Marc Almond is an internationally acclaimed and successful artist. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is an icon and influence to a generation of musicians. Now in 2012, Marc Almond returns to the live scene and shall be paying a visit to Dublin for a brand new Irish Tour Date this coming October 2012. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Marc Almond will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Thursday October 4th 2012. Tickets for Marc Almond live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €34 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 30th of March 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Marc Almond live at Vicar Street in Dublin this coming October 2012.
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The internationally successful ‘electro duo’ Soft Cell formed in 1979 after Marc Almond met David Ball at Leeds Poly. Soft Cell were signed to Stevo’s underground label Some Bizzare and licensed to Phonogram as part of the new electronic music phenomena. They went on to record four albums; 3 in New York including the iconic seminal Non Stop Erotic Cabaret, and had a number of top ten hits including the international classic Tainted Love. Tainted Love broke all records as the track that remained the longest in the U.S billboard top 100 and received a Brit award for best single of that year.
Soft Cell parted amicably in 1984 to pursue solo projects. A diverse and acclaimed successful solo career for Marc Almond followed with over a dozen albums including Vermin in Ermine, Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters, Enchanted, Open All Night and Stranger Things, and a number of solo chart hits including Tears Run Rings, Stories of Johnny and A Lover Spurned.
Marc Almond has enjoyed Many diverse collaborations during his career, Nick Cave, Siouxsie, Nico, Jools Holland, Bronski Beat, Rosenstolz, John Cale, David Johannson, Kelli Ali, Current 93, Coil, PsycicT.V, Antony and the Johnsons, Baby Dee, Little Annie, Matt Johnson, Jim Thirwell, Ferry Corsten, 60′s icons Gene Pitney and P.J Proby who he produced an album for in 1998 entitled Legend. Marc Almond has also written many songs but prefers to sing songs by other writers and artists – saying it frees him from his own baggage allowing him to express the things he wants to, in sometimes a better way than he can write himself.
In 2010 Marc Almond recorded a brand new mainstream album, Variete, which was released to critical acclaim. Variete celebrates Marc Almond’s 30th year as a recording artist and it is his first complete album of self-written songs since Open All Night over a decade before. 2010 was a milestone celebration year for Marc Almond, his thirty years in music as a recording artist, with his most successful tour to date, All The A’s, Hits And A Sides. 2010 Also saw Marc Almond presented with the Hero Award by Mojo Magazine. The year ended with a special one off concert at the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall.
In 2011 Marc Almond released a new collaboration album with Berlin based musician Michael Cashmore entitled Feasting with Panthers.
Marc Almond has announced his Pop Troubadour Tour for Autumn 2012 and will be bringing his show to Dublin’s Vicar Street on Thursday October 4th. The show will feature mainly hits and singles as he did on 2010′s All A’s Tour but also a couple of Marc Almond‘s personal favourites and maybe a new song. The tour is planned to coincide with his Pop Troubadour album which is a double CD collection of hits and singles from 1983 to 2012.
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