All-Star Sinead O’Connor, Shane MacGowan Tribute Concert Set for St. Patrick’s Day in New York

An all-star tribute concert to Sinéad O’Connor and Pogues singer Shane MacGowan will take place at Carnegie Hall in New York on St. Patrick’s Day. The March 20 show will feature sets from Cat Power, Glen Hansard, Dropkick Murphys, The Mountain Goats, Amanda Palmer and David Gray.


The special event, title “Sinéad & Shane at Carnegie Hall,” will tribute the two iconic singers who died last year; O’Connor passed at 56 in July and MacGowan at 65 in November. Among the other acts slated to perform in honor of the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer and the raucous Pogues frontman are: Bettye Lavette, Gogol Bordello singer Eugene Hutz, Sunflower Bean singer Julia Cumming, Kat Edmonson, the Resistance Revival Chorus and other acts to be named later.

Tickets for the show, which go on sale later this month, are available here, with several tiers of VIP packages, including the “Lucky Charm” (which includes a private box seat in the first or second tier and a spot on the guest list for the after-party), the “Transmetropolitan” (including after party access and a spot at a 5-course exclusive dinner with participating artists and other VIPs on rehearsal night — March 19) and the “Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah” ticket (with access to the dinner, rehearsal show, full access to the soundcheck and top-shelf seating).

The most exclusive upgrades include the “A Pair of Brown Eyes” (with all of the above, limited to two packages for two people, including a chance to join all the participating artists on the Carnegie Hall stage for the grand finale) and “Nothing Compares 2 U,” in which the guest will get a chance to work with City Winery founder/CEO Michael Dorf to help arrange the order of the songs for the show; the VIP packages range from $300 to $20,000 for the top tier.

All net proceeds from the show will go to PEN American, which is dedicated to protecting the freedom to write in the United States and around the world.

See the poster below.

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