In what will be his only Irish show of 2021, James Vincent McMorrow is heading to Kilkenny this October.
When he gets here it’s for a full band, full capacity show at Kilkenny’s Set Theatre to launch his fifth studio album Grapefruit Season.
Tickets for his 29 October show are on sale from 10am Tuesday 21 September – either via Set.ie or through Rollercoaster Records where you can grab album and ticket bundles from €20.
Grapefruit Season, delayed several times courtesy of a certain lockdown/pandemic, is available to buy as of Friday gone.
It’s going to be a party
“I wanted to do a show this week in Ireland but the restrictions are a little tight”, said McMorrow in a video posted to social media on Monday.
“Instead, we’re going to do a full band, full capacity show, 29 October at Set Theatre in Kilkenny. The reason I’ve picked Kilkenny is because it’s close enough to a lot of different cities so I wanted everyone to have an equal shot at the tickets.”
“They go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday). If you’re in Kilkenny you can get one, along with the album, at Rollercoaster Records. I’d go fast, there’s not a lot, three or four hundred only and it’s the only show I’m doing pretty much all year.”
“It’s going to be a party, we’re going to try make it everything we can possibly make it.”
As it happens, his 29 October date comes just a week after virtually all remaining Covid-19 restrictions are expected to be lifted, lending itself to being one of the venue’s first full capacity shows in the bones of two years.
Touring in 2022
While Kilkenny is his only Irish date for 2021 – and only date in general this year – he will be on the road a lot in 2022 with the European tour starting in February. Irish dates are included, with two nights at the Olympia Theatre confirmed for April 19/20 along with the Limelight (Belfast, 21 April) and The Big Top (Limerick, 22 April)