Kodaline have announced their first Irish tour since the pandemic which will see them play live in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Derry, Wexford, Killarney, Mayo and Dublin.

Speaking about the forthcoming tour, the band said in a statement: "We're excited to do our first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that’s gonna be very special for us. Hope to see you guys there."

The Dublin quartet had a very busy 2019, playing some of the biggest gigs of their career before the coronavirus outbreak shut music venues across the world.

At home in Dublin they sold-out two huge outdoor shows at St. Anne's Park, while a ten-date UK tour culminated with a packed show at London’s historic Roundhouse.

Sinéad Crowley bumped into Mark Prendergrast at the first live concerts at the Iveagh Gardens last night and he told her what he thought of the night and Kodaline's plans for their upcoming concerts | Read more: https://t.co/OocRWS6yuF pic.twitter.com/h6XJqYnEqa

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In other Kodaline news, lead singer Steve Garrigan announced earlier this week that he was releasing his memoirs, High Hopes, in October.

Speaking about the announcement, Garrigan said he was "very excited and slightly nervous to be releasing this book."

"It's something I never thought I’d have the courage to do but I’m glad I did. It touches on my experience growing up with anxiety issues, escaping into music, song writing and touring the world. I hope you guys enjoy my story."

Kodaline live dates

November 10 - Cork - Opera House
November 11 - Galway - Leisureland
November 12 - Limerick - UL Concert Hall
November 19 - Derry - Millennium Forum

December 3 - Wexford - Opera House
December 4 - Killarney - INEC Arena
December 5 - Castlebar - Royal Theatre
December 8 & 9 - Dublin - Olympia Theatre

Tickets go on sale this Friday from all usual outlets at 9am.