7 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This August
August 3, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

The last of the summer months have arrived and we have got a heap of unbelievable local and international acts to tell you about. The even better news is that their all coming to Dublin over the next few weeks.

We’ve got eight unbelievable acts to tell you about, all of which are sure to leave you wanting more. So get ready to say goodbye to summer with the best tunes and a banging night out or two!

1. Smokie & The Waterboys

The Leopardstown festival kicked off almost 2 months ago now but continues on until Thursday the 16th of August. All summer Bulmers Live have been delivering a line-up of electrifying acts. There are top quality artisan food stalls all around and some thrilling horse racing too.

smokie

Smokie will be performing on the 9th of August for fans of the 70’s pop band. An English outfit that come from Bradford Yorkshire, their most popular hit single “Living Next Door To Alice’’ peaked at no.5 on UK Singles Chart in March 1977.

the-waterboys

Closing the event will be crowd favourites, The Waterboys, a Scottish folk band formed in Edinburgh in 1983. Their music ranges between three distinct styles and you don’t want to miss out on any of them. Ticket prices range, depending on what you want to see or how many days you want to attend the festival. However individual acts are well priced at €20 per person.

Where: Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin 18.

When: Smokie – Thursday 9th August, The Waterboys – Thursday 16th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

2. Steven Page

Steven Page is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, also a previous member of the music group Barenaked Ladies. Ranging from rock and folk sounds, this guy promises to give you an unforgettable evening.

steven-page

Well known for his exuberant performances and quick wit, Steven and the band have toured the world. In 2008 he decided to leave the band and to pursue a solo and theatrical career. Tickets are available from 30.

Where: Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2.

When: Thursday 14th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

3. Skid Row

These American hard rockers are descending among the Academy this August. With an upcoming album set to release in 2019 it is safe to assume that they will Skid Tow will be dishing out old classics and new sounds.

skid-row

Their album’s from the “United World Rebellion Series’’ will be performed all night. There will also be a special guest appearance from Toseland. Tickets are on sale from 30.

Where: The Academy, 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1.

When: Wednesday 22nd August.

For further information: Visit this link.

4. Public Image Ltd

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Public Image Ltd have announced a Europe + Japan Tour. Public Image Ltd are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lyndon. The documentary “The Public Image is Rotten” was recently released which explores John Lyndon’s career as frontman of The Public Image Ltd and The Sex Pistols.

pil

It also explores how the singer picked himself up after the fallout of the Sex Pistols and formed his post punk band. PIL are performing at the Tivoli Theatre in just a few weeks time and tickets cost €34.50 + booking fee. This will their first Irish show in over five years so don’t hand about!

Where: Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

When: Sunday 26th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

5. Billy Talent

The Academy is playing hosting to Billy Talent this month in what is expected to be an incredible show. A Canadian punk and alternative rock band that started in high school who have amazingly maintained the same lineup for 25 years! After staying underground on the Indie scene for many years, they quickly rose to fame.

billy-talent-new

Their most recent album “Afraid of Heights” is well worth a listen. The gig starts at 7pm on the night, with ticket prices to be announced shortly. Keep an eye on their website for further updates.

Where: The Academy, 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1.

When: Tuesday 21st August.

For further information: Visit this link.

6. Track Dogs

Track Dogs describe their music as “sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms“. If that doesn’t give you a sense of audible euphoria, we don’t know what will! The band includes 1 Englishman, 2 Irishmen and 1 American that came together in 2011.

track-dogs

Now they bring their unique acoustic music for everyone to hear in Dublin. Performing at the Sugar Club, tickets cost €15 and are the perfect way to end the summer for all music lovers. The new album Kansas City Out Groove is out next April, even more reasons to get excited!

Where: The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2.

When: Thursday 30th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

7. Bishop Nehru

Bishop Nehru is an American rapper and record producer from New York. His single ‘The Alert’ broke 10,000 streams when it was released, always a good indicator. Inspired by people like Michael Jackson, Tyler the creator and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

bishop-nehru

If you’re into Hip Hop or Neo-Nehruvian Soul, then you need to check this gig out. Bishop is well used to touring and is sure to give a lively performance in Dublin. Tickets are only €17.35 with doors open from 8pm on the night, so get on it!

Where: The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2.

When: Thursday 9th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

So there you have, a mix of styles and sounds for everyone to choose from. All that’s left to do is get out there and enjoy yourself while the weather is still half decent.

