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What’s On in Dublin – November

29th October 2018

There are lots of shows happening around Dublin this month to help you get back into the swing of things after mid-term. An eclectic mix of inspirational artists will perform in venues across the capital and there are opportunities to test out your new material at various open mics… 

Slayer – 1st November

Slayer come to the 3 Arena this November on their farewell tour after almost 37 years as one of metal’s most iconic and influential acts. The band are embarking on one last tour to show their gratitude to their loyal fans who have supported them over the years. Special guests featuring on the night are Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary. Tickets are available here.

Vulpynes – 2nd November

Hard Rock duo, Vulpynes bring their raucous live show to the upstairs venue in Whelan’s this month. After just two years, Vulpynes have earned the reputation of being one of Dublin’s loudest and most energetic live bands. Tickets are just €12 and are still available here. Get a taste of what to expect at the show here.

The Intercollective – 4th November

The Intercollective is an open mic and jam session with in-house musicians that runs in the International Bar every week on a Sunday. The Intercollective provides a platform in an intimate setting for songwriters, musicians, poets, comedians and other artists who want to share their work. More information on the night can be found here.

Courtney Barnett – 12th November

Courtney Barnett brings her abrasive indie rock to The Olympia this month. Her sharp witted lyrics and compelling vocals have earned her an international cult following since the release of her debut album in 2015. Get your tickets here to avoid missing out on the live experience!

Kurt Vile & The Violators – 14th November

Kurt Vile and The Violators play their first Irish show in Ireland in almost two years at Vicar St this month. Special guests on the night are folk singer-songwriter Meg Baird and harpist Mary Lattimore, performing in support of their collaborative album, ‘Ghost Forests’. Tickets are still available and can be found here.

Interpol 18th – 20th November

Interpol return to Dublin with three shows at the Olympia on their second world tour in support of their latest album ‘Marauder’, released in August. The first night is completely sold out with the second having limited tickets available. A third and final night has been added and tickets can be purchased here.

Shame – 21st November

London punk band Shame, bring their visceral live set to the Tivoli Theatre. After a sold out gig in Whelan’s, Shame return to headline the Tivoli with special guests Fontaines D.C. More information and ticket details are available here.

Ailbhe Reddy – 23rd November

Ailbhe Reddy plays Whelan’s after a run of shows supporting Will Varley. Reddy’s career is on the up with the success of recent single ‘Shame’ and her 2017 EP ‘Attach to Memory’. Catch her in Whelan’s for what is sure to be a fantastic show.

Stephen James Smith – 24th November

Poet and playwright, Stephen James Smith will perform at the Button Factory for a fully seated show this month. He has recently performed at many festivals and in prestigious venues across Ireland and the UK. His work has been translated into several languages and his poetry videos have gained over 2 million views. Tickets are available here.

LAOISE – 24th November

BIMM Dublin’s LAOISE will perform at the Grand Social on the Dublin stop of her Irish tour this autumn. LAOISE will also play shows at Cyprus Avenue in Cork and the Roisin Dubh in her hometown of Galway. Moving critics to draw comparisons with Robyn, LAOISE is one to watch on the Irish pop scene. Listen to her latest release Again and get your tickets for her Dublin show here.

Columbia Mills – 29th November

Columbia Mills play Whelan’s on the back of their highly anticipated new single ‘Close To You’. After a busy summer performing at festivals across the country, the band return to Dublin for one night before heading on to perform at Mike the Pies in Limerick. Get your tickets for their Dublin date here to witness their powerful live show.

Lauryn Hill – 30th November

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut solo album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, the sensational vocalist and songwriter brings her live show to Dublin’s 3 Arena. Don’t miss out on this emotive performance and get your tickets here.

THUMPER – 30th November

BIMM Dublin graduate band, THUMPER play their first headline show at The Workman’s Club to round up the month. Known for their chaotic live shows, THUMPER leave their audiences reeling and wanting more. Make sure to wear earplugs, because it’s going to get loud! Check out their latest release ‘Down’ and get your tickets for the live experience here.


Sinéad Furlong

Sinéad graduated as a Vocalist from the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Dublin in 2015. Since then, she has been working in the music industry in administration, social media and marketing. She has written for various music blogs, websites and magazines and currently runs her own blog, MNÁSOME which focuses on women making waves in the music industry.