Dublin Gig Guide : 19th – 25th June 2017
After a fantastic amount of gigs last week including Arcade Fire (who also played a surprise song at an after-party in Whelan’s) Aerosmith, The 1975, Paramore, Robbie Williams to name a few! We have another amazing week of gigs this week for you to sink your teeth into! So without further delay let’s get on with it!
Kicking us off this week on Monday night, we have a great double header of the hip-hop genre with $uicideboy$ playing at Whelan’s, and Ho99o9 (pronounced as horror) performing at The Workman’s Club. Both under the same genre per-se but very different performers. Ho99o9 tends to fuse hip-hop and rap elements with heavier distorted elements which has led to some people branding their music as rap/punk! On the other hand $uicideboy$ are on the easier side of rap which I’ve heard be described as “Cloud Rap”. Whatever it is, it makes for a serious performance so be sure to check either gig out if you can!
Tuesday night we have an amazing night around the city with Radiohead and alt-rockers Alter Bridge both performing! Radiohead will be playing a sold out gig at the 3 Arena and their first in Ireland since their 2008 performance at Malahide Castle. After releasing their latest effort “A Moon Shaped Pool” five years after their last album, it was critically acclaimed which comes as no surprise that the gig sold out in no time! Back in town at the Olympia Theatre we have alternative rock band Alter Bridge! Alter Bridge was formed in 2004 and have been going very strong ever since, known for their extensive touring schedule and live shows. This tour is off the back of new album “The Last Hero” which includes shows in Europe, US, and South America!
Justin Bieber brings his show to the RDS on Wednesday evening for part of his Purpose World Tour as part of a 9-date European leg of the tour. Bieber who everyone loves to hate, has become one of the most loved and supported singer throughout his career thanks to his legions of “Beliebers” sure to be a great night with Grammy-nominated singer Halsey providing support on the night!
Thursday night we have Little Steven and the disciples of Soul performing at Vicar Street! Little Steven is better known as Steven Van Zandt, guitarist of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band! It’s been 25 years since his last performance with The Disciples of Soul in Europe so this one is going to be special! Originally supposed to be at The Marquee in Cork this gig was moved to Vicar Street but don’t worry as all tickets are still valid! Over the South side of the city we have Irish indie-rock band HamsandwicH performing as part of the Lepardstown festival series! The Hams always perform a fantastic live show and this should be no different!
Friday we have two great festivals kicking off with Body & Soul which will have Metronomy, Bonobo, Vitalic, Lambchop and many more performing at it and as you can imagine it is SOLD OUT! Also, we have Sea Sessions up north! Performing at Sea Sessions is Sigma, All Tvvins, Primal Scream, The Coronas, and many more! Both festivals are due to be great craic! Both are SOLD OUT!
On Saturday night apart from the obvious choices at Sea Sessions and Body & Soul, we have Walking On Cars performing at the Royal Kilmainham Hospital as part of the summer gig series which also brings Green Day and The Coronas over the next month! Walking On Cars are one of the best Irish bands of the past few years and are only getting stronger!
Finally on Sunday evening, we have everybody’s favourite guilty pleasure Phil Collins performing at the Aviva Stadium for the first time in 12 years!! He only recently cancelled a show in London due to a fall he suffered, but MCD have said that the show is still expected to go ahead as normal so keep your fingers crossed as it is sure to be a great night of music with support from Mike & The Mechanics on the night!
Our GIG OF THE WEEK this week has got to be Radiohead at 3 Arena! Although many fans were left dissapointed by not getting tickets, Radiohead will go down in history as one of the most successful rock bands in history whether you like them or not, and this, their first gig in Dublin in 9 years it should be a fantastic night! So that’s it for this week! Join us again next time! Click any of the links below for more info on each of the gigs!