City Winery in New York City is set to host a special tribute event celebrating the iconic legacies of Shane MacGowan and Sinéad O’Connor this coming March. Named ‘Sinéad & Shane at Carnegie Hall,’ this commemorative concert is scheduled for March 20. While exclusive VIP packages are already available for purchase, general admission tickets will be up for grabs starting January 22.
The evening at Carnegie Hall promises captivating performances as various artists come together to honor MacGowan’s and O’Connor’s influential musical journeys. Among the lineup are renowned acts such as Dropkick Murphys, Cat Power, David Gray, Amanda Palmer, Glen Hansard, Eugene Hütz, Gordon Gano, The Mountain Goats, Bettye Lavette, Julia Cumming, Kat Edmonson, and the Resistance Revival Chorus. Fans can anticipate additional artist announcements in the forthcoming weeks.
For enthusiasts seeking an enhanced experience, exclusive VIP packages are themed around some of the musicians’ most notable songs. For instance, the ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ package offers an opportunity to collaborate on the setlist with Michael Dorf, the producer and founder/CEO of City Winery. Meanwhile, the ‘A Pair of Brown Eyes’ package provides attendees with a premium five-course dinner alongside the artists, exclusive concert access, behind-the-scenes rehearsals, and even an on-stage moment during the event’s culmination.
The music community mourned the loss of Sinéad O’Connor last July at 56, with tributes pouring in from luminaries like Garbage, Billy Corgan, Michael Stipe, Bob Geldof, and Bono, who were among those paying their respects at her Dublin memorial service. Similarly, Shane MacGowan, celebrated as the frontman of The Pogues, passed away at 65 in November due to health complications stemming from pneumonia and encephalitis.