Singular Artists present
Tue 26th Apr 2022
Whelan’s main venue
Leif Vollebekk is thrilled to finally announce new North American and European concert dates which include Whelan’s, Dublin on 26th April 2022.
After having to postpone much of his New Ways tour dates due to the global pandemic back in March 2020, Vollebekk can’t wait to get back on the road and reunite with his fans, in the biggest concert venues he’s ever played to date in every city. Tickets are €18.00, available from 18th June at 10am from Ticketmaster.ie and Tickets.ie.
“I had to pinch myself when they told me we were going back on tour,” Leif tells us. “All that comes to mind are the timeless words of Willie Nelson : Just can’t wait to get on the road again / The life I love is making music with my friends.”
A couple of weeks ago, Leif Vollebekk was invited to the Late Late Show with James Corden for his debut late-night performance in the United States. He performed his most recent single Long Blue Light, which as now over 7 million streams and was released last November. Invited by the host James Corden himself, this performance was filmed with the help of friends in Boulder, Colorado and beautifully directed by Andy Mann.
For those who enjoy the Netflix series “Feel Good” featuring Mae Martin and Lisa Kudrow, don’t miss the first episode of the second season featuring the inimitable song “Transatlantic Flight” off New Ways.
His most recent full-length, New Ways, was a sonic documentation of everything that Leif felt at the time; tenderness and violence, sex and rebirth. The album now has over 21 million streams, support from Pitchfork, Uncut, NPR/World Cafe, The New York Times and obtained a credible Polaris Music Prize 2020 Long List nod.
Praise for Leif Vollebekk
“It takes a bit of something to get a sold-out crowd to sing along to brand-new songs they’ve never heard before but still walk out of the show singing Prince, but Vollebekk managed to do that too”. – The Bowery Presents
“Hot Tears” is raw but not rough, instead pulling you in with its nuance and breaking you open with lingering lyrics”. – CBC Music
“Dreamlike [and] panoramic […] the bittersweet lilt of his voice all tangled up in blue. 8/10” – Uncut
Watch the performance on The Late Late show with James Corden
€18 available online from Whelan’s
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.