Having instantaneously sold out three consecutive nights in the Olympia Theatre last autumn, it is no surprise that the legendary American dance-rock band, LCD Soundsystem, returns to play these shores in the summer of 2018. Since they re-formed in 2015, LCD Soundsystem has toured extensively, releasing fourth album, American Dream, in September of 2017. This show at Malahide Castle will be the band’s largest headline show in Ireland to date, and you can expect to hear choice cuts from across the act’s entire career – from the barbed groove of Losing My Edge to the touching elegy of Someone Great. The musicians of LCD Soundsystem have a well-earned reputation as incredible live performers, and this outdoor concert is destined to be one of the shows of summer 2018.
Kodaline are an Indie folk and rock band orginally from Swords, Dublin, where members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Vinny May grew up. The group is completed by bass player Jason Boland, who hails from County Kildare. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band changed their name to Kodaline before the release of their debut album In A Perfect World in 2013. The record has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide and includes hits such as All I Want, High Hopes and Love Like This. Titluar track, Perfect World, is also currently used as the theme song for hit Channel 4 TV series Gogglebox. Their second album, Coming Up For Air, was released in 2015 and topped the Irish album charts.
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. While the band consists of four animated members – 2-D (lead vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboards) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion) – these members are actually fictional and not personas of any “real life” musicians involved in the project. After a short hiatus, the band are heading out on the road this summer, including warm up shows in St. Albans and Portsmouth.
As the lead singer of Brit-pop band Oasis, Liam Gallagher (along with his brother and bandmate, Noel) was among the most well-known pop artists of the 1990s. Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe, in 1994 and the band achieved international success with such singles as Supersonic and Live Forever. Noel departed Oasis in 2009, but Liam continued with the former members under the name Beady Eye until they disbanded in 2014. Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine.