- 06 Feb 18
Following three sold-out Christmas shows at Vicar St last December, Damien Dempsey has announced he will return to Dublin’s stunning Iveagh Gardens this summer.
Damien Dempsey’s importance as a singer and songwriter of great passion, conviction and beauty has never been more prominent. Dempsey achieves a feeling at his concerts that other artists can only dream of. His connection with his audience is so palpable the most cynical of souls cannot help but be moved by the experience.
Seventeen years into an astonishing career, Damien Dempsey released his seventh studio album in May 2017, his most exciting work to date, Soulsun. Soulsun sees the man affectionately known as Damo team up with a stellar cast of female guest vocalists, who are referred to as ‘the mighty Celtic Warrior High Queens’. “It’s nice to feature something softer than my gruff voice all the time,” Dempsey laughs. “They all create nice contrasts and they each bring something unique to the table."
Damien Dempsey will be joined by County Antrim trad group Beoga, who released their fifth ablum Before we change our mind in 2016, before going on to collaborate with Ed Sheeran for two songs on his most recent divide album. He'll also be joined by Paul Alwright, FKA Lethal Dialect. Having recently kicked off his acting career with a roll in the hugely successful Cardboard Gangsters, Alwright is set to release his new album Hungry this year. No doubt it'll be another masterstroke from one of Ireland's smartest, sharpest and most ambitious hip-hop artists.
Damien Dempsey, Beoga and Paul Alwright will perform at Iveagh Gardens on Saturday 14th July 2018.
Tickets priced €40 go on sale Thursday 8th February at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.