- 21 May 21
Listen to 'His Name Was Gar Kane' below.
Following the tragic death of Gar Kane last year, David Keenan has shared a stunning tribute to his close friend and bandmate in the form of a new song, 'His Name Was Gar Kane'. All proceeds from the track – available on Bandcamp – are going directly to Gar's wife Caroline and their three sons.
"Those of you who are aware of my journey over the years will know of Gar's role in the band, his warrior voice and intricate bass playing, his presence throughout my live life and on my first album," David wrote in a statement shared on social media. "Gar was such a beautiful, intelligent, inspiring man. His death has left a void, nowhere is this felt as much as in his young family."
"As the restrictions ease, let us not forget those we've lost over the last 12 months through suicide nor those who still struggle today with mental wellness."
Last night, David shared a moving performance of the track on RTÉ Two's TradFest.
'His Name Was Gar Kane' is available to download below:
Last month, David released his latest single, 'Peter O'Toole's Drinking Stories' – taken from his highly anticipated sophomore album, "WHAT THEN?", out on October 1. Over lockdown, he released his three volumes of Isolation Tapes, and a live album Alchemy & Prose, alongside a concert film based on his unforgettable headliner at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.
David Keenan's Autumn/Winter Tour:
13th October – Limelight 1, Belfast
16th October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
19th October – Artheater, Cologne
20th October – Le Pop Up, Paris
21st October – Palzien 12, Brussels
22nd October – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
24th October – Badehaus, Berlin
26th October – Bogen F, Zurich
27th October – Strom, Munich
29th October – Chelsea, Vienna
30th October – The Schreib, Graz
1st November – Chapeau Rouge, Prague
3rd November – Poglos, Warsaw
5th November – Rolling Stone Beach, Weissenhauser Strand (Festival Performance)
8th November – Belleville, Oslo
10th November – Nalen Clubb, Stockholm
12th November – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen
22nd November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
23rd November – Islington Assembly Hall, London
24th November – Komedia, Brighton
27th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield
28th November – Think Tank, Leicester
30th November – St Lukes, Glasgow
1st December – Caves, Edinburgh
2nd December – Think Tank, Newcastle
4th December – Phase One, Liverpool
6th December - Cyprus Avenue, Cork
8th December - Dolan's, Limerick
9th December - Roisin Dubh, Galway
10th December - Spirit Store, Dundalk
12th December - Olympia Theatre, Dublin