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2019

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  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Scott Matthews

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Wolverhampton-born musician Scott Matthews plays The Grand Social on January 9.

    The Ivor Novello winner's sixth album The Great Untold has won acclaim in its sparse production, recorded mostly acoustically at home and in churches. Comparable to the folk dreamers of the 60s & 70s like Simon, Buckley, Drake & Martyn, check out new single 'Cinnamon'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats w/Blood Ceremony

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Classic doom/sludge metal quartet Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats return to Belfast, playing the Limelight 2 on January 19 as part of their Wasteland tour.

    The Cambridge psychedelic fuzz lords are set to release their fifth album following up on 2016 album Lord of Misrule - check out the acid-fuelled first wave sludge/doom of 2014 single, 'Runaway Girls'.

    Support comes from occult rockers Blood Ceremony.

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

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Fucked Up

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    One of the more forward-thinking punk bands of this century, Fucked Up, return to Ireland for the first time in almost four years, playing The Grand Social on January 19.

    This follows the news that they've signed a new deal with Merge to release new album Dose Your Dreams, which invites psych rock elements to their sound - another incredible evolution for a band who've built their name on am within the broad spectrum of punk rock.

    Watch the video for 'Raise Your Voice Joyce',

    Tickets, priced €22, are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 8.30pm.

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats w/Blood Ceremony

    The Academy Green Room

    Dublin

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    Classic doom/sludge metal quartet Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats return to Dublin, playing The Academy's Green Room on January 20 as part of their Wasteland tour.

    The Cambridge psychedelic fuzz lords are set to release their fifth album following up on 2016 album Lord of Misrule - check out the acid-fuelled first wave sludge/doom of 2014 single, 'Runaway Girls'.

    Support comes from occult rockers Blood Ceremony.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, costing €20. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Death Cab For Cutie

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    With their new album Thank You For Today out in August, indie rock darlings Death Cab For Cutie are to play the Olympia Theatre on January 24.

    Fronted by one of the voices of his generation, Ben Gibbard, Thank You For Today will be the band's ninth album in a career that started back in 1997. Check out the official video for 'Gold Rush'.

    Tickets priced €33.50 are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Ben Howard

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    English singer-songwriter Ben Howard returns to the 3Arena for a 14+ headline show on January 25.

    His debut was a massive success, shifting a million copies and being nominated for a Mercury Prize. He has since picked up two Brit Awards for British Breakthrough and best British Male Solo Artist. He's just released third album Noonday Dream, marking it with an extensive tour.

    Tickets, priced from €44.05, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6.30pm.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019

    The Dead South

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Neo-bluegrass/folk quartet The Dead South play Whelan's on January 30. 

    Debut album Good Company squeezes guitar, cello, banjo kick drum & mandolin through a prismic sound that encompasses classical, punk, rock, bluegrass, folk and country - "We are definitely closer to the Pogues than Alison Krauss". Listen to 'In Hell I'll Be In Good Company".

    Tickets cost €20 from WAV Tickets.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    God Is An Astronaut

    The Academy

    Dublin

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    Electronica-tinged post-rock quartet God Is An Astronaut play Dublin's Academy on February 9.

    Formed by Wicklow twins Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002, the act have proven an increasing depth of scope as their discography progresses. Their most recent album was 2018's ninth record, Epitaph - watch the video for the title track.

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

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Behemoth w/At The Gates & Wolves In The Throne Room

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Polish blackened death metal act Behemoth play Vicar Street on February 10. 

    Starting out in 1991 playing traditional black metal, they gradually became more occult, incorporating Middle-Eastern influences and death metal from the late nineties onwards. Their is called I Loved You At Your Darkest - watch the video for 'God=Dog'.

    A serious bill, the Unholy Trinity on the night is completed by At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Professor Brian Cox Live

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    One of the world's foremost communicators of scientific knowledge to the masses, Professor Brian Cox OBE, performs at Belfast's SSE Arena on February 15, following his Guinness World Record-setting sellout last run of shows.

