Well, here's the very definition of a must-see gig this summer: the one and only Snoop Dogg will play a very intimate club show in The Academy on Dublin's Abbey Street on 10th June next, it has just been announced.

The hip hop legend has performed on our island many times over the years but this could well be the most anticipated yet, as he'll be playing a selection of the greatest hits he has accumulated over a career which has earned him upwards of 30 million album sales since debuting in the rap game in 1992. 

Speaking about the Dublin gig from his LA home last night, Snoop said (in typical fashion): "Timing for this tour means we miss out on some festivals , but I could not come to Europe without doing a stopover in Dublin to catch up with all my friends and do some partying with the playas in Dublin. That Academy show is going to be hot 'n sweaty and Bigg Boss Dogg is going to hit you with the hits, so ya gotta see me there spooned n' groomed, dipped n' whipped, suited n' booted gooted n' looted, Fo' Shizzle!"

Sounds like he's looking forward to it, then.

Tickets for Snoop Dogg live at The Academy on 10th June cost €49.50 including booking fee go on sale this Friday 9th May at 9am