Promoting the release of his 3rd studio album ‘Porcelain’, X Factor winner Matt Cardle has officially confirmed a brand new headline Irish tour date for 2014. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Matt Cardle will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Wednesday the 2nd of April 2014. Tickets for Matt Cardle live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €23 and will be on sale from Friday the 1st of November 2013 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Matt Cardle live at The Academy in Dublin this coming April 2014.
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A lot has been said over the past three years about the X Factor winner, with the four octave vocal range and undeniable likeability who didn’t quite ‘fit the mould’. Be it his personal relationships, the affairs, his battle with cancer at a young age or the supposed feuds with Simon Cowell and his hit-making factory Sony Music. The truth is, his philosophy regarding all the above is incredibly nonchalant and refreshing. Having started his journey in the public eye at the age of 27, with some life experience behind him, Matt Cardle is not a man naive to the ways of the world, and quickly grasped an understanding of how fickle and cut-throat the industry he has entered can be. It’s an attitude that enables him to keep following his own path and singing to his own tune.
In getting to know Matt Cardle, what’s exposed is an incredibly down to earth, jovial, easy-going, Alan Partridge quote-reciting character who is incredibly comfortable in his own skin. At his very core though there is an undeniable desire, bordering on obsession, to create music. He lives and breathes music.
As he approaches the release of his third album, ‘Porcelain’, Matt Cardle reflects on his journey so far; “It’s no secret that I struggled as a musician for years. I started my first band when I was 12 years old and spent at least 15 years recording albums, sending demo’s to record companies and publishers but without any real breakthrough. It was tough. The X Factor gave me the biggest opportunity of my life. Without that, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now and I’ll be eternally grateful.”
His debut single ‘When We Collide’ sold over 1 million copies and spent 3 weeks at no. 1. The subsequent album ‘Letters’ (2011) debuted at no. 2 on the UK album charts and was certified Platinum within weeks. However, despite this success, Matt Cardle began to feel uneasy with the direction the label wanted to take him. He therefore made the bold move to leave Sony Music and launch his own label, granting him the creative control he desired over his music and career.
With 2 million record sales under his belt and a growing international fan base, the release of ‘Porcelain’ heralds the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Matt Cardle. It’s his first album to be released internationally and with major label backing across various continents, keeping self-confessed workaholic Matt Cardle busy well into 2014 – just the way he likes it!
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