He's set to replace JD Fortune...
jason gregory
14:33 26th September 2011

INXS have announced that their new singer is Ciraran Gribbin.

The 35-year-old will replace JD Fortune, who quit the band for a second time earlier this summer.

Gribbin, who has written for Madonna and sung backing vocals for Snow Patrol, told Billboard he was a long-time fan of the band.

"I remember 'Kick' like it was yesterday. I remember seeing the guys on MTV and then on Jools Holland's BBC show...watching as a kid, just blown away by them,” he said.

“INXS definitely played a huge part in my musical education as a songwriter and something I aspired to, so to be in the band now is pretty amazing."

Gribbin will make is live debut with the band at six shows in South America, Europe and Australia during November.

INXS are then expected to begin work on their next studio album.

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