, PUP & Cayetana

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Pennsylvanian punk rock quartet The Menzingers will kick off a European tour in the New Year with a brace of Irish dates, beginning at Whelan's on January 28. The Menzingers released their fifth studio album, After the Party, at the start of the year. Stream it.

    Culminating in Amsterdam in mid-February, the tour will also feature support from Toronto punks PUP - whose second album The Dream Is Over was one of the most acclaimed albums of last year in its genre - and Philly trio Cayetana.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster & WAV Tickets.

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018
    Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Erasure

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Quintessential London synthpop duo Erasure play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on January 29-31 due to popular demand.

    Andy Bell and Vince Clark have been around now for 32 years, selling over 25 million albums, with their latest being World Be Gone. Check out the video for 'A Little Respect'.

    Tickets, priced €54.50-€64.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018

    The Menzingers, PUP & Cayetana

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Pennsylvanian punk rock quartet The Menzingers will kick off a European tour in the New Year with a brace of Irish dates, performing at the Limelight 2 on January 29. The Menzingers released their fifth studio album, After the Party, at the start of the year. Stream it.

    Culminating in Amsterdam in mid-February, the tour will also feature support from Toronto punks PUP - whose second album The Dream Is Over was one of the most acclaimed albums of last year in its genre - and Philly trio Cayetana.

    Tickets are available for £16 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Rat Boy

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Essex band Rat Boy - who were sampled on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. earlier this year - play the Limelight 1 on February 2.

    Their debut album Scum, came out in mid-2017, and the post-Britpop, hip-hop-tinged indie band are led by Jordan Cardy. Check out 'Laidback'.

    Tickets cost £17 from Ticketmaster & Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Rat Boy

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Essex band Rat Boy - who were sampled on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. earlier this year - play the Academy on February 3.

    Their debut album Scum, came out in mid-2017, and the post-Britpop, hip-hop-tinged indie band are led by Jordan Cardy. Check out 'Laidback'.

    Tickets cost €19.35 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Kendrick Lamar

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    The present and future face of hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, plays Dublin's 3Arena on February 7 to kick off his European leg of the DAMN. tour.

    From Compton, he's now 30 and has released two of the most essential albums in hip-hop history in good kid m.A.A.d city and the sprawling To Pimp A Butterfly, with his recent DAMN. being an eclectic blend of club bangers, indie-referencing tunes and the kind of stuff he's known for. 

    Tickets are priced from €77-€101, available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Ed Byrne

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    Following a sold-out fringe run, Ed Byrne returns to Belfast to perform his new show, Spoiler Alert at the Waterfront on February 10.

    Byrne apparently originally intended to call the show “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but his promoter considered the title “off-puttingly baffling”. Tellingly, he explores the thin line between righteous complaining and brat-like whining and asks, ‘are we right to be fed up, or are we spoiled?’

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018
    Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    Paul Weller w/Touts

    The Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Brit-rock icon Paul Weller returns to Dublin to play the Olympia Theatre on February 13 & 14.

    Known originally for his work with The Jam, before forming The Style Council, he's often called The Modfather for his contributions to the revival of Mod culture in the '70s & '80s. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of his debut album, In The City, as well as the release of his 13th solo album A Kind Revolution.

    Support comes from young Derry indie-punks Touts.

    Tickets are priced at €55.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018

    Anvil

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Cult Canadian metal band Anvil come to Belfast to play the Limelight 2 on February 13. 

    Although they never reached the level of popularity their potential suggested, the phenomenal documentary made about their careers paved the way for something of a career rejuvenation. This tour comes as part of the tour for their seventeenth album, Pounding The Pavement. Watch their biggest hit, 'Metal On Metal'.

    Tickets cost £15 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    The Front Bottoms

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    New Jersey good-time folk-punk band The Front Bottoms are set to make some formative memories on February 14 at the Mandela Hall.

    The quartet  formed in 2007, self-releasing a series of EP's and albums, their outright eponymous debut album came out in 2011, building via their relentless touring schedule and consistent critical acclaim, maintaining an authenticity while jumping to a major label. Their latest, Going Grey, came out in October - watch the video for its first single, 'Raining'.

    Tickets cost £21 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    Anvil

    Green Room, The Academy

    Dublin

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    Cult Canadian metal band Anvil come to Dublin's Green Room at the Academy on February 14. 

    Although they never reached the level of popularity their potential suggested, the phenomenal documentary made about their careers paved the way for something of a career rejuvenation. This tour comes as part of the tour for their seventeenth album, Pounding The Pavement. Watch their biggest hit, 'Metal On Metal'.