    The former keys player for D:Ream takes audiences on a journey through space and time, hitting on high science and the cosmos. Cox is a particle physicist, a Royal Society University Researcher, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is a professor at the university of Manchester. He's also responsible for much of the popularity in subjects like astronomy in physics, with his shows for the BBC heralding a huge amount of acclaim and spreading the conversation on physics to a household level.

    This 2019 show will see him go a step beyond his previously huge projections and images from space, while being once more joined by his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host, comedian Robin Ince, for an audience Q&A.

    Tickets are available, priced from £38-£49 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Professor Brian Cox Live

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of the world's foremost communicators of scientific knowledge to the masses, Professor Brian Cox OBE, performs again at Dublin's 3Arena on February 16, following his Guinness World Record-setting sellout last run of shows.

    The former keys player for D:Ream takes audiences on a journey through space and time, hitting on high science and the cosmos. Cox is a particle physicist, a Royal Society University Researcher, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is a professor at the university of Manchester. He's also responsible for much of the popularity in subjects like astronomy in physics, with his shows for the BBC heralding a huge amount of acclaim and spreading the conversation on physics to a household level.

    This 2019 show will see him go a step beyond his previously huge projections and images from space, while being once more joined by his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host, comedian Robin Ince, for an audience Q&A.

    Tickets are available, priced from €40 from Ticketmaster. Things kick off at 8pm.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    GoGo Penguin

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    GoGo Penguin are set to play the National Concert Hall for ChoiceCuts on February 16.

    The Manchester-based jazz trio comprise pianist Chris Illingsworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Blending acoustics and electronics, they incorporated glitchy, gaming soundtrack sounds with rock, jazz and minimalism, earning a nomination for a Mercury in 2014, and recently toured their own score to Koyaanisqatsi.

    This show follows the release of new album, A Humdrum Star. Here they are live from Old Granada Studios.

    Tickets are available from NCH. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Mike & The Mechanics

    The National Stadium

    Dublin

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    Over 10 million-selling pop-rock supergroup Mike & The Mechanics play Dublin's National Stadium on February 18, as part of their Looking Back Over My Shoulder tour.

    Formed in 1985 as a side-project by Genesis bassist/rhythm guitarist Mike Rutherford, they're best known for their global hit 'The Living Years', going on to sell over 10 million records worldwide.

    Tickets cost €44.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Jungle

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Neo-soul outfit Jungle are set to play The Olympia Theatre on February 18, following the September release of For Ever. The seven piece released their debut in 2014, with this having a long gestation period to arrive at these 13 tracks detailing a 'post-apocalyptic radio station playing breakup songs'. Watch the video for 'Happy Man'.

    Tickets, priced €27.50 are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    Microdisney

    Vicar Street

    Dublin

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    Following their reunion in June at the National Concert Hall, performing seminal album The Clock Comes Down The Stairs, Cork cult alternative rock heroes Microdisney play Vicar Street on February 18.

    The duo of Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan disbanded in 1988, having released several albums by the likes of Kabuki, Rough Trade and Virgin. Once described by John Peel as “the iron fist in a velvet glove", the were moved by the response to last year's shows and will revisit their material.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €45. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Chvrches

    Ulster Hall

    Belfast

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    Pop outfit Chvrches celebrate the release of their third album Love Is Dead with a UK tour that includes a show at the Ulster Hall on February 19. Their third successive top 10 UK album, watch the video for recent single 'Miracle'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, with doors open at 7pm.

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    Chvrches

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Pop outfit Chvrches celebrate the release of their third album Love Is Dead with a European tour that includes a stop-off at Dublin's Olympia on February 21 & 22. Their third successive top 10 UK album, watch the video for recent single 'Miracle'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €29-€36, with doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Ruts DC w/The Professionals

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

     

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    Remaining members of classic reggae-influenced British punks The Ruts, Ruts DC, are set to play the Button Factory on March 2.

