Yet again, October is another very busy month for gigs and music in Dublin.
On October 1, Fall Out Boy are returning to Ireland to play the 3Arena as part of their tour of Europe and Russia. The last time they played here was March 2014, in the Olympia. Tickets are priced at €43.50.
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival
From October 1-3, the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival will be taking place at a number of very popular venues around Dublin City such as Hangar, The Mercantile, The Grand Social, The Workman’s Club, Bad Bob’s and The Academy (Main Room and Green Room).
Weekend tickets for the festival are priced at €45, while day tickets are priced at €20.
This is a great opportunity to check out some great bands (103 in total) who you may not previously have heard of, such as STAY GOLD, Nature, Elephant, Saint Sister, Bagels, The Journals and many, many more.
On October 2, the Dublin Gospel Choir will mark two decades of gospel music in Ireland by playing Vicar Street. They have come a very long way since their modest beginnings as an inner city school choir in the 90s. Tickets are priced at €28.
On October 3, Hunter Hayes plays Vicar Street. Tickets are priced at €23.
On October 6, it is the turn of Weird Al Yankovic to play Vicar Street, and tickets are priced at €35.
On October 10, Editors are playing The Olympia Theatre and tickets will set you back €33.
On October 13, Kid Ink will make a long awaited comeback to Dublin by playing Vicar Street. Tickets cost €30.
On October 14, James Bay plays one of two Irish dates at The Olympia Theatre – he is also playing the Ulster Hall in Belfast on October 11 as part of his tour of the UK and Ireland. Tickets start from €23.50.
Leo Sayer at The Bord Gais
On October 16, Leo Sayer celebrates over 40 years of music by playing the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Tickets start from €29.50.
3 Nights of One Direction in Dublin
On October 16, 17 and 18, One Direction will play the 3Arena as part of their Ireland and UK tour. Originally they were set to play two dates, but not surprisingly an extra date was later added due to demand. Tickets start from €59.50.
Also on October 18, Johnny Marr plays The Olympia Theatre. Tickets are priced at €26.50.
On October 20 and 21 Walking On Cars will play The Olympia Theatre, following their acclaimed sold out show at the same venue earlier this year. Tickets are priced at €23.
Also on October 21, The Tallest Man On Earth plays Vicar Street. Tickets are priced at €27.
On October 22, it is the turn of R5 to play Vicar Street, and tickets are priced at €32.50.
Jools Holland with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
On October 23 and 24, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra play the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. This much-anticipated concert will feature Gilson Lavis with special guests Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson from The Selecter, along with guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Mabel Ray.
As you can see, there is an interesting mix of big names and lesser known acts playing in October, which will lend a welcome bit of variety to the Dublin music scene.
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