Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has announced details of a huge UK and European tour for later this year. The musician will take second album Wasteland, Baby! – released on 1 March- on the road this summer – beginning with a show at Copenhagen’s KB Hallen on 19 August.
Speaking to the NME earlier this week, the singer described how Wasteland, Baby! was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016.
“It’s trying to look at the warm centre of human kindness and you find that in Wasteland, Baby!’,” he explained.
“While there’s other songs on there that have doom and gloom and might touch upon it, Wasteland Baby goes straight for it. It lets us imagine how the worlds might end in a very real sense. But as long as there’s people, that ‘You and I’, there’s always potential for kindness and that is something to be hopeful about.”
After a string of dates across the continent, Hozier will return back to the UK in September and October, when the tour will conclude with four very special shows at the iconic London Palladium.
You can check out the tour dates in full below, but for further information on the dates, please visit the artist’s official website.
Monday 19 – KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday 21 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Monday 26 – Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday 27 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
Sunday 1 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday 2 – Cirque Royale, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 4 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 5 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday 7 – Palladium, Warsaw, Poland
Tuesday 10 – Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
Wednesday 11 – Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
Friday 13 – Olympia, Paris, France
Sunday 15 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Monday 16 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
Tuesday 17 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK
Thursday 19 – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Friday 20 – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
Tuesday 24 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday 25 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday 27 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
Saturday 28 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Monday 30 – Palladium, London, UK
Tuesday 1 – Palladium, London, UK
Thursday 3 – Palladium, London, UK
Friday 4 – Palladium, London, UK
Saturday 5 – Palladium, London, UK.