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The Grand Social Presents:
Irish Music legends Sack will play The Grand Social, Dublin on Saturday, May 20th. Currently putting the finishing
touches to their first album of new material since 2001's 'Adventura Majestica', the band will take a break from
recording to play the legendary Dublin venue which will see the band debut a selection of songs from the new as
yet untitled album due for release later this year.
Returning with their first single in 20 years in 2021, ‘What A Way To Live’ received great critical acclaim which
resulted in a national radio hit which was followed by the 25th anniversary reissue of their classic album ‘Butterfly
Effect’ and sold out shows and festival appearances including slots at Electric Picnic, All Together Now, and most
recently the Shiiine On Festival in Minehead, UK. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
Formed from the ashes of Lord John White the band came to notice with their strong melodic songs, biting political
lyrics and new wave, guitar driven sensibilities. Their first single ‘What Did the Christians Ever Do For Us?’ was
single of the week in both the NME and Melody Maker. In 1993 they signed to UK Indie label Lemon Records, who
released their first album ‘You Are What You Eat’.
Followed up with 1994's' ‘Butterfly Effect'’ which was produced by Stereolab producer Paul Tipler and Garret
'Jacknife' Lee. The album – released on the Irish label Dirt Records which contained one of their most memorable
tracks, “Laughter Lines”, a song Morrissey said, “should be Number One forever” and At Morrissey’s behest Sack
opened for him on his 1999 Oye Esteban World Tour taking in mainland Europe, the UK & Ireland, and the USA.
The former Smiths singer also included “Colorado Springs” (from ‘You Are What You Eat’) on his hand-picked NME CD "Songs to Save Your Life" before inviting the band to open for him again on a European tour
2001 saw ‘Adventura Majestica’ come out on the band's own Jetset Junta label and saw the band incorporate new
sonics into their sound, culminating in a title track that received a white label remix by Irish techno icons Decal.
Pre-pandemic, Sack played the Jerry Fish stage at Electric Picnic, the Night for Aware gig in Dublin’s Olympia
Theatre and opened for High Llamas/Microdisney legend Sean O’Hagan at The Grand Social. 2021 saw the band
return with a brand-new single “What A Way To Live” and record deal with new indie label Dimple Discs (home to
Cathal Coughlan, Eileen Gogan, Damian O’Neill and the Monotones and others).
The single received massive nationwide airplay in Ireland as well as many great accolades across the board including Newstalk’s Tom Dunne declaring it his ‘single of the year’. May 2022, seen Sack release the 25th Anniversary edition of their classic album ‘Butterfly Effect’ on vinyl for the first time ever through Dimple Discs records to renewed acclaim for the album from fans and media alike, with The Charlatans Tim Burgess hosting one of his hugely popular Twitter listening parties for the newly reissued album. Sack are currently working on an album of new material set for release in 2023.
General Admission: €20.00 incl booking fee