by / February 16th, 2011 /

Suede perform Coming Up – Olympia Theatre, Dublin


Suede have announced details of three very special shows in Dublin this May, each night performing one of their classic albums in full plus songs from their superb back catalogue in the intimate surroundings of the Olympia Theatre.

Tuesday 24th May performing their self titled Mercury award winning debut
Wednesday 25th performing Dog Man Star
Thursday 26th performing Coming Up

Tickets priced from €44.20 inclusive of booking fee per show are on sale this Wednesday, 23rd February at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at

Suede, the band that radically shifted the axis of British music in the 1990’s, released their definitive Best Of album last November. The 2 CD compilation features all of Suede’s biggest hits, re-mastered by Chris Potter and is the only Suede hits compilation that has been endorsed by the band.
Suede were famously proclaimed as ‘The Best New Band In Britain’ on the cover of Melody Maker before they released their debut CD, ‘The Drowners’, in 1992. The claim was cemented after their debut self-titled album was awarded the Mercury Music Prize. During that time the group effectively instigated a new focus on British guitar music which had been largely eclipsed by grunge before their emergence. Their inexorable rise saw them become one of the biggest groups in the country, a success which was replicated in many countries around the world.

In 2003, after five albums, the group split. They returned triumphantly last March, playing three incredible and critically acclaimed shows including London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The shows were hailed as a career high:
“Suede have never sounded this brutal, so determined; the best British punk, rock n roll, sex-pop-glam band of the past 20 years. Many of the diehards present proclaimed this to be the best Suede gig they’ve ever seen” NME
“Hugely influential…they sound better than they did at their commercial peak” The Guardian
“Astonishing return to the spotlight” Independent on Sunday
“Sensational” The Times
“Suede had lost none of its energy 17 years on…a timeless slice of euphoric indie rock” Evening Standard
“Suede find the old spark and swagger” The Observer

Suede play three very special nights at The Olympia Theatre on the 24th, 25th and 26th of May. Tickets priced from €44.20 inclusive of booking fee are on sale this Wednesday 23rd February at 9am.