- 09 Sep 22
Loyle Carner's second Vicar Street date will take place on Tuesday, February 21st 2023.
Due to phenomenal demand, Loyle Carner has announced a second show at Dublin's Vicar Street after the initial date completely sold out.
The Londoner will now perform on Monday, February 20th and Tuesday, February 21st 2023.
With his new album hugo, Loyle Carner confronts both the deeply personal and the highly political. Cinematic in scale and scope, hugo is both a rallying war cry for a generation forged in fire and a study of the personal internal conflict that drives the rest of the album - as a mixed-race Black man, as an artist, as a father, and as a son.
After releasing the powerful video for his first single in two years ('Hate'), Carner recently teamed up with John Agard on new track 'Georgetown'.
Carner's last drop before 'Hate' and 'Georgetown' was in late 2020 with single 'Yesterday'. Prior to this, the rapper released his sophomore studio album Not Waving, But Drowning in April 2019.
"Not Waving, But Drowning boasts a range of strong guest appearances – including Tom Misch, Rebel Kleff and Kiko Bun – though none of them overpower Carner, who crafts a compelling coming-of-age narrative over the course of the record," Hot Press' Ellie MacClean wrote in her review at the time.
The musician discussed the meaning behind his latest track, saying the track is "one of the few songs made from a hateful place. I was angry at the world, frightened and overwhelmed. It’s unfiltered. Really just a stream of consciousness that builds to an understanding that hate is rooted in fear."
Tickets available here.