- 13 Nov 19
Wallis Bird's highly anticipated tour kicks off this Saturday in Belfast!
Acclaimed Irish artist Wallis Bird is back. The singer-songwriter - once described by the Irish Times as having enough energy on stage to be able to “kickstart an entire economy” – is about to embark on a country spanning tour of Ireland, which kicks off this Saturday at Belfast's The Duncairn.
Speaking on the forthcoming tour, Bird said, “I’m calling it the New Moon Tour because of its symbolism; transition, femininity, the passing of time and new beginnings; the dark side of light. All of this amounts to how I feel at this point in my life. This is my new moon”.
The new record - which will be her sixth studio album – will be out in autumn 2019. Sonically, the album is full of earthy folk and heavy in beats and bass. “It’s built on a quite different tonal and chordal structure than usual”, says Wallis, “and I’ve tried to flood it with love, questions and understanding. I’m trying to make sense of the socio-political new world that we’re living in, and finding a way to heal myself”.
Wallis’ career has drawn respect from both critics and audiences. She’s played hundreds of international headline shows over the past decade. She’s a two-time Meteor Award winner, a two-time Irish Choice Prize nominee, and a nominee for Artist of the Year at this year's Folk Alliance International Awards.
"I can’t wait to share new anthems and songs, and of course reminisce over the golden-oldies. I cannot wait," Bird enthused.
Don't miss your chance to see Wallis Bird coming to a town near you. Check out the full set of Irish dates below:
November 16th - Belfast, The Duncairn
November 17th - Dundalk, The Spirit Store
November 20th - Limerick, Dolans
November 21st - Dublin, Vicar Street
November 22nd - Wexford, National Opera House
November 23rd - Galway, Black Box
November 24th - Cork, The Everyman Theatre