Saturday 17 November 2018

Coolio is coming to Ireland for some very, very intimate shows

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Coolio enters the final Ultimate Big Brother 2010 House at Elstree Studios on August 24, 2010 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Coolio enters the final Ultimate Big Brother 2010 House at Elstree Studios on August 24, 2010 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Coolio was a contestant in Ultimate Big Brother in 2010
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Coolio, of 'Gansta's Paradise' fame is coming to Ireland for five very intimate shows.

Gangsta's Paradise won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Rap Performance and the track sold over six million copies and was Billboard Magazine's number one single in 1995.  It also featured on the soundtrack for the movie Dangerous Minds.

He is also known for hit singes Fantastic Voyage and C U When U Get There.

The rap legend, who is now 54, will play gigs at Roisin Dubh in Galway on October 10, JRB's in Kildare on October 11, The Bowery in Rathmines, Dublin on October 12, The Venue Cork on October 13 and Skylite Room Warrenpoint in Newry on October 14.

His music has featured on the soundtracks of several other movies including Space Jam, Clueless, The Big Payback, Panthrew, New Jersey Drive and more.

He has won many accolades including an American Music Award, three MTV awards, two Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and a World Music Award.  He also received six Grammy nominations, two Billboard Music Awards.

In 2004 he attempted a comeback of sorts on a German reality TV show and came third behind Chris Norman and Benjamin Boyce.  Since then he has appeared on several more reality TV shows.  In 2009 he also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and Ultimate Big Brother the following year.

In 2013 he appeared on ABC's Wife Swap and Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. 

Tickets to his Irish shows:

10 October - Roisin Dubh,  Galway - https://www.roisindubh.net/gig-details.html?listingID=9129

11 October - JRB's, Kildare - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/coolio-tickets-48197037637

12 October - The Bowery, Dublin - http://thebowery.ie/events/coolio-live-in-the-bowery-dublin/

13 October - The Venue Cork - https://www.ticketmaster.ie/coolio-the-venue-cork-cork/venueartist/199872/766586

14 October - Skylite Room Warrenpoint -  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coolio-with-full-

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