Damien Dempsey – Mar 31

Sunday, March 31, 2024 20:00

All shows are over 18’s unless specified

(once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded, unless the event is cancelled)

Damien Dempsey is a passionate singer and songwriter – a rare gem of an artist. An ex-boxer with the soul of a poet, whose heroes and influences are as diverse as Christy Moore, Shane MacGowan, Luke Kelly and Bob Marley. Beautifully shot documentary ‘Love Yourself Today’, released in 2021, follows a number of individuals who have been strongly influenced by Damien and unearths their stories of overcoming pain and finding solace in his music. The film successfully explains the Dublin singer-songwriter’s appeal by focusing on what his songs mean to fans.

At the beginning of 2023 Dempsey went into rehearsals for a 20-night residency at the Abbey Theatre, with his hugely successful debut show, Tales from the Holywell. The Conor Pearson-directed production was followed by a 14-date Irish tour and a support slot for The Saw Doctors at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl. 2023 has also seen the first new music from Damien since 2018’s sublime Union album.

Hope Calling is the first single from his as yet untitled 2024 new album and is released via Sony Ireland. As Damien suggests “…I believe we must always carry hope in our hearts, hope lives in dreams and imagination and visualisation, and without it we would never solve or create anything, so keep it safe in your heart, always. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without hope, it helps us along through life like music does.”

Damien will finish the year with a record run of six sold out shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street before a run of dates in Spring 2024 in Ireland followed by a UK tour in May.

Dempsey has earned his place amongst the all-time greats of Irish musicHot Press