& special guest
Tickets on sale Monday November 26th priced €18.50 (including booking fee) from www.tickets.ie www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers 0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers 00353 1 456 9569 – International customer
From Baltimore, the real music capital of America, returns Dan Deacon with his game-changing new album America, his first for Domino Records. For those present at any of his previous live events in Ireland you will know that Dan Deacon never plays by the rule-book, breaking down barriers and conventions that separate audience and performer. He is brilliant, fun, unique, inspiring, positive and this time he’s bringing two drummers!
“America is a profound statement; splicing Fuck Buttons with Sigur Rós in a state-of-the-union address balanced between hope, despair and an accomplished collision of strings, brass, soaring choirs and beats.” – NME 8/10
“A musical reaction to strife and scandal that comes from a quarter where pretension often trumps fun, America is that unlikeliest of things: a feelgood summer album.” 8/10
“The thick consistency of America is of a different sort: lusher, more polished, wider in scope, almost symphonic in its conception and structure.” – The Wire 8/10
“For all of its denseness, America feels as panoramic and wonder-filled as the cross-country travels that inspired it.” 8/10
“While traces of Deacon’s former giddiness punctuate America, there’s an ambitiously hefty, almost John Doe Passos-like engagement with the ambiguities of the Land of the Free.” – MOJO 8/10
“No one concept album, even one with the complexity of America, could ever hope to fully address the manifold problems of the USA, but in searching for his own answers Dan Deacon has crafted an unique testament to this fact and to his own inimitable, and ever increasing, talents.” – Drowned in Sound 8/10
“A very, very brilliant thing.” – The Fly 8/10
“The overall theme is utopia defiled. Until, that is, Deacon – ever the optimist – brings it all together on “Manifest”, the big rapturous finale.” – The Independent on Sunday 8/10
“That the album never loses its way is testament to Deacons’ fearless approach, his mastery of different genres and from the thrilling sense of urgency that propels it all forward.” UNCUT 8/10
TICKETS – SOLD OUT
€18.50 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)
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).