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MCD.ie presents

Friday 25th September

LEON BRIDGES

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE OLYMPIA

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

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MCD.ie presents

LEON BRIDGES

plus guest

_ Main Venue _

BREAKOUT ARTIST LEON BRIDGES’ EAGERLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM COMING HOME TO BE RELEASED JUNE 19 VIA SONY MUSIC IRELAND

LEON BRIDGES NAMED 2015 GRULKE PRIZE WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE AT SXSW

“We can’t escape the promise of greatness that we hear in his timeless songs…” Gorilla v. Bear

“It’s proof that there’s a difference between sounding old and sounding timeless. Leon’s music may sound like the ‘50s, but that doesn’t make it feel any less powerful today.” – Pigeons and Planes

“ Leon Bridges, a singer from Fort Worth, played eight shows at SXSW, revealing a voice steeped in Sam Cooke and a kindly stage presence…” – Jon Pareles, New York Times

Tickets for Leon Bridges live at Whelans on September 25th are priced at €21 including booking fee and go on sale this Friday at 9am from ticketmaster.

(Columbia Records; New York, NY; April 1st, 2015) – Fort Worth-based artist LEON BRIDGES has announced that his debut album Coming Home will be released via Columbia Records on June 23rd, 2015. Produced by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim, and featuring Leon’s existing three tracks “Better Man”, “Coming Home” and “Lisa Sawyer”, Coming Home is Leon’s debut album and first full length effort. The album will be available at digital and physical retailers.

Bridges first gained fan and critic popularity in the U.S. with his single “Coming Home”. An auspicious debut, the song premiered this past October on the venerable music site Gorilla-Vs-Bear before garnering early radio support from SiriusXM. “Coming Home” recently debuted on the Triple A charts and has been singled out by NPR, as well as WXPN as Gotta Hear Song Of The Week.Additionally, the track has been on Spotify’s Global, US and UK Viral Charts for over five consecutive weeks.

The album announcement comes on the heels of Bridges’s first ever SXSW in which the 25 year-old artist had a bounteous presence, performing to at capacity crowds at A-level events including Heartbreaker at Willie Nelson’s ranch, the Gorilla-vs-Bear HypeHotel showcase, Spotify House and Saint David’s Church. His soulful, movement based performances and adept backing band garnered strong reviews from a variety of top-level media including the New York Times, Billboard and Grantland amongst many others. So successful was Bridges’s festival experience, he was awarded the prestigious 2015 Grulke Prize for Developing US Act. Writes Linda Park for SXSW, “Watching Leon Bridges’ trajectory through the festival was a supersonic experience… Bridges’ charismatic fusion of soul…made him one of the must-see acts this year.”

Not one to rest on his laurels, Bridges immediately followed up SXSW by making his debut network television appearance on the Late Late Show With James Corden on March 25th. Click here to see Bridges performance of “Better Man”: http://smarturl.it/LeonLate.

Bridges, a trained choreographer and dancer, is celebrated for his strong live presence. Fans have shown up in droves for his solo concerts; his New York City show at Mercury Lounge sold out in exactly one minute, followed by another sold-out show at Troubadour in Los Angeles. Leon will return to New York City for a Bowery Ballroom show on June 23rd which sold out in six minutes flat and a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, also sold out.

Tickets for Leon Bridges live at Whelans on September 25th are priced at €21 including booking fee and go on sale this Friday at 9am from ticketmaster.

TICKETS

ON SALE FRI 19th JUN, 9AM: €21 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).

 

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: MOVED TO OLYMPIA