New York Legends Television are Academy Bound

March 19th, 2015 by

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New York underground legends Television have announced that they are playing Dublin’s Academy on June 12th. The band made their name among some of Punk and New Wave’s leading lights in the legendary CBGB in Manhattan, often appearing with Patti Smith, Talking Heads and Blondie. Tickets for the show are priced at €32 incl. booking […]


Win Tickets to see Mark Lanegan

January 8th, 2015 by

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MCD and State.ie are giving you the chance to win two tickets to see the prolific and eternally impressive Mark Lanegan in Dublin’s Academy next Sunday, January 18th. Lanegan has worked with artists as diverse as Queens of the Stone Age, Melissa Auf Der Myer, Martina Topley-Bird and UNKLE, and we are delighted to give […]


Details for Turning Pirate’s NYE Mix Tape

December 29th, 2014 by

With a stellar line up of Irish talent, as ever, Turning Pirate are back with another New Year’s Eve Mix Tape. Once again they’ll be commandeering Vicar Street for the annual shindig which is slowly becoming a tradition for those looking to celebrate the new year with Ireland’s finest; Lisa Hannigan, Declan O’Rourke, the Booka […]


Avicii Named as Marlay Park Headliner for July 2015

December 15th, 2014 by

Superstar DJ and world EDM sensation Avicii has just been announced as a headliner for next year’s Marlay Park gig series; taking to the stage on Friday, July 3rd. Support will come from Rudimental with more names to be added. Tickets for the show are priced at €46.95 incl booking fee, available from Ticketmaster and […]


Slane date announced; Hozier and Kaiser Chiefs join bill

November 26th, 2014 by

Foo Fighters, who have already been confirmed as headliners for Slane Castle 2015, have been joined on the bill by Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier with more names yet to be added. Tickets for the event, scheduled for Saturday May 30th, will go on sale on December 1st at 9am from Ticketmaster and usual outlets priced […]


Ritchie Egan, Hillary Woods and Bill Blood at DeBarra’s

November 17th, 2014 by

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Rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s more legendary venues, DeBarra’s in Clonakilty will host a night of lo-fi folk from some unlikely sources this December. Jape’s Ritchie Egan, Bill Blood of the Redneck Manifesto and Hillary Woods will all appear on December 21st for unique performances of the quieter tracks in their respective back catalogues. Tickets […]


MMOTHS playing in Smithfield’s Block B this December

November 13th, 2014 by

With a new album and new live set-up in the bag, production wunderkind and one of State.ie’s Faces of 2012 MMOTHS will return to live action this December with a special one off performance in Smithfield’s Block B art space. Combining his new music with a live visual installation, Jack Colleran will be rounding of […]


National Concert Hall announces Philip Glass, Nils Frahm and more for ‘Perspectives 2015′

November 5th, 2014 by

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The National Concert Hall has announced its line-up for ‘Perspectives 2015,’ a multi-event showcase featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned musicians, as well as a performance from legendary minimalist composer Philip Glass. Pretty exciting, eh?  Running from Wednesday the 21st of January until Wednesday, June 17th, the eight ‘Perspectives 2015′ events will feature performances from the […]


Father John Misty returning to Ireland

November 4th, 2014 by

One time Fleet Fox (and at no time a real priest…) Father John Misty has just released details of his new album, I Love You, Honeybear, and a European tour. The man with the voice of white sand will be playing in Whelan’s in Dublin on February 22nd, preceded by the release of his second […]


Win Tickets to see Wallis Bird in Dublin’s Academy

November 3rd, 2014 by

State.ie and MCD are giving away two tickets to see the uniquely talented Wallis Bird in Dublin’s Academy on November 22nd as part of her upcoming micro-tour of Ireland. The Wexford-born virtuoso has been seen and done it all, from overcoming life-altering setbacks to challenging gender roles and the ‘rules’ of sexuality. Over her career […]


Mos Def Announces Vicar Street Performance

October 22nd, 2014 by

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One of hip-hop’s most elusive, articulate, intelligent and, above all else, talented performers has announced that he is returning to these shores for what is only the second time in his 20-year career. Yasiin Bey, or Mos Def as he is more commonly known, will be appearing at Dublin’s Vicar Street on November 24th to […]


Win Tickets to see The Minutes

October 21st, 2014 by

MCD and State.ie are giving away two tickets to see the Munites live in Whelans this Sunday, October 27th. All you have to do is answer the following question: What is the name of the Minutes new album? Send your answer to giveaway@state.ie before 5pm on Friday and we’ll notify the winner. Tickets for the […]


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce New Album and Tour

October 13th, 2014 by

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, or simply Noel Gallagher to many, have just announced a new album and a European tour. The album, titled Chasing Yesterday, is slated for a March release and the tour comes to Dublin’s 3 Areana just two days later on March 4th. There will be more details to follow. For […]


Sun Kil Moon to play at the Button Factory

October 10th, 2014 by

December’s gig listings just got way more interesting as the inimitable Sun Kil Moon has announced his return to Ireland, this time in support of his remarkable album Benji. Otherwise known as Mark Kozelek, SKM has developed a reputation for bringing cantankerousness to a new level and live shows are renowned for their knife-edge atmospheres. […]