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BLACK GRAPE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ALIAS KID HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ACADEMY, 19TH JUNE
News last updated: 06-05-2015
The Happy Mondays fell apart in 1992, leaving most observers to assume that it was the end for Shaun Ryder, as he struggled to recover from his numerous drug addictions

THE WHO - ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST 21 JUNE 2015 AND 3ARENA, DUBLIN 23 JUNE 2015
News last updated: 06-05-2015
THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands has today announced that they are to headline the sold out Glastonbury Festival on Sunday June 28th 8 years after they first played there.

KORMACS BIG BAND: SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 26TH SEPTEMBER
News last updated: 05-05-2015
Due to recording commitments for his next album, Kormac & the big band are forced to reschedule the planned Academy date on May 23rd.
to Saturday September 26th.

GET UNDER NATURE’S SKIN WITH WORLD FAMOUS EXHIBITION BODY WORLDS - ANIMAL INSIDE OUT
News last updated: 05-05-2015
This March, Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre, will offer a unique chance to explore the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures as ANIMAL INSIDE OUT will arrive in Ireland for the first time ever.

ANTEMASQUE AT WHELANS, 15TH JUNE
News last updated: 05-05-2015
ANTEMASQUE is a band. Formed by Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, ANTEMASQUE will release their eponymous debut through their own Nadie Sound label in October 2014, with distribution through Caroline.

BILL BAILEY ADDS CORK & EXTRA BELFAST SHOWS DUE TO DEMAND
News last updated: 05-05-2015
Limboland has been polished to a high state of hilarity on a 30 date Australian tour . Bill is looking forward to returning.

REVOLUTION 1916 – THE EXHIBITION AT THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE
News last updated: 30-04-2015
LAUNCHES SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2016 - OPENING 10AM DAILY

THE BRONX: ACADEMY 2 - 26TH MAY
News last updated: 29-04-2015
Los Angeles hard-core punk band The Bronx's swaggering interpretation of hard-core punk found them a quick audience when guitarist Joby J. Ford, bassist James Tweedy, vocalist Matt Caughthran, and drummer Jorma Vik founded the band in 2002

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR IRISH TOUR
News last updated: 29-04-2015
Villagers have announced the special guests for the forthcoming Darling Arithmetic tour of Ireland next month.

SOAK ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS: RAINY BOY SLEEP AND ROUSSEAU FOR HER IRISH TOUR.
News last updated: 29-04-2015
SOAK has unveiled the video to new single ‘Sea Creatures’, alongside plans for her debut album and further live dates.

LITTLE HOURS JOIN THE SONY MUSIC FAMILY AND RELEASE NEW RADIO SINGLE “TIRED”
News last updated: 29-04-2015
Following on a two sold out shows in Pepper Canister Church. We are delighted to announce a headline show in Whelans on May 28th 2015.

COLUMBIA MILLS AT WHELANS, SATURDAY 13TH JUNE
News last updated: 29-04-2015
After a very successful Dublin show at The Workman’s Club, Columbia Mills are back on the gig scene this June 13th at Whelans.

TAKE THAT KICK OFF 2015 ARENA TOUR IN GLASGOW - BELFAST & DUBLIN SHOWS NEXT WEEK
News last updated: 28-04-2015
Last night, Take That kicked off their 2015 Arena tour in style at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Performing songs from their chart topping seventh album III alongside hits from their stunning back catalogue including Pray, Back For Good, Relight My Fire, Could It Be Magic (with original dance routine) and closing with the always epic, Never Forget.

NEEDTOBREATHE 'RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND' WORLD TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST: RYAN MCMULLAN
News last updated: 28-04-2015
South Carolina-based rock-n-roll outfit NEEDTOBREATHE are pleased to reveal details of an Irish headline show at Whelan’s, Wexford Street on 20 May 2015.

