New Model Army will celebrate their 30th anniversary in Whelan's this October. The veteran punk rockers will play two nights at the Wexford St venue on October 29th and 30th.

According to the band:
"The format of the shows will be very similar to what we did in 2000: two sets on each night, the first starting acoustically and building up over 50 minutes or so. Then a short 20 minute break before another full-on set of up to 100 minutes including encores. The following evening we will do the same but with 100% different material.

"Our promise is to play at least four songs from each of the 13 studio albums (including the two B-Sides/Lost Songs compilations). These will not be played in chronological order, or album-by-album, but a random choice. It's possible that we may also feature guest appearances from one or two friends and former members on some nights but nothing is fixed at this point. We hope also to include a display of at least a small part of the New Model Army One Tribe Exhibition of original artwork and memorabilia - depending on the nature and geography of the venue and other 'logistics'. We will make further announcements as the shows get nearer."

Sounds like one fans might not want to miss. Tickets are priced €25 for one night or €45 for the two.