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Gigs of the year 2019

  • 04-12-2019 9:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 35,723 ✭✭✭✭

    So what was/were your Gigs of the year for 2019 ??

    Been to many gigs this year with a good few crossed of the bucket list. Top 5 in no particular order

    Metallica Slane
    Eddie Vedder 3arena
    Foo Fighters RDS
    Neil Young Nowlan Park (Bob Dylan was himself but decent)
    Liam Gallagher IP park

    Honorable mentions to Robert Plant Saving Grace Theate Royal and Volbeat in the Olympia

    2020 very quite show far for me



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,045 ✭✭✭piplip87

    1. Foo Fighters
    2. Billy Corgan
    3. Eddie Vedder
    4. Liam Gallagher
    5. Manic Street Preecher (Supporting Bon Jovi. Bon was ****e but the other half was happy)

    May tip my hat to pink. Again went with herself but she put on an amazing show.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,288 ✭✭✭✭rubadub

    The Chats -in the academy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,523 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    I'm sure I'm missing a few but top of my head no particular order

    Kikagaku Moyo at End of the Road.
    Idles at Glastonbury.
    Snapped Ankles in Berlin
    Oh Sees in The Button Factory.
    Acid Mothers Temple at Glastonbury.
    Sleaford Mods in The Academy.

    Wasn't a vintage year for gigs really. Roll on 2020.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,526 ✭✭✭delbertgrady

    A great year. Some really superb shows. I was hoping to come up with a Top Ten, but found it difficult to edit it down, so I'm running with these...

    a-ha, 3Arena and SSE Arena
    The Cure, Malahide Castle
    Eagles, 3Arena
    Foo Fighters, RDS Arena
    Elton John, 3Arena
    King Crimson, Royal Albert Hall
    Jenny Lewis, The Academy
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Olympia
    Public Service Broadcasting, Olympia
    Steely Dan/Steve Winwood, 3Arena
    Tears For Fears, INEC Killarney
    Sharon Van Etten, Vicar Street
    Eddie Vedder, 3Arena

    2023 Gigs and Events: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Paul Heaton/Rumer, Clannad, Rumer, Elton John (x2), Peter Kay, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (x3), Soft Cell/OMD/Sophie Ellis-Bextor/Heaven 17, Lionel Richie/The Human League, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Blur, Peter Gabriel, Sting/Blondie, Belle and Sebastian, Lana Del Rey, Rickie Lee Jones, Tim Minchin, James Yorkston & Nina Persson, First Aid Kit, Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve, Wilco (x2), Shania Twain, The National/Soccer Mommy, PJ Harvey (x2), Deacon Blue, Norah Jones, Ben Folds.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, OMD, Pixies, Olivia Rodrigo, Eric Clapton, Taylor Swift, Coldplay.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭fafy

    A few highlights for me:

    Jarvis Cocker - Electric Picnic
    Michael Kiwanuka - Electric Picnic
    Robot Rock - Electric Picnic
    Cathy Davy - Electric Picnic
    Talos - Electric Picnic
    Johnny Marr - Electric Picnic

    Neil Young - Nowlan Park
    Damien Rice - Cork Opera House
    Feist - Cork Opera House
    Bell X1 - Union Chapel
    Tears For Fears - 3Arena
    Robert Plant - Saving Grace - Everyman Cork

    +very honourable mention for Paul Noonan solo gig, in Tracton

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,977 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude

    Kruder & Dorfmeister (B&S Festival)
    Confidence Man (B&S)
    Sleaford Mods (B&S)
    Orbital (ATN)
    Patti Smith (ATN)
    Kiasmos (ATN)
    Josh Wink (ATN)
    Yankari (ATN)
    Jarvis Cocker (EP)
    Amelie Lens (EP)
    Scary Eire (EP)
    Kneecap (EP)
    Four Tet (EP)
    Johnny Marr (EP)
    Richard Ashcroft (EP)

    Sorry was only at three festivals this year so all my gigs are based from them.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭fafy

    Sorry was only at three festivals this year so all my gigs are based from them.

    No need for an apology, a gig... is a gig !

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,599 ✭✭✭4Ad

    Twilight Sad -Button Factory
    Murder Capital -All Together Now

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,964 ✭✭✭ongarite

    Weyes Blood - Button Factory
    Aldous Harding - Vicar Street

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,311 ✭✭✭✭weldoninhio

    The Cure - Malahide Castle
    Liam Gallagher - 3Arena
    Pat McManus Band - Michael Collins Bar.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 657 ✭✭✭sally cinnamon89

    Girlband at Vicar Street!! Best live band in the country.

