Music gigs and concerts in Ireland this October

From Irish legends like Sinead O'Connor and Mundy to international favourites like Little Mix.

October is proving to be a huge month for live music in Ireland. From Irish legends to some of the biggest names in modern pop, we've gathered the best of what's going on in the Capital and further afield.

Keane

The UK rock band recently claimed their seventh Top 50 album with their first record in seven years Cause & Effect. The group play Olympia Theatre on October 8, supported by Marie White. This one is sold out from the point of original purchase, but there are resale tickets available from Ticketmaster's Fan-to-Fan scheme.

Little Mix

Fresh from scoring their fourth Top 5 album Jade, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Perrie bring The LM5 Tour to Dublin for three nights, headlining The 3Arena on October 8, 10 & 11. Tickets are sold out, but as always, you can head to the box office on the day and see if any tickets have been returned - you might just get lucky. 

Ireland is Little Mix's most successful territory when it comes to albums, scoring more Number 1s here than in any other country. Their latest album LM5 peaked at Number 2, higher than their native UK; what's more, they missed out on the top spot by just six copies.

The Divine Comedy

Collecting their third consecutive Top 10 album with Office Politics in June 2019, The Divine Comedy ride their wave of momentum into Cork, shoring up at the Opera House on October 8. Get your last minute tickets here.

Belinda Carlisle

Heaven will be a place on earth this month when Belinda Carlisle rocks up to Dublin and Cork. On October 8, Belinda will leave her light on at Vicar Street, while you might Get Weak seeing her at Cork Opera House on October 9. Click the links to get your tickets.

RuthAnne

Songwriter to the stars RuthAnne is finally releasing an album in her own right, 13 years after penning her first smash hit Too Little Too Late for JoJo. See the Dublin native perform her Official Irish Homegrown Chart hit The Vow and more songs from her debut record Matters of the Heart at The Academy's Green Room in the Capital on October 10.

MORE: The Irish Top 50 hits RuthAnne wrote for other artists, including Niall Horan and Britney Spears

Mick Flannery

One of three acts from Ireland to top the Official Irish Albums Chart in 2019 so far, Mick Flannery is celebrating his success with four intimate performances at Lost Lane in Dublin on October 10, 11, 17 & 18. All dates except October 17 are sold out, so make sure you bag your tickets for the remaining date while you can.

Cry Monster Cry

After releasing their sophomore album Tides on October 11, Cry Monster Cry will support the release with two domestic shows; brothers Richie and Jamie Martin will headline a Whelan's gig on October 17 before visiting Cork to play Winthrop Avenue the following day.

MORE: Albums to be released in 2019 by Irish artists

Sinead O'Connor

The legendary Irish vocalist is refreshed and renewed after reverting to Islam and has announced a tour of Ireland to mark her music comeback. 

Sinead O'Connor aka Shuhada Sadaqat will play six shows this month, starting with two nights at Roisin Dubh in Galway on October 16 and 17. The Nothing Compares 2 U singer will then appear at Wexford Spiegeltent Festival on October 24, and she'll headline Cork Opera House on October 26 before rounding things out with two shows at Vicar Street on October 27 and 28.

All shows are sold out, so if you missed out, watch the incredible rendition of her signature song from her recent visit to The Late Late Show.

Keywest

Releasing their new album Ordinary Superhero on October 11, Keywest will play songs from it and their classics on October 18 at The Academy, Dublin. Will the band claim their third consecutive Top 5 album? If they do, there'll be an even better atmosphere at the gig!

Mundy

Famous for his 2008 Number 1 hit Galway Girl with Sharon Shannon, Mundy needs no introduction. He'll be playing new songs at a show at Lost Lane in Dublin on October 25, with tickets still available.

The Riptide Movement

After releasing two albums with Universal including the 2014 chart-topper Getting Through, Lucan rockers The Riptide Movement released a new EP Something Special earlier this month via Adventure House Records. The group will perform the 7-track EP live, topping the bill at The Olympia Theatre on October 27.

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