Rock Against Homelessness: The Riptide Movement is ready to make headlines in Dublin

Not Garth Brooks, it’s the only show in Dublin tonight.

Mr. Riptide is in charge of the movement and titled Rock Against Homelessness to support Focus Ireland at the Workers’ Club on Wellington Quay in Temple Bar.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets are just €16.50, with all proceeds going to Focus Ireland.

Part of a series of homeless gigs that the Sunday Independent ran for nine years (with artists like Fontaines DC, Imelda May, Hamsandwich, Camille O’Sullivan, Dermot Kennedy, Glen Hansard, Paul) Brady and Boomtown Rats) tonight’s show promises to be a great show while also supporting the most vulnerable in our society.

Mal Tuohy, lead vocalist and guitarist on The Riptide Movement, told ahead of the show: “We are delighted to be a part of this Anti-Homelessness Rock gig and support Focus Ireland and all the amazing work they do to help the homeless and those at risk of losing their homes.It will be a cracking gig.

“We chose an eclectic mix of great Irish artists to perform on the night including renowned singer-songwriter and storyteller Davie Furey; Meteor Award-winning singer-songwriter Luan Parle, world-class soprano and international opera star Celine Byrne; Shobsy is a famous singer and songwriter.

“I will also be playing a few songs from my upcoming solo album ‘I Cross This Universe’, which I hope will be released in early 2023.

“It’s been a really busy but great summer for the band with all the festivities, including Electric Picnic last weekend and our nationwide tour ending at the end of September,” Tuohy said. more. “So this Rock Against Homelessness gig will be one of the last we see live this year.

“We’ll be stepping back from the live for a while to start working on the sixth studio album we plan to release in the fall of 2023. So come and join us. in the Workers’ Club tonight for a great night of music for a noble cause.”

Focus Ireland chief executive Pat Dennigan told “I would like to extend a big thank you to the Riptide Movement for once again showing great support for Focus Ireland as they too have been. very kind to help us in the past.

“We have to raise more than 40 percent of our annual budget through fundraising and events like this so we can always be there when people need a little help.”

He added: “Our support and housing services are in need now more than ever, sadly more than ever; the housing and homelessness crisis is getting worse as children grow. The shocking number has now reached a record high of more than 10,500 homeless people in Ireland.

“It is heartbreaking that there are now more than 3,000 homeless children and so many families losing their homes in the rental sector due to sky-high rents, unsecured ownership and rising costs of living.

“Rent has now passed the height of the Celtic Tigers and when it comes to the rising cost of living, this has left thousands of families and individuals straddling the line between staying at home and staying at home. homelessness”.

He said: “I would urge anyone concerned about their housing situation to contact Focus Ireland and other agencies to seek help. Rock concerts against homelessness are important to raise funds to help support our work, and they also play an important role in raising awareness and getting people to talk about the issues. this. “

Tickets for tonight’s show are available at Rock Against Homelessness: The Riptide Movement is ready to make headlines in Dublin

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