Duran Duran are on the brink of releasing their next studio album and have also announced their highly anticipated return to Ireland with an outdoor performance at St Anne’s Park, Dublin on Sunday 7th June 2020.
British music icons, Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit
singles, 21 UK Top 20 tunes and have continued to perform to huge concert audiences around
the world since the band first formed in 1980.
Consistently fusing art, technology, fashion and a signature sense of style with their unique and
infectious brand of music, singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor
and drummer Roger Taylor have proven themselves timeless, always innovating and
reinventing, to remain ahead of the curve.
Their last album, 2015’s Paper Gods, was the band’s highest-charting release in 22 years and
has been hailed by critics and fans alike as their best body of work in more than two decades.
Produced by Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, alongside Mr Hudson and Josh Blair, the record
features collaborations with Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza and Jonas Bjerre (of Mew.)
A global, three year, sold-out arena tour followed.
Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to Paper Gods with several
exciting collaborators, to be announced soon. This, their fifteenth studio album is slated for
release in the Spring of 2020, alongside a series of 40 thrilling projects and live events that will
celebrate their long and illustrious career.
Tickets for DURAN DURAN go on sale Friday 13th December at 9 am
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Following her recent triumphant sold out Irish tour, Sinéad O’Connor today announced that she will play 3 major gigs in Cork, Belfast and Dublin this summer, each with a different special guest – Damien Dempsey (Marquee Cork), Soak (Botanic Gardens Belfast) and Soda Blonde (Iveagh Gardens Dublin)
2019 has marked the return of Sinéad O’Connor and a new beginning that will see Sinéad bring out new music and tour the world once again as one of the true and original living greats of our time.
As Jack Kerouac states “Genius gives birth, talent delivers”. So where did Sinéad O’Connor begin?
1970s Ireland was the backdrop from which Sinéad O’Connor began her life. Born into tragic times with her own tragic story, one among many from those days, Sinéad would not be defined by what was at that time beyond her control. Her spirit would blossom and bloom manifesting her gift, her voice.
Discovered by the drummer of well-known Irish band In Tua Nua, she co-wrote their first hit. Shortly after being discovered by Ensign records her first album ‘The Lion and the Cobra’ released in late 1987 reached Platinum sales. Sinéad had arrived.
From the early new wave explosion of ‘Mandinka’ to the multi–platinum soul of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares to You’ Sinéad had left an indelible mark with her unique image and vocal style.
Chart topping singles, hit albums, numerous awards an array of collaborations later and Sinéad’s spiritual journey would lead her through a turbulent, troubled and restless existence to find solace in Islam.
An artist beyond comparison - unique, uncompromising, a pioneer, a visionary are just some of the descriptions that might only touch the surface of Sinéad O’Connor. Embodying a voice with beauty and innocence, a spirit part punk, part mystic with a combined fearlessness and gentle authenticity. This voice as Sinéad’s unique expression would be echoed in the voices of other artists who she would inspire who came after.
Now Sinéad O’Connor is back performing live on stage where she belongs.
Live at the Marquee, CORK - Friday 5th June 2020
with special guest Damien Dempsey
Live at Botanic Gardens, BELFAST - Sunday 7th June 2020
with special guest Soak
Live at Iveagh Gardens, DUBLIN - Sunday 19th July 2020
with special guest Soda Blonde
Tickets for Sinéad O’Connor in Cork, Belfast & Dublin go on sale this Monday 9th December at 9am and will be available from:
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Global Pop Superstar Dua Lipa has revealed the name of her eagerly awaited forthcoming album - ‘Future Nostalgia’ due for release in 2020. Dua also announces her massive ‘Future Nostalgia’ 2020 European Arena Tour - which starts in Madrid on April 26th and visits 22 cities across Europe and the UK ending in Dublin on June 19th. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday 6th December at 9.00am local time, excluding Spain who will be on sale Thursday 5th December at 9.00am local time at www.LiveNation.co.uk
The lead track from the album “Don’t Start Now” is already a massive hit worldwide with over 170 million streams to date. Already an iTunes Global #1, the track is also Top 10 European Radio and climbing and Top 20 US Radio and climbing. Her show stopping Award performances of ‘Don’t Start Now’ at The EMA’s, The AMA’s and The ARIA’s have also dazzled and delighted millions of viewers and fans everywhere.
Speaking about ‘Future Nostalgia’ Dua explains “What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favourite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine. I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and Outkast, to name just a few.
Dua continues “Because of the time that I’d spent on the road touring with my band I wanted ‘Future Nostalgia’ to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production. My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record. I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realised that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”
Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday 6th December at 9.00am local time, excluding Spain who will be on sale Thursday 5th December at 9.00am local time. Fans should purchase tickets from official outlets only and information will be found on the DUA LIPA website. VIP packages including ‘Dua’s House Party’ will be available.
