The Dubliners confirm Vicar Street Dublin 2012 live concert dates for December 29th & 30th to celebrate 50th Anniversary!
Continuing with their 50th Anniversary Tour, Irish legends The Dubliners have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that The Dubliners will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of December 2012. Tickets for The Dubliners live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €39.50 including booking fee and will be on sale from Thursday the 21st of June 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for The Dubliners live at Vicar Street in Dublin this December 2012.
2012 started off so well for The Dubliners. In January they played, and recorded, two special concerts at Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral attended by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabine.
February saw The Dubliners travel to Switzerland for more sell out shows and also to Manchester to pick up the BBC Radio 2 Lifetime Achievement Folk Award in recognition of their extraordinary success over the past 50 years.
March saw the band tour the UK where over 20,000 tickets sold including a 4,500 sell out at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
In April The Dubliners recorded “The Rocky Road to Poland” with Damian Dempsey, Bressie, Danny O’Reilly from The Coronas and the Irish Soccer Squad. It’s the official Republic Of Ireland song for the Euro 2012 Football Championships this summer.
Just two weeks before the band departed for Denmark the one and only Barney McKenna, founding member and banjo player, passed away suddenly at home.
The remaining Dubliners were left with an impossible situation. Should they honor and fulfill all the concerts for the rest of the year or should they call it a day? After much soul searching the band decided to continue with their 50th Anniversary Tour. They invited one of Barney’s favorite, and one of Ireland’s most respected tenor banjo players, Gerry O’Connor, to join them for the rest of the year. Gerry readily agreed to lend a hand. As Barney himself said recently “It’s too late to stop now…”
The 50th Anniversary show itself is a live concert interspersed with video footage & photographs of The Dubliners throughout their 50 year history. It is more than just another show it is a live celebration of one of the greatest bands ever to come out of Ireland.
The Dubliners 50th Anniversary Tour will conclude with two very special Christmas shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street venue on Dec 29th & 30th 2012. It will be a great way to end a tumultuous year for the band.
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