Following a triumphant gig at the National Concert Hall in Dublin last June, Cork band Microdisney have announced that they will play Vicar Street, Dublin next February 18.

One of the most acclaimed Irish bands of the 1980s, Microdisney were championed by the BBC’s John Peel and had several near misses with commercial success, including their 1987 single Town to Town.

Tickets for the fully-standing Vicar Street gig are priced €45 including of booking fee and go on sale this Friday, August 17th at 9.00am.

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The band split in 1988 and frontman Cathal Coughlan formed Fatima Mansions, while guitarist Sean O’Hagan formed The High Llamas and worked with Stereolab.

They reconvened to perform their 1985 album, The Clock Comes Down the Stairs at the National Concert Hall and The Barbican in London in June 2018.

"We were genuinely moved by the response to the 2018 shows, and we feel it’s right to play once more, to a standing audience at Vicar St, and to offer a fresh slant on the Microdisney songbook." said Cathal Coughlan.

In other gig news, Scottish band Travis return to Ireland to play their 1999 album The Man Who at  Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on December 9th.

Travis: all they still wanna do is rock

Tickets from €44.05 go on sale this Friday 17th August at 9.00am via Ticketmaster.

The Man Who spawned the singles Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and Why Does It Always Rain On Me? and spent 11 weeks at Number 1 in the UK, selling nearly three million copies.

Travis’ latest album Everything At Once was released in 2016.

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