It has been eight years since Radiohead last performed on Irish soil, but, as the band’s legions of Irish fans know, True Love Waits.
The genre-eclipsing rockers have announced new European tour dates, and Dublin is on the bill.
Radiohead last played here back in 2008 at Dublin’s Malahide Castle as part of their ‘In Rainbows’ tour, but they’re two albums further along since then, and show no signs of abating.
‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, released in May this year, saw them return once again to the outstanding form which has become expected of them. This latest album, their ninth to date and fifth to be nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, topped the Irish, UK, and numerous other European and US album charts.
Fans are likely to be waiting with their fingers ready on their keyboards on Friday morning, when tickets come on sale at 9am. There is only one Dublin show billed for 20th June, so the 3Arena, which seats 13,000, is likely to be a little bit snug that night.
And anyone who thinks they’ll be grand just finding a spare ticket on the night is daydreaming. Radiohead have announced that they will be issuing tickets with personalised identification on them, as some festivals have started do the last couple of years, in a bid to curb the crazy ticket prices demanded by touts.
For die-hard fans who are left let down, there are also two dates scheduled in July in Manchester, but even there, there’s only a 21,000 capacity, and tickets are likely to be snatched up fast.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 4th November on the Radiohead official website, for those who are feeling ‘Optimistic’.