POLYPHONIC SPREE SPECIAL GUESTS NO MONSTER CLUB THE ACADEMY
News last updated: 28-04-2015
Polyphonic Spree Special guests No Monster Club The Academy, Monday 31st August Tickets available on Wednesday 15th April

THE SELECTER NEW ALBUM TOUR CONFIRMED & BAND ON TV THIS FRIDAY
News last updated: 28-04-2015
Legendary 2-Tone artists, The Selecter, release their new studio album ‘Subculture’, on 15th June 2015. Recorded and produced by Neil Pyzer and expertly mixed by Prince Fatty Pelanconi (Lily Allen, Graham Coxon & Gregory Isaacs etc ), ‘Subculture’ is the calling card of a ‘classic’ band that are completely tuned into the issues and challenges of the modern world.

WYVERN LINGO SIGN RECORD DEAL WITH RUBYWORKS - HEADLINE SHOW AT WHELAN'S FRIDAY 05 JUNE
News last updated: 27-04-2015
Wyvern Lingo have signed a record deal with Rubyworks, the label that is home to several other successful Irish acts including fellow Bray native, Hozier.

EDITORS ANNOUNCE LIVE RETURN WITH OLYMPIA THEATRE DATE - SATURDAY OCTOBER 10TH - TICKETS ON SALE THIS THURSDAY AT 10AM
News last updated: 27-04-2015
Editors have announced their highly anticipated live return with a show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Saturday October 10th 2015.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN PLAY THE OLYMPIA THEATRE THIS NOVEMBER
News last updated: 27-04-2015
Icelandic indie folk band OF MONSTERS AND MEN are back and return to Ireland this November 22nd for a date at the Olympia Theatre. Tickets €28.50 incl. booking fee are on sale from 9am on Friday 8th May.

HEAVEN 17'S GLENN GREGORY AND MICK RONSON'S DAUGHTER LISA TO JOIN TONY VISCONTI & WOODY WOODMANSEY AT THE OLYMPIA
News last updated: 27-04-2015
Legendary Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T.Rex, Morrissey, Paul McCartney) and drummer Woody Woodmansey, are performing David Bowie’s songs together again, having reunited for four critically acclaimed dates in September 2014; the first time they had played together since 1970.

HAMSANDWICH, CELEBRATES THEIR NUMBER 1 ALBUM THIS MAY 29TH AT OLYMPIA THEATRE
News last updated: 24-04-2015
Following last year’s sell-out of the famed Dublin venue, HamsandwicH are delighted to be returning to Olympia Theatre on Friday 29th May 2015

JIMMY CARR IRISH TOUR –TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 23-04-2015
Jimmy Carr has added a further three regional dates to his December tour due to phenomenal demand.

KEITH BARRY OUT OF CONTROL - THIS OCTOBER
News last updated: 23-04-2015
Internationally acclaimed mentalist Keith Barry brings a brand new live show OUT OF CONTROL to The Olympia Theatre for 4 shows this October and November.

FRANCES BLACK & KIERAN GOSS REUNION THE OLYMPIA THEATRE
News last updated: 23-04-2015
Two of Ireland’s best-loved performers come together for a special night at The Olympia Theatre on Saturday 7th November.



THE OVERTONES - 01 JUNE: CORK, OPERA HOUSE 02 JUNE: DUBLIN, OLYMPIA THEATRE
News last updated: 23-04-2015
The Overtones make their much anticipated return to Ireland with shows at Cork’s Opera House on June 1st and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on June 2nd 2015.

RYAN SHERIDAN ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOW LIVE IN WHELANS AUGUST 28TH
News last updated: 23-04-2015
Ryan Sheridan has announced ‘The Here and Now Tour’ with a headline show in Whelans on August 28th ! Tickets for each of his Irish dates go on sale Monday April 27th at 9am

GAZ COOMBES ANNOUNCES SONGWRITER & ACTOR LAURENCE FOX AS SPECIAL GUEST FOR DOLAN'S HEADLINER
News last updated: 23-04-2015
Gaz Coombes, frontman of Britpop icons Supergrass, gives his critically acclaimed second solo album Matador a live airing at Dolans Warehouse in Limerick next month on May 8th.

THE DRIFTERS ANNOUNCE RETURN TO DUBLIN FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
News last updated: 23-04-2015
Following a sold out Irish tour last year, The Drifters have announced their return to The Olympia Theatre on Saturday 24 October for one night only.

