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Global pop/rock band The 1975 have announced a huge Dublin 3Arena gig ahead of the release of their fourth album.

Notes On A Conditional Form is hot on the heels of the band's third album,  A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, which garnered widespread critical acclaim after it's release.

The band released People to confused fans, with Matty Healy going into screamo mode for the tune. We personally love the change, and the boys also collaborated with climate activist Greta Thunberg.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 1975 gave a phenomenal headliner set at Electric Picnic two weeks ago, where they blasted the Saturday evening stage.

The band will return to Ireland next May for their 3Arena show, with tickets set to fly out the door.  Notes On A Conditional Form is scheduled to be released on February 21.

The tour confirmation comes after the band unveiled their latest tune last month, described by NME as “a bone-rattling rallying cry for humankind to sort their shit out”. Sounds like Matty, eh?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 1975 will play at the 3Arena on March 2020, bringing their colourful graphics and energetic stage presence with them. 

Tickets for the exciting gig are priced from €46.20, and will go onsale next Friday, September 20 at 9am from Ticketmaster.

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Westlife have announced a massive gig in Wembley Stadium, with the boys set to play the iconic venue for the first time ever in their 20-year career.

Mirror Online reports that the Irish boyband announced the once-in-a-lifetime show this morning, following the success of their Twenty Tour celebrating their two decades in the music industry.

Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan sold out shows in 13 different countries and 27 cities. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The momentous concert will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2020 and will see the global pop stars perform their greatest hits.

Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and You Raise Me Up are on the setlist, as well as brilliant new songs from their upciming album Spectrum, such as Hello My Love, Better Man and Dynamite.

James Morrison and All Saints will support the boys, who have achieved phenomenal success during their comeback.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mark Fehily exclusively told Mirror Online: "Wembley Stadium will be the biggest show of our lives.

"Twenty years after we started, it is unbelievable that the demand is still there for us to put on a huge show at Wembley. It is going to be absolutely fantastic."

Mark is expecting his first child with fiancé Cailean O'Neill, mentioning: "Cailean and I will have our baby with us then. It is likely it will be her first Westlife show.

"That will make it even more special. 2020 is a big year in so many ways. Wembley will be the icing on the cake as we celebrate starting a family and 21 years in music."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Manager Louis Walsh says he's over the moon with the achievements of the band;

"All of the big music greats have played Wembley Stadium so it is a proud moment to announce this news today.

"I'll be proud of the boys when they take to that giant stage next August. It will be the biggest and best concert of their careers."

The rest of the band told the Irish Mirror: "Headlining Wembley Stadium is a dream come true for all of us."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we’re incredibly excited for a show which will be different and more spectacular than anything we’ve ever done before," they added.

"This will be our biggest ever concert in the UK." Westlife's new album, Spectrum, will be released on November 15.

Tickets for the Wembley Stadium gig go on sale on Friday, September 20 at 9am at LiveNation.co.uk

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Nostalgia is well and truly here to stay, it seems. The one and only Sinead O'Connor has just announced that she's playing four gigs around Ireland this year.

The Nothing Compares 2 U star is set to take to the Vicar Street stage on October 27 in a highly anticipated return to music.

She's also be performing at the famous Roisin Dubh in Galway on October 17, Spiegeltent in Wexford on October 24 and Cork Opera House on Oct 26.

Sinead is apparently ready to release new music, according to The Sun, and will embark on a tour worldwide afterwards.

Sinead debuted her new song, Milestones, last year under the name Magda Davitt. The track was a demo, produced by Northern dance DJ David Holmes.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, she said: “David wrote the music. I wrote the lyrics and melody.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "This is just a first demo for fans because they never get to hear a demo. I thought it would be fun to share it.”

Tickets are priced €45 and are on sale next Friday, August 16 at 10am via ticketmaster.ie. Finally some good news for the people of Ireland.

After Greg O'Shea's Love Island win and Westlife on a massive tour with new music; it's feelin' like the year of the Emerald Isle.

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The Jonas Brothers have finally confirmed a Dublin gig. The band are set to perform at Dublin’s 3Arena on January 31, 2020.

Much to fans delight, the Sucker singers reunited earlier this year.

The Lovebug singers kick off the European leg of the Happiness Begins Tour in Birmingham on January 29, 2020.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The brothers will release their upcoming album Happiness Begins later this summer,

Tickets from €59.50 go on sale Thursday June 6 at 10am from Ticketmaster.

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Gardaí are currently investigating an incident at the 3Arena during a Shawn Mendes concert involving a teenage girl.

Allegedly, the young woman was 'sexually assaulted' in the bathroom at the Canadian pop singer's sold-out gig in Dublin.

The teenager took to social media to write about her experience, and confirmed that she had explained the situation to the Gardaí.

