Wolfe Tones to celebrate 60th anniversary in Belfast with SSE Arena show

THE Wolfe Tones will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a big gig in Belfast next year.

Having recently announced and sold out two shows at Dublin’s 3Arena, the band have just confirmed a show at Belfast's SSE Arena on Sunday October 6.

The Brian Warfield-led group already have another Belfast date in their diary for 2024 in the form of a show at The Waterfront Hall on January 2.

The Wolfe Tones' career began in Dublin in 1964 and includes hits like Celtic Symphony, Irish Eyes, Grace, Streets of New York and Let The People Sing.

Last year, Celtic Symphony hit number one on the Irish singles chart and number 11 in the official UK Top 40 in the wake of controversy caused by the Ireland women's soccer team chanting its signature refrain of  "ooh, aah, up the ‘Ra" following their victory in a World Cup qualifying match.

The band were also condemned by unionists last year when the crowd at their Féile an Phobail gig chanted the same "pro-IRA" lines.

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The band will be joined by special guests to help them celebrate their 60th anniversary in Belfast. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday November 10 via ticketmaster.ie