Pope Francis has said he will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, visiting Dublin for two days in August this year.
He will be in Dublin on 25 and 26 August for a Church meeting on families.
The announcement, which was widely expected, has been warmly welcomed by the Catholic bishops in Ireland.
The band's new record Wildness is their first in seven years.
Singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody said of the album: "There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness.
"Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it."
Multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announce will come to 3Arena Dublin on 16 December.
This is Josh’s first tour since his sold-out Stages Tour 2015/2016.
Speaking about the gigs, Groban said: “I can’t wait to get back on the road and play old and new songs for my fans,”
“It's the thing I most look forward to. Creating a show each tour that gives everyone there, including me, an experience they want to hold onto.”