Just over a week ago Dave Grohl told me that rock and roll isn’t dead. On Monday, The Gaslight Anthem proved it. On their third trip to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre they were at their absolute best and the sooner they return the better.
For years, Ireland has been renowned for giving touring artists a unique live experience. You need only look at the amount of artists who have chosen Irish shows for their live releases for proof – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, REM, David Bowie and more have all decided on their Irish dates as the ones most worthy of release. This reputation still holds today, but it is in danger of disappearing.