YOUNG WONDER | WHELANS FRIDAY MAY 22
News last updated: 22-04-2015
Young Wonder have announced a headline show in Whelans on Friday May 22nd to celebrate the release of their long awaited debut album ‘Birth’ , which will be released on Feel Good Lost on May 18th

HERMITAGE GREEN ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE SUMMER TOUR
News last updated: 22-04-2015
Hermitage Green will embark on a Summer Tour across Ireland and the UK. Dates will include Wexford’s Opera House, Dublin’s Whelans, The Garage in London and also see the band play Belfast, Galway, Cork and their hometown Limerick. The summer tour will commence following the release of their highly anticipated single “Jenny”.

BAD MANNERS AT THE ACADEMY, 28TH DECEMBER
News last updated: 21-04-2015
Bad Manners, composed of vocalist Buster Bloodvessel(born Douglas Trendle), Louis Cook (guitar), David Farren(bass), Martin Stewart (keyboards), Brian Tuitti (drums), Gus Herman (trumpet), Chris Kane (saxophone), and Andrew Marson (saxophone), were one of the many bands to take their inspiration from the Specials and the ska revival movement in England in the late '70s.

GUN AT THE ACADEMY - OCTOBER 2015
News last updated: 20-04-2015
Following on from the great 2012 release, Break The Silence, Glasgow rockers GUN are back with a new album ‘Frantic’. GUN will be bringing their new album to the Academy 2 on Wednesday October 7th. Tickets €20 go on sale next Friday May 1st at 10am from Ticketmaster.

SUFJAN STEVENS LIVE AT THE HELIX, DUBLIN
News last updated: 20-04-2015
Following the release of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Carrie & Lowell’, Sufjan Stevens has announced two shows at The Helix, Dublin on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August.

ANTON NEWCOMBE & TESS PARKS ANNOUNCE SHOW AT THE SUGAR CLUB ON JULY 15TH
News last updated: 20-04-2015
Born in Berlin in early 2014 and nurtured over the following summer, ‘I Declare Nothing’ is the spine-tingling collaboration between Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), due for release on Anton’s A Recordings label on 29th June.

AN EVENING WITH AMANDA PALMER 13TH JUNE AT THE ACADEMY
News last updated: 20-04-2015
Arguably her most pop-influenced album yet, Theatre Is Evil showcases Amanda’s powerful vocals and talented song writing in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans.

SIMPLE MINDS ANNOUNCE 3ARENA DUBLIN SHOW
News last updated: 20-04-2015
Following the acclaim of their 16th album BIG MUSIC and current tour, due to demand and to cap off what has been a remarkable year for the band, Simple Minds will play arena shows this November including a date at 3Arena, Dublin on Sunday, November 29th. Very special guests are The Stranglers

MANU CHAO ANNOUNCES ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM SHOW
News last updated: 17-04-2015
Manu Chao announces headline show at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 27th. Tickets on sale next Friday, 24th April at 9am.

THE CRIBS HEADLINE WHELANS, 18TH MAY
News last updated: 16-04-2015
The Cribs mark a welcome return with a brand new album “For all my Sisters” available now at all good record stores and online. To celebrate they make a special appearance in Whelans, Dublin on 18th May.

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS ANNOUNCE WHELANS DATE
News last updated: 15-04-2015
The legendary Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats continue their other-worldly adventures with the announcement of a full UK/ Euro tour for October and November.
Having sold out Academy, 2 they are back in Dublin for a headline show in Whelans, 20th November.

MARYLAND ROCKERS CLUTCH ANNOUNCE OLYMPIA THEATRE SHOW THIS NOVEMBER
News last updated: 14-04-2015
CLUTCH
THE OLYMPIA THEATRE // NOVEMBER 20TH

Tickets priced from €23.00 (including booking fee) go on sale this Thursday, April 16th at 9am

DANDY WARHOLS ANNOUNCE ACADEMY, DUBLIN DATE
News last updated: 14-04-2015
Portland alt rock icons The Dandy Warhols have just announced details of a live date at The Academy, Dublin on August 3rd 2015.

MONTY PYTHON STAR MICHAEL PALIN ANNOUNCES OLYMPIA THEARE SHOW - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 14-04-2015
Following the success of his landmark tour in 2014 and to celebrate three decades of diaries, Michael Palin will mark the paperback publication of the final volume with a brand new show at The Olympia Theatre on Thursday 29 October.

