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Now on sale: Roy Orbison In Dreams – Hologram Tour, Belfast & Dublin

David Roy
ROY Orbison may be long dead, but since when has the entertainment industry ever allowed a trivial matter like expiration to get in the way of a money-making opportunity? The answer, of course, is 'never' – and the latest proof comes in the form of the Roy Orbison In Dreams: Hologram Tour, which will visit Belfast's Waterfront Hall on Friday April 27 and the 3Arena in Dublin on Sunday April 29.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Inishowen Gospel Choir, Velvet Alibi, Comrade Hat etc – Echo Echo Studios, Derry Thrillhouse, Unbelievable Lake, Blackguard etc – The Underground, Draperstown Saturday December 23 The Sabrejets, Los Reyes – Time To Be Proud Xmas Party, The Pavilion, Belfast Touts, Mosmo Strange, SLT – Nerve Centre, Derry Wednesday December 27 The Nameless, Bam Bam and The Calling, Fremonte etc – The Gweedore, Derry Thursday December 28 Andy White – The American Bar, Belfast Friday December 29 Ryan Vail, Joshua Burnside – The MAC, Belfast The Emerald Armada, Nathan O'Regan, Orchid Collective etc – The Empire, Belfast Bry – Elmwood Hall, Belfast Cherym, RadioFreePalestine, Gorilla Warfare – The Nerve Centre, Derry Slow Place Like Home, Foreign Owl, Stephen McCauley – Bennigan's, Derry Saturday December 30 The Bonnevilles, The Crossfire Hurricanes, The Groundlings etc – The Speakeasy, QUBSU, Belfast Sunday December 31 NI Soul Troop – The Empire, Belfast Tuesday January 2 Electric Octopus – The Menagerie, Belfast Wednesday January 3 Crywink, Rosseau, Ghost Office etc – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday January 4 Sharon Shannon – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Friday January 5 Robyn G Shiels, Reevah, Joel Harkin etc – The Empire, Belfast Ibibio Sound Machine – The Black Box, Belfast Saturday January 6 The 4 of Us – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm DJ Yoda – Stranger Things Mixtape, The Black Box, Belfast Monday January 8 Unyielding Love, No Great Loss, Nolan – The Menagerie, Belfast Friday January 12 Booka Brass Band – The Black Box, Belfast Ports, Paddy Nash, Paul Casey – Millennium Forum, Derry Saturday January 13 The Irish Video Game Orchestra – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Wolfgang Flür – The Black Box, Belfast Sunday January 14 Nuala Kennedy – The Black Box, Belfast, 3pm Monday January 15 Motionless In White, Ice Nine Kills – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Wednesday January 17 God Mother, Ilenkus – Voodoo, Belfast Saffyre – The Black Box, 3pm Thursday January 18 Bernadette Morris – Duke of York, Belfast Friday January 19 Steel Panther – The Limelight, Belfast Three Trapped Tigers, Blue Whale, Wasps – The Empire, Belfast Brand New Friend – Duke of York, Belfast .

Albums: Best of 2017

Kesha Rainbow PROBABLY one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Kesha's album Rainbow does not disappoint.

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