- 30 May 19
Jamie Cullum will headline Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on March 9, 2020.
The announcement that Jamie Cullum will headline a date in Dublin during his UK and Ireland 2020 tour next March comes ahead of the release of his new album Taller, which is out June 7.
Critically acclaimed musician and songwriter Jamie Cullum will kick off his 12-date tour in Dublin on March 9, 2020 ahead of a number of dates across the UK. Cullum’s dynamic live performances have a boundless energy that seems to absorb the attention of the audience, and the musician’s undeniable stage presence elevates each performance.
Speaking on the upcoming tour, Jamie Cullum has said, “It’s going to be so fun playing this new music out on tour with my incredible band. We’re going to draw on these new songs and reinvent plenty of old ones too. The Taller 2020 tour is going to be a memorable one!”
In his upcoming record Taller, Cullum explores more personal subject matter with a refreshing authenticity. Each song on the album reflects a desire to grow, learn and explore life for the beautiful muddle it is. The title track showcases Cullum’s emotional honesty. Speaking on the track, the singer has said, “Historically there has been jokes about my physical stature and being married to a taller woman - so I wanted to own it. Using this as a jumping off point it became a song about the need to grow within your relationship and meet each other eye to eye, allowing room for both darkness and light.”
The album is littered with a broad range of influences, from funk and pop to gospel, and the lyrics of songs such as ‘Usher’, ‘Drink’ and ‘Mankind’ are a soulful collective for an alienated society. Jamie Cullum is not seeking approval on this album, he is expressing what feels true to himself and letting his feelings dictate the creative process.
‘’This album is really a love letter to my wife”, Cullum says. “It’s an album of my songs that takes stock of where I am right now. They were my working notes for life. My ‘Fortysomething' if you will. I wanted to put aside whether it was a jazz record, whether it was ticking this or that box. The songs would be king and they would be honest. I feel more proud of this than anything I’ve done’’
Tickets to see Jamie Cullum live in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre go on sale on Friday, June 7 from 9.30am, in line with the release of his anticipated album.