    Tickets cost €25 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Paul Weller w/Touts

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Brit-rock icon Paul Weller plays the Ulster Hall on February 15.

    Known originally for his work with The Jam, before forming The Style Council, he's often called The Modfather for his contributions to the revival of Mod culture in the '70s & '80s. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of his debut album, In The City, as well as the release of his 13th solo album A Kind Revolution.

    Support comes from young Derry indie-punks Touts.

    Tickets are priced at £49 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Jake Bugg (Acoustic)

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Younger singer-songwriter Jake Bugg returns to Dublin with new album in hand, when he plays Whelan's on February 15 as part of an acoustic tour.

    Following his breakthrough debut album and successful follow-ups, his latest album Hearts That Strain was written with Grammy-winning producer David Ferguson & Matt Sweeney in Nashville. Watch the video for new single 'How Soon The Dawn'.

    Tickets are available from Whelan's, priced at €27.90. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Wild Beasts

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following the announcement of their split, Wild Beasts play one of their last ever performances, taking place at the Olympia Theatre on February 15.

    Formed when the band were still teenagers, they've done phenomenally well and their last release is the Punk Drunk and Trembling EP, from their Boy King recording sessions. The eclectic band swung across indie rock, minmalism, art-funk and many other touchstones in their time together - listen to their swan song single.

    Tickets are priced from €28.50-€36 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    JK Flesh [Godflesh, Jesu]

    The Workman's Club

    Dublin

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    Justin K Broadrick, founder of Godflesh, member of Napalm Death at just 15, and all-round industrial godhead JK Flesh plays The Workman's Club on February 17.

    Debuting with his solo project in 2012 with Posthuman, he's also worked as part of Techno Animal alongside The Bug, and Flesh is the side of his solo output more driven by electronic beats & bass, which was hinted at back in his early, '90s psychedelic industrial techno project. Listen to last year's EDLX.048 Rise Above.

    Tickets cost €16.55 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Electric Six

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    In what has become an annual tradition, Detroit dance-tinged comedy rockers Electric Six return to Ireland, playing the Limelight 2 on February 23.

    They play following the release of their eleventh studio album, Bitch, Don't Let Me Die!, in October. The band have remained notably prolific since their 2003 debut Fire, averaging almost an album a year. 

    Tickets are available priced at £15.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    Number Twenty Two

    Dublin

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo have announced their first show of 2018, when they play at Dublin's Number Twenty Two on February 23.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

    Tickets cost €19.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Electric Six

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    In what has become an annual tradition, Detroit dance-tinged comedy rockers Electric Six return to Ireland, playing the The Academy, Dublin on February 24.

    They play following the release of their eleventh studio album, Bitch, Don't Let Me Die!, in October. The band have remained notably prolific since their 2003 debut Fire, averaging almost an album a year. 

    Tickets are available priced at €20 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Elbow w/John Grant

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Mercury Price-winners Elbow return to Dublin, playing February 24 at the 3Arena.

    Their seventh studio album, Little Fiction had its release in February 2017, a collaborative effort compared to its 2014 individually-penned predecessor, The Take Off and Landing of Everything. It's their first as a quartet, following the departure of their drummer in early 2016. In their time apart, frontman Guy Garvey released a solo album, Craig Potter produced Steve Mason's latest, and guitarist Mark Potter formed The Plumedores. Here's the video for 'New York Morning'.

    Supporting is Colorado singer-songwriter John Grant, following his third album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, which saw Grant delve further into his fizzing electro-pop side. Check out the video for single, 'Disappointing', feat. Tracey Thorn.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €59.50. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018

    Nils Frahm

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    Berlin pianist/multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Nils Frahm returns to Dublin, playing the beautiful National Concert Hall on February 26 as part of his long worldwide All Melody tour - following a 2017 live hiatus.

    Known for combining electronic and classical music, he was taught classical piano at a young age from one of the last proteges of Tchaikovsky. To date, he has released several albums, but really broke through with 2011's Felt.

    His minimalist approach and incorporation of electronics into the classical format has led many to draw comparisons with 20th century composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Check out his performance at St. John-at-Hackney Church in London.

    Tickets are available from NCH, priced at €30. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018

    Nils Frahm

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    Berlin pianist/multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Nils Frahm returns to Belfast for the first time in 4 years to play Mandela Hall on February 27 as part of his long worldwide All Melody tour - following a 2017 live hiatus.

    Known for combining electronic and classical music, he was taught classical piano at a young age from one of the last proteges of Tchaikovsky. To date, he has released several albums, but really broke through with 2011's Felt.

