The dude Kurt Vile is leaving the Violators back in the US to come to Ireland in April and play the Pavilion in Cork and Whelan’s in Dublin. Whelan’s is first up on Monday, April 7, before he heads to Cork on April 9. Wonder what he’ll get up to in between… Tickets for the Pav show are €22 plus booking fee. Support is “friend and member of The Black Heart Procession”, Pall Jenkins. I saw Vile twice last summer, at Primavera in the searing heat which was joyous, and on the main stage of Body & Soul in the pissing rain. But then the clouds dispersed and the sun came out – THAT’S THE POWER OF KURT VILE, PEOPLE!!! You won’t want to miss these shows! Here’s a full performance on KEXP.