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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# gig

Last year
# live from Dublin
Review: Tears from Garth Brooks as he takes to the stage for long-awaited Croke Park gig
How did the much-anticipated gig go? We were there – here’s our verdict.
# no fences
Why does Ireland have such a connection with Garth Brooks?
Fans and a music expert have their say.
# Aspirations
'The head coach question, that's one for another day' - Rowntree
The Munster forwards coach has been linked with a promotion.
All time
# gotta roll with it
Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after falling out of helicopter at music festival
He injured himself at the Isle of Wight.
# Sold Out
Tickets for James Vincent McMorrow pilot gig sell out in 30 minutes after 'phenomenal' demand
The gig, which will also feature Sorcha Richardson, is the first in a series of pilot events held as Ireland comes out of lockdown.
# new roadmap
Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect
The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.
# Stevie Wonder
Some fans weren't at all happy about the sound at last night's Stevie Wonder gig
The concert was his first show Irish show in over nine years.
# Turn back time
Cher to return to Dublin for first Irish gig in 15 years
Tickets go on sale this Friday.
# Aslan
'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'
After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.
# Aslan
Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation
Christy Dignam had some strong words in relation to bankers and homelessness when we sat down with him.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Is it okay to chat through a gig?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# farewell tour
Paul Simon to play his penultimate touring gig at Dublin's RDS this July
The concert will take place on 13 July.
# 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
# manchester attack
Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus among stars to play Manchester gig on Sunday
Fans who were at the concert by 23-year-old Grande that was hit by the attack will be given free tickets.
# best of 2016
Here were our best gigs, books, TV shows and films of 2016 - what were yours?
Solange, the RTÉ Orchestra and Stranger Things are on all our lists.
# 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.
# annoyance
It turns out recording gigs on your phone is something that irks Apple too
The tech giant has been given a patent for technology that could prevent anyone from taking photos or recording footage at a performance.
# because the night
Bono did a surprise duet with Bruce Springsteen at his gig in Croke Park last night
The lads!
# doyles
James Vincent McMorrow played a secret gig in a Dublin pub last night
And it looked class.
# Scam
Police arrest man selling fake tickets to Adele and Justin Bieber gigs in Dublin and Belfast
Did you buy tickets from Gumtree for the concerts in Belfast or Dublin? The police want to hear from you.
# she's the one
Robbie Williams got flirty with a fan at a gig... then realised she was 15
She was also with her mam. NO ROBBIE.
# sponsored
"Curb your expectations and just run with it" - Joseph Panama from Overhead, The Albatross on Irish festivals
We chatted to the bassist from the six-piece, who you can catch at festivals all summer.
# halt
This band stopped a gig to boot out a man in the audience who shoved a woman
And are winning plaudits all over the place for it.
# que cera cera
Michael Cera played a gig in Dublin last night and everyone was so confused
But also THRILLED.
# because the night
Rotten weather has forced Patti Smith's Dublin gig indoors
Patti’s performance will now take place in ‘two tented structures’ at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
U2 gig to go ahead as scheduled following death of Larry Mullen's father
The band are due to play a concert in Vancouver tomorrow night.
# can't touch this
This Vine of a stage invader getting annihilated by rapper's bodyguard is hypnotising
Painful in so many ways.
# because i got high
Rapper Afroman arrested for punching female fan on stage
Police interrupted his gig in Mississippi last night to arrest him.
# because i got high
Rapper Afroman arrested after punching female fan on stage
Police interrupted his gig in Mississippi last night to arrest him.
# 21st century love
Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie
The girl met DCU student David Atkinson at a gig in Bangkok earlier this month – and she wants to find him again.
# on stage
What was your favourite live performance of 2014?
Music, theatre, and more.
# Club foot
Peter Crouch went crowd-surfing at a Kasabian gig after scoring against Arsenal
The Potters striker treated himself to a night out after their win over the weekend.
# Accident
Collapse of ventilation grate at South Korean pop concert leaves 16 dead
It’s believed the concert goers standing on the grate fell 65 feet.
# yeezus
Everyone's angry at Kanye West for telling a fan in a wheelchair to 'stand up' at a gig
The rapper is in the middle of an arena tour of Australia.
# orange you glad
Ed Sheeran fans are literally turning orange to win tickets to his 2fm gig
And it’s gas.
# maklmor pls
Computer issues call a halt to Macklemore's biggest ever show at Marlay Park
Thrift shop computer?
# Garth Speaks
Brooks will 'crawl, swim, fly' to meet Taoiseach over Croke Park gigs
“Anyone in Ireland, anyone on the planet who is sad about this, you’re not one-billionth as sad about this as I am.”
# unanswered prayers
Fianna Fáil writes new piece of legislation for Garth Brooks
The legislation would create an appeals process where local authorities have refused an event licence.
# hardcore
Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds
Though headbanging is generally harmless, doctors have said it can cause some serious injuries.
# No Cars Go
Concert-goers walk hours home after Marlay Park gig (or get lift from pizza delivery man)
Some had to walk along the M50 in order to try and get home.