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Kodaline play surprise gig for charity





Dublin rockers Kodaline played a secret gig as part of the Ruby Sessions at Doyle's pub last night to mark the announcement of a new album release.

The Ruby Sessions run on Tuesday nights, and with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the Simon Community it has been a popular gig for well-known bands in the past.

Most recently Ed Sheeran played a surprise gig and even ended up singing on top of tables with his cousin Sarah.

Other famous acts to play at the city centre venue include Mumford and Sons, Paolo Nutini, Damien Rice and Hozier.

Kodaline revealed that they will release their highly-anticipated second alum on February 9.

Their debut album, In A Perfect World was released last year and the guys have already finished recording their follow-up, Coming Up For Air.

"If you'd told us at the start of the summer that we'd be finished with our album by autumn we wouldn't have believed you," singer Steve Garrigan said.

"It happened so quickly. A lot of the songs were done live in the studio, on the spot."

The group recently had to cancel their 19-show tour of the US and Canada when bassist Jay Bolan broke his wrist in a "silly accident" and had to undergo surgery.

"We are so sorry to disappoint all of you but we will reschedule this tour ASAP and can't wait to come back early next year, bigger, better and stronger with our new album," the band wrote on their site.

While they haven't rescheduled any dates across the Atlantic, the rockers have announced details of a nine show tour of the UK between February 15 and March 16 next year.