Hothouse Flowers need no introduction! They burst on to the Irish music scene over 30 years ago with a passionate, bombastic fusion of rock and roll with the rootsy sounds of Irish folk and American gospel and soul. A single on U2’s label Mother got Hothouse Flowers signed to PolyGram. Their 1988 debut, People, cruised to the top of the Irish charts and peaked at number two in Britain. Follow-ups, Home and Songs from the Rain, continued the success, before the band decided to take a sabbatical to refresh themselves in 1994.
Since reconvening in 1998 they have toured regularly, still playing to big theatres across America, Great Britain, Japan and Europe. And they have allowed time for various side projects, solo outings, and other artistic activities. The albums Born, Into Your Heart and most recently 2016’s Let’s Do This Thing have added commendably to the band’s collective output.
There is an unpredictable energy in the band and their grand repertoire creates a show that is unique to the time and place. Improvisation can come at any point and no two shows are the same. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this amazing live band in the intimate surroundings of The Helicon.