CC SMUGGLERS ANNOUNCE UPSTAIRS @ WHELANS DATE
News last updated: 13-04-2015
CC SMUGGLERS have announced a headline show Upstairs @ Whelans on September 3rd! Tickets €13 will go on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster.

JOHN B KEANE'S THE MATCHMAKER ANNOUNCED FOR SEVEN NIGHTS ONLY AT THE GAIETY THEATRE THIS NOVEMBER - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 13-04-2015
The Matchmaker based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by John B. Keane, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will play at The Gaiety Theatre for six nights from 09 November.

PAUL WELLER ANNOUNCES BELFAST AND DUBLIN SHOWS
News last updated: 13-04-2015
Following last year’s spectacular show at Kilmainham, UK rock icon Paul Weller has announced his Irish return with live dates at Belfast’s Waterfront on 16 November and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 17 November 2015.

MISTERWIVES ARE COMING TO DUBLIN!
News last updated: 10-04-2015
MisterWives will play a headline show upstairs in Whelans on the 19th of May. Tickets are €13 and go on sale today at 12pm from ticketmaster.ie.

DYNAMO RECEIVES THIRD BAFTA NOMINATION FOR HIT TV SHOW DYNAMO: MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE
News last updated: 08-04-2015
Dynamo: Magician Impossible has been nominated for a BAFTA 2015 Award in the “Best Entertainment Programme” category. Competition comes from Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice. The BAFTA 2015 Awards take place on 10 May.

VAN MORRISON TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS JOHN MERCER AWARD AT 2015 HALL OF FAME AWARDS
News last updated: 08-04-2015
Van Morrison is to receive the John Mercer Award at this year’s Hall of Fame Awards. Previous winners include Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Smokey Robinson and Billy Joel. It's the highest honour bestowed on previous inductees by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

DISNEY ON ICE PESENTS WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT AT CITYWEST THIS NOVEMBER
News last updated: 08-04-2015
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment takes Families on a Captivating Adventure to Four Magical Locations

PITY SEX THE ACADEMY 2 | SATURDAY MAY 23rd
News last updated: 02-04-2015
Michigan indie rock band PITY SEX will play a headline at the Academy 2 on Saturday May 23rd. Tickets €13 incl. booking fee are on sale now. Doors 7pm. *This is an over 18s show – ID required.

WATCH MICHAEL McINTYRE'S "EASTER NIGHT AT THE COLISEUM" ON BBC1 AT 8PM EASTER SUNDAY!
News last updated: 02-04-2015
Michael McIntyre comes to 3Arena for two nights with his hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show Happy & Glorious on Friday 06 & Saturday 07 November.

DANKO JONES WHELANS, 18TH SEPTEMBER 2015
News last updated: 31-03-2015
Eighteen years. Twelve albums. Thirty-plus transatlantic treks. Fifteen Top 40 singles. 350,000 podcast downloads and counting. Arena tours across 11 countries with Guns N Roses.

ACTION BRONSON ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ACADEMY - 10TH SEPTEMBER
News last updated: 30-03-2015
Action Bronson, the Flushing, Queens chef-turned-rapper / food show personality, has announced his major label full length debut ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ out March 20th via Vice/Atlantic

JAMES BAY ANNOUNCES BELFAST & DUBLIN DATES ON HEADLINE TOUR
News last updated: 30-03-2015
To celebrate the release of his No.1 debut album ‘Chaos And The Calm’ in both Ireland and the UK, rising star ‎James Bay announces the ‘Chaos And The Calm Tour’ in September/October 2015.

LONGITUDE ANNOUNCE FESTIVAL DAY BY DAY BREAKDOWN OF ACTS 11 NEW ACTS ADDED TO THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
News last updated: 27-03-2015
Longitude today unveils its day-by-day breakdown for the Marlay Park festival weekend of 17-19 July. Fans can now start planning what days they can see their favourite acts this summer. In addition, 11 new acts have been added to the festival line up.

