- 28 Jun 22
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Singer-songwriter and producer Maverick Sabre has announced a Dublin headline show to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his acclaimed debut album, Lonely Are The Brave.
Born in England and raised in New Ross in Wexford, Sabre (Michael Stafford) is delighted to announce he will be headlining Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre for the very first time on 4th December 2022.
This announcement follows the release of Maverick’s fourth LP Don’t Forget To Look Up in January, the album featured appearances from Nile Rogers, Sasha Keable and Demae with The Arts Desk.
The independently released Don’t Forget To Look Up is "a deliberately introspective record, touching on lockdown induced feelings of isolation and claustrophobic relationships, and Stafford’s earnest, raw style suits that".
From spine-tingling opener ‘Falling’, to the collaborations with London-based artists Demae and Sacha Keable – not to mention several stripped-back gospel tracks – the self-produced album put a foot wrong. An artist who only speaks when he has something worthwhile to say, Sabre variously explores humble infatuation (‘Can’t Be Wrong’); sexual connection (‘Something Special’); and spiritual growth ‘(Good Man’).
Lonely Are The Brave reached No. 3 in the Irish album charts back in 2012, and was certified Gold after three weeks.
“I wanted to mark the 10 year anniversary of my debut album with a special tour," Maverick said of the announcement. "LATB has taken me around the world and kickstarted a lot of moments in my career, it also is a diary entry to how I was feeling at that point in my life about my own experiences and what I saw in the world around me.
"There's a sadness in the fact that many of the topics I was writing about haven't changed much in those 10 years but there's a beauty in reflecting on where I was internally all those years ago to now, so with this tour I want to give enough energy to both sides of that," the musician added. "For all the old school fans I wanted this to just be a reminder of something they hold close to their hearts and for the new fans that don't know the first album as much I wanted to bring them back to a record that still feels like it has as much relevance now as it did when it was first released.
"It'll be my first tour doing a whole album in its entirety and I'm excited to reconnect with it and bring it to life once again.”
Listen to Lonely Are The Brave below.
Read the most recent Hot Press interview with Maverick Sabre here.
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