- 12 May 23
Following last years tour success, Nick Kelly and Sean Millar's band DOGS have announced five Irish shows for June.
DOGS, the new musical collaboration made up of Nick Kelly and Sean ‘Doctor’ Millar, have announced nine new dates in June. The new shows include five live shows in Ireland, before playing at Glastonbury at the end of the month.
The multi-award winning Irish songwriters will be performing brand new DOGS material for audiences, as well as hits from their extensive combined back catalogue.
DOGS will play in Whelan’s in Dublin on Monday June 12th, their last Irish show before playing four in Wales, then both Friday and Sunday at this year’s Glastonbury festival.
Myself and @seanmillardub going for walkies (or, in my case, bike-ies) this June. Come hear us howl! #smiddysmullingar #Birr @blackgategalway @MonroesLive @whelanslive @CwrwBar @ClwbYBont @TinyRebelNpt @bristol_dagger @CroissantNeuf pic.twitter.com/zbJK4HjkW1
— Nick Kelly World (@NickKellyWorld) May 2, 2023
Their other Irish shows see them play in Mullingar (Westmeath) on the 7th of June, Birr (Offaly) on the 8th, and twice in Galway on the 9th and 10th.
DOGS’ A Song Cycle 2022 tour received huge publicity and support for starting a conversation in the music sphere around more environmentally friendly approaches to live music.
On last year’s tour, Nick cycled between venues, cycling over 300km from Wales to Scotland en route to Glastonbury, with Sean travelling alongside him via public transport.
The two man group will also be travelling sustainably during this year’s June tour, and remain one of the only artists in the industry making real-life steps to affect change.
The band’s unlikely beginning came in late 2021, when Sean invited Nick to help him look after a friend’s dog, a German shepherd named Yogi. The invite came under the pretext that the two might write and sing a few songs together.
The duo crafted their acclaimed debut EP Tricks at this time, which was released in June 2022 under their new stage name. The EP featured Irish radio hits such as Old Dog, Young Dog, and Heartbeat.
Nick Kelly and Sean Millar’s names are synonymous within Irish music and Irish culture. Kelly came to prominence as the frontman for ‘90s Irish band The Fat Lady Sings, before gaining fame in recent years as a filmmaker.
Kelly has won 18 major awards, as well as being Oscar-shortlisted for his short film Shoe. He has also released four solo albums, receiving multiple accolades across an impressive career.
Millar, a native of Dublin city, has released five critically acclaimed albums, as well as being an internationally-acclaimed theatre maker and composer. Most recently he was invited to curate and perform at Love Song Part 1: Communities of Dissent, a retrospective celebration of his work at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.
Tickets for DOGS' Whelan's gig on June 12th are available here. Their four other Irish shows are pay at the door.
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