What’s on: Top 10 Gigs in Ireland in Early 2019

The ten best gigs around Ireland in Early 2019.

The music line-up for 2019 seems to already be blowing the charts, from international legends to rock gods, indie bands and local heroes – there is so much to choose from it’s hard to know where to start.

Luckily, we’re on hand to round up the best live music gigs happening in Ireland in early 2019!

10. Chris Smither

11 January sees American blues-folk guitarist and singer-songwriter take to the stage for what is sure to be an unforgettable gig. The stage legend has already sold out his first show in the locale, and we have no doubts this one will follow suit.

When: 11 January 2019 @ 8.30pm
Where: The White Horse, West Village, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: €16.60 – €21.95
Tickets: HERE

9. The High Kings

The High Kings are an Irish folk group, much loved and followed by locals and out-of-towners alike. Since their inception in 2008, they’ve played across the country and abroad with consistently great reviews. This January they will be playing in County Galway.

When: 19 January 2019 @ 7pm
Where: Leisureland, Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland
How much: €27.90
Tickets: HERE

8. Brian Kennedy

Since a recent operation to remove cancer, fans have eagerly awaited updates on Brian’s healthy. We’re happy to report he’s still on target for his show at the beginning of 2019 and we’re sure it’s going to be a great one.

When: 11-12 January 2019 @ 9pm
Where: Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
How Much: £30
Tickets: HERE

7. The 1975

The 1975 are a Brit-pop group who have been smashing out hits since their launch in 2002. Classics such as “Somebody Else” and “Robbers” have secured them steady fame that seems to only grow with each year passing. They are due to play both Dublin and Belfast in the new year and we’re sure it’ll be a highlight of the season.

When: 9 January 2019 @ 6.30pm
Where: The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
How Much: £30.50 – £80.50
Tickets: HERE

When: 10 January 2019 @ 6.30pm
Where: 3Arena, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
How Much: €35 – €42
Tickets: HERE

6. Death Cab for Cutie

This indie band from the United States are set to play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre at the end of January 2019. Top hits include “Soul Meets Body” and “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” and they will also be performing new material from their recently released Thank You For Today.

When: 24 January 2019 @ 7pm
Where: Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
How Much: €34.50 – €37.50
Tickets: HERE

5. UB40

If in search of feel-good vibes, look no further than UB40’s concerts in Belfast and Dublin in early 2019. This Brit reggae-pop band have been shelving out classics since 1978 and there’s clearly no stopping them. They’ve sold over 70million records worldwide and have over 50 singles in the UK charts – needless to say, this will be a sell-out performance.

When: Friday 22 March 2019 @ 6.30pm
Where: The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
How Much: £49 – £90
Tickets: HERE

When: Saturday 23 March 2019 @ 6.30pm
Where: The 3Arena, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
How Much: €49 – €52
Tickets: HERE

4. Fat Boy Slim

90s DJ legend Fat Boy Slim will be slaying crowds with dance-worthy tunes in 2019. Who can forget the decade-defining hits such as “Right Here, Right Now” or “Praise You”? We certainly can’t! Be sure to get tickets whilst you can, we think these are going to sell like hot-cakes.

When: Saturday 2 March 2019 @ 6.30pm
Where: The 3Arena, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
How Much: €49 – €60
Tickets: HERE

3. Ozzy Osbourne

Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne will take to the stage in Dublin’s 3Arena in January 2019. If the time when he bit the head off a live bat on stage has anything indication of his eccentric showmanship, you’re sure to be in for one hell of a treat. Not that we really want to see that again, Ozzy.

When: Wednesday 30 January 2019 @ 6.30pm
Where: The 3Arena, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
How Much: €69 – €1,421.10
Tickets: HERE

2. Boyzone

Boyzone will mark the end of the 25-year career in early 2019 with a goodbye tour. It will also mark the launch of their final album, Thank You & Goodnight. After a quarter of a century of boyband gold, we’ll be sad to see them go!

When: Wednesday 23 January 2019 @ 8pm
Where: The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
How Much: £65 – £323
Tickets: HERE

When: Thursday 24 January 2019 @ 8pm
Where: The 3Arena, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
How Much: €65 – €236
Tickets: HERE

1. Christy Moore

Irish local (and international) legend Christy Moore will play a marathon tour around Ireland in 2019 in celebration of his new album On The Road. Tickets are already flying out left, right and centre, and there are too many shows to list, so check on Ticketmaster to nab tickets in the venue closest to you!

When: various dates
Where: various locations
How Much: various prices
Tickets: HERE

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