Following A meteoric rise over the past 12 months, Kodaline have announced their biggest headline show to date. The Dublin band will play The O2 Dublin on St Patrick’s Eve, 16th March.
Kodaline have three upcoming dates at The Olympia Theatre in November, all of which have been sold out for months.
With 2013 being named as the return of the guitar band, Kodaline have timed their arrival perfectly. A good job too, because the Irish four-piece haven’t got a plan b.
“There are no other ideas. This is it,” says lead singer Steve Garrigan. “It may sound cliched but this is all we’ve ever wanted,” adds guitarist Mark Prendergast.
Steve and Mark, along with bassist Jay Boland and drummer Vinny May Jnr, have had an explosive start off the blocks. Their debut track ‘All I Want’ has sold over 100,000 copies in the UK. Written by Steve about an ex who broke his heart, he explains, “I was with this girl for about two and a half years, who went away on holiday and said ‘we’ll talk about it when we get back’ and she came back with a boyfriend, so it was like ‘oh shit’, so I wrote about it.”
Most of the song’s success has been due to word of mouth from the video, a beauty and the beast melodrama directed by the upcoming Stevie Russell. The song, coupled with the story of a modern day ‘monster’ (played by Russell himself) winning over a blonde colleague, has racked up over 1.5 million views online. It was also hand-picked for the Google Zeitgeist ad, which has been watched by an audience of 13 million, bringing with it a solid army of fans.
‘All I Want’ is part of their debut 11-song opus In A Perfect World, which they’ve spent the best part of the last year making, and is an album of honest, melodic, soulful and romantic songs.
Tickets for the O2 show go on sale this Friday.