She wrote: "On Saturday 13th of April I attended a Shawn Mendes concert in a well known Dublin venue near the docks."

"During a visit to the toilets I was sexually assaulted by an unknown person. The venue is aware of this and so are the guards." she continued.

"This is a warning to anybody attending any event from now on not to go to the toilet on your own," she said, shedding light on the lack of safety even at public events.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"If this message and my experience can save one person from going through what I went through then my experience will not be totally negative."

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a female, that occurred at a venue on North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 on the April 13, 2019. Investigations are ongoing."

A spokesperson for the 3Arena has been contacted about the troubling allegation.

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If you haven't yet adorned your ears with any of Erica Cody's tunes thus far in your life, please excuse yourself for that indiscretion by going ahead and clicking over to Spotify, having a listen (and a bop), and only then may you return to this article for the already Erica enlightened. 

Big news for fans of the the Dublin alt-RnB singer – Erica is playing a gig in the Grand Social next month, on the eve of the launch of next EP Leoness, April 11th. 

The ideal excuse for a gals night out, tickets are only €14.45, on sale this Friday.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the last two years, Erica has been a regular on the Irish festival circuit, appearing at Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza and Longitude to crowds of fervent supporters who clamoured to the stage for an audible glimpse of her particular brand of empowering choonage. 

Her distinctive sound plays on influences from 90s Hip-Hop icons blended with contemporary lyrics that address love, infatuation and female authority – perfect for the pre-drinks playlist or to employ a sense of self-confidence of all who listen (and inevitably end up singing along – that sh*t's catchy). 

In the summer of 2018, Erica played the main stage at Electric Picnic with The Story of Hip Hop, collaborating with The RTE Orchestra, DJ Mo-K, Jess Kavanagh, Jafaris and Mango to a 13,000-capacity stage. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When she's not busy performing, she can be found modelling, acting and collaborating with massive brands like Nike and Samsung (casual). However, she's not one to fall into your typical 'influencer' category. 

While she showcases her style and promotes her music on Instagram, she also uses her platforms to draw attention to societal issues like toxic masculinity and to elevate other female artists – promoting inclusively and creativity among her audience.   

Our advice? Get your tickets ASAP, so you can gloat to your friends that you got to see Erica Cody just before she became one of Ireland's best-selling Irish singer songwriters. Don't sleep on it. 

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Legendary multi-Grammy winning singer Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced a massive outdoor concert gig at the Irish Independent Park in Cork on June 26. 

The artist will perform classic tunes from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and some other bangers, for Irish fans in 2019.

The New Jersey songstress revolutionised hip-hop and R&B through her soulful hybrid musical approach which transcended genre and earned her fans all over the world.

Ms. Hill became musical from a highly young age, as well as showing a streak for community service and charity work. She acted, danced and was involved in performance art of all kinds from her formative years.

Excelling academically, she attended Columbia University in New York at the same time as joining the up-and-coming band The Fugees. As the lone female in the group, she guided them to achieve record sales.

The band became the biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson, and Ms. Hill then launched her solo career after releasing the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The album deservedly earned her a record-breaking five Grammy awards, and she blazed the trail for female soul and R&B artists in the coming years. 

The Cork gig slot comes after confirmed appearances at Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on June 21 and the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in East Sussex on July 7.

Tickets are priced from €49.90 including booking fee, and are going on sale at 8:30am this Friday, February 15 on www.ticketmaster.ie.

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If you didn’t manage to secure tickets to Post Malone’s sold out show on Valentine’s Day – never fear.

The rapper has announced that he will play a massive outdoor gig in Dublin this summer.

Hosted in the RDS’ Outdoor Arena, the concern will take place on Thursday the 22nd of August.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Special guests will also be performing at the gig, ahead of Posty's performance of his album Beerbongs & Bentleys.

The Texas native has charted nine songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100, gaining the accolade for 'the most songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100.'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In Ireland, the album entered the Irish Album Charts at #1, with one of the biggest chart debuts’ of 2018 and has since been certified double platinum. Casual. 

Tickets will be on sale from €75.75 this Friday, the 15th February at 9am. 

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Azealia Banks is a woman of controversy, and her career has arguably been stalled and stopped multiple times because of her numerous spats with famous faces.

While Paddy Power was taking bets on whether or not the Harlem rapper would even play her set at The Academy last night, the 27-year-old miraculously showed up onstage.

She dedicated her gig to "All the beautiful Irish women", much to the amusement of the crowd of beloved fans who admitted that their rap hero was 'problematic', but has such good tunes you forget about it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Banks hit the headlines yesterday after an incident on board a flight from Gatwick to Dublin airport, which led to the artist having to take the ferry to Dublin.

She ended up having quite the rant on board the Aer Lingus flight, calling Irish women 'ugly' and launching into a tirade about our Celtic people.

