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The Beach Boys with Al Jardine (second from left) and Brian Wilson (centre) in November 1964. Thetwo will play together in Cork next month. Photograph: Getty Images

Fans of legendary group The Beach Boys are in for a treat next month with the news that original founding member, Al Jardine is to join his old bandma(...)

Dolly Parton is one of the artists due to play in  the 10th annual Cork Live at the Marquee concerts, which continue until July 22nd.  Photograph: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

The 10th annual Cork Live at the Marquee concerts, which got underway last night, continue to grow in strength, with ticket sales often outperformi(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park, Dublin. Some 70,000 of the 400, 000 tickets sold for the Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin this summer have been bought by people outside of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some 70,000 of the 400, 000 tickets sold for the Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin this summer have been bought by people outside of Ireland, pro(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park where he will play three sold-out concerts, on July 25th, 26th and 27th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Peter Aiken, the promoter of Garth Brooks’s so-called “Comeback Special Event” shows in Croke Park this summer, sounds more tired than shell-shocked.(...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse pictured performing in the RDS in June. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse are returning to Ireland next year, a year after a controversial concert which many regarded as self-indulgent. Yo(...)

Bruce Springsteen performs at Hard Rock Calling Day 2 at Olympic Park on June 30th  last in London. Photograph: Matt Kent/Getty Images

The first of five sold-out concerts on Bruce Springsteen’s Irish tour takes place tomorrow night in Limerick’s Thomond Park. All 141,000 tickets have (...)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse pictured performing in The RDS, Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The promoter of Saturday’s Neil Young concert said he flagged up weeks in advance that the artist was not going to play a greatest hits set. Young’s c(...)

Robbie Williams playing Slane in 1999

Like buses, you wait all year for a big music show and then three come along at once. The stadium arena tour circuit begins tonight when Robbie Willia(...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the start of  their European tour at the O2 last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Music promoter Peter Aiken has revealed that he plans to release a classic Live in the Marquee album next year to mark the 10th anniversary of the con(...)

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