Please Note: This concert date has changed venue since originally posted. Click here for further details.
Christina Perri has officially confirmed here return to Ireland in the new year with a live concert date at The Academy of Middle Abbey Street in Dublin on Sunday the 22nd of January 2012. Tickets for this live concert date are priced at €19 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 4th of November 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. This show welcomes over 14 year olds – separate bar for over 18’s. Click here to buy tickets.
In July 2010, a struggling singer-songwriter and musician named Christina Perri had a life-changing moment when she was asked to perform a song she had written, a defiant break-up anthem called “Jar of Hearts,” on the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance. The raw, emotional quality of her performance connected with viewers and catapulted the 24-year-old Philadelphia native into the public eye. “Jar of Hearts” went on to sell a million downloads and land Perri, who was then supporting herself as a café manager in Beverly Hills, a deal with Atlantic Records. Fast forward one year and ‘Jar Of Hearts’ has captured the heart of Europe while also riding high in the Irish Single Charts!
Christina Perri lays herself bare on Lovestrong, using her soaring, bittersweet voice and expressive piano playing to sketch out her stories. Some, like “Penguin” and “Arms,” are happy and hopeful, some, like “Bang Bang Bang” and “Mine,” are fun and playful, and others, like “The Lonely” and “Jar of Hearts,” are downright wrenching. The common thread? “They’re all songs I felt I needed to give away,” she says. “I have been writing songs since I was 15, so I reached into my arsenal and picked the ones I felt others should hear. My intention for my music is pretty simple: I want to make people feel less broken and alone.” The album, which entered the Irish charts Top Ten upon release is also shaping up as an unqualified international sensation with top 5 successes in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Produced by Joe Chiccareli (White Stripes, Tori Amos) and mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, Regina Spektor), Lovestrong. boasts a bold creative vision that is very much in keeping with Perri’s spirited personality. A petite, tattooed ball of energy with an engaging smile, she has always embraced life to the fullest. Her adventures have included touring the world as an assistant to a rock band, spending a year at a prestigious university, producing popular music videos, making olive oil in Italy, and even serving as a fashionista barrista in Beverly Hills.
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