Founded in 1993, Boyzone achieved unparalleled success in the 1990s. The group originally comprised lead vocalist Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy, and they were widely touted as Ireland's answer to Take That.
With 25 million records sold, Boyzone enjoyed chart success all over Europe, including several No.1 albums and numerous top-selling singles. Their 1997 hit, Picture of You, won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.
In October 2009, the band were left devastated when Stephen Gately died from natural causes at the age of 33. The remaining four members returned to celebrate their 25th anniversary last year and they are now about to embark on a farewell tour.
The iconic British group will take to the stage at Dublin's 3Arena on February 24, 2019, as part of the 'Mezzanine' anniversary tour, re-imagining the album 21 years later. The show will feature custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences with a brand new audio/visual production featuring Elizabeth Fraser and designed by Robert Del Naja.
"It’s going to be a one off piece of work; our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip," Del Naja said.
The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2019 and tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday (19th October) from all usual outlets.
X Factor Digital Presenter, Becca Dudley, will be returning as host this year on The X Factor Live Tour.
The X Factor's eight quarter-final acts will star in The X Factor Live Tour 2019. The top eight artists confirmed to go on the tour are: Dalton Harris, Scarlett Lee, Anthony Russell, Danny Tetley, Acacia & Aaliyah, Brendan Murray, Shan Ako and Bella Penfold.
Experience moments of magic from the movies at 'The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration'. This must see event features career-spanning music from Zimmer's multi-decade career. For the first time ever, Zimmer's works have been arranged for a live symphony orchestra with soundtracks from The Lion King to Gladiator transformed into opulent concert suites. Under the direction of Gavin Greenaway, Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack conductor, the large symphony orchestra will deliver an intense and unforgettable concert experience.
'The World of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration' is curated by Hans Zimmer. Conducted by Gavin Greenaway. Starring Lisa Gerrard.
Manchester-born David Gray's 11th album, Gold in a Brass Age, is set to come out in March 2019, and the singer-songwriter is supporting it with a world tour. His first album in almost five years, he recently released the first track, The Sapling, from it.
David’s debut album, A Century Ends came out in 1993 to great acclaim. His past catalogue also includes the phenomenal success of 1997's White Ladder (seven million copies sold), one of three UK No.1 albums, with records that became ubiquitous and others that needed to be sought out to be heard.
One of the world's greatest classical singers Alfie Boe comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
In 2018, Alfie revealed his return to the solo spotlight with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By.
The record will celebrate the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked - sandwiched as it is between the roaring twenties and rock 'n' roll.
Following the release of his swaggering new single ‘Moves’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album ‘You Know I Know’, out November 9th on RCA Records.
‘You Know I Know’ is a landmark release for Olly Murs who celebrates a decade at the top with this, his sixth album, two discs that feature a brand new album and a sparkling hits collection of songs everyone knows. “And the other album is songs only I know,” Olly says. “For now.”
Highlights include the glorious ‘Love Me Again’, ‘Feel The Same’ featuring Nile Rodgers on guitar, and the title track featuring Shaggy. Once again Olly has worked closely with Steve Mac, Steve Robson and Wayne Hector.
Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced a string of UK dates for An Evening with Katherine Jenkins in April and May 2019. Throughout the majority of the tour, she will be joined by The London Concert Orchestra, who Jenkins has been working with for the past two years on other concert series. The Ulster Orchestra will be supporting her Irish dates.
The star also announced her new album, Guiding Light, due for release on Friday 30 November 2018 via Decca Records.
Support at Slane will come from Ghost and Bokassa with more acts to be announced.
Speaking at a press conference announcing the show, Slane Castle owner Lord Henry Mountcharles said playing Slane had been on Metallica's "bucket list" and that the band "tick all the boxes" for the iconic Meath venue.
The concert will be Metallica's first Irish date in a decade.
Longtime visitors to Ireland, Metallica made their Irish debut on the Master of Puppets European Tour in 1986 with a legendary show at Dublin's St Francis Xavier Hall in September of that year.
The Backstreet Boys are thrilled to announce the release of their new album “DNA,” coming out January 25th on RCA Records. Now available for pre-order here https://backstreet-boys-uk.myshopify.com. “DNA” – the group’s 10th studio album - features songs written by Lauv (Charlie XCX), Andy Grammer, Stuart Crichton (DNC) and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin).
Earlier today, to get fans excited, BSB released their new single, a Ryan Tedder, Shawn Mendes penned track “Chances.” Listen and watch the official video for the song here: http://smarturl.it/bsbxChances
Beginning on May 11th, the group will set off on the “DNA World Tour” - their biggest arena tour in 18 years. Over the course of 3 months, the guys will perform all over Europe and North America, headlining venues including Dublin’s 3Arena, London’s O2 Arena, Paris’s AccorHotels Arena, Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena and many more. Tickets will go on sale Friday 16th November, ticket information can be found here: https://backstreet-boys-uk.myshopify.com. Pre-order any album format before 3pm GMT on Tuesday 13th November 2018 to receive priority access to The Backstreet Boys 2019 “DNA” World Tour.
Legendary British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac have announced they’ll be bringing their An Evening with Fleetwood Mac Tour to the UK next summer, with a one-off London show at Wembley Stadium. The tour, which recently kicked off in North America will roll into the capital on Sunday 16 June 2019.
