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Kings of Leon set to rule Marlay with July 4th gig

MOVE over Garth Brooks because the Kings of Leon are returning to Ireland.

Irish music promotion bosses have secured another massive coup with the news that the US super group will play here this summer.

The smash hit rockers will take to the stage in Dublin's Marlay Park on July 4, it was confirmed this morning.

It marks their first Irish gig since headlining a sold-out Slane in 2011 and they will be joined by Dublin group Kodaline, who have been confirmed as the supporting act.

The news cements a great 12 months for the Swords natives, whose debut album, In a Perfect World was the biggest selling Irish album of 2013.

Californian-based group Kings of Leon are the fourth big act to have been secured to play Marlay Park this summer.

Their gig will come just five days after Arcade Fire play the same venue and six days before Macklemore play on July 10.

The Arctic Monkeys will complete the run of gigs two days later on July 12.

Promotions giant MCD confirmed the news this morning and said tickets will go on sale next Saturday from Ticketmaster, costing €61.50.

Ticket sales are expected to go through the roof.

hnews@herald.ie


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