Kilkenny rockers Kerbdog have announced the only Irish gig of their upcoming ten-date Autumn tour and frontman Cormac Battle has joked that the venue "will be pretty much unusable after we’ve finished with it".
The band, who are fronted by 2fm DJ Battle, play Dublin’s Academy on November 14 as part of an Autumn tour in support of their forthcoming live album, Congregation.
Kerbdog were originally active from 1991 to 1998 and since 2005 the band has reformed for a series of occasional one-off performances in Ireland and England.
They can count Scottish trio Biffy Clyro among their fans. Biffy frontman Simon Neil has said that Kerbdog's second album, On The Turn, was a major influence on his band's sound.
“From the time we first heard Kerbdog there was no bigger influence on our band," he told RTÉ Ten last year. "Their balance of metal riffs and beautiful melodies was huge on us. Cormac Battle is a great songwriter too."
"We can't thank them enough for inspiring us. To hear an Irish band in a similar part of the world to us making music that we wanted to make was just an amazing feeling. We’re on a crusade to get Kerbdog to make another record."
Tickets for Kerbdog's Dublin gig go on sale at 10.00am on Friday, August 1.