Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Hozier to play the Liverpool Empire on 2016 tour

Written By: Mark Armstrong

Provided By: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Hozier, whose Global star continues to soar following two Billboard Awards, a coveted Ivor Novello, stunning sets at Glastonbury, Longitude and Redrocks, among other summer festival highlights, has announced his one and only UK tour for 2016.

With his critically acclaimed debut album soon to hit double Platinum status in the UK, the 25-year-old Wicklow native, who has been touring and winning fans across the world for the last 2 years, will play these shows before taking time out to begin work on his new album.

Hozier will play at the Liverpool Empire on January 12 2016. Tickets go on sale to ATG Card Members from Thursday September 3 and on general sale from Friday September 4. Tickets are limited to four per person/per card.

The trio of awards, together with his Grammy and Brit nominations, and feverishly received live shows pay testament to the absolutely incredible rise Hozier has enjoyed since he began making noises on the music scene a little over two years ago.

His much-lauded debut album entered the Billboard chart at No. 2 (the second biggest debut album of the year), No. 5 in the UK chart, and enjoyed nine weeks at No. 1 in his native Ireland. Indeed, the album rose to No. 3 in  the UK ahead of his third sell-out UK tour, while both Take Me To Church, and his most recent A-listed single Someone New, gave the Irishman two singles in the UK Top 30.

Hozier’s success hasn’t been confined to the UK and US with the album also achieving  Multi-Platinum status in Belgium, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. Major TV appearances have helped spread the gospel including the recent show-stopping duet at the Grammys with Annie Lennox, stand-out appearances on Later with Jools, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, Graham Norton, Coachella and a performance at the Victoria Secret’s Fashion show in London.

Consider this: 1.5 million+ albums sold worldwide; over 10 million singles; over 700 million streams; number 1 in the Global Spotify chart; 2014’s most viral track on Spotify; number 1 in the global Shazam chart; over 380 million video views (121m VEVO, 260m YT); and almost 1 million Facebook fans - all this has been achieved little over a year after headlining the 100-capacity Troubadour in Earls Court back in January 2014. Hozier continues to spread his live gospel with appearances at the V Festival on August 22-23.

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