“profoundly beautiful music” – Alex Petridis, The Guardian *****
Due to huge demand the wonderful John Grant has added a second date at Vicar Street on 10 November following the quick sell-out of his show on 9 November.
It had already been an extraordinary enough journey for John Grant, from the point where he thought he’d never make music again or escape a life of substance abuse to winning awards and accolades and collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, Rumer and Hercules & Love Affair. But then in the spring of 2014 came the nomination in the Best International Male Solo Artist category at the BRITS alongside Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Drake, like some sort of fantasy dreamt up in a moment of outrageous hubris.
Despite all his personal and career setbacks in the past, Grant has continued to build on the incredible acclaim won by his first two solo albums, 2010’s Queen Of Denmark and 2012’s Pale Green Ghosts. In the autumn of 2014, he embarked on a tour accompanied by the Royal Northern Sinfonia orchestra while also playing a prestigious show for BBC Radio 6 Music with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Come 2015, Grant has begun recording his third solo album, and his biggest tour plans to date: not only confirming a show at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in November but also supporting the legendary Pixies across America.
Listen his track single “Pale Green Ghosts” from John Grants album Pale Green Ghosts below.
Don’t miss John Grant play live at Vicar Street on 10 November, get your tickets here.