Carnegie Hall, here we come: honoring Sinéad & Shane (tickets on sale tomorrow am)
Hello loves….Kia Ora….
Short story: tickets for our Sinéad/Shane tribute at Carnegie Hall on March 20th go on sale TOMORROW, Monday, January 22nd at 11 am ET.
Greetings from the flurry down here in New Zealand. The kick-off show last night was fucking incredible and I’ll write more about it all soon.
Longer story, for y’all in the states/near New york City (or ready to finally take that trip to the Big Apple)….
I am super-blown-away-excited to announce that I’ll be joining a ton of incredible artists (omg look at the list) for a night at the iconic Carnegie Hall to honor Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan of the Pogues…two also-iconic Irish punk legends.
The one at City Winery went SO well that we are doing it all again at a bigger venue with even more AHHHHH.
I am personally weepy about this one, as it was a text from me to Shlomo at City Winery that kicked all of this off. I suggested, the night we lost here, that it would be an amazing idea to have a benefit for her at his venue, City Winery.
Because I texted Shlomo right after we lost Sinéad, he decided to put together that first little benefit at City Winery…and now we are taking the WHOLE show to goddamn Carnegie Hall.
Like….one little text to Carnegie Hall. Holy fuckballs. We win this one.
The rest of the line-up includes David Gray, Glen Hansard, Cat Power, Dropkick Murphys, Lisa Hannigan, Billy Bragg, Gordon Gano (of Violent Femmes), The Mountain Goats, Bettye Lavette, Eugene Hütz (of Gogol Bordello), Julia Cumming, Kat Edmonson, and the Resistance Revival Chorus.
I’m going to sing a song that I love and that will be very fucking meaningful….you can probably guess what it is :)…and I may do it with a very, very, very special guest.
Here’s the whole press release about the event, with info about ticketing and all that:
[NEW YORK, NY] City Winery is proud to announce the partial lineup of performers for an extraordinary evening celebrating the life and work of two icons of music and freedom of speech: Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan. Scheduled for March 20, 2024, at Carnegie Hall, this special event brings together a stellar roster of artists to honor the profound impact of these legendary figures on music and culture. This year’s benefit concert supports PEN America, a leading organization committed to protecting open expression in the United States and around the globe.
This special tribute emerges from a poignant backdrop: the heartbreaking loss of two beloved Irish songwriters in the past year. City Winery holds a uniquely special connection with O’Connor, as it was one of the venues at which she chose to perform during her final two tours.
Inspired by the vision of Amanda Palmer, City Winery organized the “Remembering Sinéad O’Connor” tribute last October.
Tragically, the music world lost MacGowan nearly two months later. This spurred a new, heartfelt vision: a duo tribute to celebrate the indelible marks these longtime friends and collaborators left on music and cultural expression. Sinéad & Shane at Carnegie Hall is a singular, deeply meaningful celebration of their lives and artistry.
Tickets for Sinéad & Shane at Carnegie Hall will go on sale Monday, January 22nd at 11 am ET.
In addition to standard tickets, a range of exclusive VIP packages are available, offering fans a variety of immersive experiences:
Lucky Charm: Enjoy one of the best seats in Carnegie Hall and exclusive access to the afterparty at City Winery.
Transmetropolitan: This premium package includes an exclusive dinner with artists at City Winery, access to the rehearsal show, and top-tier seating at Carnegie Hall, capped off with the afterparty.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah: For the ultimate fan, this package offers dinner with artists, preview performances, full access to the Carnegie Hall soundcheck, prime seating at the concert, and a signed poster by all participating artists.
A Pair of Brown Eyes: Limited to just two packages, this ultimate experience includes joining artists on stage for the grand finale, full access to both the rehearsal and tribute concerts, a special dinner, and the best seats in the house.
Nothing Compares 2 U: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with City Winery Founder and CEO Michael Dorf in planning the show, this package offers an unparalleled behind-the-scenes experience for the most dedicated fans.
As part of the event, City Winery is proud to unveil a limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon, with each bottle adorned with a unique label showcasing the iconic photo of Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan taken by BP Fallon at the Fink Pop Festival in 1999. Crafted by celebrated artisans and winemakers, it is an artistic expression from one of Napa Valley’s most renowned AVAs. This exclusive release features only 120 bottles, each priced at $75 and available solely to VIP ticket buyers for this event.
Tickets and VIP packages are available exclusively through City Winery. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a historic evening of music while supporting the vital work of PEN America.
Find more information and purchase tickets at https://citywinery.com/new-york-city/wine-series/sinead-and-shane-vip.
Tell me if you get tickets.
Maybe we can do a patron meet-up!!!