Following the release of his amazing debut album ‘Tribute‘, 23 year old rising star John Newman has officially confirmed a headline Irish tour date for 2014. Taking on The Academy in Dublin this coming January, John Newman is one of the hottest artists on the planet right now. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that John Newman will be performing live at The Academy in Dublin on Saturday the 25th of January 2014. Tickets for John Newman live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €17.35 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 25th of October 2013 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for John Newman live at The Academy in Dublin this coming January 2014.
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The tour follows on from the massive success of his number 1 single ‘Love Me Again‘.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his debut album and the title in particular John Newman says “I was going through a pretty bad break up, while I was making the album, and I felt the title really needed to resonate. This record is a culmination of my life to this point, it’s who I am and I wanted to thank everyone who has helped, supported, loved me and been an inspiration to me. And then it hit me “Tribute”, a tribute to all the family and friends, the relationships, the people involved in being part of my musical life, and also a tribute to all the amazing musical influences who have inspired me, and continue to inspire me since I was a kid. I’m so proud of this album, it expresses me as a producer, as a songwriter and an artist, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Fans of Rudimental have already borne witness to the power of John Newman live when he wowed audiences across the country as both special guest and featured singer on the band’s sell-out UK tour in 2013. John Newman also wrote and was featured vocalist on Rudimental’s follow up hit ‘Not Giving In‘. Hailing from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales, and possessing a voice that has been compared to some of the soul greats, John Newman began playing guitar and writing his own songs aged just 14 and soon learned how to record and produce himself, making his own house tracks and DJ’ing.
A few years later and all the influences start to stack up to form the basis of John Newman’s sound. Think the pure soul and groove of early Stax and Motown, add a dash of James Brown and Prince, a smattering of Black Keys, and mix it all together with a bit of Dangermouse. It’s all in there, it’s all great, but what really hits you is the voice. That voice.
John Newman’s debut album ‘Tribute‘ is out now.
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