The Smashing Pumpkins, one of the world’s most famous grunge bands are going to take the RDS, Dublin by storm on 9th February. With this date fast approaching, grab your tickets and read our guide to the venue, the concert and Dublin hotels that are near at hand.
About the concert…
The Smashing Pumpkins are one of the biggest alternative rock bands in the world. Moving away from punk rock, this band merges an awful lot of different styles and influences such as heavy metal, Goth rock and electronica. The band has been on the top of their genre since the release of their second album, Siamese Dream, in 1993.
Since then they have released a number of highly successful albums including Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (95), Adore (98), Machina I & II (00). Later after a brief break up the reformed band released Zeitgeist in 07 to much fanfare and did well in the charts for a while. One of the tracks in the album was used in the Transformers Movie soundtrack. Most recently they have digitally released an EP called American Gothic, which will see sale in shops in February.
The Smashing Pumpkins will play the RDS Simmonscourt on Saturday 9th of February and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets at €59.80 are still available on www.ticketmaster.ie
How to get to the RDS…
The RDS (Royal Dublin Society) is a concert and exhibition venue located in Ballsbrige, a beautiful leafy suburb about 3km from the city centre.
You’re best option of getting to the RDS, is to get bus numbers 7 and 5 from O’Connell Street or number 45 from Eden Quay in the city centre.
You could also hop on the DART train at Connolly Station or Tara Street Station in the city centre and get off at the ‘Lansdowne Road’ stop which is just a short walk from the RDS.
If you’re walking just start at Trinity College, head along Nassau Street. Take a right onto Clare Street, past Merrion Square and onto Mount Street. Continue on this road for about 2kms and you’ll come to the RDS on your right hand side.
Dublin hotels nearby…
If you want to be within close promixity of the venue, then choose one of our Dublin hotels located in Ballsbridge like; The Lansdowne Hotel, The Tara Towers Hotel, The Mount Herbert Hotel, The Roxford Lodge Hotel, Herbert Park Hotel and The School House Hotel.
For other hotels in Dublin, browse our full Dublin hotels listing.
February 9th is fast approaching, so now is the time to book your hotel accommodation. If you have any queries on Dublin hotels, just let us know using the comment box below.