Don’t forget to tune in next month for our next September gig guide when we’ll take a look at more of the best in Irish and international live music.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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7 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This August
August 3, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

The last of the summer months have arrived and we have got a heap of unbelievable local and international acts to tell you about. The even better news is that their all coming to Dublin over the next few weeks.

We’ve got eight unbelievable acts to tell you about, all of which are sure to leave you wanting more. So get ready to say goodbye to summer with the best tunes and a banging night out or two!

1. Smokie & The Waterboys

The Leopardstown festival kicked off almost 2 months ago now but continues on until Thursday the 16th of August. All summer Bulmers Live have been delivering a line-up of electrifying acts. There are top quality artisan food stalls all around and some thrilling horse racing too.

smokie

Smokie will be performing on the 9th of August for fans of the 70’s pop band. An English outfit that come from Bradford Yorkshire, their most popular hit single “Living Next Door To Alice’’ peaked at no.5 on UK Singles Chart in March 1977.

the-waterboys

Closing the event will be crowd favourites, The Waterboys, a Scottish folk band formed in Edinburgh in 1983. Their music ranges between three distinct styles and you don’t want to miss out on any of them. Ticket prices range, depending on what you want to see or how many days you want to attend the festival. However individual acts are well priced at €20 per person.

Where: Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin 18.

When: Smokie – Thursday 9th August, The Waterboys – Thursday 16th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

2. Steven Page

Steven Page is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, also a previous member of the music group Barenaked Ladies. Ranging from rock and folk sounds, this guy promises to give you an unforgettable evening.

steven-page

Well known for his exuberant performances and quick wit, Steven and the band have toured the world. In 2008 he decided to leave the band and to pursue a solo and theatrical career. Tickets are available from 30.

Where: Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2.

When: Thursday 14th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

3. Skid Row

These American hard rockers are descending among the Academy this August. With an upcoming album set to release in 2019 it is safe to assume that they will Skid Tow will be dishing out old classics and new sounds.

skid-row

Their album’s from the “United World Rebellion Series’’ will be performed all night. There will also be a special guest appearance from Toseland. Tickets are on sale from 30.

Where: The Academy, 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1.

When: Wednesday 22nd August.

For further information: Visit this link.

4. Public Image Ltd

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Public Image Ltd have announced a Europe + Japan Tour. Public Image Ltd are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lyndon. The documentary “The Public Image is Rotten” was recently released which explores John Lyndon’s career as frontman of The Public Image Ltd and The Sex Pistols.

pil

It also explores how the singer picked himself up after the fallout of the Sex Pistols and formed his post punk band. PIL are performing at the Tivoli Theatre in just a few weeks time and tickets cost €34.50 + booking fee. This will their first Irish show in over five years so don’t hand about!

Where: Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

When: Sunday 26th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

5. Billy Talent

The Academy is playing hosting to Billy Talent this month in what is expected to be an incredible show. A Canadian punk and alternative rock band that started in high school who have amazingly maintained the same lineup for 25 years! After staying underground on the Indie scene for many years, they quickly rose to fame.

billy-talent-new

Their most recent album “Afraid of Heights” is well worth a listen. The gig starts at 7pm on the night, with ticket prices to be announced shortly. Keep an eye on their website for further updates.

Where: The Academy, 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1.

When: Tuesday 21st August.

For further information: Visit this link.

6. Track Dogs

Track Dogs describe their music as “sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms“. If that doesn’t give you a sense of audible euphoria, we don’t know what will! The band includes 1 Englishman, 2 Irishmen and 1 American that came together in 2011.

track-dogs

Now they bring their unique acoustic music for everyone to hear in Dublin. Performing at the Sugar Club, tickets cost €15 and are the perfect way to end the summer for all music lovers. The new album Kansas City Out Groove is out next April, even more reasons to get excited!

Where: The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2.

When: Thursday 30th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

7. Bishop Nehru

Bishop Nehru is an American rapper and record producer from New York. His single ‘The Alert’ broke 10,000 streams when it was released, always a good indicator. Inspired by people like Michael Jackson, Tyler the creator and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

bishop-nehru

If you’re into Hip Hop or Neo-Nehruvian Soul, then you need to check this gig out. Bishop is well used to touring and is sure to give a lively performance in Dublin. Tickets are only €17.35 with doors open from 8pm on the night, so get on it!

Where: The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2.

When: Thursday 9th August.

For further information: Visit this link.

So there you have, a mix of styles and sounds for everyone to choose from. All that’s left to do is get out there and enjoy yourself while the weather is still half decent.

Don’t forget to tune in next month for our next September gig guide when we’ll take a look at more of the best in Irish and international live music.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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