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Concert Halls and Live Music Venues

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

UB40 fall in love with Ireland with 3 live gigs

UB40 get back to their reggae roots almost 30 years after they first got together to perform 3 live gigs in Ireland in November. Live music performances take place on and at:

Ali Campbell’s warm voice will melt Irish hearts as UB40 belt out old favourites like Red, Red, Wine and I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.

They will also perform newer music from the album Who You fighting For, a return of UB40’s political voice mixed in with meaningful lyrics and beautiful beats.

UB40 are amazingly talented and their unique reggae sound, with influences from Jamaican Ska to Elvis, is what has made their career so successful.

Here’s a live music clip of Kiss and Say Goodbye – from Who You Fighting For with Ali at his soulful best

Facts about UB40

  • They formed in the summer of 1978.
  • UB40 began as mates who knew each other from various colleges and schools across Birmingham.
  • Birmingham is their home town.
  • UB40 stands for Unemployment Benefit Form 40.
  • Before they even picked up an instrument, Ali Campbell and Brian Travers travelled around Birmingham promoting the band, putting up UB40 posters to promote the band!
  • £4,000 in compensation paid out to Ali Campbell after a bar brawl paid for the band’s instruments (even though few knew how to play!).
  • Ali and Robin Campbell’s father is Ian Campbell, a popular folk musician.
  • They made it big when Chrissie Hynde heard them play in a pub in Birmingham and asked them to be her support act.
  • John Peel was so impressed with the group’s first demo tape that he invited them to perform on his Radio One show in 1980.
  • Their injection of life into many old Jamaican hits resulted in many musicians’ and producers’ renewed popularity and income. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • UB40 named their first album Signing Off because they were ‘signing off from the dole’ in other words, getting a job. The album even had a reproduction of the unemployment benefit card on the cover with the words, “Signing Off” stamped on it.
  • In 1985, the group celebrated a hit single with I Got You Babe, recorded with Chrissie Hynde.
  • UB40′s first single, a double coupling of King, a song for Martin Luther King and Food for Thought, a song about third-world poverty, was the first record to reach the UK top ten without the backing of a major record label.
  • The band formed their own record company in 1980 called Dep International.
  • In August 1983, UB40 achieved their first No.1 single in the UK.
    Red Red Wine was released ahead of the album Labour of Love, which went straight to No.1 upon its release in September 1983.
  • The Labour Of Love Album, produced and co-written by saxophonist Brian Travers, was made into a short movie and features most of the music from the album and some members of the band.
  • UB40 were the first British band to tour Russia.
  • (I can’t help) Falling In Love With You was the bands third No.1. It proved to be the second top selling single of 1993.
  • (I can’t help) Falling In Love With You reached No.1 in 17 other countries around the world.
  • (I can’t help) Falling In Love With You was initially featured in the Sharon Stone film Sliver and spent seven weeks at number one in the USA.
  • Promises & Lies entered the UK charts at No.1 and stayed there
    for 7 weeks which was the longest time for any album to have stayed at the
    top in 1993.
  • Swing Low was recorded with the multi-cultural choir United Colours of Sound and became the official anthem for the 2003 English Rugby Team.
  • Promises And Lies was the inspiration for a musical performed by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company in 2006.
  • Sparta Florida Music Group started legal action against heiress Paris Hilton and Warner Chappell Music in June 2007 for plagiarism due to similarities between the song Kingston Town, originally by Lord Creator and Paris’s Stars Are Blind song.

Visit UB40′s official website:

I am bruised Natasha Bedingfields live gigs in Ireland have been rescheduled

The live musical performances of Natasha Bedingfield in Dublin and Belfast have been rescheduled and she’ll now perform in February due to her commitments in the USA.

I’m bruised, as I was really looking forward to see her play live in Dublin, and Natasha, like you, I bruise easily!

Nevermind, at least it’ll chase away my winter blues seeing her beautiful face in February! Also, as the event is round about Valentines Day, maybe I can give her a card!

Dates are as follows:

If any of your friends are going to the gig, then send them a note from a cute little baby!

See the video of

  • I Wanna Have Your Babies
  • :

    Natasha Bedingfield live music events in Ireland

    I wanna have Natasha Bedingfield’s babies!

    Ahem, Natasha Bedingfield is coming to Ireland’s shores with two mind-blowing shows. You can see her in Belfast or Dublin (or both if you’re a really big music fan) in September February.

    Natasha’s Belfast gig
    Students will be very familiar with Mandela Hall as it’s also the students union! What an absolutely terrific setting for a live music gig for Natasha. Many of her fans in Belfast will be thrilled she’s performing live at such an intimate location. She’ll be so close to the audience you’ll feel like her soulmate.

    Read more details about the live music gig in Belfast

    Forget the detail, book tickets now before it’s sold out

    Dublin’s fair city
    If you’ve ever been to a live music gig at Vicar Street in Dublin, you’ll know that Natasha’s voice and set will be heard and seen from every seat in the house. The venue was specially designed to provide maximum viewing and listening pleasure and the sexy diva will certainly provide lots of that.

    Book your tickets for the gig at Vicar Street in Dublin now and look forward to songs that will give you goosebumps. Her voice is “the voice to melt radios”, (as described on the Natasha Bedingfield site) so enjoy the gig in Dublin or Belfast and let Natasha melt your heart.

    Find out more about the live gig in Dublin

    A little known fact to nibble on about Natasha…
    She was part of a Christian rock group with her famous brother Daniel and little sister Nikola (also a rising star) called the The DNA Algorithms! Listen to 2 early tracks here, live!

    George Michael gigs in Dublin, Belfast, Ireland

    Ladies and Gentlemen, wake me up before you go-go!

    George Michael hits Dublin on Wednesday 1st August, he’ll be playing a music gig at the Point Theatre and tickets are selling out fast so get them before the sun goes down.

    If you can’t get them for the gig in Dublin on Wednesday, check the availability on Thursday 2nd August.

    You might even be able to catch George in Belfast on Saturday night (4th August) at the Odyssey Arena. The Arena is Ireland’s largest indoor music venue with standing and seating facilities, so there’s more chance of getting a ticket.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to get one with freedom to dance to your favourite tunes, with classics like Fastlove, Outside and some classic Wham thrown in for good measure – it’s sure to be a great night out.

    The gigs in Dublin and Belfast are part of George’s extended 25 Live tour which saw him play an amazing live gig in Dublin last year. The music event in Belfast will be the first time he has ever played in the city and is sure to be a sell out. Order tickets online now from Dublin Events!

    If you make it along, feel free to post reviews of the Dublin or Belfast gig below!