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2022 - Top 3 gigs of the year.

  • 14-12-2022 12:22pm
    Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,354 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Top three gigs you went to. Keep it to 3 no need to go beyond that.

    In no particular order as they were all my favourite gig for different reasons.

    Lankum - Vicar St.

    Mountain Goats - Vicar St.

    Sparks - Vicar St.

    Shout out to Foggynotions as ever for consistently putting on the best shows every year.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,060 ✭✭✭fafy

    Public Service Broadcasting

    -Cyprus Avenue, Cork

    The Smile

    -Magazine, London


    -Winthrop Avenue, Cork

    editing as a 4th i forgot about

    Arcade Fire


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,330 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    Sorry loadgoat had this ready too go

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,565 ✭✭✭hynesie08

    This is going to be tough....... In no particular order.

    Alanis Morisette - 3 Arena

    I was 9 when jagged little pill came out, and even then I knew it was special, so while this was a by the numbers gig for Alanis, it was a special one for me.

    Frank Turner - Berlin

    I've seen Turner 57 times now, and if you've seen him you know the drill, Audience and artist combine as one, the more the audience gives, the more he gives. Nothing captures this like his own 4 day festival Lost Evenings, and night 3 of this year's was him playing his new album in full, which could have gone very wrong, but everyone in the crowd and on stage left every bit of themselves in that venue. Top 5 Turner gig for me.

    The cherry cokes - somewhere at sea

    The Flogging Molly salty dog cruise is a 4 day punk rock bender on a cruise ship, open bar from Miami to the Bahamas and back again. The last band on it this year was a band called the Cherry Cokes. And despite it being 1am and them being on a stage way too small to accommodate the crowd, insanity broke out for an hour.

    The cherry cokes are a celt punk band in the vein of DKM, Flogging Molly or the pogues, except all in Japanese, finishing their set with a half English/half Japanese version of the Irish rover.

    You know it's a good year for gigs when you wait 25 years for Garth Brooks and he doesn't even crack your top 5 that week......

  • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭Ultimate Gowlbag

    The Midnight - Vicar Street

    Devin Townsend - Olympia

    Perturbator/Health - Academy

    Honorable mentions for 2 gigs where i was just the walking atm/chaperone for my daughters,Never listened to the music before or after but they were great gigs:

    Mitski - Vicar Street

    Mother Mother - Olympia

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,174 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude

    OP do you not mean 2022 or is it for gigs that haven't happened yet.

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

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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,330 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    The great Alter Bridge gig in the 3Arena last Thursday ends my gigs for the year. No doubt made up for the last few years with the covid restrictions. Sadly Covid got in the way for the Hella Mega Tour for me aswell as Lindsey Buckinghams illness with the postphonement and cancellations but thats life

    From Whelans, Vicar Street ,RHK, 3Arena, Malahide Castle, Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Croke Park all great occasions

    So hard to pick out the best gig but I'll mention a few

    Garth Brooks 9th Sep Croke Park- was a bit of an emotional one esp after the 2014 debacle but that was all vanished the minute he hit the stage. The atmosphere was electric and the performance was brilliant. Been night 1 the setlist was mostly a surprise but with the gig been part of a tour it didn't change much from the US leg.

    Tool 6th May 3Arena- Outstanding gig, the visuals were amazing and with no phones allowed til the last song everyone was 100% focused

    The Cure 1st Dec 3Arena- setlist amazing as was the performance. Brilliant atmosphere too

    The Killers 15th Jun Malahide Castle- Bought a ticket on the whim and really enjoyed it. Weather was great and venue wasn't too manic crowdwise.

    Elton John 1st July Pairc Ui Chaoimh- was a prevlidge to see such a legend live. Had a ticket originally for the 3Arena shows which were postponed over the years due to Covid and Eltons injury but glad I got a refund and went to this show instead. The stage itself was amazing and Elton was in fine form. Even though its pricy I would recommend going to see him on any of the remaining dates on the tour. Sadly too much out of my budget.

    Rod Stewart 18th Nov 3Arena-another gig bought on a whim and enjoyedable night. These acts are timeless and really great too see

    WWE Clash At The Castle Cardiff 3rd Sep- event itself was mediocre but it was a brilliant weekend. City was buzzing with Wrestling fans aswell as plenty of parties/conventions and other Wrestling related events

    Ed Sheeran 20th Apr Vicar Street- Wasn't planning on going to see any of the Stadium shows and really lucky too of been on Ticketmaster at the right time and picked up a ticket to this 'extra show' (jumped on the bandwagon but im not the only one in Ireland too do it tbh). Good atmosphere and he sounded great. I'm doubtful I'll see such a 'big artist' in an intimate setting again

    All in all great year, all full value for money (few hiccups with seating at Garth Brooks etc).

    Roll on 2023

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭Decuc500

    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit / His Lordship - Olympia

    Dinosaur Jr - Vicar Street

    Pavement - Vicar Street

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,174 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude

    The Gilla Band - ATN - Friday Incendiary Noise Rock influenced by the sound of mid 80s Sonic Youth.

    King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - ATN Sunday. The Australian psych rock surf band's Irish debut.

    Third place Pixies GIAF/EP and Fontaines DC EP in a joint position.

