Nostalgia is the theme of this weeks gigs with a number of artists who would have been considered top of their game in the past so let’s kick of as always with Monday evening. Singer-songwriter Jame Blunt performs at the 3 Arena promotion his newest album The Afterlove which hit the shelves in March of this year. His fifth studio album to date, Blunt, who is known for his quick wit and jokes, announced in January 2017 via twitter “Check out my 12 inch…” with a clip of himself in the bathtub! Tickets still available for this one!
Tuesday evening, we have Kasabian will be performing as part of their ‘For Crying Out Loud’ tour Since releasing the glorious number one album, Kasabian have been making festival history everywhere they’ve played this summer throughout Europe, effortlessly proving why they are one of the world’s very best live acts every time they step onstage! Usually a sell out gig, there is some tickets remaining! Over in the Olympia Theatre we have Wolf Alice! Wolf Alice are Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). The band’s 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool hit No. 2 in the UK charts in June of that year, and No. 12 on the Billboard alternative albums chart in the US. They were nominated for the Mercury prize, Ivor Novello Award, a Brit for Breakthrough Act and Grammy for Best Rock Performance, and took an NME Award for Best Live Band. They crisscrossed the UK, the US, Australia, Japan and Europe on the mother of all two-year tours! Few seated tickets remain! Also, Sun Kil Moon plays Vicar Street with doors from 8pm!
Wednesday night, JP Cooper performs at the Olympia Theatre. Having had to rescheduled this gig after an illness in October fans of JP will be delighted to finally get to see him perform.
JP’s highly-anticipated debut album ‘Raised Under Dark Skies’ was released on 22nd September on Island Records. The album did very well and was considered to be the sound of the summer with its infectious guitars and JP’s effortless vocals. ‘She’s on My Mind’ is another glimpse into JP Cooper’s debut album featuring the smash hit ‘September Song’, radio favourite the gospel tinged, soaring ‘Passport Home’ and ‘Momma’s Prayers’ a collaboration with Stormzy! Also on Wednesday night, The Academy hosts New York rapper Hoodie Allen. Who returns to to Irish Soil on March 29, 2015. The American rapper and hip hop artist will bring his The Hype World Tour to Ireland to celebrate The Hype album released in September!
Thursday Bryson Tiller will perform at the 3 Arena! Clinching the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of his sophomore album True to Self, Bryson Tiller continues to captivate fans following the success of his 2015 album, T R A P S O U L. True to Self marks the singer’s first No. 1 debut in the US, also claiming the top spots on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, R&B Albums and Digital Albums charts and garnering 107,000 equivalent album units in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. Support on the night from SZA whose album Ctrl garnered massive critical acclaim and clinched the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Also on Thursday, a show that needs no introduction, The Live Last Waltz A spectacular live 2 hour re-creation of one of the most iconic concerts in rock history, The Band’s “The Last Waltz“. With a ten piece band, full brass section, and all the special guests.
Friday night we have Joy Division/New Order bass player, Peter Hook & the Light! Peter Hook & The Light return to Ireland for a trio of dates at the end of November and starting December 2017 as they visit on their widely acclaimed world tour performing both Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order! Over in Whelan’s we have Wild Front. Organically formed, Wild Front aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the 4 had been musically working together for years. Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different with everything from hip-hop to folk!
Saturday night we have a band that needs no introduction, The Undertones. The northern Irish punk-rockers are well known for their hit track “Teenage Kicks” and have had an good career since. After disbanding and a number of other musical ventures, the group decided to reform in 1999 and went on to perform at Glastonbury, pre-match gig for the UEFA Champions League playoff, and a number of headline gigs around the UK!
Finally closing out the week we have Destroyer who returned with ‘Ken’ on October 20th. ‘ken’ was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlike Poison Season, ken was not recorded as a “band” record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance. And last but not least we have Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant! His most recent album, ‘Carry Fire’, was released October 13th on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. ‘Carry Fire’, his eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’. This gig is SOLD OUT!
Our picks: Wolf Alice @ Olympia, JP Cooper @ Olympia, The Undertones @ The Academy, Peter Hook & The Light @ The Academy!
Wolf Alice @ Olympia Theatre – 7PM (ONLY SEATING TICKETS LEFT)
JP Cooper @ Olympia Theatre – 7.30PM (SOLD OUT)