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Slane returns as the Foo Fighters are confirmed to rock here next summer

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters has revealed that the band are going to play Slane Castle next summer.

Grohl let the announcement slip during an interview with Rick O'Shea and Cormac Battle on 2fm - confirming rumours that Foo Fighters are to play the venue as part of their world wide tour next year.

"Slane Castle, May 30, 2015," Grohl said when the hosts asked him to repeat the announcement.

"I'm saying that in my radio voice," Grohl added. "Does that sound official?"

Their world-wide tour has been announced off the back of their new album, Sonic Highways.

Dave also spoke about how the rockers recorded the new album in an interactive way.

"After we made our last record I made this documentary called Sound City, so when it came time to make this record, I thought let's put those two things together," he said.

"So instead of just going to one studio, let's go to eight places across the country and rather than make one movie I'll make a series," he explained.

"So I tell the story of each city and its musical history by interviewing all of its biggest stars. At the same time you see us putting a song together and then the finale of the episode is a performance of the song that we've been writing," he continued.

"It was to change up the process and make things interesting and not just walk into a studio but do something that's more than that.

"After 20 years of being a band, you have to come up with new and fun ways to record," he added.

Slane can play host to more than 100,000 people and iconic artists such as U2, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, REM and Queen have played there in the past.

The Kings of Leon played their longest ever live set at Slane in 2012.

And there were two concerts at the venue in 2013 with both Bon Jovi and Eminem playing there throughout the summer.

imagination

However, there was no concert in 2014 as Lord Henry Mountcharles - who owns Slane castle - claimed that he could not find a good enough act.

Lord Henry stated that "there really wasn't an act that grabbed my imagination for this year".

He went on to say that Slane would be back in 2015.

While no official date has been announced, it is thought that tickets for the concert will go on sale in the coming weeks.


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