Following the success of his sold out debut solo performances at Whelan’s, Oxegen 2011 and Marlay Park supporting The Coronas, ex Blizzards frontman Bressie has announced an extensive Irish tour finishing with a major headline show at Dublin’s Academy venue of Middle Abbey Street on Saturday the 15th of October 2011. Tickets for The Academy Dublin concert date are priced from €18.00 inclusive of booking fee and will be on sale from Friday August 5th 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to book tickets.
Bressie’s Full Irish Tour Dates:
22nd Cork – Arthur’s Day
23rd Tullamore – The Bridge House
24th Derry – Nerve Centre
26th Athlone – Athlone IT
27th Maynooth – Maynooth University
28th Dublin – DCU
29th Mullingar – The Stables
1st Galway – Roisin Dubh
2nd Dundalk – Spirit Store
5th Kilkenny – Set Theatre
6th Limerick – Dolan’s
7th Dungarvan – Minnie’s
8th Clonmel – O’Keeffe’s
9th Killarney – Acoustic Room
12th Belfast – The Limelight
13th Castlebar – Ruby Room
15th Dublin – The Academy
Bressies debut solo single ‘Can’t Stay Young (Forever)’ has become the radio hit of the Summer, becoming a DJ’s favourite all over the country. ‘Can’t Stay Young (Forever)’ is the first taster from his forthcoming debut album and finds Bressie sharing the workload with Jimbo Barry. Together they’ve allied themselves to Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, whose managerial stable also includes such household names as Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. It was Fuller & Co. that arranged for him to hook up in Brighton with Gomez singer, guitar and keys man Tom Gray.
Bressie’s growing maturity as a songwriter is underlined by lyrics like, “In the sand I made wagers/Grabbed my chance and crossed that line/I’ve took risks and suffered failures/But 10 years later the stars align”, which reflect on everything that’s happened to him over the past decade of his life.
Something, which he hasn’t done much of these past couple of years, and can’t wait to get back to, is playing live. “I don’t know whether it’s a subconscious pining for home, but even though I put together my band in London most of them are Irish,” Bressie laughs. His first couple of live shows which included a sold out Whelan’s headliner and an Oxegen performance have left fans wanting more live shows from the former Blizzards frontman.
Bressies Irish Tour is on sale from Friday the 5th of August 2011 at 9am. His new single ‘Good Intentions’ will be released on September 9th.
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