    His minimalist approach and incorporation of electronics into the classical format has led many to draw comparisons with 20th century composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Check out his performance at St. John-at-Hackney Church in London.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    Everything Everything

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester art-pop act Everything Everything are set to play the Olympia Theatre on February 28, having released fourth album, A Fever Dream in August.

    Formed in 2007, the band have received nominations for the Mercury Music Prize & 3 Ivor Novellos. Ever-eclectic, they meld R&B rhythmic conventions with stream-of-consciousness Radiohead-esque vocals, with A Fever Dream more dynamic than ever before - check out the video for 'Can't Do'.

    Tickets cost €23.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    Wyvern Lingo

    McHugh's Bar

    Belfast

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    Soulful Bray pop trio Wyvern Lingo continue their rise with some more Irish dates, playing Belfast's McHugh's on March 1.

    They've just unveiled the masterful ‘Out Of My Hands’. Brimming with the band’s increasingly inimitable brand of harmony-driven alt-pop, it is also the band’s most political effort to date.

    Speaking about the track, Karen from the band said, “’Out of My Hands’ was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home/Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.”

    Tickets cost £14 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Skid Row w/Toseland

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Classic sleaze-rockers Skid Row play The Academy in Dublin on March 2 after over 30 years since they first formed.

    Currently fronted by bassist and founding member Rachel Bolan and Dragonforce's ZP Theart, who joined this year - the position was once filled by the notorious Sebastian Bach. The final EP in their United World Rebellion series was recently released. Here's 'Youth Gone Wild'.

    Support comes from Toseland.

    Tickets cost €30 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Skid Row w/Toseland

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Classic sleaze-rockers Skid Row play Belfast's Limelight 1 on March 3, having passed their third decade milestone.

    Currently fronted by bassist and founding member Rachel Bolan and Dragonforce's ZP Theart, who joined this year - the position was once filled by the notorious Sebastian Bach. The final EP in their United World Rebellion series was recently released. Here's 'Youth Gone Wild'.

    Support comes from Toseland.

    Tickets cost £20 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Randy Newman

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of America's great satirists, Randy Newman plays two nights in Vicar Street on March 9 & 10.

    Best known for his work on film soundtracks - a trade handed down by his father - his original studio albums have proved timeless, scathing snapshots of certain corners of American society, criticising close-mindedness, foreign policy, doublethink and even occasionally delving into some detached introspection. He's a master craftsman who doesn't stop working and is currently touring his latest album, Dark Matter. Here's a typically Randy number, taking Russian folk from the new LP: 'Putin'.

    Tickets cost €70 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Alabama 3

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Brixton blues-rockers Alabama 3 return to Dublin on March 9 to play the Academy, following the release of their whiskey-soaked LP Blues.

    The Brixton outfit blend rock, acid house, blues, country, gospel & spoken word, known for their genre fusing, the band members' alias', and outstanding live show. You probably know them best for the theme to arguably the Best Show Of All Time.

    Tickets cost €26.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

    Death From Above

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city back in 2015, Toronto bass & drums punk rock duo Jesse F. Keeler and Sebastien Grainger AKA Death From Above will play Dublin’s Olympia on March 14.

    The band – formerly known as Death From Above 1979 – released their third studio album, Outrage! Is Now, earlier this month, marking their return as an active band, having left a decade between their first two records, after the first took on a highly-influential life of its own. Check out the new single, 'Freeze Me'.

    Support comes from the mighty Le Butcherettes - they're a fearsome live outfit, so check them out at the Ring Road Live Sessions.

    Tickets are priced at €30 including booking fee, available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    The Selecter & The Beat [Co-Headliner]

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    Two of the most important acts in the ska/2-Tone movement, The Beat - featuring Ranking Roger - and The Selecter, have announced a return to Ireland, when they play Belfast's Mandela Hall on March 16.

    The Beat formed in 1978 at the peak of unemployment and social upheaval and alongside The Specials, found much success through their messages of hope in an otherwise bleak British society. They released 3 albums before disbanding in 1983 until a one-off 2003 semi-reunion, before a full regrouping took place in 2006. Their current iteration includes Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior onstage. Here's 'Mirror In The Bathroom'.

    Formed in Coventry in 1979, The Selecter were politically and socially charged by the vocals of rude girl Pauline Black. They were one of the most successful acts of the 2 Tone era despite releasing just 2 albums, with hits like 'On My Radio'. They disbanded in 1981 and split into Pauline Black's Selecter songwriter Neol Davies' Selecter after a reunion in 1991.

    Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster for £25. Doors open at 7pm.

     

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Steven Wilson

    Mandela Hall

    Belfast

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    Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson plays Mandela Hall on March 17 following his fifth solo album, To The Bone.

    The album is being released as a dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by one of the UK's biggest underground artists. Fusing futurist rock and spectral electronics to ambience and squalling guitars, it's seen as his ode to the ambitious progressive pop records of his youth - Peter Gabriel, Talk Talk & Tears For Fears, for example. Check out the first track taken from To The Bone, 'Pariah'.

    Tickets cost £33 from Ticketmaster and the QUB Students' Union reception. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Alabama 3

    The Limelight

    Belfast

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    Brixton blues-rockers Alabama 3 return to the Limelight 1 on March 10, following the release of their whiskey-soaked LP Blues.

    The Brixton outfit blend rock, acid house, blues, country, gospel & spoken word, known for their genre fusing, the band members' alias', and outstanding live show. You probably know them best for the theme to arguably the Best Show Of All Time.

    Tickets cost £22.50 from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Cannibal Corpse

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse play 3 Irish dates, kicking off at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre on March 20.

    The Buffalo five piece are obviously known for their macabre themes, with such hits including 'As Deep As The Knife Will Go' and 'Hammer Smashed Face' being amongst the more genial cuts. They've finished their latest album, Red Before Black, which they'll be touring this time around. Check out the video for the latest single, 'Code of the Slashers'. 

    Tickets, priced €27.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    Cannibal Corpse

    Dolans Warehouse

    Limerick

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    Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse play 3 Irish dates, playing Dolan's Warehouse in Limerick on March 21.

    The Buffalo five piece are obviously known for their macabre themes, with such hits including 'As Deep As The Knife Will Go' and 'Hammer Smashed Face' being amongst the more genial cuts. They've finished their latest album, Red Before Black, which they'll be touring this time around. Check out the video for the latest single, 'Code of the Slashers'. 

    Tickets, priced €29, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Cannibal Corpse

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse play 3 Irish dates, finishing up on March 22 at the Limelight 2.

    The Buffalo five piece are obviously known for their macabre themes, with such hits including 'As Deep As The Knife Will Go' and 'Hammer Smashed Face' being amongst the more genial cuts. They've finished their latest album, Red Before Black, which they'll be touring this time around. Check out the video for the latest single, 'Code of the Slashers'. 

    Tickets, priced £23.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm as it's an early show.

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018

    Phoenix

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Having last played the city as part of Longitude back in 2013, French indie-pop quartet Phoenix will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on March 27, 2018.

    The show will mark the end of a string of European live dates for the band, who have been touring worldwide to promote their new album, Ti Amo, since May.

    Tickets for the Dublin show are priced €34.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    Toto

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    One of the best-selling groups of musicians of all time, Toto, play Vicar Street on April 4 in their 40th anniversary, as part of the 40 Trips Around The Sun tour.

    As individual members - many of whom are prolific session musicians - they have the unbelievable statistic of being heard on around 5000 albums, with over half a billion sold. Toto, themselves having sold over 35 million albums, were one of the biggest arena rock acts in the '80s and broke through with the 1982 LP Toto IV which featured the immortal 'Africa'.

    Tickets cost €54.65 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Arcade Fire

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Canadian stadium-fillers Arcade Fire, having played hugely acclaimed and sold out shows here last summer, return to Dublin to play a special in the round show at the 3Arena on April 6.

    Breaking through with their critical and commercial success in 2004 with Funeral which became regarded as one of, if not the rock album of the noughties. The six-piece are currently touring their fifth album Everything Now, which is filled with four-to-the-floor grooves, not unlike its predecessor Reflektor. Watch the video for the title track.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Toto

    Waterfront Hall

    Belfast

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    One of the best-selling groups of musicians of all time, Toto, play Belfast's Waterfront on April 7 in their 40th anniversary, as part of the 40 Trips Around The Sun tour.

    As individual members - many of whom are prolific session musicians - they have the unbelievable statistic of being heard on around 5000 albums, with over half a billion sold. Toto, themselves having sold over 35 million albums, were one of the biggest arena rock acts in the '80s and broke through with the 1982 LP Toto IV which featured the immortal 'Africa'.

    Tickets cost £46 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    The Alarm

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Welsh new wave act The Alarm, play The Academy Green Room on April 27, following the release of their first album in some time, Blood Red Viral Black.

