- 06 Mar 23
The 28-year-old hip-hop star recently played three shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street.
Following a series of crowd-captivating shows in Dublin, UK hip-hop artist Loyle Carner announced he will be live-streaming his upcoming show at Wembley Arena on March 16th. The gig caps off the star’s UK tour for his latest album hugo, which was released in October 2022. Although the London show sold-out quickly, fans will now have the opportunity to watch it live from their screens anywhere in the world.
The acclaimed musician’s last Dublin show took place at Vicar Street on February 21st, where he performed for three consecutive nights due to phenomenal demand.
In a review of Carner’s second Vicar Street show, Hot Press’ Claire O’Neill wrote that the musician hammered home why he has so many accolades to his name and fostered an immaculate connection with the audience.
“Instantly singing along to the tracks, the crowd only got louder during the show. Fans were constantly reaching their hands out into the air, bobbing their bodies to the rhythm. Those that had the space were waving and dancing. In the balcony, even those that had seats stood, unable to contain their excitement.”
The artist’s third album, hugo, reached the No. 3 spot on the Official Albums Chart. In a 2022 interview with Hot Press’ Molly Cantwell, the outspoken artist opened up about the meaning behind this deeply personal album. During the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020, the musician reconnected with his previously estranged father who then taught him how to drive. He later decided to name the LP after his father’s car, which is affectionately called Hugo.
In addition, the artist opened up about feeling comfortable in his own skin and inspiring the next generation to love themselves for who they are.
“When I was a kid, I would have loved to hear my heroes talking about ADHD,” reflects Carner, who also has ADHD. “I have a platform, I get a chance to speak on some things and help kids feel happier in themselves. So, it’s definitely a responsibility of mine to do that. I feel like the next generation, especially with people who are neurodiverse, are really bright.”
In a five-star review of the LP, The Guardian’s Damien Morris called hugo a “beautiful, blistering masterpiece”.
Carner released his debut album Yesterday's Gone in 2017 and his sophomore album Not Waving, But Drowning in 2019, both to critical acclaim. His debut album earned him a nomination for the 2017 Mercury Prize.
Streaming tickets for Carner’s Wembley Arena show are on sale now and can be purchased online here.
Revisit our 2022 interview with Loyle Carner here.
Loyle Carner's UK tour dates can be found below.
March 6th: Rock City – Nottingham, UK
March 8th: O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
March 9th: O2 Academy – Bournemouth, UK
March 11th: University Great Hall – Cardiff, UK
March 12th: O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
March 15th: Eventim Apollo – London, UK
March 16th: OVO Arena Wembley – London, UK