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If Blinded by Lights is your go-track during pre drinks, and Dry Your Eyes is the soundtrack to your fear session the following day, we have some pretty good news for you.

The Streets will be taking to the Dublin stage in April of next year, and your opportunity to get your hands on some tickets is mere days away.

The British act will be playing the Olympia Theatre on April 16 and 17 2018, and we are absolutely pumped.

 

blow, blow winter wind! for you are not as unkind as man’s ingratitude!

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Commenting on his decision to tour again, Mike Skinner said: "I’ve missed tour buses very much. Which is the least of the reasons why I have decided to tour The Streets again."

Tickets will be going on sale on Friday November 17, and will set you back €49 a pop.

See you in the queue, ladies.

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MCD Productions have confirmed that US band, Brand New, have cancelled their upcoming gig in Dublin's Olympia Theatre this Thursday following allegations of sexual misconduct against lead singer, Jesse Lacey.

According to a recent report in Rolling Stone, in 2002, Jesse, who was 24 at the time, solicited nude images from teenage fans.

One victim asserted: "[Lacey] solicited nudes from me starting when I was 15 and he was 24. Manipulated the hell out of me, demanded specific poses/settings/clothing, demeaned me, and made it clear that my sexuality was the only thing I had to offer."

"I still breakdown and have panic attacks when people play Brand New in a bar," she added.

Jesse's response to the allegations was posted on Facebook over the weekend, and attempted to provide fans and followers with an explanation for his behaviour.

"The actions of my past have caused pain and harm to a number of people, and I want to say that I am absolutely sorry. I do not stand in defense of myself nor do I forgive myself. I was selfish, narcissistic, and insensitive in my past, and there are a number of people who have had to shoulder the burden of my failures," he wrote in the lengthy post.

"Early on in my life, I developed a dependent and addictive relationship with sex. I was scared of it, ashamed, and unwilling or unable to admit it, and so it grew into a consistent and terrible problem," he continued.


"Years ago, after admitting my habits and cheating to my then soon to be wife, I began to approach my problem in a serious way. I entered professional treatment, both in group therapy and individual counseling, and revealed the realities of what a terrible place I had gotten to in my life, and what a terrible impact my actions had on people."

While Jesse insists he has sought to seek treatment, he acknowledged that he must be held responsible for his past actions.

"The fact remains that none of us get to put a wall up between who we are and who we were. I need to earn forgiveness. Concepts like repentance, compassion, and love, are made real through actions, and it’s through my actions that I need to prove change."

"I hope I can show humility, and that the pain I have caused people can heal. I am not above reproach, and no one should be."

While Jesse's post has been liked 18,000 times since its upload, a number of social media users were quick to pour scorn on the supposed apology.

"This reeks of "poor me, I hurt people because I didn't know how to deal with my emotions." Who gives a f*ck? Plenty of people develop unhealthy relationships with sex in regards to their own emotional coping mechanisms and don't abuse young teenage girls," wrote one.

"Literally 0 mention of the fact the girl was 15 and you were 24? That's not just "compulsive cheating" is it? The problem has not been addressed at all," wrote another.

"I am working to shed all my narcissism…" writes a 7 paragraph post about himself, his family, his wife, his addiction with no mention of the victim or the fact she was underage. Right," added another.

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If you're a fan of British singer, Dua Lipa, we have some cracking news for you.

The Be The One singer will be performing for Irish fans in the Olympia Theatre next April.

According to breaking reports, the 22-year-old will take to the Dublin stage on April 10 next year, and tickets go on sale this Friday.

Taking to Twitter and Instagram, the singer confirmed the dates, writing:" Tix on sale on Friday. Come see me."

If you want a chance to see the woman herself in person, bring your A-game at 9am on Friday when tickets go on sale for just €26.40.

See you there, ladies.

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It's been a pretty amazing 12 months for Rag'n'Bone Man, with the Sussex-native having celebrated a number 1 single and two Brit Awards since 2016.

And now the artist is set to take his talents to the Dublin stage!

Giving Irish fans the opportunity to experience all he has to offer on his Overproof tour, the Human singer has announced he will be performing in the Olympia theatre on November 15.

If you're only dying to see the star in action, you need to bring your A-game this Friday morning when tickets go on sale at 10am.

And at just €28.90 a pop, we envision one serious rush.

Catch you there, ladies.

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If you're still on the hunt for some Christmas pressies or simply feel like treating yourself this week, the latest announcement from MCD is bound to help.

Taking to Twitter this morning, the promoters announced that uber-popular stand-up comedian, Jon Richardson, is set to take to the stage in Dublin next year.

Touring his new live show, the former 8 Out of 10 Cats team leader will be treating audiences to his latest material in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on October 26.

If you or another comedy buff don't want to miss out, be sure to nab your tickets tomorrow morning at 9am.

Oh, and did we mention they'll only set you back 30 blips?!
 

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Wee Nialler from One Direction is a fan (we can’t blame him), and he’s recently appeared on the likes of the Late Late.

Then there’s his recent UK TV debut – made earlier this year on BBC’s Live At The Apollo.

Yes, serious hat-tip to funnyman Al Porter, aka the youngest lad to ever headline his own show in Vicar Street.

That and his latest offering is completely hilarious.

He’s back in the Dublin city centre venue later this evening and tomorrow – before moving on to the likes of Drogheda, Wexford, and Kerry.

But it was a warm-up gig in Bray, Co Wicklow last night that has us dyin’. And in particular, we are flat-out delira to discover that Al does a killer Twink impression.

Delightfully calling the former panto queen a “mad bitch,” he goes on to describe how she had once lamented a break-in at her home.

“Remember when her gaff was robbed? Fucking Kim Kardashian eat your fucking heart out!” he utters to riotous laughter from the crowd at the Mermaid Centre.

“Twink came over to me and she said the best sentence I’ve ever heard – and this isn’t a joke – she said to me; ‘I’m just so upset, it’s an awful thing to happen – absolutely awful, dreadful, dreadful.

“‘I’m not materialistic but… my fucking diamonds!’

“What a sentence – ‘I’m not materialistic but my fucking diamonds'.

“Mad bitch.”

However, it was his follow-up tale of Twink at the panto that really has SHEmazing! HQ in stitches.

“I did the Olympia panto and I saw her in the audience and I said ‘big hello to Adele King, aka Twink, fair play to you,’” he begins.

“And she stands up uninvited and goes ‘Can I just say…’ and everyone’s like, ‘Mammy I’m scared.’

 

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‘Can I just say,’ – and she’s doing the fucking claw… ‘Can I just say: Al Porter is a star and there hasn’t been a panto this good – and she’s addressing the audience like 2,000 people, no mic – ‘there hasn’t been a panto this good since I did panto in the Olympia'.

“Fucking love the balls of her. You know what I mean?”

Not only is Al now up for a Rising Star Ifta award tonight, but the 24-year-old Tallaght-native has also just filmed a comedy segment for the BBC alongside Jack Whitehall and Ricky Gervais.

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Paulo Nutini has announced three dates in the UK and Ireland.

He will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on March 20th, with tickets due to go on sale this Friday, 14th at 9am. The gigs will then continue over to Bournemouth in the UK on the 25th before finishing up in his home country of Scotland, playing in Glasgow on the 29th.

Did your Valentine’s Day gift just get a lot easier? Paulo’s new album Caustic Love is out on April 14th. 

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