Haircut 100 Announce DEBUT IRISH SHOW As Part Of Their 40th Anniversary Tour This Autumn

Singular Artists proudly presents Haircut 100 live at Vicar Street, Dublin on Tuesday, 10th October 2023. It will be the first ever performance in Ireland for the band, known for their hits, ‘Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)’, ‘Love Plus One’, and ‘Fantastic Day’ among many others.

Tickets for the Irish date will be available from Singular Artists while the UK dates will be available from MyTicket. All tickets will be on sale from this Friday, 30th June, 10am.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than forty years since Haircut 100 first burst onto the music scene. The band from Beckenham, on the border of Kent and South East London, was formed in 1980 by Nick Heyward, Les Nemes, and Graham Jones. Later they were joined by Patrick Hunt on drums, and together they set out on their mission to take over the world with their Brit-funk take on New Wave music. Incredibly, despite their popularity, they never made it over to Ireland. This will be rectified this October, as the band will be performing at Vicar Street, Dublin, on the first date of their freshly announced Haircut 100% Live Tour.

Back in May, Haircut 100 performed in London and Oxford, where they celebrated the 40th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Pelican West’. The shows sold out in under 20 minutes, spurring the band’s decision to get back on the road with a 15 date tour which will see them perform throughout October and November.

“40 years since ‘Pelican West’ went Platinum, and we thought a few people might want to celebrate with us at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire… Wow! What a fantastic night it was back in May this year! Our fans are incredible and tickets sold out so fast that our families and friends almost missed the boat, those tickets became gold dust,” smiles Nick Heyward. “But we are coming back with a tour to beat all tours this autumn, and we can’t wait. All the hits that you love and new tracks that we are bursting to share with you. See you all there for the biggest tour that Haircut 100 have ever undertaken.”

Haircut 100 will be bringing the past 40 years whizzing into the present day, coming together to fuse the sounds of the original ‘Pelican West’ album, along with their classic 80s hits, as well as new music from the band. These shows will be an unforgettable Haircut 100 live experience that fans won’t want to miss. 

Dates include:

10 October                                Vicar St, Dublin

12 October                                NX, Newcastle

13 October                                Queens Hall, Edinburgh

18 October                                O2 Ritz, Manchester

19 October                                De Montfort Hall, Leicester

25 October                                Town Hall, Birmingham

28 October                                Hexagon, Reading

1 November                               O2 Academy, Bournemouth                                             

2 November                               Tramshed, Cardiff

3 November                               Corn Exchange, Cambridge

9 November                               Forum, Bath

10 November                             De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill

11 November                             Corn Exchange, Ipswich

16 November                             O2 Academy, Liverpool

17 November                             Barbican, York

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Find out more about Haircut 100, their music, and their tour online on their official website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify.

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