Dropkick Murphys 17 & 18 April 2019 Vicar Street, Dublin Tickets €32.50 on sale Mon 8th October 10am – buy yours here. As much as Dropkick Murphys love Boston, they were determined to start their third decade with a bang. They … Continue reading Dropkick Murphys / Vicar Street, Dublin / Tickets & Info
Sophie Ellis-Bextor 13th June 2019 Vicar Street, Dublin Tickets €45.00 on sale Friday 9am – buy yours here. As one of British music’s most recognised and distinctive vocalists, the only question must be why the mix of Sophie Ellis-Bextor alongside … Continue reading Sophie Ellis-Bextor / Vicar Street, Dublin / Tickets & Info
Glen Hansard 19th & 20th December 2018 Vicar Street, Dublin Tickets €35 on sale Thursday @9am Glen Hansard is a founding member of The Frames who celebrated 25 years as a band in 2015. He is one half of The Swell Season, … Continue reading Glen Hansard announces two shows at Vicar Street, Dublin
Some four months after his last visit to play Dublin with his band ‘The Howling Weather’, Brian Fallon returns with his former band ‘The Gaslight Album’ to play The 59 Sound 10th Anniversary Tour, a celebration of their most recognisable … Continue reading Review: The Gaslight Anthem – ‘The 59 Sound’ 10th Anniversary Tour – Vicar Street, Dublin
Eddi Reader 20th February 2019 Vicar Street, Dublin Tickets €30 on sale 27th July @ 10 am – buy yours here Scottish songstress, Eddi Reader returns to Irish shores in 2019. She will be joined by her regular band members, John … Continue reading Eddi Reader returns to Vicar Street, Dublin
RANDY NEWMAN has confirmed a return to Dublin to play Vicar St in 2018 on Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March. Tickets go on sale Friday 18 August at 9am from all usual outlets. Dark Matter is the iconic songwriter’s first album of new material since 2008’s … Continue reading Randy Newman brings his ‘Dark Matter Tour’ to Dublin
One of the worst nights of rain that I can remember almost put paid to Monday night’s Glen Hansard gig in the legendary Vicar Street venue. On taking the stage Hansard explained that there was a real risk that the venue could lose power and that we’d all have to be evacuated. Apparently an emergency meeting had been convened and he’d been asked whether or not he thought they should cancel the performance. His first response had been that that wasn’t really his department, but his second was that if at all possible, he really wanted to play for the assembled crowd. Although he said he was sure he’d spend the night feeling constantly worried, the decision was taken to go ahead and for that I am thankful. This turned out to be a highlight of over twenty years of attending gigs – a stunningly memorable performance.
In a show that lasted not a kick in the arse off three hours it’d be difficult to comment on the full set list. In fact, I’m not so sure that’d be the way to approach a gig like this one anyway. The gorgeous poetry of Hansard’s lyrics, the power of his voice, the intense emotion of his performance and the love emanating from the crowd made the gig so much more than the sum of its parts.
He started though with “High Hope” from the 2012 Rhythm and Repose album. This was followed by Continue reading “Review: Glen Hansard – Vicar Street, Dublin”