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The Walkmen for Dublin show

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The Walkmen are coming to Dublin later this summer.

The New York band have reconvened after a decade long hiatus and are back playing shows again. The band are cited as an igniting influence on New York indie rock of the early 2000s, with their first band Jonathan Fire*Eater. They took a break from playing together in 2013, and ‘The Rat’ is the band’s most well-known song.

The Walkmen will play Vicar Street on August 23rd for a Foggy Notions-presented show.

Tickets on general sale Friday 31st March at 10am, with artist presale Wednesday March 29th. See ticket info. Ticketmaster.

The band initially announced last November they’d play a series of five shows at Manhattan’s Webster Hall, all of which sold out immediately, before announcing additional dates in Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington DC, performing across a number of nights in each city, followed by UK and European dates.

The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser wrote:

“Back in 2013, an unnamed Walkmen band member (Peter Bauer) announced to the Washington Post that we were going on an ‘extreme hiatus.’ I assumed that meant there would be a lot of monster energy drinks and maybe that red-headed snowboarder guy would be hanging around a lot…but none of that actually happened. Instead, in the ensuing years, we’ve all worked on a ton of different projects in a ton of different places. Recently, someone sent us a clip of us playing at Irving Plaza from 2003, and it just looked very exciting. So, we’ve decided we’d like to play together again. See you soon.”

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About The Walkmen

The Walkmen is drummer Matt Barrick, bassist/organist Peter Matthew Bauer, frontman Hamilton Leithauser, guitarist Paul Maroon, and multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin.
The Walkmen emerged at the turn of the century as major players in the New York City circle of post punk / new wave-inspired bands (including Interpol, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and others). Setting The Walkmen apart from the outset was a heavy reliance on piano and organ, and a preference for atmospherics over garagey antics. The band already had two acclaimed albums under their belt when 2004’s Bows + Arrows broke big and made them music magazine cover stars. Subsequent work cemented their appeal and commercial success, cresting with rave reviews and Top 40 appearances for 2010’s Lisbon and 2012’s Heaven.

The Walkmen then went on hiatus, with three of the four members beginning solo careers.


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