“I’ve had enough of y’all oompa-loompa looking, spray-tanned, crazy-looking b****es tonight,” she raged, which was characteristic of her numerous feuds with other musicians.

“The girls have scurvy, they’re vitamin deficient, need some calcium tablets.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Reviews of the show claim the rapper brought an impressive set to her debut Irish show, channelling talent which is arguably gone to waste as her Twitter arguments have only done her damage.

Fans know her attitude well enough to dispel any negative thoughts of her social media ranting, choosing instead to focus on her musical prowess, surprisingly soulful voice and explosive rap verses.

“I’m a rude b**ch nigga, what are you made up of?” she spits on her classic hit, 212.

The 'Queen of Ireland' doesn't make any effort to cover up her personality, so take her with a pinch of salt but don't try to deny that the gal has talent.

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Ellen DeGeneres has generated controversy by throwing her support behind comedian Kevin Hart, who was forced to step down as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards following accusations of homophobia.

Hart appeared on The Ellen Show for a full hour to promote his new film, The Upside, and to defend his decision to step down as the Oscars host following the re-surfacing of years-old tweets and quotes. 

Ellen interviewed the comedian and according to Variety, said the producers of the Academy Awards "admitted to possibly mishandling Hart's departure” and would be “emphatic” to see him return.

The popular chat show host, and former host of the awards ceremony herself declared; “We want him to host. Whatever we can do, we want him to host.”

He spoke about the issue uninterrupted for nearly six minutes, a rarity on US television, and told Ellen that the Oscars was; "…one of the highest of highs, simply because there hasn't been a lot of African Americans that have been able to do it."

Saying it was "unreal" to be asked to host the coveted awards ceremony on ABC this February, he described the onslaught of social media backlash which followed his appointment and later led to his stepping down;

"To get the moment, celebrate the moment—'Oh, my God! I can't believe it's happen!'—and then the next morning after a day full of congratulations and celebrations, I'm hit with an onslaught on social media of my past coming back up again."

"Literally, the next morning! Not even a full 24 hours to glow in the glory of 'Kevin Hart Is Hosting This Year's Oscars,'" the comic described.

"When it happened, my first thought is, 'I'm going to ignore it. I'm going to ignore it because it's 10 years old. This is stuff I've addressed. I've talked about this. This isn't new. I've addressed it! I've apologised for it. I'm not going to pay it any mind.'"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His controversial tweets were between 2009 and 2011, and the now deleted post reads; “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay’.”

The interview is broadcasting on today's episode of Ellen, with the host saying she believes in "second chances", and believes he deserves to host.

“It’s all they ever wanted him to do, and he’s doing it in spades. So now he should be able to come back on his own terms."

She has incredible influence in the public eye and within the awards circuit herself, so who knows what could happen? 

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Picture This have been announced as the first act to play a brand new summer music festival in Belfast.

Live At The Botanic Gardens is set to be a series of outdoor concerts which will be held in the aesthetic setting of the famous Northern Irish gardens next June.

Early next year, Picture This are heading off on tour around Europe, Canada and the States, but will return to play Belfast for two nights on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2019.

The Irish alternative rock band have confirmed the release of their second album for February 15, entitled MDRN LV.

The lads dropped the first single from the new album, One Drink, back in October and it has dominated the airwaves as the number one radio song in Ireland for three weeks running.

It has also entered the USA top 40 singles chart, breaking the band into a whole new American audience.

They have unveiled their new track Everything or Nothing alongside the music video, and we can't stop listening.

The band are also set to play a huge five night run at Dublin's 3Arena from March 27 until 31 in 2019.

Though they only formed the band two years ago, the foursome from Athy signed to massive US label Republic Records, which boasts Ariana Grande and Drake as other artists signed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ryan Hennessy, Jimmy Rainsford, Owen Cardiff and Cliff Deane have achieved incredible success, and are currently Ireland's biggest-selling artists of 2018, with a debut album that enjoyed four weeks at number one.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 19 December at 9am for Live At The Botanic Gardens on Ticketmaster, and we bet they'll sell out fast.

Get yourselves ready on Wednesday at 8:59am lads.

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Get ready for early 2000's nostalgia overload – because two of the hottest bands are coming to the stage at Malahide castle.

Snow Patrol have announced they will play an open-air show at Malahide Castle on Friday June 7 2019.

This is fab news for fans who were unable to secure a ticket for tomorrow’s sold-out Dublin show at 3Arena.

Over the last 25 years Snow Patrol have released 7 albums and racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including: 13 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominated.

Not bad, huh?

Snow Patrol’s album Wildness, their first album in seven years, is out now.

Tickets are €49.90 including booking fee. 

Snap them up from Friday December 14 at 9am.

See you there!

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