A roundup of recent gig announcements.
Texas alt-rockers White Denim play Whelan’s on Tuesday 16th August. New album Stiff is a return to form. Tickets €18.50+fees on sale now. They also play Belfast’s Limelight the night after.
Rising pop star Dua Lipa plays The Academy Dublin on Wednesday October 5th. Tickets are €22.90 +fees on sale Friday at 9am.
Other Voices have confirmed their first lineup for their stage at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois from 2nd – 4th September. They include Le Galaxie, Karl Blau, Saint Sister, Julia Jacklin, Margaret Glaspy, Jalen N’Gonda and Dr. Dog.
Music Network have confirmed a lineup of acts for Body & Soul Festival’s Woodlands Stage. The lineup will focus on contemporary, improv and classical and feature Séamus Begley with Catriona McKay and Chris Stout, OKO, Christine Tobin, Bangers and Crash percussion trio, The Carducci Quartet; Máirtín O’Connor, fiddle player Zoë Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny.
Norwegian indie-pop band HighAsAKite play Whelan’s in Dublin on May 22nd.
Young Hearts Run Free are putting on a celebration of musician Gene Clark (ex-Byrds) on the 25th anniversary of his death on May 24th, upstairs in MVP. The night will feature:
- Live performances of Gene Clark songs by Ross Hamer (Jetsetter), David Tapley (Tandem Felix), Tony Poole (Starry Eyed And Laughing), Anderson, Peter Smith (The Urges)
- Reading and Q&A with author Johnny Rogan, the world’s foremost Byrds/Gene Clark scholar
- Exclusive playback of unreleased, never-before-heard Gene Clark tracks
- Excerpt from the documentary film ‘The Byrd Who Flew Alone’
Tickets are priced at €12 and are available in advance at Eventbrite.ie. This is a not-for-profit event and proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Simon Community.
All Tvvins were confirmed for the support slot for the Foals gig at The Marquee in Cork this summer on July 5th.Tickets are €36 +fees available from Ticketmaster.
Hare Squead will support De La Soul at their Dublin Olympia Theatre gig on June 16th. Tickets are €40+fees.
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie unless otherwise stated.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.