Measures are being taken to prevent touting of tickets for DUA fans with named tickets in the UK, fan to fan resale options and ticket purchase limits. A Charity donation will be added to all tickets and proceeds will go to Unicef and Sunny Hill Foundation.
FULL LISTING OF 2020 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Apr 26th Madrid Wizink Centre
Apr 28th Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
Apr 30th Milan Mediolanum Forum
May 02nd Antwerp Sportspaleis
May 04th Paris Accorhotels Arena
May 05th Cologne Lanxess Arena
May 07th Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
May 10th Copenhagen Royal Arena
May 12th Stockholm Ericsson Globe
May 13th Oslo Spektrum
May 15th Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
May 17th Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 19th Vienna Stadthalle
May 20th Munich Olympiahalle
May 26th London The O2
May 27th London The O2
Jun 01st Manchester Arena
Jun 04th Leeds First Direct Arena
Jun 07th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Jun 10th Birmingham Arena
Jun 13th Newcastle Utilita Arena
Jun 15th Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Jun 18th Dublin 3Arena
Jun 19th Dublin 3Arena
The era defying, chart-topping, button-pushing, mega-group are back! The Pussycat Dolls have announced they are reuniting for a U.K. Tour, performing together for the first time in over a decade. The voices of a generation will be taking their Pussycat Dolls 2020 Tour on the road next year, hitting arenas across the U.K. calling at Dublin, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds and London. Tickets go on sale on Sunday 1 December at 10am.
The multi-platinum pop sensations – Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar are bringing back Doll Domination. Having sold more than 54 Million records worldwide and streamed over 1 Billion times, X2 Winners at the MTV VMA and achieved eight U.K. top 10 singles the dolls have Stick Wit Ya throughout the decades.
Nicole Scherzinger says “I love all my girls so much and cannot wait to show you what we've got in store for you. It’s been a long time coming but this feels like the perfect time to remind the world what it means to be a Pussycat Doll”.
Robin Antin, founder of The Pussycat Dolls says “I created The Pussycat Dolls back in 1994 and never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would become one of the most iconic girl groups of our time. I’ve been working on making this reunion happen now for years, so I am very excited that the stars have aligned for THE PCD REUNION! It’s with gratitude to our fans and during this amazing time of female empowerment, to be able to announce the launch of our PCD reunion, celebrating ALL GENDERS, & the brilliant success and talent of the girls that helped influence a movement that was long overdue”.
In their first television performance in ten years, The Pussycat Dolls will return to the X Factor with an exclusive performance on Saturday 30 November which is set to back the PCD sparkle, excitement and anthemic hits.
The Pussycat Dolls will embark on a nine date U.K. wide tour bringing hits such as ‘Don’t Cha’, ‘Stickwitu’, ‘When I Grow Up’, ‘Buttons’ and more fan favorites back to life with their iconic dance routines and showstopping vocals.
The Pussycat Dolls 2020 Tour
05 April 2020 Dublin, IR 3 Arena
06 April 2020 Cardiff, U.K. Motorpoint Arena
08 April 2002 Birmingham, U.K. Arena, Birmingham
09 April 2020 Nottingham, U.K. Motorpoint Arena
11 April 2020 Glasgow, U.K. The SSE Hydro
12 April 2020 Newcastle, U.K. Utilita Arena
14 April 2020 Manchester, U.K. Manchester Arena
15 April 2020 Leeds, U.K. First Direct Arena
17 April 2020 London, U.K. The O2
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Aiken Promotions presents DIANA ROSS on 25 June at Cork Live At The Marquee and 26 June at IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Tickets go on sale Monday 25 November at 9am.
Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time.
From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way for contemporary music.
Ross’ international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC (2007), celebrating her lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television and theatre, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work and her contributions to American culture. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences celebrated her remarkable career with its highest honor, The GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2016, Ross received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the most prestigious civilian award given to a U.S. citizen.
Tickets for DIANA ROSS Live in Concert go on sale Monday 25 November at 9am and will be available from:-
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Elton John today announces further European and UK dates to his colossal Farewell Yellow Brick Road World tour.
Additional European dates have been announced with new shows being added in Cologne (5th September 2020) Hamburg (12 & 13th September) and Berlin (17th & 18th October). Elton will also return to Scandinavia where he will perform in Stockholm (18th September) , Helsinki (22th & 23th September) and Oslo (26th & 27th September). Alongside this Elton will return to Antwerp for another show (8th September), Spain to play two nights in Barcelona (2nd & 3rd October). Elton will also return to Dublin for his fourth show of the tour (5th December) and a further two nights in London at The O2 (2nd November & 17th December), the eighth and ninth shows of the tour here, and the first and last dates of The O2 London run.
