The Olympia Theatre
Thursday 2nd May 2013
Legendary UK soul group Dexys have just announced details of an exclusive fully-seated headline performance at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Thursday 2nd May 2013
Tickets priced €34.50 inclusive of booking fee go on sale now via Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie. Please note, Stalls standing & Circle seats now sold out, Upper Circle unreserved tickets only available now to purchase.
Approximate times as follows: doors open 7.15pm, no support, Dexys on about 8.30pm. Please note, times are subject to change as always.
“We’ll wear great clothes and make soulful music.” - That was the promise Kevin Rowland made to the first line-up of Dexys Midnight Runners when he formed the group in 1978.
The pledge held true through Dexys’ audacious and powerful live performances, seven Top Twenty hits (including the Number Ones Geno and Come On Eileen) and the landmark albums Searching For The Young Soul Rebels, Too-Rye-Ay and Don’t Stand Me Down.
With the name streamlined from Dexys Midnight Runners to Dexys, the genesis of the reinvention lies in the period following the group’s acclaimed live performances of 2003. “I’d already been working on some of these songs and started to revamp them five or six years ago, - a few of them had been written with Jim, Paterson a couple alone and the rest with various people” says Rowland. “The plan was to do an album at that time, but it didn’t happen. I’m glad. If it had happened then, it wouldn’t be as good as it is now.”
Decades after Rowland’s original pronouncement, Dexys are still wearing great clothes and producing soulful music without peer.