Hozier Live at Whelans. 6th March.

8 Mar

Hozier

This week Hozier announced a gig for Whelans with only two days notice, the tickets went on sale the day before and sold out in 48 seconds. I imagine it was probably one of the last times Hozier will get to play Dublin for a while and also the last time he will play such a small venue. It was the most talked about thing in music for two days with almost every radio station mentioning the gig along with every blog and music fan around talking and tweeting it. A little like the last Little Green Cars gig in Whelans or Kodaline in The Sugar Club, these gigs just build hype and buzz as the last small gig before an artist goes huge.

Hozier played to one of the most attentive audiences at a Whelan’s gig I’ve ever seen, during his quieter songs you could hear a pin drop. Just watch this tiny video of Cherry Wine to see for yourself. His show had a full band of drums, keys, cello, bass, synth and two female backing vocalists who added so much to the live show they almost stole it visually. (One being Caoimhe Barry of Wyvern Lingo). Showcasing some very new tracks being the focus of the show. He delivered a somewhat lack-lustre version of his hit single ‘Take Me To The Church’, which I can’t blame him for he must be sick of being known only for that when he has some other fantastic tracks. In particular the last song of the night was his new track ‘From Eden’ the title track of his next EP. Which he delivered with full backing band exquisitely full of all the energy you would expect someone loving his performance at the moment. His voice is so powerful and distinctive, his banter with the crowd was humble and relaxed managing to get a few laughs. A fantastic moment of the night is his stripped back cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ a cover he has very much made his own in terms or sound and style.

He’s heading to SXSW and then onto a UK tour so if you haven’t seen him yet in Ireland you will have to go further a field or wait till festival season starts.

Check out the review of his first ep here.

Hozier Live:
March – SXSW, Austin, Texas
26th March – The Lexington, London SOLD OUT
3rd June – The Tabernacle, London – http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/hozier/?src=hozier
4th June – The Tabernacle, London – EXTRA DATE http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/hozier/?src=hozier
6th June – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham – http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/hozier-tickets
7th June – Deaf Institute, Manchester – http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/hozier/?src=hozier
9th June – King Tuts, Glasgow – http://www.gigsinscotland.com/listings.aspx
18-20th July – Longitude Festival, Dublin
22nd-24th August – Reading & Leeds Festival

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