- 29 Nov 23
Tickets to The Sultans Of Ping's show at Vicar Street next March start from €33.50 and are available via at ticketmaster.ie
Following two sold-out shows in Cork Opera House earlier this year, The Sultans of Ping have announced a special one night only performance in Dublin's Vicar St on Saturday 9 March 2024.
Their first show in the capital since 2016, they will be joined by special guests and fellow Corkonians I Dreamed I Dreamed.
Formed in Cork in 1988 by Niall O'Flaherty, Pat O'Connell, Paul Fennelly and Ger Lyons, The Sultans caught the attention of Irish and UK press when 'Where's Me Jumper' crashed into the charts in 1992.
A series of hit singles followed - supported by the band's riotous live shows, their memorable dress sense and wit, the band signed to Epic Records and released their debut album, Casual Sex In The Cineplex.
The Sultans' success continued for several years, releasing subsequent albums Teenage Drug and Good Year for Trouble. After going their separate ways in 1997, the band reformed in 2005 amid rising interest after Today FM listeners voted ‘Where’s me Jumper’ as the 2nd best Irish song of all time.
The band’s music has featured on Moone Boy and The Young Offenders, while their tune ‘Give Him a Ball’ is the theme track for the popular Irish Sports Podcast “Off The Ball”.
"The band played their first gig in Dublin way back in 1990 and have played many venues there over the years but we have never played in Vicar Street before so we are really looking forward to the show," said drummer Morty McCarthy.
In celebration of the record's 30th anniversary, The Sultans will be playing all the hits from their acclaimed debut Casual Sex In The Cineplex, including 'Veronica', 'Stupid Kid', 'U talk too Much' and 'Where's me Jumper', as well as a whole host of other tracks from the band’s catalogue.
Tickets to The Sultans Of Ping's show at Vicar Street next March start from €33.50 and are available via ticketmaster.ie