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"By turns cerebral, visceral, and disarmingly emotive, The Bad Plus boast a rare onstage magnetism that transcends genre" Time Out New York

Over the past ten years The Bad Plus have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such popularity and critical acclaim. While the bulk of their output has been original music, they are equally at home with tunes by Blondie, Bacharach, Nirvana and Aphex Twin. ON SACRED GROUND sees the piano trio take on Stravinsky's iconic Rite of Spring. The famed ballet that caused a riot on its premiere, opened the door to 20th Century music and animated Disney's Fantasia. The Rite is a touchstone rooted in tribal and Russian folk music. Virtuoso, playful and visceral, The Bad Plus' mutli-media show, On Sacred Ground, breathes new life into this popular masterpiece.

"It's about as badass as highbrow gets." Rolling Stone

"If the Coen Brothers put together a jazz trio, perhaps it would be like this, the comic and the dramatic rolled together." The Guardian

"Audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio crunches and at times pulverizes swing to let improvisational freedom shine...Dynamics play a huge roll in the act's music, as does humor, an element sorely lacking in most of contemporary jazz. But beauty is also key... jazz purists tremble while the vanguard flocks." Billboard


Friday 25th May,
Mandela Hall, Belfast
Tickets £15 (unreserved seating) from Belfast Welcome Centre 028 9024 6609 and
Doors 8.30pm

Saturday 26th May,
National Concert Hall, Dublin
Tickets 20, 25 and 30 Euro from and 01-417 0000

Sunday 27th May,
Hawkswell, Sligo
Tickets 20 (EARLY BIRD) and 25 Euro from
Booking Fees : €1/ticket when booked online.
Show 8.00pm

Tuesday 29th May,
Riverbank, Kildare
Tickets 20 (EARLY BIRD) and 25 Euro from or 045 448327
Show 8.00pm

Wednesday 30th May,
Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
Tickets 20 (EARLY BIRD) and 25 Euro from or 061 319866
Show 8.00pm

Thursday 31st May,
Triskel Chirstchurch, Cork
Tickets 20 (EARLY BIRD) and 25 Euro from or 021 42720222
Show 8.00pm