Iron & Wine
The Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 29th May 2013
Special guest confirmed as John Smith, the guitar man from Devon who has quietly become one of the most exciting voices on the new British folk scene
Please note, restricted view Stalls & Circle seats and Upper Circle unreserved seats only available to purchase now.
Approximate times as follows: doors open 7.15pm, John Smith on about 8pm, Iron & Wine due on stage at 9pm. Times subject to change as always. This is a fully seated show, please respect your fellow patrons and arrive on time so as not to disturb others.
Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam has become one of today’s greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. Beam makes a welcome return to the Olympia theatre on the 29th of May.
Special guest John Smith has toured relentlessly as headliner and support act, he has opened shows for John Martyn, Seth Lakeman, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, David Gray, Jools Holland and now Iron and Wine.
Iron & Wine further info:
Following 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard chart, Ghost on Ghost is to be the fifth studio album from Austin-based Sam Beam. While Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” and Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s —Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Beam felt it time to move from what he called the “anxious tension” from this record and his previous one (The Shepherd’s Dog). “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.
Recorded in New York and produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats), helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger of Tin Hat Trio, Steve Bernstein, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, and Briggan Krauss of Sex Mob, jazz drummer Brian Blade, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes of the Jazz Passengers, bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan's band), cellist Marika Hughes, Maxim Moston and Doug Wieselman of Antony and the Johnsons, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost.
For the album’s cover, Beam, who is also a visual artist, chose an image from the series Private Views by noted photographer Barbara Crane. Iron & Wine’s new album “Ghost on Ghost” is out April 12 in Ireland on 4AD.
Check out the band's first offering from the album, Lovers Revolution