Formed in London in the 1960s, Fleetwood Mac are one of the most successful recording artists of all time, selling in excess of 100 million albums worldwide. In their illustrious career so far, the band have released 17 studio albums and no fewer than 62 singles.
Their most successful album to date is the 1977 release Rumours. The record, which peaked at No.1 in the US and UK on release is one of the best selling albums of all time, reaching diamond status in several countries and spawning hit singles such as You Make Loving Fun, Dreams, Don’t Stop and the seminal Go Your Own Way.
Since the release of Rumours, Fleetwood Mac have gone onto release six more studio albums and hit singles such as Big Love, Little Lies and Everywhere.
In 1998 the band were awarded a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
New Jersey’s Bon Jovi are one of the most successful American rock bands of all time. Since their formation in the early 1980s, the band have sold over 100 million records worldwide, played over 2,700 shows in over 50 countries and won countless awards.
The band’s most successful album to date is their 1986 release Slippery When Wet. The album, which topped the charts in both the UK and the US, features fan favourite singles such as You Give Love a Bad Name, Wanted Dead or Alive and the timeless hit Livin’ on a Prayer.
Fronted by the force of nature that is Jon Bon Jovi, the band have no fewer than 18 Top 10 UK singles under their belts. Some of the band’s biggest hits include Always, It’s My Life, Have a Nice Day, Keep the Faith and Who Says You Can’t Go Home.
A modern pop icon, since the release of her debut record Can’t Take Me Home in 2000, P!nk has released seven studio albums with combined total sales of over 57 million units. P!nk has nineteen top-ten UK official singles under her belt including tracks such as Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill, So What and Just Give Me a Reason.
P!nk’s seventh and most recent studio album Beautiful Trauma was released in October 2017 and peaked at No.1 on both the UK and US Official Albums Charts. The album, which features the singles Beautiful Trauma and What About Us, has since gone platinum on both sides of the pond and Rolling Stone named the record one of their 20 Best Pop Albums Of 2017.
The shows will see the global pop kings perform brand new songs, alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No.1 hits including as 'Swear It Again', ‘Flying Without Wings', ‘You Raise Me Up’ and 'Unbreakable'.
Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian announced their return to music two weeks ago to a frenzy of media coverage and social media activity. The band have signed a new record deal with Virgin EMI, and will release new music soon.
These shows will be their first as a group since they played Croke Park in Dublin on 23rd June 2012.
Westlife have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first 7 singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide.
As a live act Westlife have sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide. They still hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Wembley - 28. They sold out Croke Park Stadium in a record breaking 5 minutes. They also hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Belfast by any band - 50.
Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971, the band have become one of the world’s best-selling bands in history and have sold 150 million records worldwide to date.
Since their formation, they have racked up some impressive awards and achievements. They have scored five number-one singles and six number-one albums, as well as won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards.
At the end of the 20th century, Record Association of America ranked two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits and Hotel California, in the 20 best-selling albums in the United States. By 2006, the two albums became two of the top three best-selling albums in America.
The band first disbanded in July 1980, before reuniting again 14 years later for the album, Hell Freezes Over. They relentlessly toured and made their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
The band then took other break after the death of Glenn Frey, unsure whether they would ever perform again. However, in 2017, they continued to tour again with Glenn Frey’s son Deacon, and Vince Gill.
Foo Fighters have confirmed details of two shows in Ireland as part of their upcoming tour next summer.
The band will headline Vital Festival at Boucher Road in Belfast on Monday August 19 and Dublin's RDS Arena two days later on Wednesday, August 21. The Foos last played Ireland in 2015 when they headlined Slane Castle.
The band's current live show has been described by Rolling Stone as "explosive and euphoric… wild and combustible at the place where Dave Grohl’s love for punk and classic rock coalesce into something raging and tuneful… a show of enthusiasm that has grown over decades".
Pop superstars Little Mix return in autumn 2019 with their The LM5 Tour across the UK and Ireland.
The arena tour kicks off in Dublin on 10 October, ending in Leeds on 19 November 2018. The girls will also perform three massive nights at The O2 Arena in London as part of the run.
The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including Touch, Shout Out to My Ex, Black Magic and Wings.
On November 9th 2018, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, two of the world's greatest classical voices, take to the stage together for their first joint UK and Ireland tour throughout September and October 2019, performing in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Friday, October 18th 2019.
As two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled and Russell have received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled's outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums - with over 10 million album sales and counting - and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’.
a-ha have always set themselves challenges. In 2018, their the MTV Unplugged tour proved that their songs could be given new settings and remain as alive and as impactful as ever.
Now, pushing even further, they are doing a tour in October and November 2019 stopping in the UK that will be different from anything they have previously undertaken.
Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy will be performing in An Evening With format, with an interval. For the first half of the concert, they will play new and old, familiar and less-familiar songs. Then, after returning to the stage, they will play the 10 songs of their 1985 debut album Hunting High And Low in the running order of the original release.
Back in October 2010, a-ha had played the whole of Hunting High And Low just twice, first at Oslo’s Konserthus and then at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The tour is timed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the original version of Take On Me – issued in the UK on 19 October 1984 to reputed sales of just 300 copies. The re-recorded Take On Me was released in Britain during April 1985 to little fanfare, and in America that May where it hit big after its striking promotional video was seen on TV. It was reissued in the UK that September and, finally, the British hit came.