This Week’s Gig Guide Overview

Annie Taaffe
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NOVA’s got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of all the big gigs taking place this week because we’re sound like that.

Tuesday 20th

Radiohead play the 3Arena tomorrow night. The British rockers are currently on tour in support of last year’s A Moon Shaped Pool. Tickets €62. From 6.30pm

Wednesday 21st

Justin Bieber brings his Purpose World Tour to the RDS on Wednesday. Tickets €76/€136. From 8pm. We don’t know if you’ll be dragged along to this one but sure it’s useful info for the traffic implications alone!

Thursday 22nd

-Bulmer’s Live present HamsandwicH at Leopardstown Racecourse. The band are well known for their incendiary live performances. Featuring their signature calling card of Niamh Farrell’s powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee’s juxtaposing baritone; if ever there was a band to feed off their audience, it is HamsandwicH – melodic, hook-laden, and heart-warmingly charming. Tickets €15/€18. From 4pm

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul play Vicar Street on Thursday night. Steven Van Zandt, aka Little Steven, guitarist of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor in cult TV series as The Sopranos and Lilyhammer, brings his long awaited comeback to European stages after almost 25 years with his project Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Steven, who is currently working on his first new album in over 15 years returning to his Rhythm and Blues roots, first scheduled to perform at Cork’s Marquee but the gig has since changed to Dublin’s Vicar Street. From 7.30pm.

Weekend 23rd – 25th

-Surf and music fest, Sea Sessions takes place in Bundoran this weekend. Check out Bus Eireann’s updated services for a lift to the festival. And then another cracking festival taking place this weekend is Body & Soul!

Saturday 24th

PRIDE (16th -24th) is on all this week and there are loads of events on around the city. Check out www.dublinpride.ie  for a full line up. The festival culminates in the famous Pride parade this Saturday 24th. Fingers crossed we have the weather for it!

Walking on Cars play the Royal Kilmainham Hospital this Saturday 24th. Tickets €39.50. Walking On Cars will play an outdoor show at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. ‘Everything This Way’, the debut album from Irish band Walking On Cars, is certified double platinum in Ireland. Gates at 6pm.

And finally …

-The legend that is Tony Bennet is in Dublin this weekend. He’s playing his sold out gig at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Sunday 25th. With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, TONY BENNETT is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences. If you’ve tickets to this, we’re well jel.

Tune into NOVA for your diet of guitar-based music to Dublin, Kildare, Meath & Wicklow.

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