The Olympia Theatre
Monday 3rd March 2014
**Please note, this show is now SOLD OUT**
John Grant continues to have a hugely successful 2013. Having recently been nominated for as Best Solo Artist in the Q Awards alongside David Bowie, Laura Marling, Jake Bugg and Ellie Goulding. He will play The Olympia Theatre on Monday 3rd March.
Tickets €25 including booking fee went on sale from www.ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide but are now completely SOLD OUT.
Approximate times as follows: doors open 7pm, support act SAMARIS due on stage around 8pm, with John Grant coming on about 9pm. We would expect the show to be over around 10.30pm - 10.45pm. Please note, times are approximate and subject to change as always.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.
It’s been an extraordinary journey for John Grant, from a point where he thought he would never make music again or escape a life of substance abuse to winning awards and accolades, collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, Rumer and Hercules & Love Affair and having his music featured in the award-winning film Weekend.
It’s a journey that’s taken him from his birthplace in Buchanan, Michigan to be raised in Parker, Colorado, studying languages in Germany and, after his band The Czars split up, basing himself in New York, London, Berlin and, most recently, Iceland, where the bulk of Pale Green Ghosts was recorded. It’s also been a journey from The Czars’ folk/country noir to the lush ‘70s FM alchemy of Queen Of Denmark to the astonishing fusion of sounds that lifts Pale Green Ghosts to even giddier heights.
The release of Queen of Denmark on Bella Union in 2010 was rapturously received, it was universally lauded by critics, and MOJO magazine named it album of the year. “Like a couple of similarly intense classics before it – Antony & The Johnsons’ I Am A Bird Now and Bon Iver’s For Emma… Queen Of Denmark sounds like a record its creator has been waiting his whole life to make,” MOJO concluded.
His second album Pale Green Ghosts is a show of strength and survival, of moving on with life, on what will continue to be an incredible journey. “Moving to Reykjavik, at the age of 43, was incredibly risky and scary,” says Grant. “I didn’t know anyone here, but I’ve built up a life here, and recorded an album I’m really proud of, that distils what I’m about down to its most essential components, better than ever before. And this was during the middle of health issues. It means I’m trying to take the bull by the horns, and to live.”
For more see www.johngrantmusic.com