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Damien Dempsey NZ Tour from March 22nd - minimum four shows



Experience the awesome force of Irish working class hero, Damien Dempsey, up-close and solo in his first ever New Zealand shows.

From the post-pub singsongs of his childhood home to the stadiums of the world, Damien Dempsey is one of the biggest acts out of Ireland today. Following in the footsteps of The Dubliners and The Pogues, and adding reggae and rock and Celtic rap, Dempsey imbues traditional Irish folk with hard-hitting social themes. Astonishingly gifted, his arrow-true voice is powerful and poignant, his live performances, passionate and profound.

With fans that include Brian Eno, Sinéad O’Connor, Bob Dylan and U2, (both of whom he has shared a bill with), and Morrissey, who invited him to support him on his US tour, Damien’s albums have topped the charts and gone Platinum, and he has been lauded by, among others, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Billboard, MOJO and The Sunday Times.

Hot on the heels of the release of "It's All Good, The Best of Damien Dempsey", a celebration of his career to date, Damien Dempsey is touring to Australia and New Zealand.

For his first ever visit to New Zealand he presents four special solo gigs in intimate venues in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland.

‘Look no further; Damien Dempsey is the real thing.’ – Hotpress

Saturday 22 March The San Francisco Bath House , Wellington

Thursday 27 March Dux Live, Christchurch

Friday 28 March Coronation Hall, Maori Hill Dunedin special early bird tickets also from Relics, Disk Den , The Bog and No 7 Balmac

Saturday 29 March The Jax Munster Inn, Auckland

Tickets from Eventfinder

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