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The Academic - Iveagh Gardens - Friday 19 July 2019


The Academic - Iveagh Gardens - Friday 19 July 2019

The Academic
Friday 19 July 2019
Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

Last summer, Westmeath indie rockers The Academic played an unforgettable sold out gig at Iveagh Gardens. It was announced today, that they will make a very welcome return next summer on 19 July 2019 to play Iveagh Gardens once again.

Back in Ireland for a highly anticipated Irish tour including two sold out dates in Vicar Street this month, Craig, Dean, Matt and Stephen have spent the majority of year making waves in the US. The 4 piece have enjoyed a meteoric rise since releasing their debut EP ‘Loose Friends’ just 3 years ago. A Choice Music Prize nomination for their debut single ‘Different’ was followed by sold out shows and tours across the US the UK and Europe with over 40,000 tickets sold.

Their hit song ‘Bear Claws’ described as an “indie banger” according to Clash Magazine was the first single from their highly anticipated debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’, which was released earlier this year and went to number one in the official Irish Album charts and also entered the Billboard Alternative Top 40 airplay chart in the US. It was also album of the week at BBC Radio 1 in the UK.

“Irish band The Academic don't write songs - they write anthems” - Clash Music

“killer hooks once in your brain, will probably refuse to leave” – DIY Magazine

“The Academic show an anthemic wisdom well beyond their years” Uproxx Magazine

Tickets priced €40 are available from:

All Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide, Credit Card Bookings 0818 719 300 (ROI) / 0844 277 4455 (NI), Online at

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