Dublin Gig Guide 13th - 19th March
Paddy's Day as we all know is the 17th March which is Friday week, as always there will be an abundance of live music and events throughout the city around the 16th and continuing for that weekend, but we are here to provide you with all the headline acts from around the city for the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day so lets get into it! Starting us off this week is The Gloaming and as mentioned last week they will be playing to another sold-out crowd on Monday the 13th of March. Their third show of a six show sold out stretch a the National Concert Hall, show kicks off at 8 PM!
Tuesday night we have two different sides of the music world, in the Green Room section of The Academy, we have Canadian classic rockers Monster Truck, with their debut release only a few years ago the lads from Hamilton, Ontario they have just released their second LP “Sittin' Heavy” the lads are looking at world domination next! This gig had to be upgraded to the Academy Green Room due to the number of people wanting tickets! Over in the 3 Arena we have the X-Factor Live Tour. Like every year the X-Factor tour of the final singers of the show embark on a UK and Ireland tour in promotion of the show. With in Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle to name a few, the highlight will most definitely be the appearance of Honey G! Doors for this one are 6.30!
Wednesday night sees the return of The Saw Doctors, these shows are the ones that were cancelled back in November so all tickets purchased for those shows can be used to these! Over in the Button Factory we have Joan As Policewoman & Benjamin Lazar Davis. Joan Wasser know by her stage name as Joan As Policewoman is a singer-songwriter who began her solo journey in 2004 and has collaborated with a number of top people in the industry. This gig is accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Lazar Davis. Both musicians have had glistening careers but teamed up together for the release of the 2016 album “Let It Be You”. With catchy songs and a great live show be sure to catch this gig!
Thursday night we have a gig from Dublin's favourite band, Aslan will be performing at the Olympia. No better way to kick off the Paddy's day celebrations and why not do it a night before! This show like most Aslan gigs is SOLD OUT! So if you're one of the lucky ones with a ticket be sure to make the most of it! In Vicar Street on the same night we have Cat Power. Power has made a huge name for herself over the years shes been active, with hits like “Sea of Love” and “ The Greatest” Vicar Street is the perfect venue for an emotional and heartfelt show that Power will no doubt put on. Tickets for this are still available at €30 a pop!
St. Patrick's Day is Friday this year so to be honest any pub that you go into on Friday will be playing live music and the chances are that it's going to be traditional Irish music with the day that's in it. But there is another few shows on around the city that are worth a mention. First off over on the southside of the city we have Damien Jurado performing at the Pavillion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. Damien plays a mix of soft contemporary indie rock and has performed all over Europe, think Bob Dylan fused with Nick Drake and you'll be getting quite close to what Mr. Jurado offers. While over in the Olympia on Paddy's night we have The Riptide Movement, the lads from Lucan are playing a number of shows around the country including Dolan's in Limerick and the Trinity Ball in Dublin. With their brand of alternative indie rock the 4-some are going to strength to strength and big things are coming their way!
Closing out the weekend we have a headline gig from Emeli Sandé a the Olympia Theatre, off her recent success off the back of her last release she is embarking on a massive European tour which starts on the 16th Match and doesn't end until October!
And finally on Sunday night we have Lee “Scratch” Perry who was supposed to be performing in The Bowery has been moved to Whelan's due to phenomenal demand! A legend in the music industry, Perry holds his status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time! Tickets are still available and at €25 to see this Reggae legend it is absolutely worth it!
This week we've decided against doing a GIG OF THE WEEK because St. Patrick's Day is going to be the GIG OF THE WEEK! Get on your green hats and jumpers and get out and enjoy the day wherever you go!
See you next week for more of Dublin's top gigs!!
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Monday 13th March
Tuesday 14th March
Wednesday 15th March
Thursday 16th March
Friday 17th March PADDYS DAY
Most pubs around the city will have some music on as the day that's in it!
Saturday 18th March
Sunday 19th March