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Celine Dion’s heart will go on to Dublin

Superstar diva Celine Dion will be appearing in Dublin on Friday 30 May 2008 as part of her European tour. She will perform at Croke Park, accompanied by operatic pop group Il Divo.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 15th November, and are sure to sell out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Celine is one of the biggest selling artists in the world, with chart topping hits including “My Heart Will Go On” and “The Power of Love”.

‘Taking Chances’, is Celine Dion’s first English studio album in over 3 years and includes the single of the same name. The album is available now.

Celine’s 2008 European tour includes:

2 May – Manchester – M.E.N Arena
6 May – London – 02 Arena
13 May – Antwerp – Sportpaleis
14 May – Antwerp – Sportpaleis
16 May – Antwerp – Sportpaleis
19 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
20 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
21 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
24 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
25 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
27 May – Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
30 May – Dublin – Croke Park
02 June – Amsterdam – Amsterdam Arena
05 June – Copenhagen – Parken
07 June – Stockholm – Globe
24 June – Zurich – Hallenstadion
09 July – Geneva – Stade de Genève

Meat Loaf in Concert – Belfast, November 22nd

One of rock’s most recognisable and enduring personalities, Meat Loaf comes to Belfast’s Odyssey Arena for one night only on November the 22nd for what’s sure to be another earth-shaking epic extravaganza of a show.

Meat Loaf’s chequered career has had its ups and downs through the years, but his live performances have consistently drawn armies of devoted fans and his talents as a stage performer remain undimmed.

The Three Bats tour showcases the third instalment of his record-breaking Bat Out Of Hell album trilogy. The Bat trilogy began thirty years ago in 1977, and has been wildly successful ever since – incredibly, the original Bat Out Of Hell album has never left the top 200 UK album chart since its initial release!

Mixing classic favourites with fresh new tracks from the latest album, the Three Bats tour chronicles thirty years of timeless rock hits in a theatrical spectacular of sound and vision that’s guaranteed to take you to hell and back in one unforgettable night!

Get your tickets now to see Meat Loaf in action.

Hourican party will go down a storm

To celebrate the launch of his latest single ‘Even Though You’re Gone’ Paul Hourican is playing a special one-off date at Crawdaddy on Tuesday 6th November.

The launch party includes Paul Hourican playing a full band show, along with special guest Colm Lynch. Tickets are priced at just €10 at the door and doors open at 8 PM.

‘Even Though You’re Gone’ is available from Friday 26th October on 3-track CD and download. The CD features a previously unreleased acoustic version of ‘In A Funny Way’, performed on Dublin’s Phantom FM.

Be sure to arrive early at Crawdaddy for the launch party, which is sure to go down a storm.

You can also catch Paul Hourican live at:

21.10.07
Danny Byrne’s, Mullingar
Solo Performance

25.10.07
Time, Naas.
Supporting Aslan

28.10.07
Dublin, Whelans.
Supporting Kinetiks

15.11.07
The Stables, Mullingar.
Solo Performance

16.11.07
Roisin Dubh, Galway.
Solo Performance

The Stereophonics are back and playing in Ireland

I’m just looking I’m not buying, I’m just looking keeps me smiling – yes the Stereophonics are back after two years away and will be touring Ireland.

They will be playing in Belfast on 27 November, Killarney on 28 November and Dublin on 29 November. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

The boys’ fantastic sixth album, Pull the Pin, written by Kelly Jones includes the lead single ‘It means nothing’ and will be released on 15 October. The album can be pre-ordered from HMV.

This tour really will be amazing – with so much energy stored up for two years, I’m sure they will blow us all away.

UK and Ireland Tour Dates – 2007

Mon 29 Oct Lincoln, University of Lincoln SU
Tue 30 Oct Dundee, Caird Hall
Sun 4 Nov Bournemouth, International Centre
Mon 5 Nov Brighton, Brighton Centre
Wed 7 Nov Manchester, MEN Arena
Thu 8 Nov Hull, Arena
Fri 9 Nov Sheffield, Hallam FM Arena
Sun 11 Nov Birmingham, NEC
Mon 12 Nov Birmingham, NEC
Tue 13 Nov Nottingham, Nottingham Arena
Thu 15 Nov London, Wembley Arena
Fri 16 Nov London, Wembley Arena
Sun 18 Nov Cardiff, CIA
Mon 19 Nov Cardiff, CIA
Tue 20 Nov Cardiff, CIA
Thu 22 Nov Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Sat 24 Nov Aberdeen, AECC
Sun 25 Nov Glasgow, SECC
Tue 27 Nov Belfast, Odyssey
Wed 28 Nov Killarney, INEC
Thu 29 Nov Dublin, RDS

Can Kanye become stronger in Ireland?

Kanye West may be the biggest name in hip hop for most of the world, but based on record sales, 50 Cent is the man in Ireland.

50 Cent vowed to stop making solo albums if Kanye West’s Graduation sold more than his own album, Curtis. In most countries, 50 Cent has been blown out of the water, except for Ireland.

So is Kanye West bringing his excellent live show to Dublin and Belfast to help him get a clean sweep?

He certainly deserves it. Kanye West’s brand of hip hop is more imaginative and political than Fiddy’s gangsta fodder.

In fact, Kanye West is a controversial figure in the US, never afraid to criticise the government or the macho posturing of the hip hop community.

If you haven’t heard Kanye West yet, this live show is a great chance to discover his music. Kanye puts on a great live show, and even if 50 Cent is more popular in Ireland, tickets are sure to sell fast.

Find out more about Kanye West in Dublin or Belfast. Or get tickets for Kanye West live from Ticketmaster.