We Shall Overcome Present Unusual Gig

by James Hendicott
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Charitable group We Shall Overcome will work together with local guitar-edged promoters Hope Collective (famed for bringing Green Day to a tiny quays venue in Dublin early in their career) to put together one of the city’s more unusual gigs this September.

The show, billed as a festival (a bit of a stretch for three bands, but we’ll let them have it), will feature Montreal act The Last Mile, Derry act Parker, and the unusual site of Chimers, an Aussie duo on tour, the latter dropping in on the city as part of their private travels.

We Shall Overcome have been involved in 1,100 shows in over 150 cities since 2015, raising money for those who are struggling to get by – an estimated €750,000 or so in total. The series of small-ish shows tend to benefit local charities, and in this case will be in aid of Aoibhneas Domestic Support for Women and Children.

The show will take place at Bohemians football club, who regularly highlight their musical credentials, not least in hosting the last ever Bob Marley outdoor concert at their Dalymount Park ground in 1980, before the singer’s death at just 36. Marley’s image features on this season’s away shirts.

We Shall Overcome takes place on September 23rd, and will cost just €11.09 to sample the three punky acts, check out the iconic Bohs ground (make sure to look at the memorable murals on the way in) and do some charitable good. It’s an unconventional set up, but what’s not to like! Tickets are available on Eventbrite (which means no nasty Ticketmaster fees) at the time of writing.

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