As has been speculated over the past few weeks, Kings of Leon have announced two Irish dates for this winter.

The formerly hairy rockers will play Dublin's O2 on December 19th, and Belfast's Odyssey Arena on December 20th.

Tickets for Dublin are €49.70/€55.30, while Belfast fans will be charged £28/£30.50 for the privelege of seeing their heroes.

Both dates go on sale this Friday, August 15th, from usual outlets at 9am.