by / September 14th, 2016 /

Showtime: Gig News Roundup

There have been a HEAP of gigs announced over the past few days, and since State strives to give you all of the important details, a roundup that covers the best of the bunch seems the best method of delivery. So, from Primal Scream to Jimmy Eat World, below you’ll find out the where, the when, and the how much is this going to bloody cost.

Happy planning, Staters.

Primal Scream

While their last album, Chaosmosiswasn’t a patch on Primal Scream’s earlier efforts, the chance to see them live should never be passed up – considering they’ve got the back catalogue to sate most fans’ stage favourites. Catch Bobby Gillespie and co. play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 30th, and the Limelight Belfast, on December 1st. Tickets can be found here from 9am Friday.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Following a recent tradition of playing gigs earlier each year, smooth purveyors of the eclectic Fun Lovin’ Criminals have revealed that they’ll play Dublin’s Vicar Street on the 1st of February 2017. Tickets are on sale now and can be found here.

Saint Sister

Ever on the up, Saint Sister swoon with melodic vocals in a mode of traditional sentimentality meets contemporary electronica, and Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty are really only just beginning their seemingly unstoppable rise. Add live prowess to that and you’re guaranteed a good night out. They play Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral on the 5th of November. Get your tickets now, here.

Jimmy Eat World

Everybody’s favourite emo (?) band from the tail-end of the nu-metal era have new music in the pipeline, and as such, new live dates to play said new material. Jimmy Eat World deserve to be seen on the basis of ‘Salt, Sweat, Sugar’ alone, so find your tickets here for their upcoming shows in Dublin, at the Olympia Theatre, on November 7th, or in the Limelight Belfast on November 8th.

NEW(ish) MUSIC KLAXON..ahem.

Adam Buxton’s ‘BUG’ – David Bowie Special

Seriously funny meets musical genius? Could only mean that Adam Buxton is bringing his ‘Bug’ live show in the form of a David Bowie special to Dublin’s Vicar St this November 20th. A fitting tribute, this upcoming BUG show will “celebrate some of David Bowie’s incredible music video and other on-screen appearances.” Tickets can be found here, from 15th September.


Cage The Elephant

Having supported Red Hot Chili Peppers in Belfast last month, and with latest album Tell Me I’m Pretty still making waves, the Kentucky alt-rockers have announced a stop off at Dublin’s Academy come the 16th of January, as part of a wider tour. Tickets can be found here.

Stars of the Lid

Texan synth-warbling drone makers Stars of the Lid will at Dublin’s National Concert Hall on the 9th of October, bringing their ethereal ambient sounds in tow. Absolutely unmissable, seeing the American electronica artists in the NCH could only add to the atmosphere. Tickets can be found here, right now.