Following the release of his brand new, Paul Weller-produced album Arrivals to widespread acclaim, award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke has announced a UK tour for November 2021 with dates as follows:
Thursday 4 Nov BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
Friday 05 Nov LONDON Kings Place
Saturday 06 Nov MANCHESTER The Stoller Hall
Tuesday 09 Nov GLASGOW Websters Theatre
Tickets on sale 10am Friday 23rd April
Declan recently underlined his stature as a peerless live performer with a global live-streamed album launch show from Ireland’s National Abbey Theatre where he was joined by a host of special guests including Paul Weller, The Dubliners’ John Sheahan, cellist Izzi Dunn, drummer Ben Gordelier and the all-female Leinster string quartet.
Recorded over six days at Black Barn studios in Surrey, Arrivals sees Declan O’Rourke present the most emotionally raw and affecting album of his career. The sound is stripped back to Declan’s soulful and resonant voice, his virtuosic acoustic guitar playing and only the occasional sparse arrangement of strings and late-night drums bringing colour and light to the LP’s ten songs. Weller, a fan of Declan’s songwriting for some years, also adds his multi-instrumental abilities to the recordings, including a beautiful piano accompaniment to the closing track.
O’Rourke’s last album, Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine, documented rare first-hand accounts from that devastating period of Irish history and garnered numerous awards. His writing is much admired and covered by fellow artists, most notably his classic 2004 song “Galileo” which has been recorded by Eddi Reader and Josh Groban amongst others.
Artist’s website: https://declanorourke.com
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