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Loads of new gigs announced today – and a few which will be announced next week. Let’s gig-roll! Saint Etienne play Cork’s Opera House on May 30. They’ll be playing the classic “Foxbase Alpha” album in full and a ton …

Fri, Mar 13, 2009, 19:55

   

Loads of new gigs announced today – and a few which will be announced next week. Let’s gig-roll!

Saint Etienne play Cork’s Opera House on May 30. They’ll be playing the classic “Foxbase Alpha” album in full and a ton of Greatest Hits. Bob Stanley will do some DJ-ing afterwards. Tickets are €30 and go on sale next Wednesday.

Super Furry Animals play the Sea Sessions in Bundoran, Co Donegal on June 27.

The Prodigy headline Live in the Park in Newcastle, Co Down on June 19. Also on the bill: live sets from the Japanese Popstars and Noise Control, plus DJ sets from Hot Chip and BBC Radio One’s resident Kiwi Zane Lowe.

Planetlove Ireland takes over Fairyhouse Racecourse, Co Meath on June 6 and I’m willing to bet not one On The Record reader will don furry boots and blow their whistles at this one.

Michael Franti & Spearhead play Dublin’s Vicar Street on June 29. Tickets are €25 for this one.

Hearing really good reports about Imelda May’s gig at Tripod last night. She returns to town to play her biggest Dublin show yet at Vicar Street on June 13. We always knew that rockabilly from the Liberties would be the next big thing.

And finally from the “Holy God” department. The Priests take time out from their priestly duties to play Dublin’s 02 (June 22) and Belfast’s Odyssey (June 20). Tickets go on sale next Thursday – £30.00, £41.50, £49.00 for Belfast; €33, €40, €50, €60 for Dublin. Did someone mention Mother’s Day presents?

Did we say finally? How could we forget everyone’s favourite tax-efficient beat combo? Even before tickets go on sale, U2 have added an extra date for their Croke Park residency. They now play the Jones Road venue on July 24 and 25. Tickets will be €33.60, €59.80, €91.50 and €131.50.

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