Belfast Telegraph


By Maureen Coleman

Tickets went on sale this week to see superstar Enrique Iglesias at the Odyssey Arena in November. It's his first gig in Belfast since his sell-out concert in the venue back in 2002.

Tickets for this fully seated show on November 6, priced £33, are on sale now from Odyssey Arena box office, Virgin & all usual Ticketmaster outlets. Credit card bookings & info: 0870 243 4455/ 9073 9074 (Odyssey Arena).

Legendary rocker Meat Loaf will be turning up the volume at the Odyssey Arena on Thursday, November 22 as part of his Three Bats Tour. The Grammy Award winner will be back in Europe for a string of dates during October and November, following the second leg of his North American tour which started in July. Tickets for Meat Loaf go on sale next Thursday, at 9am, from the Odyssey and usual Ticketmaster outlets.

Unsigned acts are being offered a chance-of-a-lifetime mentoring programme to bring them to the Island Arts Centre stage. The run up to the performance will include up to 16 hours access to the rehearsal room at IAC, advice sessions with industry professionals, tickets to the season's showcases and invaluable advice on aspects of launching your band on the road to an appearance at IAC's Christmas party on December 21. To apply to the Run Up To Rock programme, send a demo of original music, contact details, including all band members' ages, telephone numbers and email addresses along with a statement (50 words or else) of why your band deserves to be involved with the programme, marking your envelope Run Up To Rock, to Cathal Magee Arts and Events technician, Island Arts Centre, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL or email your application to cathal.magee@

Fresh from their weekend appearance at Electric Picnic, Belfast's Oppenheimer have announced new dates for their rescheduled Spring and Airbrake shows. Rocky and Shaun will now play their double shows on Saturday, December 15 instead of September 22. The band will be supporting They Might Be Giants on their 48 dates US tour. Tickets for the matinee all-ages show are priced £4 while tickets for the evening show are priced £6. Available from Katy Daly's, Virgin and usual outlets.

If you couldn't get enough of the Silent Disco at Electric Picnic, then get yourself down to St George's Market tomorrow night for a fun fundraising experience. This is the first time the Silent Disco has come to Northern Ireland and is an event not to be missed. The UK line-up has included Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading and Leeds festivals. Proceeds from the night go to the Tuesday's Child charity.

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