Hozier has announced his return to the live arena with news of his first Irish live date in four years at Malahide Castle, Dublin on Friday 30th June 2023. Joining Hozier as special guests are The Teskey Brothers.
Speaking about the announcement, Hozier stated: “It’s always a joy announce a show on home soil. I’ll be joined by the incredible Teskey Brothers at Malahide Castle on the 30th June. I hope to see you there! Thanks and much love, Andrew”.
An instantly recognizable voice and stirring songcraft solidified Irish troubadour Hozier as a Grammy-nominated, award-winning multi-platinum singer and songwriter. Driven by the thought-provoking quintuple-platinum anthem, “Take Me To Church,” his self-titled full-length debut bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 (the second biggest debut album of the year) and went on to achieve triple RIAA Platinum status. It enjoyed nine weeks at number 1 in his native Ireland (including spending an incredible 438 weeks in the Irish Top 50 charts). Indeed the album rose to no. 3 in the UK ahead of his third sell-out UK tour, while both “Take Me To Church”, and “Someone New”, were singles from the album. “Someone New” won a BMI London award and the official video featured the acclaimed “Game of Thrones”, “The Tudors” and “The Hunger Games” star Natalie Dormer.
Hozier’s success hasn’t been confined to the UK and US with the album also achieving Multi-Platinum status in Belgium, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. Major TV appearances have helped spread the gospel including stand-out appearances on Later with Jools, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, and Graham Norton. Following a year of sold-out shows and festival appearances across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. VH1 crowned Hozier “Artist of the Year,” and he received the honours “Top Rock Artist” and “Top Rock Songs” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. In addition, he scored nominations for “Song of the Year” at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at which he performed alongside Annie Lennox and “Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock” at the American Music Awards. He won BBC “Song of the Year” and the coveted Ivor Novello award for “Song of The Year”.
In 2016 he released a special charity single – “Cherry Wine” – with all proceeds being donated to a series of International domestic abuse charities. The powerful accompanying video starring four-time Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan and directed by Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale Emmy award-winning Irish director Dearbhla Walsh showed a moving portrayal of a woman dealing with a physically abusive relationship. In the same year, he released the song “Better Love” composed especially for the movie “The Legend Of Tarzan” starring Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard.
In September 2018, Hozier released the “Nina Cried Power” EP featuring iconic soul singer Mavis Staples, as well as the legendary organist Booker T. Jones. The title single was included in Barack Obama’s favourite songs of 2018 and nominated for ‘Best Song’ at the 2019 Ivor Novello awards.
The much-anticipated follow-up to Hozier’s debut album, “Wasteland, Baby!” was released to massive critical acclaim in March 2019, entering the US Billboard Top 200 Chart at #1. The album’s 14 tracks (all original Hozier compositions) marked a major development in songwriting and subject matter. The most obvious is Hozier’s enlightened assessment of
the global socio-political landscape. The multi-platinum selling album included the aforementioned single “Nina Cried Power” along with singles “Movement”, “Almost (Sweet music)”, and “Dinner and Diatribes” which featured “Queen’s Gambit” star Anya Taylor-Joy and directed by The Tudors and Peaky Blinders Anthony Byrne, who had first worked with Hozier on the “Someone New” video.
While on tour in 2019, Hozier wrote and recorded his song “Jackboot Jump” and donated all royalties to Black Lives Matter and NAACP in perpetuity. He also featured on country star Maren Morris’s hit “The Bones” which was nominated for a CMA award.
Before returning back to Ireland for a break and to start work on his 3rd album, he launched his “Cry Power” podcast in collaboration with Global Citizen which saw Hozier speak with musicians, artists, writers and campaigners about how to take action and change the world.
In 2021 Hozier’s image was featured on a limited edition run of postage stamps celebrating Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary where he has performed 3 times including twice on the iconic Pyramid stage, he called being on a national stamp one of the “greatest honours of his life.”
October 2021 saw Hozier collaborate with Italian producer/DJ trio Meduza on “Tell It To My Heart”, which had huge global success, with more than 150 million streams to date, exposing him to a new audience.
In 2022, he released “Swan Upon Leda” – written while the landmark Roe v. Wade case was being overturned in the US. The release of the track also coincided with the protests in Iran and because the song spoke about women’s rights, he decided to make donations to various organisations working toward ensuring all women can gain safe access to reproductive healthcare and civil rights (Mayday, AidAccess, Plan C and Amnesty International).
Also in 2022, Hozier teamed up with God of War: Ragnarok’s composer, Bear McCreary to write the song “Blood Upon The Snow”, which was featured in the soundtrack for the game.
As Hozier prepares to release his third album “Unreal Unearth” in 2023, his 3-track EP “Eat Your Young” will be released digitally on 17th March, in honour of his birthday and St. Patrick’s Day.
With over 22 billion global streams, numerous platinum album certifications, multiple award nominations and wins, Hozier is recognised as one of the foremost songwriters of our generation.
‘Eat Your Young’ the much anticipated new EP from Hozier, releases on 17th March.
Tickets priced from €49.50 inclusive go on sale at 9 am this Tuesday, 28th February at 9 am via Ticketmaster.ie
For pre-sale information please see mcd.ie
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