Some of the biggest pop and rock acts of the 1990s will tour Ireland next summer, organizers have announced.
Oasis legend Liam Gallagher, pop sensation Take That and US rockers Smashing Pumpkins have all announced dates for next year here.
Gallagher has announced a major arena tour in celebration of Oasis’ groundbreaking album Definitely Maybe. Two evenings are planned at the 3Arena in Dublin on June 23rd and 24th.
To mark their 30th anniversary, the loudmouth frontman will play the legendary Britpop band’s first record in its entirety for the first time.
Liam, 51, is definitely crazy about it, saying: “I’m bouncing around the house to announce the Definitely Maybe Tour. The most important album of the 90s ever.
“Without it I would be nowhere and neither would you, so let’s celebrate LG x together.”
The tour – tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday – is the next best thing to a full-blown Oasis reunion, given the ongoing feud between Liam and brother Noel.
Also next summer, legendary boy band Take That will play three huge outdoor shows in Ireland to the delight of their legions of fans here.
To promote new album This Life, Back For Good heroes will perform at Musgrave Park in Cork on June 20th, Malahide Castle Dublin on June 21st and Belsonic Belfast on June 22nd.
The shows are part of 19 outdoor dates that trio Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald are planning in eight countries across Europe next summer.
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Irish fans can register for promoter advance tickets now, while general sales begin at 10am on Thursday October 19th via Ticketmaster.
Fans will no doubt be excited as the band will be playing their first ever gigs in Hungary at Budapest Park on July 3rd and in Portugal with a gig in Porto on July 19th.
They also return to Spain for their first performances in the country since the Beautiful World Tour in 2007.
Take That are known for their great productions and incredible live shows.
With 34 headlining shows, they currently hold the record for the most appearances at London’s O2.
Her 2011 Progress Tour broke box office records by selling over a million tickets in less than 24 hours.
It became the biggest tour in the UK and earned them a place on Billboard’s annual Top 25 Tours list, placing them third worldwide.
In 2019, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with the 38-date, sold-out Odyssey Tour, playing 29 arenas and 9 stadiums and selling over 650,000 tickets.
The group will also release their ninth studio album This Life on November 24th, with their first single Windows available now.
The band will also be playing the 3Arena in Dublin on April 22nd and 23rd.
And in a further boost for concert lovers, the Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer have also announced a major summer tour of the UK and Ireland in 2024, which also includes a Dublin show at the 3Arena on June 10th.
Chicago band Smashing Pumpkins last performed in Ireland in 2008 when they performed at the RDS as part of their 20th anniversary tour.
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The experienced rockers have already scored big hits in Ireland with “Tonight, Tonight”, 1979 and “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”.
Tickets from €69.50 – including advance booking fees – go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.