Lounge Act Nirvana Unplugged At The Barrel Venue, Drogheda
At The Barrel Venue At McHughs, Cord Road, Drogheda
Sunday 17th April - Doors 8pm
Tickets: € 13.50
€12.50 Plus €1 Online Booking Fee
To mark the anniversary of Grunge's leading light, the brilliant Lounge Act - A Tribute to Nirvana, will perform a two part show. The first part will be a full performance of the iconic MTV Unplugged album.
This will be performed with extra musicians on a stage set up as close to the actual event from MTV. Nirvana played their own songs as well as covers from Lead Belly, the Vaselines, Meat Puppets and, of course, David Bowie.
MTV Unplugged began airing on MTV in 1989, with artists performing their hits on acoustic instruments in intimate settings. Nirvana had been in negotiations to appear for some time but Nirvana wanted to do something different from a typical MTV Unplugged performance.
Nirvana rehearsed for two days. The rehearsals were tense and difficult, with the band running into problems performing various songs. MTV were not happy with the choice Nirvana had in mind. The 14-song setlist included one song from their debut album Bleach, four songs from their second album Nevermind, three tracks from the recently released In Utero, and six cover songs.
Unlike many artists who appeared on the show, Nirvana filmed the entire performance in a single take. The set ended with a performance of the traditional song "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", following the arrangement of blues musician Lead Belly, whom Cobain described before the song as "his favorite performer ever".
After the band finished, Cobain argued with the show's producers, who wanted an encore. Cobain refused because he felt he could not top the performance of that song. Nirvana Unplugged has gone 8 times multiplatinum and has been ranked one of the greatest live albums of all time. The second part of the show will be an electrified, amped up performance of the hits that made Nirvana stand out from all the hype.
Lounge Act are a band who pour themselves into every aching chord that Nirvana played and they do it with belief and execute it with precision. This will be a very special night and tickets will be limited to add to the unplugged atmosphere.More events at this venue
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