Press Release via AS Written, November 2021
ALEX ANNOUNCES ‘ROE SHOW’ CONCERT DATE
Country star, Glór Tíre finalist, Hot Country TV Award winner, and regular Midlands 103 guest presenter ALEX ROE has just announced a must-see diary date for music fans, for a night that’s sure to be one of the first ‘hot-ticket’ nights of 2022. The Offaly native will bring THE ALEX ROE SHOW to the Tuar Ard Theatre in Moate on Friday, January 28th next year.
The night will see Roe return to the stage for one of his biggest performances since pre-pandemic days. And with a bill that also includes TR Dallas, John Molloy, Aishling Rafferty, Colin Kenny, and Donie O, Roe is both keen to make up for lost time and to offer the audience a night to remember…
“I’m absolutely delighted that the time has finally come to share this news with everyone. I’ve said it before – and it’s so true – that one of the things that helped me get through the last eighteen, nineteen months was dreaming about being able to play ‘live’ shows again. There’s just nothing like being in front of an audience. It doesn’t really matter what size the gig is, because it’s all about the connection you’re able to create with the people in front of you. Since ‘live’ music has started to come back, every show I’ve played has reminded me how much I love what I do, and what a privilege it is to be able to entertain people.”
And while there’s never a doubt that the man from Clara puts his heart and soul into every performance, it’s no surprise to hear that bringing his own show to the beautiful Tuar Ard in Moate is going to mean something extra special to him…
“We only officially announced the show last weekend, and you’d actually swear that was the very first I heard of it with how excited I’ve been about it ever since! [Laughs]. But of course, the truth is that we’ve been working on it behind the scenes for a while now, making sure everything was in place. And every time another piece of the plan came together, it was like a little version of Christmas morning for me, and that’s no lie [laughs]. I’m thrilled that all of my guest artists on the night were available, and were kind enough to agree to come along and be part of the show. I know the audience are going to really enjoy the different styles and personalities that each act will bring to the night.”
Roe, who will be joined by a ‘live’ band for his own performance on January 28th, has become one of the brightest young stars in Irish country music over the last few years. Under the mentorship of Trudi Lalor, he almost took the Glór Tíre crown in 2020, while also picking up a prestigious Hot Country TV Award, and in more recent times, even taking over the mic at Midlands 103 where he has become a popular guest presenter on bank holidays. And with everything that has happened in the world since early 2020, Alex is looking forward to the start of a brand new year more than ever before…
“Thankfully, and I’m so grateful that I’m in a position to be able to say this, 2022 is looking like being my busiest year ever. There’s so many things to look forward to already once we can do everything safely, and make sure that we keep taking care of each other. And definitely for me, that Friday night at the end of January when we take ‘The Alex Roe Show’ to the Tuar Ard is going to be one of the year’s highlights. And I plan on making it a highlight of the year for everyone in the audience as well.”
~ THE ALEX ROE SHOW takes place in the TUAR ARD Theatre, Moate, on FRIDAY, JANUARY 28th. Doors open at 7.30pm with the night’s entertainment getting underway at 8pm sharp. Tickets are €17.50 (plus booking fee), and are ON SALE NOW, available from www.tuarard.ie, or by calling 090-648 2042. Guest artists on the night are TR DALLAS, JOHN MOLLOY, AISHLING RAFFERTY, COLIN KENNY and DONIE O. There will also be a raffle in aid of Killbeggan Secondary School.