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Viral chart-topping band Wild Youth announce December date for Limerick

Fresh from their performance at Sea Sessions and support slot with The Script, Wild Youth,  the four-piece band who stormed  the  Spotify  Viral  Charts  and  held  the  #1  spot  for  two  weeks  with  their  first  single have announced they are to play Limerick later this year.

Dolans Presents have announced that Wild Youth will play Dolans Warehouse on Saturday, December 1st.

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With  influences  ranging  from  Imagine  Dragons,  to  The  XX,  The  Script,  and  The  1975,  Wild Youth play  a  melodic  brand  of  pop-rock  with  electronic  touches. 

After  a  freak  accident  left  Conor  O’Donohoe,  songwriter  and  keyboards,  with  a  prolonged  period  of  rehabilitation  he  took  up  the  guitar  to  pass  the  time.  His  new  passion  caused  him  to  shift  his  focus  from  college  and  sports  to  composing  songs  in  his  shed  with  childhood  best  friend  Dave  Whelan,  singer. 

With  the  recruitment  of  guitarist  Edward  Porter  and  drummer  Callum  McAdam,  Conor  found  two  musicians  that  could  breathe  new  life  into  the  songs  he  had  composed.  The  four  then  locked  themselves  away  for  a  year  writing  new  songs  and  developing  their  sound.

In  2017,  the band  emerged  with  “All  or  Nothing”,  which  amassed  over  half  a  million  Spotify  streams.  Their  second  single,  “Lose  Control”,  received  heavy  rotation  on  radio  stations  and  led  to  sold  out  headline  shows  in  Dublin  and  London. 

They  soon  found  themselves  invited  to  support  artists  such  as  Niall  Horan,  The  Script,  and  Zara  Larsson  on  arena  sized  shows,  and  drawing  huge  crowds  to  their  festival  slots  across  Ireland  and  the  UK. 

The band have already played festivals across the country, including Indiependence, Sea Sessions and Longitude. RTE entertainment critic Sarah McIntyre described the band as ‘set for big things judging by their super catchy, pop-rock sound tinged with electronic touches’. 

Earlier this year the band released the Foo Fighters song My Hero with Woodie's Choir as part of a drive to raise €1m for four Irish charities - Jack and Jill, Down Syndrome Ireland, Temple Street and the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Wild Youth have recently returned with a brand-new single ‘Can’t Move On’, co-produced by Mark Sheehan and Danny O’ Donoghue of The Script in London’s Metropolis Studios.

Currently  splitting  their  time  between  Dublin  and  London,  writing  and  recording  their  first  album,  Wild  Youth  look  set  to  big  one  of  the  biggest  acts  of  2018  and  for  many  years  beyond. 

Wild Youth will play Dolans Warehouse on Saturday, December 1st. Tickets are on sale This Friday and can be purchased via dolans.ie