- 03 Dec 19
Dolan's are bringing them over for a Docklands gig in June
As Dolan’s gets set to celebrate its 25th birthday, Mick and the chaps have scored a major coup by landing The National as the first 2020 Live At The Docklands Limerick headliner.
Matt and the chaps will be playing besides the broad and majestic Shannon on Sunday June 7, with tickets going on sale this Friday at 9am.
Arguably the biggest gig in the city since Mr. Springsteen rocked Thomond Park, you’d expect it to sell-out in hours rather than days.
It’s been another cracking year for The National with new album, I Am Easy To Find, comprehensively doing the business on both sides of the Atlantic, and a string of triumphant gigs that included an All Together Now stop-off in August.
Matt Berninger also took time out to pay tribute in Hot Press to the late Joe Nicholson, the legendary member of the Whelan's team who he'd befriended, and considered to be one of the rock 'n' roll good guys.
Fans going to see them in Limerick might want to plan a side-trip to the Dolores O’Riordan mural, which has gone up on the side of a house near King John’s Castle.
On another interesting side note, SOAK follows up her sensational cover of Sleater-Kinney's 'Modern Girl', with her take on The National's 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' which is released today.
“Matt Berninger is one of my favorite lyricists,” reflects the Artist Also Known As Bridie Monds-Watson. “There’s something so special about the imagery The National manages to create within their music and I often catch myself imagining each song as its own movie trailer.”