, Gig news: Florence And The Machine, Cannibal Ox, David Kitt solo tour,  Devil’s Night Disco & more

Florence And The Machine’s new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful just dropped and so did two dates for Belfast and Dublin as part of her European tour. The dates are at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast on Wednesday 9th and Dublin’s 3Arena on Thursday 10th September.

Tickets £39 / €45+ respectively on sale Friday.

Full tour dates:

09/09 Odyssey, Belfast
10/09 3 Arena, Dublin
12/09 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
14/09 SSE Hydro, Glasgow
15/09 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
17/09 Capital Arena, Nottingham
18/09 Arena, Manchester
19/09 Genting Arena, Birmingham
21/09 Alexandra Palace, London
22/09 Alexandra Palace, London
24/09 Alexandra Palace, London
25/09 Alexandra Palace, London


Still kind of hard to believe but NY El-P affiliated dark rap duo of Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, responsible for one of the best albums of all-time – Cold Vein, Cannibal Ox are playing the Button Factory on July 7th. They released a new album Blade of the Ronin a few months back but let’s be honest, the appeal is the old classics here.

Tickets €20+ on sale from Ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets.

Cold classic:


Young Hearts Run Free are running a special event in Martello Tower in Sutton this Sunday called Portal of Discovery billed as “an afternoon of readings, song, storytelling, comedy, and food, with some of Ireland’s most interesting creative people.” It features comedian Fred Cooke, actor, director, and playwright Gina Moxley, spoken word champion, and poet Stephen James Smith, and featuring music by The Evertides, and Dylan Tighe, a radio presentation by Sounds Alive and more. Tickets €20.50+.


After a couple of sold out solo shows, David Kitt is going around the country playing acoustic shows this summer, culminating in a show in Whelan’s in October. The dates are:

Thursday, 06 August – The Red Door, The Bridgebrook Arms, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Tickets €10 plus booking from venue & Eventrbrite.Doors: 8.30pm
Friday, 07 August – Unitarian Church, St. Annes, Wexford. Tickets: €12.50. Doors: 8pm
Sunday, 09 August – The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tickets: €12.50. Doors: 8.30pm
Thursday, 13 August – Roisin Dubh, Dominic Street, Galway. Tickets: €15 plus booking. Doors: 8.30pm
Friday,14 August – Debarra’s, Clonakilty, Cork. Tickets €10. Doors: 8.30pm
Saturday, 15 August – Levi’s Bar, Ballydehob, Co. Cork. Tickets €10. Doors: 7.30pm
Sunday, 16 August – Coughlan’s Bar, Douglas Street, Tickets €15. Doors: 8.30pm
Friday, 21 August – Katie Daly’s, Gorey, Wexford. Ticket: €15. Doors: 9pm
Friday, 24 October – Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Tickets: €15 plus booking. Doors: 8pm

He’s also playing Mitchelstown Cave in July.


Halloween is a long way away yet but that stick this in your calendars.

Devil’s Night Disco will feature some of the darkest horror music around with a fully-seated sets from returning Italian soundtrack masters Goblin playing music from the films Suspiria & Profondo Rosso, along with I-F, The Horrorist (Live), Umberto (Live) , Everything Shook more. It happens in District 8 on October 30th. Tickets on sale soon.


J. Marinelli is a raw punk musician who is coming to Dublin for a show on the Summer Solstice weekend for a show at The Barricade Inn on Parnell street on Friday June 19th with support from the Former Soviet Republic & Gross Net.

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