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Thu 20th Dec
@ The O2, London
Also appearing: Frank Turner
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Never miss another 'The Pogues' show
30th Anniversary Show: The Pogues + Frank Turner
The Pogues have announced a new show at London The O2 as part of their 30th anniversary tour, their only UK date for 2012.
The Pogues reunite once again for the ultimate seasonal send off to get everyone in the festive spirit. Only a Pogues gig can create the party atmosphere of St. Patrick's Day in December with their unique mix of traditional Irish folk, punk and classic songwriting.
Special guests for the night are Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls. This is the perfect way to close what has been a phenomenal year for Frank Turner that has included a headline show at Wembley Arena, playing at the Olympic Opening Ceremony and having album England Keep My Bones certified silver with over 70,000 sales in the UK.
This event takes place at The O2, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
By demonstrating that the spirit of punk could live in traditional Irish folk music, the Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the mid-80s. Famed for their wild and exciting live acts, lead singer Shane MacGowan's relentless drug and alcohol abuse meant the cult Irish folk punksters were forced to disband in the mid 90s. Now reformed with charismatic rogue MacGowan back in tow, the band are back on the road well over 20 years since their inception.
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Former singer for hardcore outfit Million Dead turned folk troubador, Frank Turner has seen his fame flourish through, essentially, the old fashioned route - hard work, continuous gigging and word of mouth. His singer-songwriter solo career steadily grew from cult status to an arena filler, eventually playing London's O2 and Wembley Stadium.
It has been an eventful decade for the troubadour from Winchester who now resides in Holloway, North London. Turner released his debut album, “Sleep is For The Week”, in 2007 and has been on a stunning upward curve ever since. He is now one of the country’s most cherished songwriters, a man who plays the biggest venues in the land and whose records reach the higher echelons of the charts but who has never lost sight of his original MO: write, record, tour, repeat.
His blend of folk-punk-rock and powerful lyrics has seen him continue playing to an already devoted fanbase, but he picks up new fans with every festival appearance and tour.
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Venue: The O2
Disabled Access: Gold Status
Enquiries: 020 8463 2000
Bookings: 0844 856 0202
Disabled Bookings: 020 8463 3359
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ North Greenwich 3 min walk