Bob Dylan And Neil Young Announce Major Concert in Kilkenny
The rumours are true: we can confirm Neil Young and Bob Dylan will be playing a concert in Kilkenny, in the Southeast of Ireland, summer 2019.
This concert will be one of two headline performances; the other will be a colossal open-air show at London’s Hyde Park, also during the Summer months.
The Irish show will take place in Nowlan Park in Kilkenny on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 6 pm. The tickets went on sale this morning, 17 December, and are sure to sell out fast.
Tickets are priced between €100 (standing ticket) – €181 (best seating available). See ticket information below.
The duo both hold equally impressive “rock legend” statuses, having both dominated the music circuit throughout music’s most powerful period: the 1960s counterculture.
Dylan is an American singer-songwriter who first came onto the scene in 1962 with a self-titled album which propelled him as a traditional folk musician, before becoming, what he is often referred to today, as “the voice of a generation”. His music is widely political with social and philosophical themes running through lyrics.
Throughout his career, which has spanned over five decades, Dylan has explored many music genres from gospel and rock to blues and jazz. Without question he has become one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the 20th century, and (clearly) is still as hot as ever.
Dylan has won a tremendous amount of accolades throughout his career including ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award (aka an Oscar) and a Golden Globe. Most notably, Bob Dylan was awarded the most-prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.
Young is a singer-songwriter who hailed from Canada and played a pivotal role in defining the 1960s and early 70s youth counterculture in America. He became a part of this cultural revolution, through music, after moving to Los Angeles. Young first started out with his band, Buffalo Springfield, before moving to join Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969, cementing his fame.
Neil Young has forever been celebrated for his deeply personal lyrics and signature tenor voice which gives further intimacy to his music style, rooted in rock, folk and country genres. His global impact and role in shaping the new identity of the youth of America was second to none.
Young has been nominated countless times at the Grammy Awards (where he has won three times) and the Juno Awards (where he has won seven times). He has also won an MTV Music Award.
It is extremely rare for fans of this era of music to get the chance to see two of the most significant musicians take to the stage, let alone together. This is going to be a red-hot gig so get on tickets – fast!
People are expected to fly from around the world to get this golden opportunity to see Bob Dylan and Neil Young perform side-by-side as two culture-defining musicians who “have a lot of time for each other [and] a lot of respect for each other”, according to promoter, Peter Aiken.
You can get tickets on Ticketmaster.ie.