By Monk

Über Röck is to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of one of Belfast’s finest and most revered musical sons, Gary Moore.

A special concert, branded ‘Gary Moore – Ten Years Gone’, will be staged at the Limelight on Saturday 6 February, the exact anniversary of the East Belfast-born guitarist’s untimely death in Spain in 2011. The show will be headlined by The Pat McManus Band, with special guests The Davy K Project. Tickets, costing £20 (plus booking fee) went on sale at 9am today (Friday 28 August).

The event is being organized by Über Röck, in association with our sister company, the Belfast-based PR company Smokin’Gun.  ÜR’s Chief Pack Mule, Monk said of the gig:

“It’s incredible to believe that it is ten years since the ‘Belfast Boy’ was taken from us. When we realized this, and then discovered that the tenth anniversary would be to the very day – i.e. a Saturday – then we knew we just had to organize something to celebrate and commemorate Gary’s life and legacy.

“This is not merely a tribute concert, however, as this would fly in the face our whole ethos. So, we are delighted that Pat ‘The Professor’ McManus, widely and rightly regarded as Gary’s successor to the title of Northern Ireland’s best blues and rock guitarist, has agreed to headline proceedings, and will deliver a full two-and-a-half hour set. Pat and his band, who will be performing their first Belfast show in almost two years, will also be joined by a few surprise guests on the evening. Our support act is another of Northern Ireland’s most respected blues/rock guitarists, Davy Kerrigan, who will be bringing his Davy K Project back to Belfast for the first time in more than a year.”

Tickets for ‘Gary Moore – Ten Years Gone’ went on sale this morning (Friday 28 August). They are available HERE.

Further information and updates on the event can be found HERE.