- 24 Aug 20
Damien Rice and ROE's performances for Van Morrison's 75th birthday celebration are going live tonight.
Following stunning performances for 'Rave On, Van Morrison' last night, we're bringing you another special evening of back-to-back Van covers – with Damien Rice performing 'Crazy Love', followed by ROE performing 'Lifetimes'.
Over the course of the YouTube event, celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, you can expect even more renditions of his remarkable songs from some of the most iconic names in the country – including President Michael D. Higgins with Bill Whelan, Hozier, Sinéad O'Connor, Bob Geldof, and Glen Hansard , to name just a few.
One of Ireland's most celebrated singer-songwriters, Damien Rice initially came to prominence with indie-rock band Juniper. He rose to international attention as a solo artist with the release of his Shortlist Music Prize-winning debut album O in 2002 – followed by 9 in 2006 and the Rick Rubin-produced My Favourite Faded Fantasy in 2014.
Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist ROE has been making serious waves of late with her unique brand of self-styled 'grump electro pop'. Over lockdown, she performed the Snow Patrol album Final Straw with Gary Lightbody and Rossborough as part of a special live-streamed gig, and released her new EP, Things We Don't Talk About, last week.
Damien Rice's performance of 'Crazy Love' (7pm Irish Standard Time) and ROE's performance of 'Lifetimes' (8pm) premiere tonight, August 24, on the Hot Press YouTube channel.
See the full schedule for the upcoming performances on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- Mon Aug 24 Damien Rice Crazy Love (7pm); ROE Lifetimes (8pm)
- Tues Aug 25 Moncrieff Hungry For Your Love (7pm); Loah If I Ever Needed Someone (8pm)
- Wed Aug 26 Rosie Carney Gypsy Queen (7pm); Whenyoung Irish Heartbeat (8pm)
- Thur Aug 27 Mary Stokes Band Roll With The Punches (7pm); Wyvern Lingo Domino (8pm)
- Fri Aug 28 Beoga Scandinavia (7pm); Reevah Ballerina (8pm)
- Sat Aug 29 Luka Bloom Madame George (7pm); Conor Marcus Rough God Goes Riding (8pm)
- Sun Aug 30 David Lyttle feat. Liam Neeson On Hyndford Street (7pm); Paul Brady Cry For Home (8pm)
Each 'Rave On, Van Morrison' performance premieres every night on the Hot Press YouTube channel. To make sure you don't miss out on any of our upcoming videos, subscribe to our YouTube here!
Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Sinéad O'Connor, Gary Lightbody, Tim Wheeler, Una Healy and David Keenan – who reflect on Van's music and influence. The issue will also look back at five decades of landmark Hot Press interviews with Van, in which he discusses everything from Ray Charles and his other musical heroes, to the inspiration behind the seminal Astral Weeks. Plus, you can expect exclusive photos from the archives, ten ways Van has changed the world, and much more. This historic publication is set to be a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to pre-order now.