will kickstart their first tour since 2005 by hosting a five-night residency at Dublin, Ireland's Olympia Theatre
this summer. The group will use the five shows, which begin on June 30, to test new songs for their upcoming 14th studio album.
Bandmate Mike Mills
says the band chose the Olympia, a historic music hall built in 1879, because of all the great shows they've seen there over the years.
In a statement, he writes, "From the Waterboys
to Lou Reed
. I am thrilled to play at this wonderful venue, and in front of some of the best fans in the world."
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