Live at the Marquee, Cork – Friday 5th June 2020
with special guest Damien Dempsey
Live at Botanic Gardens, Belfast – Sunday 7th June 2020
with special guest Soak
Live at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin – Sunday 19th July 2020
with special guest Soda Blonde
Following her recent triumphant sold out Irish tour, Sinéad O’Connor today announced that she will play 3 major gigs in Cork, Belfast and Dublin this summer, each with a different special guest – Damien Dempsey (Marquee Cork), Soak (Botanic Gardens Belfast) and Soda Blonde (Iveagh Gardens Dublin). Tickets go on sale this Monday 9 December at 9am.
2019 has marked the return of Sinéad O’Connor and a new beginning that will see Sinéad bring out new music and tour the world once again as one of the true and original living greats of our time.
As Jack Kerouac states “Genius gives birth, talent delivers”. So where did Sinéad O’Connor begin?
1970s Ireland was the backdrop from which Sinéad O’Connor began her life. Born into tragic times with her own tragic story, one among many from those days, Sinéad would not be defined by what was at that time beyond her control. Her spirit would blossom and bloom manifesting her gift, her voice.
Discovered by the drummer of well-known Irish band In Tua Nua, she co-wrote their first hit. Shortly after being discovered by Ensign records her first album ‘The Lion and the Cobra’ released in late 1987 reached Platinum sales. Sinéad had arrived.
From the early new wave explosion of ‘Mandinka’ to the multi–platinum soul of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares to You’ Sinéad had left an indelible mark with her unique image and vocal style.
Chart topping singles, hit albums, numerous awards an array of collaborations later and Sinéad’s spiritual journey would lead her through a turbulent, troubled and restless existence to find solace in Islam.
An artist beyond comparison – unique, uncompromising, a pioneer, a visionary are just some of the descriptions that might only touch the surface of Sinéad O’Connor. Embodying a voice with beauty and innocence, a spirit part punk, part mystic with a combined fearlessness and gentle authenticity. This voice as Sinéad’s unique expression would be echoed in the voices of other artists who she would inspire who came after.
Now Sinéad O’Connor is back performing live on stage where she belongs.