Acclaimed live band The Saw Doctors have confirmed four UK shows including a headline London show at Eventim Apollo on Thursday 23rd November.

“Born into a repressed, catholic, conservative, small-town, agrarian, angst-ridden and show band infested society”, guitarist Leo Moran explains, “The Saw Doctors are trying to preserve the positive elements of our Irish background and marry them to the sounds which have culturally invaded our milieu through TV, radio, social media, 45’s, fast food restaurants, 24-hour petrol stations and electric blankets”.

Discovered by Mike Scott of The Waterboys on a stormy Tuesday night in Galway City in the late 1980s, The Saw Doctors grew quickly, touring around Ireland and Great Britain, including a six-week stint with The Waterboys on the Fisherman’s Blues tour in 1989.

The Saw Doctors second single, I Use Ta Lover was a surprise Number One hit in Ireland in 1990, remaining top of the charts for nine weeks, going on to become the biggest selling Irish single ever, outselling U2 and Sinéad O’Connor.

The Saw Doctors built on this momentum, making their first trip to the US in 1991, and racking up well-received appearances at numerous prestigious festivals, including Glastonbury, earning a reputation for being a powerful and exciting live band.



Date Venue
Thu 23rd Eventim Apollo London


Date Venue
Thu 7th 3Olympia Theatre Dublin
Thu 14th Barrowlands Glasgow
Fri 15th Barrowlands Glasgow

Tickets are now on sale