Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

James Bay to support The Rolling Stones at Twickenham

James Bay to support The Rolling Stones at Twickenham

The legendary British band are set to play GAA HQ on Thursday, May 17 after Dublin City Council granted Aiken Promotions a special event licences to allow the Dublin venue to host more than three special events in one calendar year.

The Rolling Stones have announced their support act for their upcoming 'No Filter' tour and they have chosen a home-grown Irish band to kick off proceedings in Croker.

The popular indie-pop group have enjoyed a fine 2018 so far, with debut album Tales From The Backseat going straight to the top spot on the Irish Albums Chart and winning critical acclaim around the world.

Speaking after the announcement, The Academic said: 'How do we feel about playing a show with The Rolling Stones at Croke Park?

"It's a dream come true to be asked to open for The Mighty @RollingStones - the best Rock n Roll band EVER". We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer and playing to fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Now, the competition for tickets may have just gone up a gear, as The Rolling Stones have announced some stand-out acts will be joining them on tour this year. "Now that we're playing Croker with them it's a dream fulfilled!"

In London, they'll have none other than Liam Gallagher and Florence & The Machine, while Southampton will welcome The Vaccines.

The Verve legend Richard Ashcroft will join the Stones as he opens two shows - Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium and Manchester's Old Trafford, while Elbow will open at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

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