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Monday 18 December 2017

Hozier 'can't wait' to back Foo Fighters at Slane

Hozier
Hozier
Foo Fighters will play Slane in 2015
Kasier Chiefs

HOZIER has said he is "over the moon" to support rock legends Foo Fighters at Slane next year.

The Irish musician, whose debut album shot to the top of the charts this year, will perform at one of the country's most beloved live venues next May, alongside fellow special guests Kaiser Chiefs.

Reacting to the announcement on Twitter, the singer said: "Over the moon to be featured on the Slane line-up with @foofighters and @KaiserChiefs. Can't wait. See you there!!"

It has been a great month for the Wicklow-born star, real name Andrew Hozier-Byrne, after his single Take Me To Church surged into the top ten in the US Billboard chart.

Hozier released his debut self-titled album in September, which rose to the top spot and is still at number four some nine weeks later.

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His performance at Slane will take place following a 20-date US tour next February and March, including shows at The Beacon Theatre and the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, both of which are sold out.

The 24-year-old will join a long line of internationally-recognised artists to perform in the County Meath village since Thin Lizzy's performance at the inaugural concert in the summer of 1981.

Among them are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Madonna, Eminem and Bon Jovi.

Headliner Foo Fighters, fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, sold 300,000 tickets in the UK last Friday, which includes 160,000 tickets across two sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.

Their eighth album, called Sonic Highways, was recorded in eight different cities in America and was released on November 10.

In all, five acts will perform at Slane on Saturday May 30, 2015, with two more yet to be announced.

Tickets for the concert, priced at €79.50, go on sale at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie from 9am next Monday.

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