    This show comes in celebration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of their classic album The Crack, and they'll be playing it in its entirety.

    Supporting are The Professionals, founded by Paul Cook & Steve Jones following the dissolution of the Sex Pistols. 

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

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Nicki Minaj & Future

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    As part of the pair's forthcoming NICKIHNDRXX tour, Nicki Minaj and Future will play Dublin's 3Arena on Friday, March 15.

    Minaj will be touring off the back of her forthcoming new album, Queen, which is set for release on August 10. Watch the video for 'Chun-Li'.

    Tickets for the show are priced at €66.50 from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Belfast on March 22 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Belfast on March 22 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for £43 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    UB40

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Best-selling Birmingham reggae/pop crossover act UB40 have announced that they're set return to Dublin on March 23 as part of their A Real Labour Of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

    Formed in 1978, they released plenty of hits in their three-decade existence, most notably the chart-topping 'Red Red Wine' and 'I Can't Help Falling in Love'. Being the closest to the classic lineup that the band's many reunions has seen in recent times, they're fronted by original vocalist Ali Campbell, as well as trumpet player/vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue. UB40 will be backed by an 8-piece band, smashing through their greatest hits.

    Tickets are available for €49.50 from Ticketmaster

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Blue Planet II: Live In Concert

    SSE

    Belfast

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    The gargantuan success of Blue Planet II has led to another Attenborough live in concert series, bringing a full symphony orchestra performance of music by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & David Fleming to Belfast's SSE Arena on March 23.

    The concert will present a selection of visuals from the television series, highlighting some wonders on a 200 metres squared 4K ultra HD LED screen, accompanied by a music score by Bleeding Fingers Music. Check out the trailer.

    Tickets, priced from £38-£65, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    Elton John

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Elton John plays the 3Arena on June 12, 2019, as part of his gargantuan Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, after which he'll retire from road life.

    He really needs no introduction - there will be few songs in his sets even the most casual human will be unaware of. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, has sold more than 300 million records, 7 consecutive US number 1 albums, the list goes on. This tour marks 50 years of touring, and he's set to play over 300 shows across the world before astonishingly concluding in 2021. 

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    SSE Arena

    Belfast

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is set to bring his current show, Larks In Transit, to Belfast after extensive touring across the world. He's set to play the SSE Arena on June 13.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Bailey's 'Larks In Transit'

    3Arena

    Dubin

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    Musical comedian Bill Bailey is set to bring his current show, Larks In Transit, once more back to Dublin after extensive touring. He's set to play the 3Arena on June 14.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced from €41.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Extreme Noise Terror w/Desecration

    Voodoo

    Belfast

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    Down By Law bring Ipswich crustgrind pioneers Extreme Noise Terror to Belfast's Voodoo on September 27.

    The band have the distinction of being one of the earliest and most influential European grindcore bands, and were an early adopter of dual hardcore vocals. The band famously recorded a number of sessions with John Peel, and started as a crust punk band, characterising the early grindcore sound with its calling cards of fast tempos, short runtimes, political lyrics and grinding guitar scuzz. Listen to 'A Holocaust In Your Head'.

    Also playing are Welsh death metal act Desecration.

    Tickets cost £15 and doors open at 8pm.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
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    27
    Oct
    2019

    Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts & Koyanaanisqatsi

    National Concert Hall

    Dublin

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    There’s gig announcements, then there’s this. It’s been announced that Philip Glass and his ensemble will take up a special residency at Dublin’s National Concert Hall across October 26-27. The legendary American composer will perform two of his most seminal works – Music in 12 Parts and Koyaanisqatsi – as well as curate with the venue one-off events as part of this one-off weekend in the city.

    Music In 12 Parts takes place on October 26 from 6pm, whilst Koyaanisqatsi live takes place on October 27 from 8pm. Tickets for both events are available from NCH.ie. Do not miss this.

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