Irish Indie Rockers The Academic to open for The Rolling Stones in Dublin

by the partae

The Rolling Stones have announced The Academic as support for their Croke Park date of the Stones – No Filter tour. The Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ tour opens in Dublin on 17 May before heading to the UK, with other major shows taking place in Germany, France, Czech Republic and Poland this summer.

The Academic – Craig Fitzgerald (vox/guitar), Dean Gavin (drums) and brothers Matt (lead guitar) and Stephen Murtagh (bass) – will open for The Rolling Stones on the first night of the No Filter tour in Croke Park, Dublin on 17 May.

Speaking of the announcement The Academic said: “How do we feel about playing a show with The Rolling Stones at Croke Park? I think we are all still getting over that phone call! To be sharing the stage with the greatest rock and roll band of all time in a venue that we’ve always dreamed about performing in is a bit surreal. We grew up on their music. Now that we’re playing Croke with them it’s a dream fulfilled!”

Ireland’s favourite indie outfit The Academic have come roaring into 2018 with the release of their debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’. Going straight to No.1 in the Irish album charts, it has received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

After selling out shows across the US and Europe this year, the band are currently in the middle of a sold-out UK tour.

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