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Cian Ducrot Drops Eloquent New Single ‘I’ll Be Waiting’

The Irish singer-songwriter’s latest is the follow-up to his UK Top 20 smash ‘All For You.’

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Irish singer-songwriter Cian Ducrot has released his crushing new single “I’ll Be Waiting” via Polydor: a plain-speaking, emotionally eloquent, universal ballad with a specific meaning for its writer. The single follows heart-wrenching “All For You” breaking into the UK Top 20 and the news of a UK headline tour in March 2023, with a landmark performance at London’s KOKO. You can listen to “I’ll Be Waiting” below.

While “All For You” focuses on loss tinged with a hint of regret at your own behavior, “I’ll Be Waiting” deals with the frustrations that come with desperately hoping someone close to you can change. Speaking about the single, Cian says “It’s a story of waiting for someone you love to show up, but they tend to not show up when you need them.” He then adds “I didn’t want to have a relationship with my dad as a child, he was a horrible person, but also when you’re a kid you still want your dad to care.” Highly awaited, the single teaser alone has generated over 5 million views already across social platforms. “Everything I post at the moment is like ‘that’s cool, great your tour is sold-out, but when is I’ll Be Waiting released’?'” Cian laughs.

Cian Ducrot - I'll Be Waiting (Official Lyric Video)

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Fueled by fan power on TikTok and a special duet version with former touring partner Ella Henderson, for who he opened a sold-out Shepherd’s Bush Empire, “All For You” has become Cian’s highest charting single, steadily climbing the UK top 40 and eventually peeking inside the top 20 after 22 weeks on the chart. Written and produced solely by Ducrot the original version of the tender ballad was previewed on this year’s Love Island, was streamed more than 5,4 million times globally and counts more than 1 million views on YouTube.

After years of wrestling with his decision to quit becoming a classical musician, Ducrot is finally living out his recurring dream of performing his own songs in front of fans. Early next year, he will embark on an already almost sold-out tour across the UK, with stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Swansea, Bristol, Oxford, London, Dublin, Belfast, Killarney, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, before ending with a date in his hometown, Cork. This new tour will see Cian performing his biggest hits such as “Crocodiles,” “Not Usually Like This” and “Hello Gorgeous,” as well as new music.

Ducrot has built a 1.1M-strong audience on TikTok and his irreverent, creative connection with fans across his social platforms continues to further solidify his position as a rising pop star in the direct vein of artists such as Lewis Capaldi. Following a breakthrough year with the release of his debut EP and more than 100 million streams globally, a second headline tour of the UK & Ireland announced in less than two years, and a first UK Top 20, things are only getting bigger for Cian.

Buy or stream ‘I’ll Be Waiting’

UK & IE HEADLINE TOUR 2023:
March 9 th – SWG3, Glasgow
March 10th – O2 Ritz, Manchester
March 11th – Newcastle University, Newcastle
March 13th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – SOLD OUT
March 15th – The Mill, Birmingham
March 17th – Patti Pavilion, Swansea
March 16th – Thekla, Bristol – SOLD OUT
March 19th – The Bullingdon, Oxford
March 20th – KOKO, London
March 22nd – Academy, Dublin – ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
March 23rd – Academy, Dublin – SOLD OUT
March 24th – Limelight 2, Belfast – SOLD OUT
March 25th – INEC Club, Killarney – SOLD OUT
March 29th – Monroe’s Galway – SOLD OUT
March 30th – Dolans, Limerick – SOLD OUT
March 31st – Set Theatre, Kilkenny – SOLD OUT
April 1st – Cyprus Avenue, Cork – SOLD OUT
April 2nd – Cyprus Avenue, Cork – SOLD OUT

ELLA HENDERSON SUPPORT DATES:
October 15, 2022 – Newcastle University
October 17, 2022 – SWG3 Galvanizers Yard, Glasgow
October 18, 2022 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
October 19, 2022 – Leeds Beckett Student Union
October 20, 2022 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
October 22, 2022 – O2 Academy, Oxford
October 23, 2022 – Tramshed, Cardiff
October 25, 2022 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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