Who played Slane in 1985?
June 1, 1985: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played their first ever Irish concert. An army of 75,000 rock fans invaded Slane for Bruce Springsteen’s sell out concert – the biggest attended concert of the time in Ireland.
When did Bruce Springsteen play in Slane?
June 1st, 1985
Ahead of this Saturday’s video premiere for Paul Casey’s new single ‘Wide Open Road’, we’ll be revisiting one of our finest ’80s archive moments every day this week, starting today with our coverage of Bruce Springsteen performing at Slane Castle on June 1st, 1985. Check it out below.
Who played the first Slane concert?
On August 16, 1981, music history was made – with the first ever rock concert at Slane Castle. Attended by 18,000 music fans from across the country, the gig was headlined by Thin Lizzy, with support from U2, Hazel O’Connor and more.
Who supported Queen in Slane?
The fans were in Slane to enjoy six hours of music. Other bands performing on the day included The Hits, Chris Rea, The Fountainhead, and The Bangles.
Did Bruce Springsteen play in Slane?
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band start their European tour at a sold out Slane Castle. The crowd of 65,000 was the largest Springsteen had played before. Overall Gardai and security reported that the crowd was well behaved. An RTÉ News report was broadcast 1 June 1985.
Who played Slane in 1980?
The seven concerts of the 1980s were headlined respectively by Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones, U2, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and David Bowie.
Who was the first band in Slane Castle?
Thin Lizzy headlined the inaugural concert in the summer of 1981 and since then, Slane Castle has hosted some of the most memorable and largest outdoor concerts in Ireland.
Did Freddie Mercury play Ireland?
25 years after his death, we look back on Queen’s Slane Castle gig in 1986. It was the band’s final tour with Mercury as lead singer. Speaking to the Irish Independent, the band’s drummer and co-songwriter, Roger Taylor claimed the concert was “pretty hairy”. Freddie stopped the show at one point.
How many times did U2 play Slane?
U2, uniquely, have performed three times at the venue – playing support to the renowned Irish band, Thin Lizzy, who headlined Slane with their first show in 1981.
How many times has Bruce Springsteen played in Ireland?
Bruce Springsteen in Ireland
|Number of concerts in this country||28|
|Number of different cities||4|
|Number of different venues||9|
|Number of songs played in this country||677|
|Number of different songs played in||202|