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