Time & Location
11 Jun, 20:00 – 22:30 IST
Dublin 1, 35 Liffey St. Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 C3N0, Ireland
About The Event
The Pale announces headline show at The Grand Social
Saturday, 11th June 2022
Tickets €23.00 on sale Thursday, 7th April at 10am
available from www.singularartists.ie
Press on The Pale:
“Lyrically, the north Dublin band veers from playful to portentousness on their first album in six years. You can hear the trademark bouzouki throughout but also David Bowie’s influence on these fans who began composing it in the aftermath of his 2016 death”
- Danny McElhinney, Irish Mail on Sunday ****
‘You have to admire such resilience and fortitude, and respect them for refusing to toe the line…The Pale remain wonderfully idiosyncratic as ever’- Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times ****
"The great thing about The Pale is that just when you think you have them pegged down and labelled, another track sends you off course yet again. Irish music fans should treasure them" - Rob McNamara, Golden Plec ****
“The great white hope of Irish Indie Pop’” - Olaf Tyaransen, Hot Press
Irish music legends The Pale will play Dublin’s The Grand Social on Saturday, June 11th as part of their 30th Anniversary tour in celebration of their debut album ‘Here’s One We Made Earlier’, tickets for this show will go on sale at 9am on Thursday April 7th.
This show will be part of a nationwide tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut album ‘Here’s One We Made Earlier’. Originally released on A&M Records back in 1992, the album featured three of their most well knowns songs, ‘Dogs With No Tails’ ‘Shut Up Venus’ and the song they are probably most known for ‘Butterfly’ which has become an Irish music classic and still receives regular airplay on Irish Radio stations today. The success of the album saw The Pale doing extensive tours around the world including Europe, the U.S and Japan, as well as appearances at all the major festivals of the time. The band head out across the country from early April to play at some of their favourite live music venues on this milestone tour, ending the shows at Dublin’s legendary The Grand Social on Saturday June 11th.
The band recently released their first ever best of compilation album entitled ‘Paleanthology’ which is a 13-song collection of highlights from their diverse career, featuring some new recordings of some of their most loved songs recorded especially for the release. The Pale will be performing the songs from their debut album along with many of their best known and loved songs from their extensive career in what is always guaranteed to be a very energetic and uplifting show they have become famous for.
'Performing 'Here's One We Made Earlier' in 2022 is something that would have been hard for us to imagine in 1992. It is humbling to think that people still want to hear these songs. Believe us when we say that it feels like a privilege to play these 30-year-old songs for an audience. Some songs from the album have evolved and have been reimagined over the years and some songs haven't changed at all, but all of them feel newly reinvigorated by this tour. We cannot wait' - Matthew Devereux/The Pale
Full List of Tour dates
Saturday, April 2nd – Tea Lane Church, Celbridge
Saturday, April 9th – The Crown Live, Wexford
Friday, April 22nd – Mike The Pie’s, Listowel
Saturday, April 23rd – The Nest, Coughlan’s, Cork
Friday, May 6th – Kavanaghs, Portlaoise
Saturday, May 21st – JRB’s, Newbridge
Saturday, June 11th – The Grand Social, Dublin
The Pale formed on Dublin's Northside in 1990 but drew their influences from far beyond. At the time the band were part of the burgeoning busking scene on Dublin's Grafton street, before advancing to performing across Ireland's many music venues and attracting the attention of a large quantity of record labels all extremely eager to sign them.
They released their debut album ‘Here’s One We Made Earlier’ in 1992 which featured the hits 'Butterfly' and 'Dogs With No Tails' followed by tours way off the beaten path in Russia, Japan, Eastern Europe as well as time spent touring with an alternative circus, constantly perfecting their energetic live show that the band has become well known for. While they continued to release a string of albums that effortlessly skip between style and genres, all the while retaining a strong lyrical focus.
2019 saw them release the critically acclaimed album 'Merciful Hour', Followed by shows across Ireland to promote their new album, as well as numerous festival appearances including closing out the Friday night of Feile 19 in Tipperary. November 2019 saw their hit single 'Dogs With No Tails' being featured in Season 2 of the BBC hit series 'The Young Offenders' which was followed by their first UK tour in years. While recently the band celebrated 30 years in the music industry with their first ever best of collection ‘Paleanthology’ which featured many of the bands best known songs as well as reworkings of some of their early hits.
Video links –
Dog For Life - https://youtu.be/Iw9d9JGTPDo
Dogs With No Tails - https://youtu.be/L1mlPPU6Hns
Butterfly - https://youtu.be/whUXLxop4vg
Connect with The Pale:
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