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Dublin rock quartet The Riptide Movement are hitting the Spirit Store stage next Thursday, May 23.

Dublin rock quartet The Riptide Movement are hitting the Spirit Store stage next Thursday, May 23.

Recent accolades include three top 20 singles and a top 20 platinum selling album ‘What about the tip jars’ in 2009. Sophomore album ‘Keep on keepin’ on’ was released to critical acclaim in Ireland, and charted at number 6 in the official Irish album charts.

In 2012, they have rocked out to 35,000 people in the RDS with Bon Jovi and supported Bob Dylan in Finsbury Park in London. Within the past year the Riptide Movement have sold out headline shows at Whelan’s, the Academy main room and the Olympia Theater.

The band are renowned for their phenomenal live shows, filling out venues and rocking out festivals all over Europe, they have toured Germany, Russia, France, India and the UK and have been a regular feature on all the major Irish festivals over the past three years, including Oxegen, Electric Picnic, the Westport Festival and the Sea Sessions.

It is unanimously agreed by critics across the board that the Riptide Movement are the best live band to come out of Ireland in recent memory.

This summer sees the band off to the sunny climes of Spain’s legendary Benicàssim Festival and also hopping over the Irish sea to Cornbury in the UK.

The band released a new single in April called ‘Hard to Explain’ from their Top 10 Irish album ‘Keep on keepin’ on’ and the album recently won an Eric Award for “Best Irish album of 2012” on entertainment.ie .

This year has already started well for The Riptide Movement, an appearance on The Late Late Show was followed with a recorded session for “Other Voices” in Derry and now they are back in the studio recording their new album due for release later this year.

Tickets are 12.50e and are available from www.spiritstore.ie and McAteers.