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Damien Dempsey (Ireland) - It's All Good NZ Tour

When:

Sat 22 Mar 2014, 7:30pm

Where: San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

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“The greatest Irish singer of his generation” – The Guardian
“Damien hits you in the heart. His work is like a great movie” – Paddy Considine

Experience the awesome force of Irish working class hero, Damien Dempsey, up-close and solo in his first ever New Zealand shows.

Hot on the heels of the release of "It's All Good, The Best of Damien Dempsey", a celebration of his career to date, Damien Dempsey is touring to Australia and New Zealand.

For his first ever visit to New Zealand he presents four special solo gigs in intimate venues in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland.

"It's All Good - The Best of Damien Dempsey" is a celebration of his career to date which encompasses six top 10 studio albums over 15 years.

The album includes fan favourites such as "Sing All Our Cares Away", "It's All Good", "Colony", "Almighty Love", "Bustin' Outta Here" and his No. 1 Christmas single "The Auld Triangle" with Glen Hansard, along with two new brand new tracks recorded especially for this release "Happy Days" and "St Patrick's Brave Brigade".

From the post-pub singsongs of his childhood home to the stadiums of the world, Damien Dempsey is one of the biggest acts out of Ireland today. Following in the footsteps of The Dubliners and The Pogues, and adding reggae and rock and Celtic rap, Dempsey imbues traditional Irish folk with hard-hitting social themes. Astonishingly gifted, his arrow-true voice is powerful and poignant, his live performances, passionate and profound.

With fans that include Brian Eno, Sinéad O’Connor, Bob Dylan and U2, (both of whom he has shared a bill with), and Morrissey, who invited him to support him on his US tour, Damien’s albums have topped the charts and gone Platinum, and he has been lauded by, among others, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Billboard, MOJO and The Sunday Times.

Dates

Saturday 22 March - The San Fran, Wellington
Thursday 27 March - Dux Live, Christchurch
Friday 28 March - Coronation Hall, Dunedin
Saturday 29 March - The Munster Inn, Auckland

“Singer Damien Dempsey is a real working-class hero” – The Sunday Times

“For me he’s the best of Irish music” – Brian Eno

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