Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated second album, the pretenders to the throne of Britpop have announced a date in Dublin's Olympia Theatre next year.

And while 2019 may feel miles and miles away, it's really not that long (the countdown until the big 'C' word is mentioned is imminent) so fans of the band can look forward to seeing Years & Years live in seven months time.

Second album ‘Palo Santo’ is set for release on July 6th, and a slew of UK and European tour dates have been announced for 2019, one of which is a show at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on January 22nd.

Collaborators on their sophomore album range from Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels and Justin Trantor to Steve Mac, Jessie Shatkin and Sarah Hudson, which will definitely make for an interesting record and live show.

General tickets will go onsale on Friday 22nd June at 9am following a fan pre-sale on Wednesday 20th at 9am.