- 16 Jun 22
Produced with stunning clarity by Phillip Magee, Kodaline's 80-minute live album Our Roots Run Deep features a cross-section of the group’s most treasured tunes and three covers.
Beloved Irish quartet Kodaline have announced a very special project, borne from their cosy, sold-out 3Olympia Theatre show in early March 2022.
The Dublin band will release a brand-new, stripped-down, 17-track live album and Fantasy Records debut on October 14th, titled Our Roots Run Deep.
When Kodaline stepped on stage at the iconic venue three months ago, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Steve Garrigan; bassist/vocalist, Jason Boland; guitarist/vocalist, Mark Prendergast; and drummer/vocalist Vinny May felt a deep sense of renewal - of their friendship, their brotherhood, and their musical community. They also felt a sense of release, which permeates the upcoming album.
“This album is something we’ve wanted to do for a very long-time, it’s also something entirely new to us,” explain the band. “It’s a stripped-down acoustic show with no click, which basically means, it’s very raw and unfiltered. We wanted to try and capture the energy and atmosphere of the night as best we could. It was an intimate show recorded in one of our favourite venues in the world, in Dublin City at home in Ireland. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed playing it.”
Known for the soaring, pop-rock anthems and lush, yearning ballads that have topped radio and streaming charts around the globe, for these special intimate performances Kodaline utilised largely acoustic instruments.
Cellist David Doyle and keyboardist/vocalist David Prendergast helped give the warm, living room sound added layers of texture and depth.
The set’s highlights include opener ‘Wherever You Are,’ the lead track from their latest LP, 2020’s One Day At A Time, ‘High Hopes,’ the lead single from the band’s debut album, 2013’s In A Perfect World and ‘Brother,’ a moving cut from the group’s third studio album, Politics of Living, which is now being released as the first track from Our Roots Run Deep.
The band include three interesting covers: a dramatic turn on Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean,’ a mostly a cappella performance of Sam Cooke’s soul classic ‘Bring It On Home To Me,’ and ‘Dirty Old Town,’ the near-Irish standard popularised by The Dubliners and The Pogues.
Our Roots Run Deep will be released digitally and in an array of physical formats, as well as special fan bundles available at kodaline.com (including limited signed prints).
Kodaline have also announced an extensive Our Roots Run Deep European headline tour running through October and November 2022.
Ahead of this they will play a number of shows this month with Malahide Castle tomorrow (June 17th), Sea Sessions in Donegal, Ireland on June 18th and Lytham Festival on June 30th. Full dates are listed below, and tickets are on sale now.
Pre-order Our Roots Run Deep here. Watch the live performance video of ‘Brother’ below.
Wherever You Are
Brand New Day
Dirty Old Town
Love Like This
Love Will Set You Free
Bring It On Home To Me
Everything Works Out In The End
All I Want
JUNE 2022 SHOWS
17 Dublin – Malahide Castle
18 Donegal – Sea Sessions
30 Lancashire – Lytham Festival
OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP TOUR DATES 2022
05 Strasbourg - La Laiterie
06 Brussels - Ancienne Belgique
07 Tilburg - 013
08 Cologne - Carlswerk Victoria
10 Hamburg - Fabrik
12 Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan
13 Oslo - Rockefeller
14 Copenhagen - Vega Main Hall
15 Berlin – Astra
17 Poznan - Tama
18 Warsaw - Stodola
19 Vienna – Gasometer
20 Krakow – Studio
22 Budapest - Akvarium Klub
24 Prague – Forum
25 Munich – Tonhalle
26 Frankfurt – Batschkapp
11 Madrid - Riviera
13 Milan – Fabrique
14 Bologna - Estragon
15 Rome - Orion
17 Lyon - Le Transbordeur
18 Stuttgart - Longhorn
19 Luxembourg - Den Atelier
20 Zurich - X-Tra
22 Paris - Bataclan
23 Amsterdam – Paradiso