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The Insider - Good news for music lovers

GOOD news for music lovers – Dublin-based band Kodaline have added a second date at the Olympia.

THE band were stunned how quickly tickets flew out the door and will now play at the iconic theatre on November 23.

The four-piece shot to fame when one of their singles featured on hit US drama Grey's Anatomy.

Kodaline's line-up consists of Stephen Garrigan, Vinnie May Jr, Jason Boland and Mark Prendergast. Guitarist Mark and lead singer Steve are childhood friends.

• Dublin's coolest and trendiest night owls are heading to a new and super exclusive night club on Harcourt Street. The Black Door has a New York speakeasy vibe and is for an older, more sophisticated crowd. It's open on Friday and Saturday nights with live music early on in the evening and DJs taking to the decks later on.

• Tonight, Ireland's bravest and brashest celebs will make their way to The Academy for alternative awards ceremony The VVIPs. This is the biggest year yet, and the organisers are thrilled that last year's Ride Of The Year Winner Niall Breslin will perform an acoustic set. The event will be hosted by Buzz O'Neill and Daniella Moyles.

• Irish band The Frames have a fanatical following. And now fans of the band can watch them on the big screen. The Frames In The Deep Shade, a feature film about the band, will hit select Irish cinemas on April 19. Shot over 18 months, the documentary promises to show 'the real Frames'. Front man Glen Hansard said that the band run a 'tight operation' and this is a level of access that fans will have never seen before.

• You can leave your hat on. The Full Monty is hitting the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on April 8. Based on the acclaimed 1997 movie, the stage show is a riot with lots of laughs but very little clothing. Kenny Doughty – Sean in Sky TV's Stella – plays the lead role of Gaz, and there will be plenty of hits by Hot Chocolate, Donna Summer, Rod Stewart and Tom Jones.