David Keenan’s Australian Tour 2024

David Keenan Tours Australia 2024

David Keenan

An Irish Songman With A Poet’s Soul

Touring Australia January/February 2024

Presented By Gaynor Crawford and Destroy All Lines

Experience an evening with David Keenan, an extraordinary innovator in Irish songwriting.

His distinct style, characterised by poetic lyrics and soulful melodies, has earned him great critical praise. His chart-topping albums and captivating live performances mark him as a standout artist in the music scene.

Keenan’s work exists outside of the mainstream. His lyrics are steeped in poetic shapes and forms, matched by a musical rawness that serves a visceral and deeply emotive live approach. He has a way of connecting people in story and song with an inimitable emotional depth that is rarely found.

His latest single is “An Irish Song”. The powerful and uplifting song has been released ahead of his forthcoming studio album, due for release in early 2024.

“An Irish Song” music video was an attempt to explore awakening, connection & empowerment. It depicts a breakthrough; an exchange of heart and mind that expands through cityscape, the sea and a return to the land. In the making of the piece I got to observe compassion first hand and throughout the day as we made our way from Dublin towards the Wicklow Mountains, a sense of kinship and gratitude for those involved. “We were always beautiful, but who’s to know if you’re not looking” Sometimes that realisation is clear as day, Sometimes it’s buried and we need reminding.

David Keenan

Keenan has toured consistently with notable events including two headline nights in Dublin’s Olympia theatre, the main stage of Electric Picnic, residences in Paris and New York’s Irish Arts Centres and writing the music for Evanne Kilgallon’s experimental play AN LAR. David has delivered his fascinating tales set to indelible tunes at sold out gigs far and wide, from the New York City Winery, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Irish Cultural Centre London, to the EU ala Paradiso and the Islington Assembly Hall, UK.

Two critically acclaimed albums A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery released in 2020, reaching Number 1 in the Independent Charts and the 2021 follow up WHAT THEN? marked Keenan’s worth as an artist intent on pursuing his own path.

”There is no longer any doubt whether he’ll be able to fit the massive space – in fact, the space moulds to fit him. It seems he’s finally found a stage big enough to hold him, though the high roof and rows of seats were bursting at the seams from the sheer power within.” – Hot Press

“A defining work of visceral genius from a soul aflame with both the poetry of his ancestors and the fire of the future.” – Mike Davies, Folk Radio

“The epic sweep of Van Morrison, the high notes of Tim Buckley, and the soul of Samuel Beckett.” – Michael Mann, The Guardian

Friday 19th + Saturday 20th January

Sydney Festival – ACO Neilson Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale

Wednesday 24th January
The Gov, Adelaide SA

Saturday 27th January
George Lane, Melbourne VIC

Tuesday 30th January
The Triffid, Brisbane QLD

Wednesday 31st January
Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne VIC

Friday 2nd February
Meeniyan Hall, South Gippsland VIC



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David Keenan Tours Australia 2024


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