    The alternative/new wave act formed in 1981 as punk band The Toilets, but went on to open for the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, the band will pull from their substantial back catalogue as well as from the new record, penned by frontman Mike Peters. Check out their highest chart placement, 'Sixty Eight Guns'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €22.50. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    The Alarm

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Welsh new wave act The Alarm, play Belfast's Limelight 2 on April 28, following the release of their first album in some time, Blood Red Viral Black.

    The alternative/new wave act formed in 1981 as punk band The Toilets, but went on to open for the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, the band will pull from their substantial back catalogue as well as from the new record, penned by frontman Mike Peters. Check out their highest chart placement, 'Sixty Eight Guns'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar, priced at £19.50. Doors open at 7pm as it's an early show.

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play the SSE Arena on May 9 to finish off the UK leg of their new album tour.

    This follows the release of their third album, Who Built The Moon?, out in late 2017, following on from their hugely successful first two, following the breakup of Oasis. This new album comes from an experimental creative collaboration with our very own DJ, producer & composer David Holmes.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, starting at £30.

  • Thu
    10
    May
    2018

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play the 3Arena on May 10, rounding out their UK & Irish dates in support of their latest album.

    This follows the release of their third album, Who Built The Moon?, out in late 2017, following on from their hugely successful first two, following the breakup of Oasis. This new album comes from an experimental creative collaboration with our very own DJ, producer & composer David Holmes.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, starting at €45.05.

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Tivoli Theatre

    Dublin

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    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah return to Dublin to play the Tivoli Theatre on May 18.

    It's the tenth anniversary of their second album, Some Loud Thunder, and the show will see the band play it in its entirety, alongside some other hits. At this point, only frontman Alex Ounsworth is the only original member, with the rest of the core lineup departing in 2004. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available, priced at €25, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah make their long-overdue return to Belfast to play the Empire on May 19.

    It's the tenth anniversary of their second album, Some Loud Thunder, and the show will see the band play it in its entirety, alongside some other hits. At this point, only frontman Alex Ounsworth is the only original member, with the rest of the core lineup departing in 2004. Check them out Live on KEXP.

    Tickets are available, priced at £19.50, from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018

    Father John Misty

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Singer-songwriter and major onstage persona Father John Misty makes his return to Ireland after the release of his mammoth Pure Comedy LP of 2017, when he plays Vicar Street on May 28.

    Having released many albums under his real name of Joshua Tillman and spending some time in Fleet Foxes, his real breakthrough was his second album under the Father John Misty moniker, I Love You, Honeybear. 2017 saw the development of the cynical cultural commentary of FJM in the lengthy musings of Pure Comedywhich headed in a more Elton John by-way-of '70s Laurel Canyon direction.

    Tickets, priced at €36.50, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
    Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    The National

    Donnybrook Stadium

    Dublin

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    Following their first Irish number 1 album and two sold-out Vicar Street shows, The National play two massive dates at Donnybrook Stadium on June 15 & 16.

    The indie rock band from Cincinnati, formed in 1999 breaking through in a big way from fourth album, Boxer and everything afterwards. Check out the video for recent single 'The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness' from Sleep Well Beast. Full lineups for the bills will be unveiled shortly.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €76 and €136 for single & two-day passes respectively.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018

    Roger Waters

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Pink Floyd bassist & songwriter Roger Waters brings his Us & Them tour to Dublin's 3Arena on June 26.

    The show will see Waters perform songs from Floyd favourites Dark Side of the MoonThe WallAnimalsWish You Were Here and much from his successful solo career and beyond.

    Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018

    Kasabian

    Custom House Square

    Belfast

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    One year after their cancelled their headline show minutes before hitting the stage at Belfast's Custom House Square due to alleged sickness, English lad-rockers Kasabian play August 20. Tickets from the original event can be used for this show, or a refund is available from the point of purchase.

    Tickets are priced from £30 from Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6pm.

  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018
    Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    Olympia Theatre

    Dubin

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is once again set to perform at his favourite venue in the world, The Olympia Theatre, on September 18 & 19.

    He'll be bringing his current show, Larks In Transit, here after a year of polish to one of his favourite venues.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced at €27 - if they're not already sold out.

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Deacon Blue play Belfast's Ulster Hall on November 13 as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.

    Over the last 5 years, the band has released its highest charting album in 23 years, and with revolving setlists, it's safe to say this will be a treat for long-time fans.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Deacon Blue

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Deacon Blue play a pair of Irish dates, performing at Dublin's Olympia on November 14 as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.

    Over the last 5 years, the band has released its highest charting album in 23 years, and with revolving setlists, it's safe to say this will be a treat for long-time fans.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €47.

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