- 24 May 21
Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer Van Morrison will play the Belfast venue's first concerts since lockdown.
Two dates for Van Morrison, Live at The Ulster Hall have been announced for July this year.
The Northern Irish legend and his full band will play the historic Belfast venue on Friday, July 23rd and Saturday July 24th 2021.
These will be the first live concerts at the Ulster Hall since lockdown began last year. The venue has been the pulse of the Northern Irish capital's live entertainment scene for over 150 years.
Julia Corkey, Chief Executive ICC Belfast & Ulster Hall, said they are working to ensure full compliance with public health requirements, and that “visitor and staff safety is our number one priority”.
"The team is finalising plans to welcome live audiences back and we are confidently planning for what promises to be a great schedule of concerts. We will continue to work with the relevant authorities to ensure that live music fans have a safe and enjoyable experience that is fully compliant with any public health requirements.”
Van Morrison released his latest album Latest Record Project Volume 1 earlier this month. His 42nd studio LP is a 28 track double album delving into his ongoing love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul.
Born in 1945, Morrison heard his shipyard worker father’s collection of blues, country and gospel early in life. Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly, he was a travelling musician by the age of 15 before forming Them in 1964. He went solo in 1967 with the release of 'Blowin’ Your Mind!' and the rest is history.
Limited tickets for Van Morrison, Live at The Ulster Hall go on-sale Friday May 28th at 10am from www.ulsterhall.co.uk
Check out the 2020 Hot Press special issue Rave On, Van Morrison to celebrate his 75th birthday here.
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