- 15 Aug 22
The soulster is set to play Musgrave Park, Cork on Wednesday, June 14th, Malahide Castle, Dublin on Friday, June 16th and Belsonic, Belfast on Saturday, June 17th.
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini has announced a trio of Irish outdoor headline shows in Cork, Dublin and Belfast for summer 2023 with tickets going on sale this Friday.
Nutini recently released his fourth studio album Last Night In The Bittersweet via Atlantic Records, which knocked Harry Styles' Harry's House down from number 1 on the Official Irish Album Charts. This success comes after an eight-year break following his previous record Caustic Love (2014), some of which Nutini spent backpacking in Central America.
Last Night In The Bittersweet is described as a 70-minute epic that spans the distance from classic rock to post-punk to hypnotic krautrock and in the process proves "its value as his deepest, most varied, most accomplished, and ultimately most rewarding set so far", according to a press release.
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The Scottish singer wrote much of his new LP on bass guitar, which resulted in the motorik rhythms of the track 'Lose It' that is reminiscent of early '70s German bands like Can and Neu!. At the other end of the spectrum, 'Through The Echoes' is a timeless classic in the lineage of American soul and R&B singers Ben E. King and Otis Redding, and the opening track 'Afterneath' samples Patricia Arquette’s memorable speech in the final scenes of 1993 cult classic True Romance by Quentin Tarantino. 'Petrified In Love', then, has the "cheerful spikiness" of English rock band Squeeze.
According to MOJO 4*, Nutini is pushing his own boundaries as he has "re-emerged with a significantly broader musical palette and a sound which, on the heroic Shine A Light, borders on anthemic….Lose it merges Split Enz’s I Got You with the relentlessness of Krautrock; Heart Filled up begins in almost hymnal fashion and finishes like late-period Julian Cope…"
Three of Nutini's four albums to date have hit number 1 in Ireland. The Ivor Novello winner and multiple BRIT Award nominee has also collected a remarkable 18 Platinum certifications in the UK and amassed 8 million global album sales, 8 million UK single sales, and 1.5 billion global streams. His LPs Sunny Side Up and Caustic Love have hit number 1 on the UK album charts.
The gig announcement for next summer comes ahead of Nutini's sold-out dates in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast next week.
Paolo Nutini's Irish dates for 2023:
Musgrave Park, Cork - June 14th, 2023
Malahide Castle, Dublin - June 16th, 2023
Belsonic, Belfast - June 17th, 2023
Tickets for Dublin and Cork are priced €59.90 and will go on sale this Friday, August 19th at 10am via Ticketmaster.
Subject to licence.