Having admitted on Phantom 105.2 that he would return to Ireland following Electric Picnic to make up for cancelled dates in April, James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem have now revealed details of those upcoming gigs. They will play November 19th and 20th at Tripod. Tickets priced €39.50 go on sale this Friday September 17th at 9am, while those who had bought tickets to the April shows will have exclusive access to a priority presale with tickets at the discounted priced of €35.50 from this Thursday 16th at 9am. Support on both nights comes from Shit Robot, whose debut album 'From The Cradle To The Rave' will be released this Friday 17th September.

With their latest album 'Hands All Over' due for release this Friday September 17th, Maroon 5 have just announced that they will visit Dublin as part of their upcoming UK & Ireland tour in February 2011. The LA pop band will play the Grand Canal Theatre on February 24th. Tickets priced €39.20 go on sale this Friday September 17th at 9am with fan pre-sale from 10am on Thursday 16th.

Influential post punk outfit Killing Joke will play their first Irish show in over ten years this October. They will play The Button Factory on Wednesday 13th October in support of their new album 'Absolute Dissent' which is due out later this month. Tickets priced €22.50 are on sale now.

After the phenomenal response they got to their live reunion back in March, Power of Dreams are teaming up with two of Cork's most iconic bands, The Frank & Walters and The Sultans of Ping for a triple headlining tour of Ireland. The Reverberation Tour will visit the following venues:
The Palace Bar Navan Co Meath - 20th December
The Academy Dublin 23rd December
Savoy Theatre Cork - 29th December
Royal Theatre Castlebar Co Mayo - 30th December
Dolan's Warehouse Limerick - 31st December
Tickets priced €26 are on sale from Wednesday September 15th from Plugd Records , Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster.ie.

Meanwhile, Kells band Ham Sandwich will play The Button Factory on Saturday October 30th. Tickets are priced €15 and go on sale this Friday September 17th.

And Local Natives November 15th date has been moved from Whelan's to its inferior next door neighbour The Village. Listen to my interview with the band at Oxegen here.