- 05 Dec 19
The country artist is bringing Texas to Dublin in January.
Carson McHone has announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2020, including a date in Dublin at Whelan's on 23 January. Alongside the Felice Brothers, the Texas artist will perform songs from her 2018 album Carousel as well as her other country hits.
Carousel pulls from a range of influences, drawing inspiration from Bob Dylan, the Velvet Underground, and U.S. novelist Tom Wolfe, among others. An eclectic and confessional set of songs, the record was produced by producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin). Carousel is unconcerned with flying the flag of old-school country and wears its eclecticism proudly, with McHone singing each song in a voice that is worldly-wise and woozily gorgeous.
Dark, driving and evocative, Carousel captures a period of growth for the singer, shining a light not only on McHone’s honky-tonk roots, but on her development as a modern, alt-country storyteller. It featured newly written songs and updated versions of tracks that first appeared on 2015's Goodluck Man, pushing traditional sounds and themes into a modern context.
This upcoming tour will be Carson’s first return to Europe since her summertime outing, which she capped off with a performance at the Long Road Festival. Carson has also been confirmed to play alongside Loose label-mates Native Harrow at 2020’s Kilkenny Roots Festival in May.
The full list of upcoming dates can be found below and tickets can be purchased here.
Carson McHone European Tour Dates
22 Jan – BELFAST Limelight 2 (UK)*
23 Jan – DUBLIN Whelan’s (IE)*
25 Jan – NEWCASTLE NU Students Union (UK)*
27 Jan – LEEDS Brudenell (UK)*
28 Jan – CAMBRIDGE Junction 2 (UK)*
29 Jan – MANCHESTER Gorilla (UK)*
31 Jan – BRIGHTON Old Market (UK)*
01 Feb – LONDON Islington Assembly Hall (UK)*
02 Feb – BRISTOL Fleece (UK)*
* with The Felice Brothers