Villagers and Kodaline are playing free instore gigs at Dublin's Tower Records to celebrate their new albums

Both will play in-store gigs at Dublin's Tower Records on Friday (Sept 21).

Two of Ireland's biggest bands are playing free shows this week to celebrate the release of their new albums.

Dublin-based Villagers and folk-rock quartet Kodaline will perform at Dublin's Tower Records on Friday, September 21. 

Villagers will celebrate the release of their fifth studio album The Art of Pretending to Swim with an acoustic set by vocalist/guitarist Conor O'Brien at 6pm. The band's latest record is released that day and follows a trio of chart-toppers plus 2016's Top 20 record Where Have You Been All My Life?. 

Capacity for the show is limited and entry is based on a first-come-first-served basis, so get there early! 

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Meanwhile, Kodaline will play a set the same evening at 8pm ahead of the release of their third album The Politics Of Living, out on September 28. 

Both of the band's previous albums, 2013's In A Perfect World and 2015's Coming Up For Air, topped the Irish Albums Chart. Can they make it three in a row? 

Kodaline's gig is ticketed and you can register for a wristband by pre-ordering the album in-store or online at

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