- 29 Mar 21
€16 tickets for the Dublin gig go on sale this Wednesday, March 31st at 10am.
Following his announcement of brand new album Already Dead, which arrives on August 6th, US troubadour Willy Mason will make his highly anticipated return to Dublin on November 11th. He last played Dublin in March 2018 after performing at The Grand Social.
‘Already Dead’ is due for release via Cooking Vinyl, landing at a time when certain words must be said. The project is a quest for love in a society which fears and discourages it; for truth and justice in a society which prioritises convenience and profit.
“I ended up diving so deeply into this record because it felt at the time, like the only way I could hope to do some good for somebody,” Willy says.
“All the concern and care I have for people, fear, frustration and sadness, all came pouring out."
With a sound that recalls Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash along with the cynicism of grunge and punk, nobody could believe wry singer-songwriter Willy Mason was only 19 when he first appeared on the indie scene.
Born and raised on Martha's Vineyard, Mason grew up with his parents' love of folk music. His teen years brought Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine into his life, which fused with the folk genre to perfection.
Mason's popularity rose after Sean Foley, an associate of musician Conor Oberst, discovered his music on a local Martha's Vineyard radio broadcast. Oberst later signed Mason to his new record label, Team Love Records and in the summer of 2004, Mason and his brother Sam traveled to Old Soul Studios in New York to record Where the Humans Eat.
Alongside a host of EP releases, Mason's dropped his sophomore album If the Ocean Gets Rough in 2007, and his third offering Carry On five years later. His most recent LP includes a collaboration with Brendan Benson: 2013's Upstairs at United, Vol. 7. The musician has toured with the likes of Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Mason’s previous sell-out Irish shows were a major success, and his latest gig announcement will prove popular with his following. Nab your tickets from Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster.ie from March 31st at 10am.