Nick Cave and Johnny Depp among stars to celebrate Shane MacGowan’s 60th in January

A special gig filled with international stars will celebrate the 60th birthday of Shane MacGowan.

The National Concert Hall will play host to Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, Glen Hansard, The Pogues’ Terry Woods, Carl Barat and many more.

The Monday January 15 gig is a who’s who of world leading musicians, songwriters and performers, many of whom are influenced by Shane MacGowan.

Also featured on the night is a newly created band featuring members of the Pogues led by Music Director Terry Edwards.

The night, as part of the NCH Perspectives Series, is hosted by RTÉ broadcaster John Kelly.

The billing includes:

Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Glen Hansard, Camille O’Sullivan, Johnny Depp, Cerys Matthews, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Lisa O’Neill, Finbar Furey, whenyoung, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Clem Burke of Blondie with Cáit O’Riordan, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer, Terry Woods of The Pogues, and more.

The show will celebrate "the power and poetry of Shane’s work and his singular contribution to Irish music".

The Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration at the National Concert Hall is produced and curated in collaboration with Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke, together with Gerry O’Boyle and the NCH.

Tickets from €65 are on sale from nch.ie or by phone on 01 417 00 00 on Friday December 8 at 10am.


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