Foo Fighters have announced two new additions to this summers Slane Castle concert line up. Northern Irish trio Ash and Cavan blues rockers The Strypes will join the Foos along with Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier at the iconic venue on Saturday 30th May.
Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album Sonic Highways was released to critical acclaim last November. The record blazed in to the Irish Top 5 and has since achieved Gold status. Sonic Highways was recorded in eight different musical capital cities of America, with the process and related experiences documented in an eight-part docuseries. Foo Fighters won ‘Best International Group’ at last months Brit Awards, in the same week that they celebrated their twentieth anniversary as a live band.
Kaiser Chiefs returned with their fifth studio album ‘Education, Education, Education and War’ last May, which went to Number 1 in the UK charts.Kaiser Chiefs will also join Foo Fighters as special guests in South Africa in December and South America in January. Kaiser Chiefs have sold over 3 million albums in the UK and over a million singles including their hits ‘I Predict A Riot’ and ‘Ruby’.
Hozier released his debut No 1 album last September and played a sold out Irish tour in December. His current 20 date US tour including shows at The Beacon Theatre and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York are all sold out. Hozier was nominated for a Grammy Award for his worldwide smash ‘Take Me To Church’ International Solo Artist at The Brit Awards and won Best Album at The European Border Breakers Awards 2015.Hozierperformed live at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 and at The Grammy Awards 2015.
One of Ireland’s best loved live bands, Ash returned earlier this year with new track Cocoon, It is the first single taken from their soon to be released seventh studio album Kablammo! With a back catalogue featuring hits such as Oh Yeah, Girl From Mars, Candy and Burn Baby Burn the Downpatrick trio are sure to get the Slane crowd going.
Cavan rock band The Strypes released their hugely regarded debut album‘Snapshot’ in 2013 where it reached #2 in Ireland and #4 in the UK charts. Since then, the band have supported Arctic Monkeys on a UK and European tour and have headlined Irish, European and US tours as their fanbase has multiplied. An incendiary live act.
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