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Primadonna Marina a sell-out success

LITTLE wonder that Marina And The Diamonds sold out in record time, given the success of her catchy ditty, Primadonna.

She'll take to the stage at the Olympia theatre on October 11 as she performs for her Irish fans, but now a second date has been added, given the speed at which her tickets sold out and she'll also be on stage on November 20.

Released to rave reviews in the States, she's currently promoting Electra Heart and has also nabbed a slot supporting chart-toppers Coldplay on their world tour across the US and Europe over the summer. Her second album has already reached number one in the Irish charts twice while her hit single has gone double platinum. Tickets from €27.90 on sale now.

•Tonight will see the music crew heading to the new South William Street venue Bagots Hutton for a launch bash for the Secret DJ and Revolution music systems.

Hosted by LKM music and media, the music system is already used in more than 2,000 venues in 18 countries, including Harrods and Kurt Geiger, and has just arrived onto the scene in Ireland.

Attendees will be treated to food and drinks on arrival before a demo of how the Secret DJ App works, while on the decks will be special guest DJ Billy Scurry.

•New movie Magic Mike is continuing to take the cinemas by storm as discerning ladies clamour to see eye candy Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey in action.

And it seems the popularity of the flick has spawned a fresh interest in seeing Irish men taking off their clothes for our amusement. That's according to the Chain Gang's tour manager Tommy Egan, who said the boys are "run off their feet".

And tomorrow night you have the chance to see them in all their near-naked glory as they take to the stage at the Submarine Bar in Crumlin. They'll be shedding their clothes for a good cause, mainly depression awareness charity Aware with all funds raised going towards its Beat the Blues programme. Tickets are €10 and are available from the venue and when the doors open at 8pm.