6 Gigs You’d Be Crazy to Miss this June
It’s June! Already! Nearly half the year gone! There’s been many great gigs so far this year but June is certainly no pushover. Here’s our pick for June 2017.
4th June – Kraftwerk
The multi media project Kraftwerk, started in 1970, are to play this sold-out show in the Belfast Waterfront. They had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic sound scapes’ and their musical experimentation with robotics and other technical innovations. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century.
9th June – Wednesday 13
The Murderdolls frontman will play in Belfast for the first time in a long time with his solo project. Wednesday fans will be well aware of his Frankenstein Drag Queens past and his solo anthems certainly hold their own. While no doubt a few Murderdolls tracks will be played, Wednesday’s fiery stage presence and live performances should make it one not to miss.
Limelight 2, Belfast | Tickets
13th June – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire’s seminal debut Funeral (2004) was released to wide critical acclaim and featured in numerous Album of the Decade Polls. Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible, debuted at #2 in the UK and also featured on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011, they won Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010), before going on to win Best International Group and Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards. Worth a watch, no?
16th June – Paramore
The pop-punk outfit returned in May 2017 with a new sound to boot and, if early radio play is to go by, it’s certainly been a success. The show is practically a sell-out so if you’re one of the lucky ones who have tickets, enjoy yourself!
21st June – Alter Bridge
Fittingly, on their fifth full-length album, The Last Hero, hard rock juggernaut Alter Bridge pursue a level of excellence inspired by timeless heroism. Ultimately, Alter Bridge heroically deliver for fans worldwide and rock music at large. Don’t miss their stop in Northern Ireland.
28th June – Green Day
Their first visit since 2009’s show at the then Odyssey Arena, this outdoor show in Ormeau Park is set to be massive alongside special guests Rancid. Fresh from the release of their album ‘Revolution Radio’, one of the world’s largest punk-rock bands will no doubt play their best and will give their Irish fans something to shout about.