FOO FIGHTERS plus special guests, KAISER CHIEFS – HOZIER and more to be announced
SLANE CASTLE SATURDAY 30th MAY 2015
MCD are delighted to confirm Foo Fighters will headline a concert at Slane Castle on Saturday 30thMay. Special guests are Kaiser Chiefs, Hozier, plus more acts to be announced, subject to license.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets priced €79.50 inclusive of booking fee
Tickets go on sale at 9am Monday 1st December from Ticketmaster
Tickets are limited to 8 per person. Under 16s must be accompanied by parent / guardian aged 25 or over.
Foo Fighters sold 300,000 tickets in the UK last Friday, which include 160,000 tickets across two sold out shows at Wembley Stadium. Sonic Highways, their eighth studio album released to critical acclaim on 10th November. Having sold in excess of 16x Platinum in Ireland, the new Foo Fighters album blazed in to the Irish Top 5. Sonic Highways was recorded in eight different musical capital cities of America, with the process and related experiences documented in an eight-part docuseries available for purchase direct from the band at: http://buy.foofighters.com.
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. It is still at number four in album charts nine weeks later. Hozier’s sold out Irish shows kick off next week. His 20 date US tour in February & March including shows at The Beacon Theatre and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York are all sold out. Hozier’s current hit single ‘Angel of Small Death & The Codeine Scene’ is out now.
More acts will be announced – there will be five acts in total.
THE HISTORY OF SLANE
Thin Lizzy headlined the inaugural concert in the summer of 1981 and since then Slane has hosted some of the most memorable and largest outdoor concerts in Ireland. The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Queen, Bob Dylan, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, U2, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Kings Of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and REM are just some of the world renowned acts that have played at the venue.
16th August 1981 THIN LIZZY
U2 / Hazel O’Connor / Rose Tattoo / Sweet Savage / The Bureau / Megahype
24th July 1982 ROLLING STONES
J.Geils Band / The Chieftains / George Thorogood and the Destroyers
8th July 1984 BOB DYLAN
UB40 / Santanta / In Tua Nua
1st June 1985 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
5th July 1986 QUEEN
Chris Rea / Bangles / Fountain Head
11th July 1987 DAVID BOWIE
Big Country / Aslan/ The Grove
16th May 1992 GUNS N’ ROSES
Faith No More / My Little Funhouse
10th July 1993 NEIL YOUNG
Pearl Jam / Van Morrison / Saw Doctors / James/ 4 Non Blondes/ The Blue Angels
22nd July 1995 REM
Oasis / Spearhead / Sharon Shannon / Belly / Luka Bloom
29th August 1998 THE VERVE
Manic Street Preachers /Robbie Williams / Finlay Quaye / The Sea Horses / James / Junkster
28th August 1999 ROBBIE WILLIAMS
Stereophonics / Placebo / Happy Mondays / Gomez / David Gray / Simon Carmody
26th August 2000 BRYAN ADAMS
Moby / Macy Gray / Melanie C / Muse / Eagle Eye Cherry / Dara / Screaming Orphans
25th August 2001 U2
Red Hot Chili Peppers / Coldplay / Kelis / JJ72 / Relish
1st September 2001 U2
Moby / Ash / Nelly Furtado / The Walls / Dara
21st August 2002 STEREOPHONICS
The Charlatans / Nickelback / Counting Crows / Ocean Colour Scene / Doves / The Revs
23rd August 2003 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Foo Fighters / Queens of Stone Age / PJ Harvey/Feeder.
29th August 2005 MADONNA
18th August 2007 ROLLING STONES
The Charlatans / The Hold Steady / Tinariwen / Frankie Gavin
20th June 2009 OASIS
The Prodigy / Kasabian / Glasvegas / The Blizzards
28th May 2011 KINGS OF LEON
Elbow / Thin Lizzy / White Lies / Mona / The Whigs
15th June 2013 BON JOVI
The Corona’s / Bressie / Ham Sandwich
17TH August 2013 EMINEM
Chance The Rapper / Slaughterhouse / Yelawolf / Earlwolf / Plan B
30 May 2015 FOO FIGHTERS
Kaiser Chiefs / Hozier / plus more to be announced