For anyone who says there never is anything to do or see, gigwise, in this dirty ol' town, here is a quick guide to the gigs I am aware of between now and the end of the year. If there are any I have left out, apologies, it's simply because I am not aware of them. If you would like your gig included in future listings, or any other promotional assistance, please contact me through the Paradise City Belfast group on Facebook or email the details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday 11 August
Hooligan + The String Theory: The Pavilion (9pm)

Friday 13 August
Threat Manifesto: The Pavilion (9pm)

Saturday 14 August
Slave Zero + Zombified + TBC: The Limelight (5pm)
Intensive Care + Pocket Billiards + Running Riot + Hard Case: The Pavilion (8pm)
Ragnaröck: Queen’s Speakeasy (9.30pm)

Tuesday 17 August
Canizares, Firefly, Signed By Jeff: The Pavilion (9pm)

Saturday 21 August
Reborn + Death of a Salesman + Oddyssey: The Limelight (5pm)
Envisage + Pospide Lock + Setback + Red Returned + Miryo Ai: The Front Page (8.30pm)
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Sunday 22 August
Cannibal Corpse + Condemned + Atrax Mantis: Spring And Airbrake (8pm)
Gacys Threads + Murdock + I’ll Eat Your Face: The Pavilion (9pm)

Monday 23 August
Suffocation + Cold War + TBC: The Limelight (8pm)

Thursday 26 August
Black Sun + Slomatics + Wreck of the Hesperus: The Pavilion (9pm)

Saturday 28 August
Swanee River + Dirty Stevie + Mental Deficiency + Kobi + The Dead Presidents + Sweet Taste + Sister Marko + The Vires + Colly Strings + Indigo Fury: Lavery’s Bunker (1pm)
Cursed Sun + Atheos + Immersed Earth + Ozzmium: The Limelight (5pm)
Biffy Clyro + Lostprophets + FWW + Twin Atlantic: Custom House Square (6pm)
The Rubber Plants + Worlds End: The Pavilion (9pm)

Tuesday 31 August
Guns N Roses: Odyssey Arena (8pm)

Saturday 25 September
Lesshelp + Mental Deficiency + William Christ & The One Man Orgy + I’ll Eat Your Face: The Limelight (5pm)

Monday 27 September
Y&T + Support: Spring And Airbrake (8pm)

Thursday 30 September
Reckless Love + Jett Black: The Limelight (8pm)

Saturday 2 October
General Fiasco+ Support: Mandela Hall (6.30pm)
Chimaira + Support: The Stiff Kitten (7pm)
Ricky Warwick (Acoustic Show): Spring And Airbrake (7pm)

Sunday 3 October
My Passion + Dead By April: Auntie Annie’s (All Ages Show) (3pm)
Mudhoney + Unnatural Helpers: The Limelight (8pm)
A Storm Of Light + Stand Up Guy + Slomatics: Spring And Airbrake (8pm)

Saturday 9 October
Glenn Hughes: Spring And Airbrake (7pm)

Tuesday 12 October
Porcupine Tree: Mandela Hall (8pm)

Friday 15 October
Desaster + Altus Astrum + Decayor + Sorcery: Spring And Airbrake (9pm)

Monday 18 October
Ozric Tentacles: Spring And Airbrake (8pm)

Saturday 23 October
Bowling For Soup: Spring And Airbrake (6.30pm)

Tuesday 2 November
Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy: Belfast Waterfront (8pm)

Thursday 4 November
Cancer Bats + Trash Talk: The Limelight (9pm)

Sunday 7 November
Paul Gilbert: Spring And Airbrake (7.30pm)
White Wizzard + Primitai: Auntie Annie’s (8pm)

Sunday 14 November
Fozzy + Support: Spring And Airbrake (9pm)

Saturday 20 November
Diamond Head + Howlin’ Widow + Two Tales Of Woe: Spring And Airbrake (7pm)

Sunday 21 November
Young Guns: Queen’s Speakeasy (3pm)
Gogol Bordello: Mandela Hall (7pm)
Exodus + Man Must Die: Spring And Airbrake (8pm)

Monday 22 November
The Gaslight Anthem: Mandela Hall (8pm)

Friday 26 November
Volbeat + Black Spiders: Spring And Airbrake (9pm)

Sunday 5 December
Airbourne: Ulster Hall (8pm)

Sunday 12 December
The Sword + Support: Stiff Kitten (9pm)

Tuesday 14 December
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + Support: Mandela Hall (8pm)

Saturday 18 December
You Me At Six + Support: Ulster Hall (8pm)

On top of all these live shows, don't forget that, despite the demise of the Venue, we have a very healthy club scene, with Paradise City on the first Thursday of every month at Madison's on Botanic Avenue, Hangar 18 on the third Thursday of every month at The Pavilion, Cornucopia and Ragnarock on alternating Saturday nights at Queen's, High Voltage each Friday night at Ma Nelson's on the Lisburn Road and two more soon to be launched - Rock N Roost at the very chic Roost Bar in the city centre, starting every Wednesday from 8 September (and hosting the Guns N Roses after show party on 31 August), and the Metal Hammer/Scuzz TV backed Redeemer, heading our way from the end of August...
Now, tell me there's nothing to do or nowhere to go... I dare ye!

Authors: Monk

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