Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Pogues return to be Belfast hall's Kings

Ulster fans of the legendary Pogues were given an early Christmas present today with the news that the band are moving their December gig to a bigger venue.

The punk/folk band, led by the inimitable Shane MacGowan, will now play the King's Hall in Belfast - instead of the Nugent Hall - on December 22.

Extra tickets for the show, priced £27.50, have now been released and are available from Ticketmaster.

The move will increase the capacity to cope with demand from fans who want to see them live in Belfast before Christmas.

Many fans were left disappointed when tickets for the Nugent Hall show sold out.

The Irish band, which fuse punk with traditional music are expected to stage a hell-raising show which will see them play all their hits including festive favourite Fairytale of New York, the Irish Rover and Dirty Old Town.

The show will also mark the band's 25th anniversary.

Tickets for the Nugent Hall are still valid for the King's Hall concert.

Meanwhile, Fairytale of New York is enjoying renewed interest thanks to computer downloads.

The track is on course for hitting the top 10, despite not having been re-released as a single.

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