Canadian icon Bryan Adams returned to Belfast on Sunday night (29th May 2022) for an evening of hard rocking anthems, rockabilly blues, and the ballads that defined a generation. Delighting a packed SSE Arena, the singer’s infectious personality, incredible charisma and subtle showmanship proved that despite being into his sixth decade, the kid still wants to rock.
Queen + Adam Lambert opened up their Rhapsody World Tour in Belfast on Friday night (27th May 2022), with an emotionally visible Brian May telling the crowd; “I have so many emotions going on in my head I can't even believe”. Celebrating a return to the stage after an enforced two year-plus lay off due to the global pandemic, the rock icons blew the roof off the SSE Arena with a simply electrifying performance.
The third time was the charm for Danish metal band Volbeat, when they arrived in Belfast on Thursday night (19th May 2022) for the start of their European tour. Playing to a sold out crowd at the city’s celebrated Ulster Hall, the Danes - “and one New Yorker!” - blasted through their set with a renewed sense of vigour.
Whitesnake kicked off their 2022 trek at the 3Arena in Dublin on Tuesday night (10th May), with a hits-packed set that left the crowd in rapture from the off. Billed as their ‘Farewell Tour’, the hard rock heroes were ably backed by Foreigner and Europe, for a night bursting with classic rock staples.
Missed out on tickets for Electric Picnic 2022? Fear not, as signing up for the National Dairy Council Tour De Picnic 2022 17km run or 80km cycle is your final chance to nab a golden ticket to the sold out festival. Funds raised by will go towards three worthy charities this year; LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Ronald McDonald House and ISPCC Childline.
Almost five years after their last triumphant visit to London, Helloween returned to Brixton Academy on Wednesday night (4th May 2022) for a masterclass in metal. Headed by front men Andi Deris and Michael Kiske, the seven-strong Pumpkins Reunited took the capital by storm, ably abetted by Swedish power metal outfit Hammerfall.