Soon a concert in tribute to Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan

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Dropkick Murphys, Cat Power and more to pay tribute to Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan at benefit concert in New York

Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan, great names in Irish music, will be honored at a concert to be held in New York this spring.

On Monday, Carnegie Hall announced that a tribute show for the two musicians would be held on March 20, featuring Cat Power, Dropkick Murphys and David Gray, with 100% of net proceeds going to charity.

Also scheduled to perform are Glen Hansard, Amanda Palmer, Eugene Hütz, the Mountain Goats, Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean, Kat Edmonson and the Resistance Revival Chorus. An advertisement for the event announces that “ other artists will be announced “.

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Tickets will go on sale later this month, but fans also have the option to purchase VIP tickets with varying access levels, ranging from $300 to $20,000.

The $300 option, called “ Transmetropolitan » based on the Pogues song, includes a dinner with select artists and other VIPs, as well as a rehearsal performance and an aftershow. The option ” Nothing Compares 2 U » ($20,000) allows a fan to meet with the CEO of City Winery to help decide on the list of songs that will be played at the event. The $10,000 two-person option allows you to attend a rehearsal the day before the concert, attend a dinner, attend soundchecks and go on stage for part of the concert.

Proceeds from the event will benefit PEN America, an organization that raises awareness about protecting free speech in the United States.

Both O’Connor and MacGowan died in 2023.


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