Aug 11 2008

Could This Be The Greatest Gig Ever?

Published by at 12:51 pm under Blog,Music

Okay, I think I’ve made it abundantly clear how much I enjoyed the Tom Waits gig. It was incredible – the greatest concert I’ve ever been to.


On October 14th there is a special gig in aid of Amnesty International in Vicar Street and two of my all time favourite artists are performing together.

It’s Duke Special vs. The Divine Comedy!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am. I have been a Neil Hannon fan for as long as I can remember and Duke is just godlike:

Duke Special, Lottie and Darren

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 13th and are โ‚ฌ29 each. I will be going. Who’s joining me? Let me know and we can all make a night of it.

More info on Duke’s website or on

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Could This Be The Greatest Gig Ever?”

  1. Lottieon 11 Aug 2008 at 1:16 pm

    OMG! Me me me me! I want to go!

  2. Maryon 11 Aug 2008 at 1:34 pm

    mise eile mais e theoile a chairde.

  3. sheepworrieron 11 Aug 2008 at 2:17 pm

    One of the best gigs I’ve ever been to was foy vance in belfast with duke coming on as a special guest 1/2 way through foy’s set. A-f**kin-mazing, you’re in for a treat.

  4. Anthonyon 11 Aug 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Je suis en

  5. Yer Manon 11 Aug 2008 at 3:41 pm

    is it over 18’s ??

  6. Darrenon 11 Aug 2008 at 3:46 pm

    @Lottie, Mary, Antny Cool cool!

    @Sheepie We saw Duke in the Pod last year and Neil Hannon guested. It was something special.

    @YerMan Nope – general admission. You joining us? Drop me a mail.

  7. Yer Manon 11 Aug 2008 at 4:35 pm

    well im off to fall out boy on oct 18th so ill have to see if the pockets are dry ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. Darrenon 11 Aug 2008 at 4:50 pm

    @YerMan In RDS? Sure that’ll be shite! Save your money and go to Duke/Comedy instead. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. B'dumon 11 Aug 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Fall Out Boy are great, terrible live though.

    Neil Hannon is possibly the best songwriter of the britpop era and I can’t imagine him being bad live either.

  10. Lottieon 11 Aug 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Seen Neil Hannon about 4/5 times now – he is brilliant live. So funny and charismatic.

  11. Joon 11 Aug 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I saw him before there was anyone else in the Divine COmedy, maybe, supporting Kristen Hirsch solo. He was deadly!

  12. raptureponieson 11 Aug 2008 at 8:31 pm

    I saw him at Oxegen, tiny he is!

  13. Maryon 12 Aug 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Is this a sit down concert or stand up one?

  14. Rickon 12 Aug 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Oh God yes….

    You’re kidding, right?

  15. Maryon 12 Aug 2008 at 12:40 pm

    ehmm no, was just asking as to all sit together we’d need to book in the same area.

  16. Darrenon 12 Aug 2008 at 5:19 pm

    @B’Dum Amazing live – such an entertainer.

    @Mary Sit down – tables actually. Should be a great atmosphere.

    @Rick Nope! Wooooo!

  17. Nathalieon 19 Aug 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Just catching up in a mammoth number of posts in the Reader and came across this. I am SO excited. Have booked my tickets (delighted and surprised that there were still some left). I was at the Choice awards the night Neil Hannon’s Victory For the Comic Muse beat Duke Special’s Songs from The Deep Forrest and the banter between them was great; this should be a great gig.

  18. Darrenon 21 Aug 2008 at 2:10 pm

    @Nathalie Thank you so much for the comment. And for reading at all. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe we’ll see you at the gig. Where are you sitting? Also, we were at the Choice Awards that night too – brilliant evening.

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