Otherkin's lead singer Luke Reilly says it has been a lifelong ambition of his to play at Slane Castle because he literally grew up only a stone's throw away from the famous venue.
"I remember telling my brother that one day I’d play Slane," says Luke Reilly.
Luke grew up only two kilometres "down the road" from the castle and he has been at many of the famous gigs there "ever since I was old enough to get in". He adds, "I remember years ago standing in my cousin’s bedroom in Toronto and he is the biggest Guns N’ Roses fan ever and I remember seeing all his posters and Guns’ records and I said that one day I’d play Slane."
The other two support acts confirmed for the Guns n' Roses gig at Slane Castle in May are Royal Blood and Mark Lanegan.
In an interview with RTÉ Entertainment, Luke Reilly added: “I heard about the last Dublin show and the ruckus with Axl but for me that’s part of his dynamic as a performer. This Slane show is going to massive for them and historic too, so I am very interested to see what they’re going to do."
This isn't the first time an Irish band has supported Guns N' Roses: My Little Funhouse also had the honour when Axl Rose & Co first played Slane all the way back in 1992.
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