    Also Big Thief in Vicar Street was special

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,840 ✭✭✭hetuzozaho

    Kojaque, Kean Kavanagh et all at all together now. Best live band in the country

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭Wooderson

    The Good The Bad & The Queen - ATN
    Vampire Weekend - Glastonbury
    Kikagaku Moyo - Workmans
    The Comet is Coming - Glastonbury
    Oh Sees - Button Fac
    Johnny Marr - EP
    Kvelertak - Olympia

    As mentioned upthread not the biggest of years for me. Few gems tho. TGTB&TQ a big standout.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭lc180

    Vampire Weekend in Trinity was a delight.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,393 ✭✭✭Ferris_Bueller

    1. The Cure - Malahide Castle
    2. New Order - Trinity College
    3. The Wailers - All Together Now

    Fleetwood Mac a shout for the most disappointing due to the venue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 668 ✭✭✭ILIKEFOOD

    New Order- Trinity
    John Grant - ATN
    Sinead O'Connor - Vicar St.
    Madness - Dun Laoghaire

    must try harder to get some new music into me next year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 104 ✭✭Walt Grace

    John Mayer - 3 Arena
    Liam Gallagher - 3 Arena

    Both fantastic!

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,499 ✭✭✭Sabre0001

    Some highlights for me:
    Brass Against @ Button Factory
    Metallica @ Slane
    Ghost @ Slane and standalone show in 3Arena
    Disturbed (in Prague)
    And the nostalgia trips of Bowling for Soup (Academy), and Alien Ant Farm with P.O.D. (Button Factory)


  • Registered Users Posts: 141 ✭✭SFC1895

    New Order - Brussels was the standout for me, with a notable mention to Ride in Workmans. Fontaines and Gruff Rhys over the next week are both bound to feature in my gigs of the year though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,977 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude

    1. The Cure - Malahide Castle
    2. New Order - Trinity College
    3. The Wailers - All Together Now

    Fleetwood Mac a shout for the most disappointing due to the venue.

    Thought they done an amazing set despite the downpours. :)

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭desk tidy

    Bjork last week in the 3 Arena - probably the best gig I've ever been to. Still processing it!

    Sons of Kemet - EP
    Patti Smith talk and headline set - ATN
    The Cure - Glastonbury
    New Order - Trinity
    Massive Attack - 3 Arena
    Kamasi Washington - Olympia
    The Comet is Coming - Glastonbury

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,184 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    Olafur Arnalds in London (South Bank) - Could hear a pin drop. The best behaved crowd I've ever been in.
    Tame Impale - 3Arena
    Patti Smith or Hot Chip - ATN
    Manics in The Olympia because they played some very rarely heard stuff from the entire back catalogue.
    Death Cab for Cutie (I think that was this year) - Olympia

  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 17,421 ✭✭✭✭Conor Bourke

    IDLES in Vicar St. or Tame Impala in the 3 Arena for me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,523 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    desk tidy wrote: »
    The Cure - Glastonbury

    Oh yeah I'll add this to my list aswell. Exceeded expectations x 1000

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭fourmations

    off the top of my head....

    The Cure - Malahide
    Foals - Trinity
    Billie - EP
    J. Marr - EP
    Sigrid - 3 Arena

  • Registered Users Posts: 230 ✭✭mrk75

    John Grant - BGET
    New Order - Trinity
    Fontaines DC - ATN
    Young/Dylan - Kilkenny
    Billy Corgan - Oympia

    Didn't get to too many others. Fontaines DC again next week will probably be up there and may yet top the lot...fingers crossed!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭Decuc500

    This is all I went to see in 2019:

    The Delines - Liberty Hall Theatre
    Ennio Morricone - 3 Arena
    Sharon Van Etten - Vicar Street
    Filthy Friends - Button Factory
    Dylan / Young - Nowlan Park
    Lloyd Cole - Vicar Street

    Highlight was seeing Peter Buck in such a small venue playing with Filthy Friends.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,049 ✭✭✭RoryMurphyJnr

    Metallica - Slane
    Mayhem - Academy
    Big Country/Skids - Academy (I hope)

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭blues2

    U2 Singapore

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,625 ✭✭✭Millionaire only not

    Rod Stewart 3arena last night 4/12- just unbelievable might not be the guys here but sure was mine !