by / September 21st, 2010 /

The Wombats – The Academy, Dublin

The Wombats return to Ireland for a headline date at The Academy on Thursday 13th January 2011. Tickets priced €20 inclusive of booking fee are on sale this Friday, 3 September at 9am.

The anticipation surrounding the return of The Wombats continues to escalate. Their upcoming single ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ received a glorious global premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 where it was named the Hottest Record In The World and was swiftly followed by the news that their October tour dates sold out almost immediately. ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ has also since been named as Zane Lowe’s Single of the Week.

The latest development comes with the confirmation of a full UK and Ireland tour that culminates with a sizeable London date at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo. Renowned as one of the nation’s most incendiary live bands and also confirmed as one of the major attractions at Australia’s touring Parklife festival, The Wombats will play:

January

12th – Belfast, Spring & Airbrake

13th – Dublin, The Academy

15th – Edinburgh, HMV Picture House

16th – Dundee, Fat Sams Live

18th – Newcastle, O2 Academy

19th – Leeds, Metropolitan University

21st – Birmingham, HMV Institute

22nd – Manchester, Academy

23rd – Sheffield, Leadmill

24th – Norwich, UEA

25th – Cardiff, University Solus

27th – Bristol, O2 Academy

28th – London, HMV Hammersmith Apollo

The tour’s pre-sell commences on 9am on Wednesday, September 1st from www.the-wombats.co.uk/store before going on general sale from 9am on Friday, September 3rd.

The Wombats are currently putting the finishing touches to their upcoming second album in the NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles. As well as being produced by Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets), the Liverpool / Oslo trio have also collaborated on the project with super-producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.). Although the immediately infectious punky hooks that characterised their debut album are firmly in place, their progression has been characterised with the addition of more leftfield touches and aggressive elements to their sound. The band’s inimitable charm is also prevalent, although it has been streamlined into a darker, more serious approach.

Renowned as one of Britain’s most exciting live bands, The Wombats are poised to storm back to prominence with the release of the new single ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ this September. The single introduces the band’s eagerly anticipated second studio album (title to be confirmed) which is set to launch their unique style to a wider audience when it’s released towards the end of the year.

Following the release of their debut album ‘The Wombats Proudly Present… A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation’, the band’s ascendency continued unabated. The Wombats completed two huge sold-out UK tours which included triumphant shows at Brixton Academy, a unique one-off headline show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a massive homecoming show at the 10,000 capacity Liverpool Echo Arena. They were nominated for Best UK Act at the MTV Europe Awards, and played a plethora of enormous festival appearances including OXEGEN and a co-headline set on the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds as well as storming sets at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Isle of Wight.

The Wombats: Live at The Academy, Dublin. Thursday 13th January. Tickets on sale this Friday at 9am.