U2 make it three: After selling 160,000 tickets in less than an hour last week, U2 have added a third and final date to their Croke Park run. Tickets for the July 27th gig go on sale next Wednesday at 8am.

Preacher men: Manic Street Preachers will play Dublin (Olympia, June 4th) and Belfast (Ulster Hall, June 6th) in support of their upcoming ninth album, Journal for Plague Lovers.

New Elvis album: Elvis Costello will release Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, at the end of May. The acoustic/ roots album was recorded in Nashville with T-Bone Burnett and features a duet with Emmylou Harris.

Liam’s threads: Liam Gallagher has launched his own line of clothing. Pretty Green’s debut collection hits the shops in June.

Marquee names: Tracy Chapman and Chickenfoot are the newest additions to Cork’s Live at the Marquee gig roster. Chapman will play on June 22nd and Chickenfoot on June 23rd.