SEAN WHEELER AND ZANDER SCHLOSS ANNOUNCE ACADEMY GREEN ROOM SHOW - THURSDAY 28 MAY
News last updated: 27-03-2015
MCD is delighted to announce a very special double headlining bill with Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss + UK legend Bob Derwood Andrews at The Academy Green Room on Thursday 28 May 2015.

ONCE - THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COMES HOME TO DUBLIN
News last updated: 27-03-2015
Set in Dublin, Once is the smash-hit, award-winning musical that has captured hearts around the world with its touching love story, glorious music and irresistible humour. It’s a celebration of music, love, and the city that inspired it. Now it’s coming home.

DEF LEPPARD AND WHITESNAKE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BLACK STAR RIDERS 3ARENA DECEMBER 6 //ODYSSEY ARENA BELFAST DECEMBER 7
News last updated: 27-03-2015
Rock icons Def Leppard and Whitesnake today announce a joint headline UK & Ireland arena tour including 3Arena December 6th & Odyssey Arena December 7th, with support from Black Star Riders.

SARAH MILLICAN ANNOUNCES MAMMOTH NEW TOUR - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 26-03-2015
British Comedy Award Winner Sarah Millican has announced her very welcome return to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Saturday 11 June 2016.

PROFESSOR GREEN CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST TO FALL OUT BOY AT 3ARENA
News last updated: 24-03-2015
Multi platinum selling band Fall Out Boy have announced they’ll return to Ireland on October 1st to play Dublin’s 3Arena.

GEMMA HAYES ANNOUNCES WHELANS INTIMATE SHOW FOR JUNE 27TH
News last updated: 24-03-2015
Gemma Hayes latest album entitled Bones + Longing is out now.Bones + Longing is the Tipperary native’s fifth album. She was Mercury Prize nominated for her debut, Night On My Side, in 2002, and won the Meteor award in Ireland for The Roads Don’t Love You in 2006.

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA WHELAN’S – SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
News last updated: 23-03-2015
Portland based psychedelic rock group Unknown Mortal Orchestra have announced their much anticipated Irish return with a headline show at Whelan’s, Wexford Street on Saturday, September 26th 2015.

MOGWAI - 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS - NEW DATES ADDED IN CORK AND DUBLIN
News last updated: 23-03-2015
Mogwai today announce two new shows in Ireland as part of a run of dates to mark the band’s 20th anniversary. They also announce the full supporting line-up for their two night run at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, with Loop, Prolapse

FOO FIGHTERS ADD ASH AND THE STRYPES AS FINAL GUESTS TO SLANE CASTLE LINE UP
News last updated: 23-03-2015
Foo Fighters have announced two new additions to this summers Slane Castle concert line up. Northern Irish trio Ash and Cavan blues rockers The Strypes will join the Foos along with Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier at the iconic venue on Saturday 30th May.

JON ALLEN UPSTAIRS AT WHELANS - MAY 23RD
News last updated: 23-03-2015
Jon Allen is back! He will play upstairs at Whelans on Saturday May 23rd. Tickets €15 are on sale now via Ticketmaster.ie. *Over 18s show

BRANDON FLOWERS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR TO KICK OFF AT THE OLYMPIA THEATRE
News last updated: 23-03-2015
Brandon Flowers gears up for the release of his brand new single with the announcement of a European headline tour for this May, which kicks off in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 19th May.

SIMPLY RED ANNOUNCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR COMING TO DUBLIN AND BELFAST
News last updated: 20-03-2015
At his sold out show in the Olympia Theatre last year, Mick Hucknall was blown away by the reaction to the Simply Red songs he performed. So much so, that he said he would have to come back with Simply Red next time.

CHRIS YOUNG LIVE AT THE ACADEMY – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 20-03-2015
Country music singer songwriter Chris Young has announced his Irish debut to take place at The Academy Dublin, on Thursday 17 September 2015.

SCALA & KOLACNY BROTHERS LIVE IN CORK AND DUBLIN - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 20-03-2015
Belgian all girl choir phenomenon Scala & Kolacny Brothers have announced two Irish dates. They will perform in concert at Cork Opera House on 26 June and Olympia Theatre Dublin on 27 June.

