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27th Jan 2014

From Mardy Bum to Marlay fun – Arctic Monkeys announce Irish summer gig

You can keep your Garth Brooks and your Michael Boltons thank you very much...

Eoghan Doherty

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, look who’s back…

You can keep your Garth Brooks and your Michael Boltons thank you very much, because JOE will be bopping along to see Arctic Monkeys when they return to Dublin this July along with special guests Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.

MCD proudly presents the Sheffield songsters as they are set to headline an open-air concert at Marlay Park on Saturday 12 July, with tickets, priced at €61.50 including booking fee. going on sale this Friday 31 January at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at

Last summer Arctic Monkeys headlined the world’s major festivals including Glastonbury and Electric Picnic. They also played sold-out shows at London’s Earl Court last October. Arctic Monkeys’ fifth studio album AM was released last September where it went to straight to Number 1 in Ireland, the UK and many more countries. AM was one of the fastest selling albums of 2013 and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Arctic Monkeys are nominated for ‘Best British Group’ & ‘Best Album of the Year’ at Brit Awards 2014 and they hold eight nominations in the upcoming NME Awards.

In 2013, Jake Bugg played over 200 shows worldwide, some highlights being opening the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in front of over 100,000 people, and performing at the 20th Nobel Peace Prize concert in Norway.vJake Bugg has now sold over a million records across his two albums in the year he was also nominated for 2 Brits, a Mercury Music Prize, An Ivor Norvello award, and winning ‘Best New Act’ Q awards. His second album Shangri La has been a massive hit record.

Miles Kane’s debut solo album, ‘Colour Of The Trap’ was released in 2011. The Last Shadow Puppets member’s second solo album ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ was released last June.

Brightonian two-piece Royal Blood formed in early 2013. They are named as ‘Sound Of 2014’ by the BBC.

Here’s a tasty wee track to get you in the mood ahead of Friday morning’s ticket rush, it’s Arctic Monkeys with ‘Do I Wanna Know?’

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