Welcome to Night Vale, the wildly popular American serial podcast, is touring the UK and Ireland this September.
Welcome to Night Vale is a bi-monthly podcast, keeping the small fictional desert town of Night Vale up-to-date with all community goings-on, from local weather, news, and announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, to mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Located somewhere in the South-Western United States, the town of Night Vale is, according to Joseph Fink, one of the show’s creators, “a town in that desert where all conspiracy theories were real”.
It is written by Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, and hosted and narrated by Cecil Gershwin Palmer, voiced by Cecil Baldwin. Music is provided by the fantastic Disparition and the podcast is published by Commonplace Books. In July 2013, Welcome to Night Vale became the most downloaded podcast on iTunes.
There is also a novel in the works, which will be released this coming October. According to Joseph Fink, the book will have all the characters and weird atmosphere that you want from Night Vale, “with a brand new story that explores parts of Night Vale that we just haven’t been able to get into with the podcast.”
You can subscribe to the Night Vale podcast via iTunes or Stitcher or Libsyn or any podcast app or Soundcloud.
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Welcome to Night Vale comes to the Olympia Theatre on Saturday, 19th September.
Tickets cost from €22.90 including booking fee are on sale via Ticketmaster, usual Ticketmaster outlets including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18’s ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. Please note, due to the nature of this show, parental discretion would be advised for younger patrons.
72, Dame Street
Dublin D02 K135
Tel: 0818 719 330 (Box Office)
All images courtesy Welcome to Night Vale