ALAN CARR RETURNS TO DUBLIN FOR FOUR NIGHT OLYMPIA THEATRE RESIDENCY NEXT JUNE - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 20-03-2015
The Chatty Man & Spexy Beast, Alan Carr makes his first return to Dublin since he sold out The O2, with a brand new stand up show for four nights at The Olympia Theatre next June!

TYLER, THE CREATOR- THE ACADEMY AUGUST 26TH
News last updated: 19-03-2015
Tyler, The Creator returns to Dublin for a solo show in The Academy on Wednesday 26th August.

TELEVISION, AT THE ACADEMY
News last updated: 19-03-2015
TELEVISION were one of the most innovative bands to emerge from New York's underground scene of the mid-70s, creating an influential new guitar vocabulary.

GOJIRA LIVE AT THE ACADEMY 28TH AUGUST 2015
News last updated: 13-03-2015
On its fifth album and first for Roadrunner Records, L'Enfant Sauvage, French heavy metal goliaths Gojira certainly ask their fair share of questions. The title, which literally means "The wild child," connotes a big question for singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Duplantier.

THE 'LIVE' LAST WALTZ RETURNS TO THE OLYMPIA THEATRE PRESS RELEASE
News last updated: 12-03-2015
A spectacular live 2 hour re-creation of one of the most iconic concerts in rock history,
THE BAND’S “THE LAST WALTZ”
With a ten piece band, full brass section, and all the special guests

BLACK STONE CHERRY ANNOUNCE LIVE RETURN AT THE ACADEMY - 16 JUNE - TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM
News last updated: 11-03-2015
Following their incredible sold out show last October, Black Stone Cherry have announced their Irish return with a headline gig at The Academy, Dublin on June 16th 2015.

CHANGE OF DATE NOTICE: MODEST MOUSE WILL NOW PLAY THE HELIX THEATRE ON FRIDAY 10 JULY - TICKETS ON SALE THIS THURSDAY AT 9AM
News last updated: 09-03-2015
Due to a logistical change, the Modest Mouse show at The Helix Theatre, Dublin will now take place on Friday 10 July 2015.

RAE MORRIS AT ACADEMY GREEN ROOM MAY 15TH- TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
News last updated: 09-03-2015
Rae Morris has announced a headline show at The Academy Green Room on Friday May 15th. Tickets €16 incl. booking fee go on sale this Friday at 9am.

BECK WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JONNY GREENWOOD AND THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA - TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 06-03-2015
Fresh from the success of his recent landslide at The Grammy Awards (he won 3 Grammy's!) including “Album Of The Year” & Best Rock Album, Beck has just announced a very special concert at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 17th with special guests Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood & The London Contemporary Orchestra (subject to licence).

THE BLADES ANNOUNCE THEIR RETURN TO THE OLYMPIA THEATRE THIS DECEMBER - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 05-03-2015
Wednesday 25 February: The Blades have announced their return to The Olympia Theatre for one night only on Saturday 05 December.

RON SEXSMITH TUESDAY, WHELANS, 23RD JUNE - TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 04-03-2015
Ron Sexsmith will headline a show at Whelans
23rd June, tickets on sale now via ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide
€25 includes booking fee

ELLIE GOULDING, JOHN NEWMAN AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR TENNENT’S VITAL 2015 - TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 04-03-2015
Tennent’s Lager and MCD last night announced that superstar DJ Calvin Harris will headline Tennent’s Vital 2015, and joining him on Saturday 29th August at Boucher Road Playing Fields are special guests Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and Burns.

PAOLO NUTINI ANNOUNCES MARLAY PARK HEADLINER - TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 03-03-2015
Paolo Nutini is pleased to announce that he will headline a special outdoor show at Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 4th July 2015.

NEIL DIAMOND TOUR 2015 - EXTRA DUBLIN DATE ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
News last updated: 23-02-2015
Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, has added a SECOND Dublin date to his summer tour and will now also play at the capitals 3Arena on Sunday 5th July.

