The International Day of Rock N Roll is because of the Irish!

The International Day of Rock N Roll is because of the Irish!

Did you know that the Irish can claim the International Day of Rock ‘N’ Roll? Today, the 13th of July marks the celebration of the International Day of Rock ‘N’ Roll. It’s a day to celebrate the best music and the Rock ‘N’ Roll lifestyle. Rock music originated in America in the 1950s, and has shaped every generation since. However, some of you youngsters may not know but the international Day of Rock ‘N’ Roll originated to celebrate the memory of July 13th 1985, the day the Rock Giants raised their instruments and £30milllion for charity. Live Aid was organized by Ireland’s very own Bob Geldof with guest performances by rock giants like The Who, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Madonna, Queen, David Bowie, BB King, Mick Jagger, Sting, Scorpions, U2, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Black Sabbath. The event planned to raise €10million and tripled that showing the real power of music. Today is a special day for rockers around the world, but the Irish get to celebrate it in a special way as it’s named after an initiative driven by Irish Rock N Rollers. That’s ours and even if Live Aid was in Wembley that day would not have happened without Bob and the Boomtown Rats. So what should you do to celebrate? Watch this video. We’d say it’s experiencing a surge of views today. Spotify is also celebrating the day of rock! Go listen to our latest playlists here Would you like to know more about Irish Music and it’s colourful history? Then we suggest you visit Dave Fanning’s Story of Irish Rock Music...
A U2 Weekend to Remember

A U2 Weekend to Remember

    U2 fans worldwide are descending on Croke Park over the weekend of July 22nd. We can almost hear the choruses of “With or Without you” echoing across the city. Want to make the most of the weekend? The Button Factory is hosting U2 Cover Band Zooropa on Friday the 21st! On top of that we here at The Irish Rock N Roll Museum are offering 20% off to U2 and Zooropa fans on our tours all weekend. The Irish Rock N Roll Museum is a guided tour starting off in The Button Factory and offers visitors a chance to tour a live venue, a recording studios, with a U2 Room, Thin Lizzy memorabilia, U2 Waxworks donated by our sister museum The National Wax Museum Plus and the chance to take to the stage yourself. This is a must do for U2 Fans visiting Dublin. We’re also offering some fans a unique opportunity to see Zooropa rehearse on Friday evening. For more on what the Irish Rock N Roll Museum experience is like, visit our Instagram Page. We think we have a new natural born tourguide with us. Gary started last week and today he taught our earlier tour how to play With or Without You by U2!😎 A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:03am PDT We’re also a family friendly venue. So if you’re not fortunate enough to have tickets to U2 bring the kids down and let them loose on our stage! A Child ticket costs €8.00 Some future stars visited us over the week-end and treated us to a cover...