The Hold Steady have just confirmed that they will open up for the Rolling Stones at their huge Dublin Slane Castle show next weekend (August 18).
The Hold Steady have been especially picked to open up for the Stones at the 85, 000 capacity Slane concert.
Hailing from an Irish American family, Hold Steady singer Craig Finn also holds playing in Dublin close to his heart. The last time they played in the city, not only were they mobbed by fans, but Phil Lynott’s mum also called them up when she heard they were fan’s of her son’s band Thin Lizzy.
The hardest working festival band this Summer have also confirmed a second round of stints in fields around their Carling stage Reading and Leeds appearances on Bank Holiday weekend.
The band will also call at a handful of UK venues for their own headlining shows, including Carlisle, Cardiff, and Nottingham.
They play London’s Electric Ballroom on August 30 too.
A new single will be released in October – and we can reveal that it will be ‘Massive Nights.’
Dublin Slane Castle (with The Rolling Stones) (August 18)
Limerick Dolans Warehouse (19)
Belfast Vital Festival (21)
Carlisle Brickyard (22)
Leeds Carling Festival (24)
Cardiff The Point (25)
Reading Carling Festival (26)
Zagreb Inmusic Festival (28)
London Electric Ballroom (30)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (31)
Scotland Connect Festival (September 1)
And in other Hold Steady fan news, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, has declared: “The best band of this year by far is The Hold Steady.”