Following their triumphant Glastonbury debut and homecoming headline gig at Dublin’s Fairview Park, Inhaler have announced details of a string of dates in October. The band will play three of their biggest UK headline shows to date including a performance at London’s iconic Roundhouse.

The dates are:

Sat 15th Oct    Manchester Academy 1
Sun 16th Oct   Glasgow      O2 Academy
Wed 19th Oct   London        Roundhouse

Tickets will go on sale from on July 8th at 9.30am.

One of the breakthrough bands of the past decade, the Dublin quartet recently returned with These Are The Days, a widescreen indie-rock anthem and the group’s first new music since the release of their debut album It Won’t Always Be Like This in July 2021, a record that went to the top of the charts in both the UK and Ireland.

The group have a huge summer of festival dates lined up, including appearances at Pinkpop, Nos Alive, BBK Live, Truck, Tramlines, Lollapalooza Chicago, Summer Sonic. During the tour to support It Won’t Always Be Like This, Inhaler played to over 40,000 fans during US and European tours. The band will also support Arctic Monkeys across mainland Europe on the Sheffield group’s first live shows in three years.

Dublin’s Inhaler play cinematic indie rock with a post punk slant, not a million miles from the signature sound of early U2. There’s a very good reason for that comparison, as frontman Elijah Hewson is the son of U2 frontman Bono.

Yet Inhaler are far from a similar-sounding branch off the family tree. The comparisons would probably still plague the band, even if they were playing happy hardcore, mostly down to Hewson’s vocal similarity to his old man. Still, U2’s shadow looms large over Irish music and it’s no insult to say Hewson Jr’s outfit share the same knack for soaring melodies and driving rhythms, along with a pop sensibility and new wave romanticism that recalls another stadium-filling outfit, The Killers.

Comments are closed.