- 24 Jun 19
After her metamorphic new album, Kate Tempest is taken her spoken word poetry to the stage.
Poet and recording artist Kate Tempest announced a headline show for Vicar Street on November, 15 following the release of her highly anticipated new album.
The Book of Traps and Lessons was released on June 14 to critical acclaim.
For this album, she worked with long-time collaborator Dan Carey and the legendary US producer Rick Rubin. The album is spoken word poetry set to fantastic instrumentals detailing a narrative thread and is recommended to be listened to in one sitting.
“I think of the song like a cleansing moment in the wider context of the record, in the same way that a relationship can be a cleansing moment in the wider context of a life," says Kate on her track 'Firesmoke'. "A kind of a turning point. I wrote it for my woman. Inspired by her and everything that falling in love with her has taught me.”
To date, she has published three poetry collections, one book-length poem, a novel, staged three plays, and released two solo studio albums—Everybody Down (shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize), and Let Them Eat Chaos (shortlisted for the 2017 Mercury Award).
In 2013, she received the Ted Hughes Award for her work Brand New Ancients and was named the Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society - an accolade only awarded once-a-decade.
Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday at 9am and are priced at €25.
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