Monday 18 December 2017

Kings of Leon announce Marlay Park summer gig

Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Let the outdoor summer gigs commence.

Kings of Leon have announced their first Irish date this year, playing Marlay Park on Friday July 4th.

Their 'Mechanical Bull' album last September was released to critical acclaim and marks their first Irish gig since headlining a sold-out Slane in 2011.

Supporting the California-based rockers is Irish band Kodaline, adding yet another accolade to their already impressive year.

Not content with conquering Ireland, they have world domination on their minds. Their single Brand New Day is shortlisted for Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year and their debut album, In a Perfect World was the biggest selling Irish album of 2013.

Kings of Leon have spoken of their deep connection with Ireland and their nerves at headlining Slane's 30th anniversary gig.

“We’ve always had a strong connection,” Jared Followill explained. “Since we first played over here the crowds were incredible for us, and they’ve always been so supportive.”

“That day was the most nervous I’ve ever been,” his brother Matthew added. “I couldn’t eat all day. I think I had three bananas all day long. It was the only food I could get down.”

Tickets will go on sale next Saturday, February 8th from Ticketmaster, costing €61.50.

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