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Saturday, 8th December 2018

Venue: INEC Acoustic Club

Doors: 8.30pm | Show 9.30pm

Tickets: €27.90 on sale Friday July 27th at 9am

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

About The Academic

Fresh from playing one of the most talked about shows of the year at a sold-out Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, Ireland’s favourite indie outfit, Westmeath 4 piece, The Academic have just announced their very first headline date in Killarney, stopping off at the INEC on December 8th. It will be 3 years in October since The Academic released their debut EP ‘Loose Friends’ and in that short space of time, they now find themselves at the forefront of 2018’s breaking guitar bands, not just in Ireland but on the international stage. Debut album, ‘Tales From The Backseat’ which was released in January went straight to the top of the album charts, is brimming with uplifting pop hooks, sweet vocal harmonies and youthful exuberance. There is an irresistible charm, undeniable wit, and infectious personality that shines through with the band.  Leaping from mellow, artfully constructed melodic thoughtfulness into wild, explosive moments of raucous brilliance, there’s a surprise around every corner within the music and songwriting, all executed with an undeniable measure of passion and grit. Racking up millions of streams online, selling out venues headline shows across the world, touring and opening for the likes of Twenty One Pilots, The Kooks, Noel Gallagher and The Strokes, it’s a far cry from the band’s early days, playing local battle of the bands competitions in Mullingar. Back then, the rewards were simple. “The idea of just being able to play your own music to a small room full of friends was really exciting,” says lead singer Craig Fitzgerald, “It sounds like a really cliched thing to say, but we genuinely didn’t have major expectations, we have never felt pressure to be something we are not. That mindset has stayed with us right up to now, we feel fortunate and don’t take it for granted that we get to do what we love for a living. Commenting on the upcoming show, Fitzgerald adds “This will be our first time to play a headline show in Kerry and we couldn’t think of a better place to come and play than the INEC Acoustic Club in Killarney, it’s an incredible venue and it’s going to be a special night”. The Academic are completed by Matthew Murtagh(guitar/vocals), Stephen Murtagh (bass) and Dean Gavin (drums), .”

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There is an array of dining options available on site at the INEC. Come early to enjoy the build-up, grab a bite to eat and head straight into the INEC. Hassle free! Here are some choices:

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Accommodation Packages for this event will be published here shortly. Call our Box Office today on 064 66 71555 if you are interested in buying an Accommodation Package for this event.

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Gleneagle Apartments
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Just a stone’s throw (a 300 meter size one to be exact) from the INEC

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Inec Muckross Road Killarney Co.Kerry Ireland V93V6WF 2018-12-08

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