The Rubberbandits set for Late Late Show this Friday

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

THE RUBBERBANDITS are to appear on the Late Late Show this Friday night, their second appearance in under 12 months on the show.

THE RUBBERBANDITS are to appear on the Late Late Show this Friday night, their second appearance in under 12 months on the show.

The news was confirmed by the ‘Bandits official spokesperson, who noted that “even Bono has never achieved such an illustrious milestone”.

“The Director General of RTE, LL Cool J, said it was an unprecedented event in RTE’s history and is a true testament to the influence and impact that the Rubberbandits have had on modern Irish society,” added the band’s spokesperson, tongue firmly lodged in cheek.

The ‘Bandits second Late Late appearance comes hot on the heels of the release of their debut album, which set a record for pre-sales before its release and is on course to be the biggest Irish produced record of 2011.

The plastic bag wearing duo have also announced a trio of shows in Dublin, London and New York in March, while tickets are flying for their home town show in Dolan’s on December 29.

The duo, who recently filmed a series of online comedy shorts for Channel 4 and expect to sign a deal for a pilot show with the television station to film next year with Fr Ted director Declan Lowney, followed in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and Noam Chomsky by appearing at the Trinity Historical Society this Tuesday night, where they were given honorary membership of the society.