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Richard Hawley

Mon 30th Sep SOLD OUT

Concerts

MCD Presents
Richard Hawley
The Olympia Theatre
Monday 30th September 2019

**SOLD OUT. SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCED AS GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY.**

Richard Hawley has announced a date at The Olympia Theatre on 30th September 2019, celebrating his 20th anniversary as a solo artist. Special guest just announced as GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY.

Tickets priced from €39.50 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy went on sale via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330, however all tickets are now SOLD OUT.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. Standing tickets are recommended only for those over 14 years of age. Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Approximate stage times as follows: doors open 7pm. Special guest GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY. due on stage at 7.45pm, with Richard Hawley due to take the stage around 8.50pm. We expect the show to be over around 10.30pm.

Please note, times subject to change as always and should be used as a guideline only.
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Get Cape

2019 is set to be a landmark year for songwriter Richard Hawley.  Not only is he due to release his ninth studio album, Further on 31st May, but he will also see a musical based on a collection of his songs open in his hometown of Sheffield.

Then, there’s also the small matter of the man celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a solo artist, something that he views with his customary sense of bluff realism.

“I suppose twenty years is quite a long time in this business, but, to be honest, even after all this time, I’m still a searcher. I’m still genuinely searching for things, in music and in life. I can’t tell you exactly what I’m looking for, or where I’m actually going but when I get there, I’ll probably send you a text,” he says, wryly.

In the two decades that have elapsed since Hawley jettisoned band life, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp’s guitarist, the 52-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most singular and diverse careers in modern music.

As well as releasing a string of solo albums that have managed the rare feat of being both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, Hawley has worked with a host of impressive collaborators – such as Arctic Monkeys, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow and Paul Weller, alongside personal heroes that include U.S guitarist Duane Eddy (his 2011 album, Road Trip, was co-produced by Richard), Shirley Bassey (for whom he wrote the smouldering ballad, After The Rain, in 2009), Nancy Sinatra, Lisa Marie Presley and British folk royalty Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson (he was an integral part of 2013’s Bright Phoebus Revisited tour). There are also bona fide pop stars such as Robbie Williams, All Saints and Texas, all of whom Hawley has played with in differing capacities down the years. Also, his song Tonight The Streets Are Ours was featured in The Simpsons and Exit Through The Gift Shop: A Banksy Film.

His ability to cut across styles, time and, in some instances, place, is down to Hawley’s deep and intuitive understanding of music itself, his grounding stemming back to his childhood when his father, a musician himself, introduced Richard to country, blues and rock’n’roll.

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