Foo Fighters announce Slane Castle gig for May 2015

Support for the Irish date will come from Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier

Foo Fighters have announced a headline gig for Slane Castle in Ireland next year.

The 80,000-capacity show will take place on May 30, with support coming from Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Monday (December 1), with pre-sale tickets available this Friday (November 28) at 9am.

The Foos are returning to Ireland! Saturday, May 30 at @slanecastle. Pre-sale Fri Nov 28 @ 9am http://t.co/nnCjDlsebP pic.twitter.com/1taYKPh2zH

— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 26, 2014

The gig is in addition to a previously announced UK tour, which will see the band perform a string of dates in support of new album ‘Sonic Highways’, including two shows at Wembley Stadium.

Support at these shows will come from Iggy Pop and Royal Blood.

Foo Fighters play:
Sunderland Stadium Of Light (May 25)
Manchester Emirates Old Trafford (27)
Ireland Slane Castle (May 30)
London Wembley Stadium (June 19, 20)
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (23)

Foo Fighters released ‘Sonic Highways’ earlier this month, but lost out on the UK Number One spot to Pink Floyd.

Speaking about the placing, Grohl was ambivalent about not reaching the top spot. “I mean if we’re going to take a Number Two to anybody, I’ll take it to Pink Floyd you know what I mean?” he began. “I mean at this point you have to imagine we’re not really that concerned about that sorta thing cause we got what we got and its really great, we get to make records and then we go out and play big shows, then go home and come back and do it all again so I don’t have too many complaints in life. It could be a lot fucking worse.”
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