Hozier Announces Huge UK Tour
Hozier has announced his highly anticipated live return with news of his first UK tour in four years.
The Grammy-nominated, award-winning multi-platinum singer and songwriter and his band will perform headline dates across the UK this summer – including a headline show at The Piece Hall on Sunday 2 July.
Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 24 March from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
In honour of his birthday today and St. Patrick’s Day, Hozier has also released his new EP Eat Your Young. The record includes all new material and features three songs – the title track, All Things End, and Through Me (The Flood). The EP is out now and available digitally HERE. Working on further music, his third album Unreal Unearth is set for release later this year.
With more than 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.
Driven by the thought-provoking quintuple-platinum anthem Take Me To Church his self-titled full-length debut – which also included the hit single Someone New – bowed at Number 3 in the UK and Number 2 on the Billboard Top 200 (the second biggest debut album of the year) and went on to achieve triple RIAA Platinum status.
Sold-out tours followed while Hozier’s success was not confined to the UK and US with his debut album also achieving multi-platinum status around the world.
Much anticipated follow up album Wasteland, Baby! was released to massive critical acclaim in March 2019, entering the US Billboard Top 200 Chart at Number 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.
Last year 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. The same year he also released Swan Upon Leda, in a statement shared alongside the release, the star explained that he was sharing the track as a way of showing “solidarity” with those fighting for reproductive rights.
Hozier will be joined at The Piece Hall by special guests Alison Russell and Victoria Canal.
Hozier joins Madness, Sting, Rag’N’Bone Man, James, boygenius, Embrace, War On Drugs, The Lumineersand Ministry of Sound Classical among the 2023 headliners for ‘Live at The Piece Hall’ with more artists still to be announced.
Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Charitable Trust, said: “The Piece Hall really comes into its own for artists like Hozier and this will be such a special gig.
“Our stunning venue will be the perfect backdrop for a beautifully atmospheric show.
Hearing the iconic ‘Take Me To Church’ in our majestic heritage space will really be something.”
For more information about Live at The Piece Hall and all events click here.