There’s been plenty of announcements recently about upcoming gigs, so let’s do a quick round up for you.
Irish boys Director will be playing in Whelans on 24th October. Tickets are on sale for €15.
Passion Pit have already sold out The Academy, but they have changed the date again, to 2nd November. Good luck getting a ticket for this one, as their popularity continues to increase following brilliant Oxegen and Electric Picnic shows.
Irish band Ham Sandwich will be in Whelans on 7th November. Tickets are only €15.
Cork band Fred continue on their never-ending tour (this will be their third time playing in Dublin in 12 months) when they come to Academy 2 on 14th November. Tickets are €17 on Ticketmaster. I was recently at Academy 2 and its a far more intimate venue than The Academy, which should make this a good gig to head to. Tickets are still on sale.
One performance that really stood out for me at EP was Rodrigo y Gabriela. They will be playing two gigs in Dublin in November – Sunday 15th will be at Vicar Street and Monday 16th will be at the Olympia Theatre. Tickets are still available for Vicar Street for €30.
The Artic Monkeys are going to be playing in The o2 on 26th November, after the release of a new album, Humbug. Tickets are going for €42.20 over on Ticketmaster.
Kasabian will play in The o2 right after the Artics (27th November). Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9AM and will be €33.60.
Gomez tickets are still on sale for their gig in The Academy on 28th November for €26.
Newbies The XX are going to be playing in The Button Factory in a pre-Christmas gig on 19th December. The bad news is that this gig appears to be sold out, although tickets were a very reasonable €14 on Ticketmaster. This could be an interesting gig to attend, as at EP they were very unassuming when performing on stage, almost statue like. Maybe they will do better in a more intimate environment.