The Riptide Movement Rock Against Homelessness, Dublin Sep 2022


The Riptide Movement Rock Against Homelessness, in Aid of Focus Ireland

Workman’s Club on 10 September 2022


‘As part of the Sunday Independent’s hugely successful series of charity concerts, one of Ireland’s top rock Bands The Riptide Movement will play a very special gig at the Workman’s in Dublin on September 10.’ Workman’s Club, Dublin

The Riptide Movement Rock Against Homelessness, in Aid of Focus Ireland

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September 10th, 7pm. Tickets only €16.50


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The Riptide Movement, formed in 2006 by songwriter and vocalist Malachy Tuohy, guitarist John Dalton, bassist and harmonica player Gerry McGarry and drummer Gar Byrne – are a Gold selling, Choice nominated, Number 1 rock band from Dublin.

With five studio albums and numerous hit songs including ‘All Works Out’, ‘Changeling’, ‘You & I’, ‘Elephant in the Room’, and ‘Something Special’, The Riptide Movement are renowned for their live performances.


Album covers: What About the Tip Jars (2009), Hot Tramp (2010), Keep On Keepin’ On (2012), Getting Through (2013), Ghosts (2016).


The Riptide Movement Rock Against Homelessness – The Connection


When we were asked to curate this gig, we were happy to be able to do it and to be a part of it. Focus Ireland do some great work and we do our best to support them whenever we can. The last campaign we played for Focus was the ‘Station Sessions’ in December 2020. Homelessness is an issue that’s close to our hearts, it was on Grafton Street and Temple Bar where we cut our teeth as a band.

We used to busk there regularly, and it was through busking where we really got to know a lot of the people that were homeless and living on the streets at the time; and we got to hear their stories. It’s something that has informed our music over the years.

Everyone has their story, all it takes is a knock at the wrong time or a chain of unfortunate events to unfold and it can be enough to tip you over the edge, you can lose everything and I think this issue is really been compounded now with a lack of housing supply and a cost of living crisis that’s unfolding all around the world, it can happen to any of us’

– Lead singer Mal Touhy


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Six Interesting Facts About The Riptide Movement

  1. The Riptide Movement have played all around the world, from the main stage at Electric Picnic to Glastonbury and Benicassim.
  2. They’ve shared the stage with renowned rock artists such as The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Bon Jovi.
  3. The Riptide Movement have also collaborated with renowned orchestras such as the BBC Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra.
  4. The Riptide Movement have produced environmentally-themed music videos and documentaries, including the 2018 “Plastic Oceans” documentary, which highlighted the effects of plastic pollution on our environment.
  5. The video for ‘All I Ever Wanted’ was based on a heartbroken man who ended up on the streets of Dublin after he lost his wife to illness and his world fell apart. ‘The one thing that always resonated with me from all the people we got to know from that time (busking), was that homelessness can happen to anyone. Everyone has their story, all it takes is a knock at the wrong time or a chain of unfortunate events to unfold and it can be enough to tip you over the edge, you can lose everything and I think this issue is really been compounded now with a lack of housing supply and a cost of living crisis that’s unfolding all around the world, it can happen to any of us.’ Mark Touhy.
  6. Mark Touhy and artist Davie Furey (billed as one of the special guests at The Riptide Movement Rock Against Homelessness gig on September 10th) recently wrote a song called ‘You don’t see me anymore’. They wrote it about the homeless crisis in Ireland and plan to release it as a charity single later in this year.

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