Christina Perri’s live concert date which was originally scheduled for The Academy of Middle Abbey Street in Dublin on the 22nd of January sold out in a heartbeat. Promoters MCD have now moved the show to a larger capacity venue in the form of The Olympia Theatre of Dame Street in Dublin and shall still take place on the same date. Extra tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets. All tickets purchased for The Academy are fully valid for new venue.
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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