Once again, we’ve been blessed to see the State inbox chock-full of high calibre gig announcements, and rather than bombard you, our dear readers, with a series of promotional-heavy news-bites, we’ve rounded up the best of the best, all in one place, to give you all the important details. Plan with abandon, gig-goers.
Girl Band – Vicar Street, Dublin – 17th February
Firm State favourites Girl Band have announced a special gig in aid of one of the worthiest charities operating, Pieta House –a non-profit suicide and self-harm crisis centre. With special guests yet to be announced, this show will undoubtedly be one of the best of early 2017, and all for an extremely good cause. Tickets are just €30 and go on sale Thursday, 10th November, here.
Bonobo – Vicar Street, Dublin – 27th February
Having returned with his first cut of new music in three years with ‘Kerala’, the first single to be taken from new album Migration (31/01/2017), Bonobo, aka Simon Green, will play Dublin’s Vicar Street on the 27th of February. This is one not to be missed. Tickets priced €33.50 go on sale Friday 11th November at 9am, here.
Haley Bonar – The Workman’s, Dublin – 31st March
Canadian-born American songsmith Haley Bonar makes incredibly beautiful music, no doubt, and in latest album Impossible Dream, has added to her back catalogue another excuse for home listeners to get out and see her on the live stage. Luckily for Dublin fans, she plays The Workman’s on the 31st of March 2017. Get yer tickets here for €16.
Rejjie Snow – The Academy, Dublin – 29th April
Back with a bang in the form of ‘Pink Beetle’ (see below) and with assurances of more new music hurdling towards us soon, Dublin’s Rejjie Snow shall rap all the way to the stage at Dublin’s Academy on the 29th of April 2017. Tickets cost €16.50 inclusive of booking fee and can be found here, now.
Elton John – Live at the Marquee, Cork – 20th June
Well now, what a nice surprise. The legend that needs little introduction, the Rocket Man, the Tiny Dancer, Sir Elton John will make his return to Cork’s Live at the Marquee on June 20th, 2017. Unmissable. Tickets are on sale here. This is probably his best video.
Girl Band photographed for State by Olga Kuzmenko