If June’s upcoming music events are anything to go by it seems that musically this summer is off to a promising start.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the gigs in Belfast this month:
June 13, Limelight
Television was one of the most creative bands to emerge from New York’s underground scene of the mid-’70s, they’re enjoying a resurgence.
Tickets £26 ticketmaster.ie
The Gimi Hendrix Experience
June 13, Empire Belfast
The Gimi Hendrix Experience is a trio of musicians from the South West of England who share a deep passion for the music of Jimi Hendrix.
Tickets £10 ticketmaster.co.uk
An evening with Alfie Boe
June 15-16, Culloden Hotel
Britain’s favourite tenor will be taking to the stage to perform some famous show tunes at an exclusive show following a gourmet dinner at the hotel.
Tickets £175 ticketmaster.co.uk
Black Stone Cherry and guests
June 17, Ulster Hall
Bridging the gap between hard rock and Southern Rock these guys are the ultimate cross over band with a huge following.
Tickets £18.50 ticketmaster.co.uk
June 21, Odyssey Arena
The Who Hits 50 tour sees the legendary band celebrate 50 years. No new tickets have been released, only November 28 show tickets can be used.
No new tickets have been released, only November 28 show tickets can be used.
June 19, Seaview Stadium
Country hunk Nathan Carter has taken the Irish music scene by storm making it cool to love country again. Jump on the Wagon-wheel.
Tickets £20 – £25 ticketmaster.co.uk
And so I watch you from Afar
June 20, Mandela Hall
Cult heroes, Belfast’s And So I Watch You From Afar are back with a new album Heirs. And it’s already getting great feedback.
Tickets £16 ticketmaster.co.uk
Kings of Lyon
June 20, Empire Belfast
The show is set to incorporate all the Kings of Leon favourites from Youth and young Manhood to Come Around Sundown.
Tickets £11 theempire.com
Neeve (Niamh Perry)
June 21, Voodoo Belfast
In aid of Motor Neuron Disease Association NI, after a week of shows in Mamma Mia! Neeve will perform a mixture of her own material and covers.
Adm £7, pay at door
June 22, Waterfront Hall
Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for nearly five decades, Tom has garnered – at the age of 74 – the best reviews of his career for his two most recent albums Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame (Island/Universal).
Tickets Sold out
June 26, McHughs
Playing as part of the Belfast City Blues Festival the The Pat McManus Band are a powerful three piece Blues/Rock Trio headed up by the former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist virtuoso Pat McManus.
Tickets £10, belfastcityblues.com
Mastodon and guests
June 28, Ulster Hall
American heavy metal outfit, Mastodon`s are well known for their innovative, lyrically astute blend of progressive metal, grindcore and hardcore.
Tickets £25 ticketmaster.co.uk
June 30-July 1, Odyssey Arena
Neil Diamond comes to Belfast for the very first time. The show will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, as well as many classic favourites.
Tickets £66.50-83.50 odysseyarena.com