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

  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭Dreamweapon

    Thee Oh Sees - Button Factory

    Lightning Bolt - Whelans

    Earthless - Whelans

    Think i did 40 gigs this year and three festivals.

    @bodhrandude King Gizz played The Olympia in 2018.

    On the road...under the sky...coast to coast.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,665 ✭✭✭✭Panthro

    Sunday 1st May, Brixton Academy...Scooter!

    Saturday 30th July, Andersons Sligo...Host! (Ghost tribute band, Sligo whiplash festival)

    Friday 2nd December, 3 Arena Dublin...Scooter (again!!!)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,630 ✭✭✭delbertgrady

    Sparks, Vicar Street

    Elton John, Páirc Uí Chaoimh

    St. Vincent, Fairview Park

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, The Bothy Band, Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, P!nk, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, AC/DC, Deacon Blue, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭desk tidy

    Roísin Murphy, Glastonbury

    King Gizzard, ATN

    The Cure, 3 Arena

  • Registered Users Posts: 210 ✭✭Phishwax

    Pavement - VS

    Jake Xerxes Fussell - Bello bar

    Lankum - VS

    Special mention to Nick CaVE at ATN. Special gig

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,221 ✭✭✭Stillill42

    Public Service Broadcasting in the Olympia

    Rolling Blackouts in Vicar Street

    Pavement in Vicar Street

    Honourable mentions to Big Thief, Fontaines, the Cure and Sigur Ros.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,261 ✭✭✭✭Tauriel

    Nightwish at the 3 Arena

    Hans Zimmer at the 3 Arena

    Within Temptation & Evanescence at the Hallenstadion, Zurich

    Honourable mention to Belinda Carlisle at Cork Opera House.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,439 ✭✭✭dasdog

    Snarky Puppy - National Stadium

    Nick Mason - Convention Centre

    St. Vincent - Fairview Park

    Strange one was Emma Ruth Rundle (St. Ann's Church) who started off absolutely stunning the place in to pin drop silence but then had a bit of a breakdown and it just felt wrong by the end. Her issues are well documented.

    @Ultimate Gowlbag - I was pleasantly surprised by Perturbator - popped along with my brother who also had high praise for Devin Townsend.

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,373 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty

    Taylor Hawkins Tribute, Wembley

    Reg Dwight, stadium

    Queen + Adam Lambert, AO Arena, Manchester

    and an honourable mention for Flash!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭Ricosruffneck

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Primavera Barca

    Arcade Fire - 3arena

    Alt -J - Olympia

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,343 ✭✭✭davywalsh7

    Fontaines DC - iveagh gardens

    Liam Gallagher - knebworth

    Roisin murphy - Olympia

    honourable mentions to

    Paulo nutini - olympia

    arcade fire - 3 arena

    Duran Duran - st Anne’s park

    hella mega tour - marlay park

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,148 ✭✭✭rednik

    Genesis - 02 London

    Nick Mason - Convention Centre

    Porcupine Tree - Wembley Arena

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  • Registered Users Posts: 372 ✭✭Mazzy Star

    Roisin Murphy - Olympia

    Saint Vincent- Fairview Park

    Foals - Fairview Park

  • Registered Users Posts: 21 you_talking_to_me

    Arcade Fire opening night of world tour at 3 Arena. Will he? Will she? Will they, even?

    Macy Gray at The Button factory- Special special night. What a woman !

    Damien Dempsey next week at Vicar Steeet for the annual Christmas shin dig! Always a great sing song!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭TheDocMan

    1. Tool - 3 Arena

    2. Sharon Van Etten- Vicar St

    Tied 3rd. Amyl & the Sniffers -Olympia

    Dinosaur Jr. - Vicar St

    Honourable mentions- Frank & Walters and Jemma Hayes - Cleeres Kilkenny.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,735 ✭✭✭FortuneChip

    Arcade Fire - 3Arena (maybe second night)

    Sigur Ros - 3Arena

    Simple Minds - 3Arena

    Trend here...

  • Registered Users Posts: 213 ✭✭rdhma

    GoGo Penguin Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal 1st July

    Sharon Van Etten - Cork Opera house 23rd June

    Joan as Police Woman - Dolan's Limerick 8th April

    Honourable mentions:

    Amyl and the Sniffers - Art Museum, Reykjavik 4th November, Orla Gartland - Dolan's Limerick 15th July

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,439 ✭✭✭dasdog

    I did manage to see Amyl and the Sniffers twice this year - and Fontaines DC in diffferent venues.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭Still Ill

    Macca - Glasto

    Arcade Fire - The Point

    Confidence Man - St Anne's Park

  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭TagoMago

    Pavement - Vicar Streeet

    BADBADNOTGOOD - Brixton Academy

    Caribou _ Iveagh Garderns

  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭Aladdin Sane

    1. The Rolling Stones @ Anfield, Liverpool
    2. Roger Waters @ Madison Square Garden
    3. Gary Numan @ Olympia Theatre

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  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭VM Varga

    Dry Cleaning - Button Factory

    Low - Vicar Street

    Villagers - Iveagh Gardens

    Honourable Mentions:

    Fontaines - Vicar Street

    Damon Albarn - NCH