MASTODON THE OLYMPIA THEATRE - 26TH JUNE 2015
News last updated: 19-02-2015
Heavy rock icons Mastodon, announce a headline show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre Friday 26th of June

TOM BAXTER - THE SUGAR CLUB | MAY 29TH - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 19-02-2015
Having done a number of Irish dates late last year Tom Baxter will return to Ireland to play a headline show at the Sugar Club Dublin

LITTLE MAY - ACADEMY 2 WEDNESDAY MAY 27TH - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 18-02-2015
Little May will play a headline show at The Academy 2 on Wednesday May 27th. Tickets €13 including booking fee go on sale this Thursday, February 18th, at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie.

ASH ANNOUNCE LIVE DATE AT WHELAN'S - SUNDAY 7 JUNE - TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM
News last updated: 18-02-2015
NI rock icons Ash have announced details of a special live show at Whelan’s, Wexford Street on Sunday 7 June 2015.

LAURA MARLING ANNOUNCES IRISH RETURN AT OLYMPIA THEATRE - 7 MAY - TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 10AM
News last updated: 18-02-2015
Laura Marling has announced her much anticipated return with headline shows at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thursday May 7th & The Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Friday, May 8th 2015.

AN EVENING WITH THE LEGENDARY FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
News last updated: 16-02-2015
The legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have announced a very special, fully seated, intimate show at 3Arena Dublin on July 8th, as part of their upcoming European tour.

COUNTING CROWS WITH SPECIAL GUEST: SEASICK STEVE ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM - 24 JUNE 2015
News last updated: 16-02-2015
Alt rock icons Counting Crows have announced a spectacular outdoor concert at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 24th 2015 with special guest Seasick Steve

SYLVAN ESSO ANNOUNCE IRISH RETURN AT WHELAN'S - 09 JUNE 2015 - TICKETS ON SALE NEXT WEDNESDAY AT 9AM
News last updated: 10-02-2015
Following their ecstatically received sold-out show at The Workman’s Club this past October, much acclaimed electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso have announced their highly anticpated Irish return at Whelan’s, Wexford Street on June 9th 2015.

KITTY DAISY AND LEWIS ACADEMY GREEN ROOM MAY 22ND - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 10-02-2015
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis will return to Dublin to play a headline show at The Academy Green Room on May 22nd 2015

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND ANNOUNCES FALL 2015 EUROPEAN TOUR PERFORMING TWO SETS EACH NIGHT
News last updated: 06-02-2015
Dave Matthews Band will return to Europe for a run of highly-anticipated shows this Autumn, marking the group’s first European dates since 2010.

WILKO JOHNSON PRESENTS: “STILL KICKIN” TOUR AT THE ACADEMY, DUBLIN 29TH MAY 2015
News last updated: 06-02-2015
So said Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But despite the doctors' worst predictions he continued to perform and present himself with vigour and a new zest for life.

AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR - THE OLYMPIA THEATRE, 19TH JUNE
News last updated: 04-02-2015
Today Northern Irish rockers And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) have announced their return with their new forthcoming album ‘Heirs’. This will be the eclectic quartet’s fourth full length album following on from their widely acclaimed album ‘All Hail Bright Futures’.

KODALINE - ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM - FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2015
News last updated: 03-02-2015
Following their storming NYF Dublin Countdown show and ahead of their much anticipated album release this Friday, Kodaline have announced a spectacular outdoor concert at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Friday June 26th 2015. Subject to license.

KEVIN BRIDGES ADDS 7TH AND FINAL SHOW IN OLYMPIA THEATRE. ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 03-02-2015
Due to phenomenal demand, Kevin Bridges has added a sixth and final date, 23 November, to his run at The Olympia Theatre in 2015.

HUDSON TAYLOR DUE TO DEMAND EXTRA DATES ADDED TO IRISH TOUR
News last updated: 03-02-2015
Following the release of their highly anticipated debut album and selling out their biggest tour to date Hudson Taylor have added an additional seven Irish dates this May, due to demand.

SUNSET SONS ANNOUNCE HEADLINE SHOW AT WHELAN'S - SATURDAY MAY 9TH - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 02-02-2015
Sunset Sons have announced details of a headline tour of the UK and Ireland in May. The hotly-tipped four-piece will play eight dates throughout May with a London date at Scala on May 12th.

