Tempe, Arizona's The Maine are headed to Dublin. The rockers will play The Academy 2 on 29th March next, with tickets on sale from this Friday at 9am priced at €15.

The Maine released their fourth full-length album, Forever Halloween, last year. The album was recorded live through analog tape - without the use of computer editing techniques which have become the standard in modern recordings. This gave the album an energy that cannot be captured any other way than 5 people performing in a room together.

"The tape machine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room" says frontman John O'Callaghan on the experience. "We were all meeting her for the first time, but she already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental, but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn’t allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now better men for meeting that woman." 

That's one way to put it, John.

Belfast date: Oh Yeah Centre March 30th 2014

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