The Saw Doctors announce Dublin gig schedule change to avoid rugby clash 4 months ago

The Saw Doctors announce Dublin gig schedule change to avoid rugby clash

They just turned it into the hottest ticket in town.

The Saw Doctors have provided a big update on their upcoming gig taking place in the 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin this Saturday, October 14.


While the iconic band were due to take the stage at the same time as Ireland lined out against New Zealand in the massive World Cup quarter final, they've managed a workaround that's sure to make everyone happy.

The band made the announcement that they will now be taking to the stage at 10pm on Saturday night, a little later than previously scheduled, while the Ireland v New Zealand match will be shown on the Big Screen in the venue at 8pm. Doors will open at 7pm.


The announcement from The Saw Doctors reads:

"The Saw Doctors will take the stage at 10pm on Saturday at Dublin Olympia. Ireland v New Zealand will be shown live on the Big Screen in the Olympia at 8pm
Doors and Bar facilities at Olympia from 7pm."

The Saw Doctors announce Dublin schedule change to avoid rugby clash

Saturday's gig kicks off the first of three sold-out headline shows taking place in the Olympia, with the other two on October 27 and 28.


The three gigs are the first the band have played in Dublin six years.

After a five year break from touring, The Saw Doctors played a run of comeback gigs in the UK last winter, selling out Manchester Apollo, London Brixton Academy and two shows at Glasgow Barrowland. This year they played a number of big shows in New York, Galway and Electric Picnic.

The Saw Doctors are made up of song writers Davy Carton (vocals) and Leo Moran (guitar) with a band lineup including former Waterboy Anthony Thistlethwaite on saxophone, Rickie O’Neill, Will Merrigan, Kieran Duddy and Noelie McDonnell.

The band scored a surprise chart success when the vinyl release of the band’s debut album 'If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’ landed at No. 3 in the album charts in August 2021.


Their debut album was first released in 1991, going straight to No.1 in the Irish Charts on the strength of hit singles such as 'I Useta Lover', 'N17',  'Red Cortina' and 'Presentation Boarder'.

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