The news of the new dates comes as the tour passes its 124th show in Saskatoon. Tickets for the extra Show in Dublin on Saturday 5th December go on general sale Thursday 10th October and are available at HERE
The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off in the U.S. over a year ago in September 2018, and has been greeted with a wealth of praise from critics and fans alike. The three year tour will consist of more than 350 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour and the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production takes his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before. Throughout the Farewell Yellow Brick road tour fans have also been given the chance to experience Elton’s tour in a unique and brand new way thanks to innovative UK tech startup PEEX. Providing a superior quality audio experience, PEEX enables fans to create their own enhanced five channel mix of the live concert sound, whilst remaining truly immersed in the energy of the performance.
2019 has already seen the release of 'Rocketman', a critically acclaimed epic fantasy musical motion picture of his life which has also been a huge box office smash, already taking close to $200m at the box office office. Elton’s forthcoming autobiography ‘Me’ will be published globally on 15th October. September 2019 saw Royal Mail issue a set of 12 stamps today as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring music artists of all time. Elton is one of only two individual music artists to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue.
Farewell Yellow Brick Road European Dates:
5 Sept 2020 Cologne, Germany Lanxess Arena On sale 7th October
8 Sept 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis On Sale 10th October
12 Sept 2020 Hamburg, Germany Barclaycard Arena On sale 7th October
13 Sept 2020 Hamburg, Germany Barclaycard Arena On sale 7th October
18 Sept 2020 Stockholm, Sweden Tele2 Arena On sale 11th November
22 Sept 2020 Helsinki, Finland Hartwell Arena On sale 11th November
23 Sept 2020 Helsinki, Finland Hartwell Arena On sale 11th November
26 Sept 2020 Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena On sale 11th November
27 September Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena On sale 11th November
2 Oct 2020 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi On sale 10th October
3 Oct 2020 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi On sale 10th October
10 Oct 2020 Paris, France AccorHotels Arena On sale now
11 Oct 2020 Paris, France AccorHotels Arena On sale now
13 Oct 2020 Paris, France AccorHotels Arena On sale now
17 Oct 2020 Berlin, Germany Mercedes Benz Arena On sale 7th October
18 Oct 2020 Berlin, Germany Mercedes Benz Arena On sale 7th October
2 Nov 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale 10th October
4 Nov 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale now
6 Nov 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale now
7 Nov 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale now
9 Nov 2020 Birmingham, UK Arena Birmingham On sale now
11 Nov 2020 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena On sale now
13 Nov 2020 Liverpool, UK M&S Bank Arena On sale now
14 Nov 2020 Liverpool, UK M&S Bank Arena On sale now
17 Nov 2020 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena On sale now
20 Nov 2020 Aberdeen, UK P&J Live On sale now
21 Nov 2020 Aberdeen, UK P&J Live On sale now
24 Nov 2020 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro On sale now
25 Nov 2020 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro On sale now
28 Nov 2020 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena On sale now
30 Nov 2020 Belfast, UK The SSE Arena On sale now
2 Dec 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale now
4 Dec 2020 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena On sale now
5 Dec 2020 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena On sale 10th October
7 Dec 2020 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena On sale now
9 Dec 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale now
11 Dec 2020 Liverpool, UK M&S Bank Arena On sale now
14 Dec 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale now
16 Dec 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale now
17 Dec 2020 London, UK The O2 On sale 10th October
Today, multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter Halsey announces the European leg of her 2020 Manic World Tour ahead of the release of her much anticipated third album ‘Manic’ set for worldwide release 17 January 2020 on Capitol Records, which will feature the global smash, “Without Me” and new, hit-bound “Graveyard.” The run will see Halsey perform in 20 cities across Europe kicking off in Madrid on 6 February and concluding at 3 ARENA DUBLIN on 10 March. Support across all dates will come from the UK’s Pale Waves. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 27 September at 9am
Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 23 billion streams worldwide and sold more than
nine million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents
(including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY and
appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers in addition to Cosmopolitan – including Rolling
Stone, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was
certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on
the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained
such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 4x Platinum “Bad at Love.”
Her 5x Platinum hit “Without Me” – included on Manic – spent two weeks at No. 1 on
the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the
longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. She is the first
artist since 2014 to simultaneously hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop
Song radio airplay chart. In March 2019, Halsey became the first artist in history to replace
herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when “Without Me” returned to No.
1, bumping “Eastside,” her 2x Platinum collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, from the
top spot. “Without Me” is the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio. She featured on BTS’
Platinum hit, “Boy With Luv” and, most recently, alongside Future on “Die for Me,” a track
from Post Malone’s new album.
Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact
beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans
GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper
and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes
in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community.
GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.”
06 February 2020 Madrid, Spain WiZink
07 February 2020 Barcelona, Spain Sant Jordi Club
09 February 2020 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
13 February 2020 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
15 February 2020 Amsterdam, Holland Ziggo Dome
17 February 2020 Paris, France Dôme De Paris
21 February 2020 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
22 February 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark Royal Arena
24 February 2020 Stockholm, Sweden Annexet
26 February 2020 Helsinki, FinlandIce Hall
28 February 2020 Berlin, Germany Verti Music Hall
29 February 2020 Munich, Germany Zenith
02 March 2020 Zurich, SwitzerlandSamsung Hall
04 March 2020 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal
05 March 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
07 March 2020 Glasgow, United Kingdom SSE Hydro
08 March 2020 London, United KingdomThe O2
10 March 2020 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena
12 March 2020 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Arena
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Liam Gallagher has announced an extra date at 3Arena, Dublin on Saturday November 23rd due to demand. Sunday November 24th is sold out.
With special guest Slowthai.
Liam Gallagher’s eagerly anticipated second album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is shaping up to be one of the album events of the year when it’s released on September 20th on Warner Records.
The reaction to the lead single ‘Shockwave’ was biblical. It shot straight to the top of the Official Vinyl and TrendingCharts, in the process underlining Liam’s status as a rock star who speaks to new and established fans alike. And his current momentum has continued to explode since he hit the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage.
Liam recently shared his brand new track ‘The River’. Powered by a visceral, driving riff – think Led Zeppelin powered by Madchester energy for 2019 – ‘The River’ finds Liam’s distinctive sneering vocal delivering a rallying call for the current generation to fight for change. Its anarchic attitude targets the figureheads of the establishment – from money-sucking MPs to vacant celebrities.
The track was co-written by Liam alongside the track’s producer Andrew Wyatt, who was a key collaborator on the all-conquering solo album ‘As You Were’.
‘The River’ lives up to Liam’s ambition for ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ As he stated, “I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that’s what we’ve done. It’s a better record than ‘As You Were’. Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”
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Westlife are back with The Twenty Tour celebrating 20 years of hits including 14 No.1s.
Following their recently announced reunion, Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian will be touring in 2019, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Westlife. The shows will mark the first time the band has toured together since their break-up in 2012.
Westlife first broke into the charts with their debut single Swear It Again. Released in April 1999, the song peaked at No.1 on the Official UK Singles Chart where it remained for two weeks. The track was the first single to be taken from the boys’ debut album Westlife. In total, five singles from the debut topped the chart in the UK – Swear It Again, If I Let You Go, Flying Without Wings, the double A-side I Have a Dream/Seasons in the Sun and Fool Again.
A phenomenal chart success, Westlife went on to release ten studio albums throughout their career, all of which charted within the top five of the Official UK Albums Chart and six of which peaked at No.1. In total, the band have released 14 chart-topping singles, including My Love, World of Our Own, Unbreakable, You Raise Me Up and the hugely successful cover version of the Billy Joel song Uptown Girl.
The new tour dates will see Westlife perform all 14 of their No.1 hit singles, as well as some brand new songs live for the first time, with a new record deal signed and a new album is on the way.
Westlife are at Croke Park on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July at 17h00. Tickets from €50.
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Ahead of her sold out Olympia Theatre Dublin show this May, Dido has announced a huge headline show at 3Arena Dublin, where she will play songs from the new album alongside her classic megahits such as Thank You, Here With Me, White Flag and Life For Rent.
The multi-million selling singer has also announced her first new album in five years, the stunning ‘Still On My Mind’ out March 8th on BMG.
‘Still On My Mind’ is Dido’s 5th studio album and was written and recorded in England, a result of the fruitful and incredibly natural production/songwriting partnership with her long term collaborator and brother (faithless founder) Rollo.
‘It was simple, I only wanted to make another album if it was with him’ says Dido. ‘It was made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home’. It follows the 2013 release of the acclaimed ‘Girl Who Got Away’.
Dido describes the making of this new album as “an absolutely magical experience”. She says: “I wanted to capture the feeling I still get from listening to music, just that rush like you don’t need anything more than this”.
With sales of more than 40 million albums worldwide, Dido is one of the best- selling UK artists ever. Both ‘No Angel’ and its 2003 follow-up, ‘Life For Rent’, still rank among the UK’s biggest-selling albums of all-time.
DIDO AT 3Arena, Dublin: 1 December, 2019.
Tickets from €49.50 Incl. booking fee.
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