- 22 Apr 21
The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One this Friday, April 23rd at 9.35pm.
Alongside Conor O'Brien's announcement of their upcoming fifth album Fever Dreams this week, Villagers have confirmed a string of live dates for later this year taking in the UK and Ireland.
The highly-anticipated followup to The Art of Pretending to Swim will be released on August 20, 2021 via Domino, and is accompanied by a video directed by Daniel Brereton.
Villagers came to prominence in 2010 with the release of the debut album, Becoming a Jackal. Released to critical acclaim, the album was shortlisted for the 2010 Mercury Prize and the Choice Music Prize.
Also set to appear on The Late Late Show this week is Michelle O'Neill, Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister.
O'Neill will be making her first visit to the RTÉ show, and is posed to discuss how becoming a mother aged 16 changed her life, her hopes for post-Brexit Ireland, the ongoing controversy around her attendance at Bobby Storey's funeral, and her relationship with DUP First Minister Arlene Foster.
Musical legend Sir Tom Jones will be performing his take on the Bob Dylan classic 'One More Cup of Coffee' from his new album Surrounded by Time.
Jamie Wall, who in 2014 was a promising dual GAA star, will speak to Ryan about the day that his life took a remarkable turn, and how he adjusted to paralysis and went on to manage his home club to victory.
Tolu Ibikunle, Susan Ilesanmi, and Okefe Afe, three Dubliners who shot to fame on TikTok with their viral accents video, will also be joining Ryan Tubridy in studio.
Una Ring & Eve McDowell, who were both subjected to terrifying stalking ordeals, will speak about their campaign to have a specific offence of stalking introduced with longer sentences for the crime.
Tune in to The Late Late Show on RTÉ One this Friday, April 23rd at 9.35pm.
Photo credit: Rich Gilligan