THE LIBERTINES - 3ARENA - 9 JULY 2015
News last updated: 02-02-2015
The Libertines have announced that they will play Dublin’s 3Arena on 9 July. Tickets €49.50 incl. booking fee are on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie

IMAGINE DRAGONS - 3ARENA - 18 NOVEMBER
News last updated: 29-01-2015
Imagine Dragons bring their Smoke + Mirrors tour to Dublin’s 3Arena on November 18th

ELECTRIC SIX ANNOUNCES THEIR RETURN TO THE ACADEMY
News last updated: 28-01-2015
Electric Six return to The Academy on Saturday 28th of November. Tickets €20 incl. booking fee on sale from Ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets this Friday at 10am

INDIANA PLAYS THE WORKMANS CLUB, 17TH MAY
News last updated: 26-01-2015
LIVE AT THE WORKMANS CLUB, 17 MAY 2015

THE DOORS ALIVE RETURN TO THE ACADEMY ON FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER’15
News last updated: 22-01-2015
The Doors Alive will return to The Academy for a very special midnight show on 25th September.

AVICII PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS RUDIMENTAL LIVE AT MARLAY PARK - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 17-12-2014
Avicii is one of the most in-demand and elite artists on the planet. His last Irish appearance at Vital in Belfast last summer sold out 37,500 tickets.

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM THE OLYMPIA THEATRE, 8 JUNE 2015
News last updated: 17-12-2014
One of New Jerseys finest rock bands The Gaslight Anthem make their long awaited return to Dublin this coming June 8th at the Olympia Theatre.

AC/DC SELL OUT AVIVA STADIUM IN MINUTES
News last updated: 17-12-2014
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY​ THE BIGGEST GIG OF 2015!

Tickets from €87.50 Including Booking Fee (Limited To 8 Per Transaction)

On Sale This Wednesday, December 17th at 9am

DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND THIRD DATE FLEETWOOD MAC DATE ADDED JULY 11TH
News last updated: 08-12-2014
On With The Show Tour Includes A Returning Christine McVie After 16 Year Absence

ONE DIRECTION - LIVE AT 3ARENA OCTOBER 16TH, 17TH & 18TH SOLD OUT
News last updated: 06-12-2014
The world’s biggest pop act return to their homeland next year with the eagerly awaited announcement of a brand new UK & Ireland tour in 2015.

THE RETURN OF TOM CREAN ‘ANTARCTIC EXPLORER’ THE OLYMPIA THEATRE
News last updated: 02-12-2014
Written and performed by Dooley the story, a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica, is brought to life in this dramatic solo performance.

HOLLIE MCNISH, THE 1ST POET TO RECORD AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS IS COMING TO THE SUGAR CLUB!
News last updated: 24-11-2014
At a time when the live entertainment industry is saturated with acts that are formulaic and predictable, internationally acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish is a breath of fresh air.

ROXETTE AT 3ARENA, DUBLIN – 01 JUNE 2015 - TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM
News last updated: 07-11-2014
Roxette have today revealed details of their much anticipated return to Ireland with a show at 3Arena, Dublin on June 1st 2015 as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.

THE SCRIPT SELL OUT CROKE PARK SHOW
News last updated: 06-11-2014
The Script today announced that they will play the biggest concert of their career to date at Croke Park on Saturday 20th June.

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCE THEIR RETURN TO DUBLIN'S ACADEMY
News last updated: 13-10-2014
Stiff Little Fingers at the Academy, 13th November 2015
Tickets on sale this Thursday from ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide €25 includes booking fee

BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM LIVE ON STAGE
News last updated: 08-09-2014
BAFTA award winning television animation Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, which is brought to you by the creators of Peppa Pig will make its live Irish stage debut at The Olympia

HOW NOW MRS BROWN COW AT THE 3ARENA - ON SALE NOW
News last updated: 09-07-2014
Following the release of D’Movie the Award Winning Mrs Brown’s Boys will be returning to The 3Arena December 15-19th 2015 with another hit show ‘How Now Mrs Brown Cow’

OXEGEN 2014 - ANNOUNCEMENT
News last updated: 06-08-2013
t is with regret that MCD announce that OXEGEN will not take place this year due to lack of suitable Headline Acts which combined with the financial demands by local agencies make it no longer viable to stage the Festival in its current form.


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