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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Concert

Last year
Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance
Our columnist looks at Ireland’s favourite country and western singer and finds Brooks has a lot more political depth than you might expect.
# Croker
Heading to see Ed Sheeran at Croke Park? Here's everything you need to know
We’ve got you covered.
All time
# Mighty Hoopla
Varadkar criticised for attending music festival in London on Electric Picnic weekend
A spokeswoman said the Tánaiste is currently in the UK “on private time, where such events are allowed”.
# Kilmainham
Gavin James and Denise Chaila to headline pilot festival today
Some 3,500 people snapped up tickets for the concert.
# Concert
'Women would disappear and no one said anything': Breaking the silence on mother and baby homes
Survivors, adoptees and Christy Moore will perform in an event at the National Concert Hall tonight.
# mass gatherings
5,000 attend gig in Barcelona following mass testing of crowd
The concert was held as part of a clinical trial seeking pandemic-safe ways to celebrate mass events.
# Cancelled
Snow Patrol cancel tonight's sold-out Olympia gig due to illness
Tickets can be refunded in full at point of purchase, according to promoter MCD.
# Aid
Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one
The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.
# Against All Odds
Mariah Carey is coming to Dublin for One Sweet Day this May
The US singer will perform in the 3 Arena on 22 May.
# concert tickets
Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week
The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.
# Turn back time
Cher to return to Dublin for first Irish gig in 15 years
Tickets go on sale this Friday.
# Thuringia
Eight police hurt in clashes at far-right gig in Germany
Police also recorded 22 instances of the use of banned Nazi insignia.
# Drumcondra
Pictures: Man charged after car chase that ended near Croke Park as thousands filed out from Rolling Stones
The man in his 20s was due to appear in court this morning.
# not perfect
Aiken blames problems at Ed Sheeran gig on people who arrived late
A number of fans complained about being unable to see or hear the concert properly.
# Charm Offensive
Kim Jong-un was treated to some K-pop during a rare concert in Pyongyang
It was the first concert by South Korean performers in North Korea for more than a decade.
# farewell tour
Paul Simon to play his penultimate touring gig at Dublin's RDS this July
The concert will take place on 13 July.
# ticket touting
Irish U2 fans left disappointed as all Dublin tour dates sell out in under five minutes
Tickets for U2′s European sold out dates quickly appeared on Seatwave for up to triple the original price.
# Randy Newman
Randy Newman cancels two Irish tour dates due to 'severe knee condition'
The 74-year-old was set to perform shows in Dublin’s Vicar Street on 9 and 10 March.
# Roll with it
Liam Gallagher gig at Kildare airport gets go-ahead over objections of residents
Liam Gallagher is set to headline the Samhain festival at Kildare’s Weston Airport at the end of the month.
# a sort of homecoming
If you missed U2, here are some of the best bits from their homecoming gig in Croke Park
The crowd was treated to a spectacular tri-colour themed fly-past
# Beautiful Day
Bono has even made the sun shine as fans gather ahead of sold out Croke Park gig
The hottest ticket in town.
# ticket touting
Ed Sheeran praised for 'protecting his true fans' by recalling 10,000 tickets
The recall only affected UK tour dates, according to a statement from Sheeran’s team.
# Ticket Touts
Promoters issue warning as Ed Sheeran tickets pop up on resale websites at inflated prices
Over 300,000 tickets have been sold for the singer’s seven dates in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast.
# Bord Gais
Tony Bennett's sell-out Dublin concert has been cancelled
The 19-time Grammy winner was due to perform this Sunday.
# One Love
Ariana Grande to receive honorary citizenship of Manchester
The singer organised a benefit concert for the victims of the bomb attack at her concert in the city on 22 May.
# Concert
Police arrest 18th person in connection with Manchester bombing
22 people were killed in the attack and dozens more were injured.
# Rock am Ring
German rock festival resumes after 'terrorist threat' proves false
The event was evacuated yesterday.
# Concert
Police arrest 24-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing
He is the 17th person to be arrested in connection with the attack in which 22 people died.
# Manchester
Ariana Grande visits injured fans in hospital
The singer will play at a star-studded benefit concert tomorrow.
Gardaí step up security for Guns N' Roses Slane gig
Guns N’ Roses make their return to Slane after 25 years.
# Terror Threat
Ireland's terrorism threat assessment under continuous review following Manchester attack
The meeting between a variety of state departments assessed the situation here.
# Eyewitness
'There was heat on my neck and when I looked up there were bodies everywhere': Chaos after Ariana Grande gig explosion
Eyewitnesses described the incident at the Ariana Grande gig as one of terror and panic.
# Germany
Love Parade organisers to face trial over stampede deaths
A stampede at the music festival killed 21 people and injured over 650 others.
# welcome to the jungle
Guns N' Roses (with Slash) will return to Slane Castle next summer
They last played in Ireland with the original lineup in 1992.
# commemoration
Sting reopens Bataclan on eve of Paris attacks anniversary as Eagles of Death Metal refused entry
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Paris attacks in which 130 people lost their lives.
# Sorry
Fans warned about fake tickets at Justin Bieber concert tonight
Be careful, Beliebers.
# boy bye
Beyoncé's earring got ripped out at her gig and she just kept on singing
# new kid in town
Say what? Total ban on mobiles at Don Henley's Dublin concert
Henley has previously urged fans to enjoy the concert “with their eyeballs, rather than through a viewfinder”.
# edge of town
The ties that bind: Here's how Bruce superfans get their front row spots
An ultra-democratic system of lists and roll calls means true fans always get the places they deserve.
# Dancing In Croke Park
WATCH: Enda Kenny plays air guitar at Springsteen gig
Kenny is said to be a big fan of The Boss.