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Philip Chevron Testimonial Concert – 24 August, Olympia Theatre July 25, 2013

Posted by Tomboktu in Culture, Music.

I am re-posting this from Come Here To Me.

Tickets (€30) are now on sale for Philip Chevron’s (The Radiators from Space & The Pogues) Testimonial Concert.

Philip revealed last month that the cancer he has battled since 2007 has become incurable and terminal. A life-long football fan, he has decided to hold his own ‘Testimonial’.

Artists confirmed so far for include Horslips, Luka Bloom, Declan O’Rourke, Brush Shiels, Shane MacGowan, Patrick McCabe, Gavin Friday, Duke Special with Fiona Shaw, Paul Brady, Joseph O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Paul Cleary, Aidan Gillen, Fiachna Ó Braonáin & Liam Ó Maonlaí, Roddy Doyle, The Radiators from Space, Michael O’Connor and family, Terry Woods and Camille O’Sullivan.

A feature of the show will be that performers will offer their own work along with selections from Chevron’s own songbook, including some items never heard before in public.

All at CHTM! were chuffed to see that Steve Averill (aka Steve Rapid) from The Radiators from Space and designer of U2′s album covers decided to use Mice Hell’s illustration of Philip Chevron which was first published in the CHTM! book last Christmas.

In April 2012, I sat down with Philip in Brooks Hotel and spoke for over three hours about his life, music and opinions on everything from Dr. Feelgood to the punk’s reaction to the Troubles. You can read that interview here.


1. LeftAtTheCross - July 25, 2013

Sad news. I haven’t kept up with his career but the Radiators were the business. Never saw them playing live but I had TV Tubeheart as a teenager and never tired of hearing Television Screen on the Pat James rock show on Radio Dublin. Ghostown was a great album, Faithful Departed a favourite.


2. Dr.Nightdub - July 26, 2013

Saw them back in the 80s in Hawkins in D’Olier St and a couple of years ago in Whelan’s. Defo gonna get along to this, the Olympia is an ideal venue for what could be a very emotional night.


3. Ramzi Nohra - July 26, 2013

Hope it is a great success. I only really knew of him in the Pogues but he comes over as a great bloke in the “Kiss my *rse” book on the band.


4. Tomboktu - July 26, 2013

I bought a pair of tickets for the testimonial this evening (seated, my fellow gig-goer can’t stand for sustained periods).


5. chrismcgreevy - August 24, 2013

Maith an fear p


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