As well as gig announcements from Little Boots and Pete Doherty, a rake of bands have announced Irish dates over the last few days.

Bell X1 man David Geraghty is to plug his new solo album 'The Victory Dance' on a seven date Irish Tour:
Saturday 5 September            Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois
Wednesday 9 September       The Pavilion, Cork
Friday 11 September              The Roisin Dubh, Galway
Saturday 12 September          Upstairs, Dolans, Limerick
Sunday 13 September            De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Cork
Tuesday 15 September           The Spirit Store, Dundalk
Wednesday 16 September     The Button Factory, Dublin

Richard Hawley will play a fully seated show at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on October 22nd. Tickets priced €29 go on sale tomorrow, July 24th at 9am.

Yes are to play Waterfront Hall in Belfast on November 25th (£27.50) as well as Dublin's Olympia Theatre on the 26th (€39.20).

L.A. indie/country group The Whispertown 2000 will play their debut Irish show in Crawdaddy on September 20th. Tickets are priced €15-€20.

Deerhunter return to Dublin after their packed Andrew's Lane gig earlier in the year. They play Whelan's on August 23rd. Tickets are priced €20 from

Canadian rockers Billy Talent have announced a gig at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on October 25th. Tickets priced €24 go on sale tomorrow, July 24th at 9am.

Carolina Liar will follow their Oxegen performance with a gig at The Academy on August 18th. Tickets are priced €15.

L.A. folk pop quintet Local Natives will play Academy 2 on September 29th. Tickets are priced €13.50.

Limerick trad/soul guitar duo Size 2 Shoes will play Crawdaddy on September 16th. Tickets priced €12 are on sale now.