Dublin Gig Guide : 13th – 19th November 2017
The nostalgia train pulls into Dublin this week with infamous pop act Steps will be performing at the 3 Arena on Monday night. The show is part of their reunion tour and most recent album release “Tears On The Dancefloor” which was released in April of this year! Be sure to snap up a ticket as support on the night from Vengaboys it will be a nostalgic double-header bound to bring you back to your youth!
On Tuesday night, we have Sylvan Esso playing at the Tivoli Theatre. The Indie-Pop duo sold out previous venue the Button Factory so this show got upgraded to the Tivoli! “What Now” is the groups 2nd album to date and features “deeper, smarter and more comfortable music” as some critics have said. Tickets as you can imagine are SOLD OUT!
Wednesday night we have Depeche Mode playing at the 3 Arena! The Global Spirit Tour supports the band’s 14th studio album, Spirit, released March 17th via Columbia Records. The album’s powerful and timely first single, “Where’s The Revolution”, has been well-received by critics and fans alike, lauded as a strong “return to form” for Depeche Mode. Spirit has already garnered critical acclaim, with MOJO calling it “blow by blow…Depeche Mode’s best album in years.”
Thursday night, we have a really great double-header as Indie rock sensations The Killers return to Dublin
and American alternative rock band Brand New also return! Brand New are set to play another show in recent years after their performance at Vicar Street in 2015. Always an Irish favourite, this is bound to be another fantastic show and tickets are sold out and did within a matter a days! As mentioned previously, we also have The Killers! With their hit single “Mr. Brightside” still a staple of many peoples playlists be them guilty pleasures or not, they have forever cemented themselves as one of the best & most successful bands of the 00’s. This gig is apart of the bands tour of the UK & Ireland in promotion of their September 2017 album “Wonderful, Wonderful“. Tickets are SOLD OUT!
Starting off the weekend we have Camille O’Sullivan playing at the Olympia Theatre. O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s most unique and exciting performers who enjoys a formidable international reputation for her dramatic interpretations of the narrative songs of Nick Cave, Brel, Waits, Bowie, Radiohead and more. Each performance offers the audience a different story, taking them on a dark and hypnotic rollercoaster lead by one of the world’s most intense and mesmerising artists! Also on Friday evening over in Whelan’s, we have Columbia Mills! Emerging from Irelands’ coastal town of Bray and from the wreckage of an economic collapse, Columbia Mills are comprised of duo Ste Ward and Fiachra Treacy (guitars/ keys/ vocals). They create a hedonistic mix of musical textures, with lush reverb-saturated guitars and glorious beats that have inspired beautiful tragic sounds!
A busy Saturday night, we have heavy-metal band Opeth playing at The Academy with support from Enslaved on the night! Whelan’s plays host to Protomartyr, the American rock band released Relatives in Descent their fourth full-length and Domino debut in September 2017. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. This, at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality! If Post-Punk is your cuppa tea, then be sure to get down! For something a little easier on the ears, head down to Bello Bar in Portobello to catch an intimate set from Paddy Hanna!
Closing out the weekend on Sunday night we have Morgan James performing at the Sugar Club! James is a well established American singer-songwriter. Her sophomore album “Reckless Abandon”, James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice and a soulful poise. Freedom and expansion are the threads that bind the collection of 12 original, co-penned tracks with writers from LA to NYC to Nashville and in between. The result is a fusion of pop, funk, and R&B with a classic approach.
Finally, check out Stu Larsen at Whelan’s in promotion of “Resolute”. His latest album came together in various locations around the globe, from a cottage in Scotland, an apartment in Spain, and an old army bunker back in Australia. Larsen shares an important message in Resolute. “I hope everyone can…” he leaves off. “Too often, we just switch off and don’t think enough. Hopefully, these songs can spark something positive in listeners. Live simply. Don’t worry about the excesses. I hope everyone can come together around this music.’’
Our picks :
Brand New @ Olympia, The Killers @ 3 Arena & Morgan James @ Sugar Club! See ya next week!
Brand New @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM (POSTPONED)