New York Tribute Concert For Shane MacGowan And Sinead O’Connor Announced
A tribute concert in honour of both Sinead O’Connor and Shane MacGowan has been scheduled to take place in New York City this spring.
Dropkick Murphys, Cat Power, and David Gray are among the artists already confirmed to perform at the upcoming one-night-only show at Carnegie Hall on 20 March – and all proceeds will go to charity.
The Mountain Goats, Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean, Glen Hansard, Amanda Palmer, Eugene Hutz, Kat Edmonson, Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano and the Resistance Revival Chorus are also due to perform at the event. More artists are due to be announced for the event.
The tribute concert is being referred to as ‘Sinead and Shane at Carnegie Hall’, following the passing of Irish music legends Sinead, who died in July aged 56, and Shane, who passed away in November aged 65.
On their Instagram, Dropkick Murphys posted: “We’re honored to announce that we’ll be performing at A ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION of SINÉAD O’CONNER SHANE MACGOWAN on MARCH 20 at Carnegie Hall in NYC. VIP packages are now available for pre-sale, tickets go on sale January 22. Ticket link on DropkickMurphys.com/tour (sic)”
The Pogues frontman Shane’s widow Victoria Mary Clarke announced in November that he had died of pneumonia. She said: “Shane will always be the light that I hold before me and the measure of my dreams and the love of my life.”
Sinead’s family confirmed in July that the Nothing Compares 2 U singer had passed away.
They said in a statement at the time: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinead. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
In 1995, MacGowan and O’Connor famously recorded a duet version of Haunted, a song previously released by The Pogues in 1986. It reached number 30 in the UK charts.