Date: 4th September 2000
Hollywood superstar BRAD PITT stunned drinkers in a small Dublin pub - by turning up to see cult Irish singer-songwriter PIERCE TURNER perform live.
The SNATCH actor is such a huge fan of Turner he has even made a special visit to Germany to hear Wexford-born Turner's music. Pitt first heard Turner's music through an Irish dialect coach two years ago (98), and immediately became a huge fan. Turner says of the gig at WHELANS bar in Dublin, "Just before I went onstage the owner told me he had taken a call from Brad Pitt saying he was coming along to the gig. "All of us thought it was a wind-up, but then he turned up with six bodyguards in tow. Everyone in the bar was taken aback."