Vancouver's Japandroids will play the Mandela Hall in August as they tour their incredible new album Celebration Rock.
Released earlier this month on Polyvinyl Records, Celebration Rock, has received widespread critical acclaim including a 'Best New Music' designation from Pitchfork and a nomination for the 2012 Polaris prize.
Coming three years after the pair's first effort, Post-Nothing, the record had originally appeared unlikely after the band agreed to part in late 2008.
However, after Post-Nothing was released by independent Canadian label Unfamiliar Recordings the band soon piqued online interest and were picked up by Polyvinyl Records.
Following this breakthrough, Japandroids undertook a mammoth touring schedule, playing over 200 shows in support of the album.
Having gained plaudits for their energetic performances the world over, the band took the majority of 2011 to work on the new material that would become Celebration Rock.
Sure to feature heavily on many of 2012's Best Album lists, the opportunity to see Japandroids in Belfast is one not to be missed.
"Incredibly dense, fashioning a bionic kind of rock music from the best parts without a moment that lacks crowd-pleasing purpose." - Pitchfork
"Every track’s an anthem; every second’s precious, each breath as breathless as the last." - BBC Music
"Celebration Rock starts strong and stays there over the course of its eight songs and 35 minutes." - The A.V Club