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News: National Concert Hall Presents James Vincent McMorrow

01 Mar 2023

National Concert Hall Presents James Vincent McMorrow’s Exclusive Album Preview Songs From A Future Live in Concert

James Vincent McMorrow Exclusive Album Preview Live Songs from a Future

Media Release Wednesday 1 March 

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce a very special concert by James Vincent McMorrow, Songs From A Future, in which audiences will be treated to a rare performance of his new album in advance of its recording. For this unique evening James will open the show with a solo performance of songs from across his six albums and then perform his new long-player with his band for the first time.   

Speaking about this innovative approach James says: 

‘I'm doing this one differently. Before I go and make the album, I’m going to play it live. I want to hear it played in a room filled with people, i want to see and feel an audience experience this new thing along with me in real time. Giving the songs oxygen in a room will make me realise things about them that I wouldn’t realise otherwise.  That’s exciting and terrifying to me in a way I’ve not felt in a long time.’  

‘I was going to go and record it, but then I realised I was starting to think about it the way I've thought about the last couple albums, like this preordained process. And beauty can come from that, but honestly the idea of going and doing it again feels boring to me now,’ he reveals.  

Stressing how important the forthcoming show is to him he states: 

‘I hope you’re into this idea. I’m going all in on this one, rehearsing the band day and night for a week leading up to the show, building stage productions that you’ll be able to see from space. It sounds hyperbolic, but this feels like the most important show I’ve ever played.’   

The audience will be asked to place their phones in locked pouches for the duration of the night. ‘That way what happens in the room will stay among the people in the room, which is an increasingly rare thing lately.’  James explains.  

Described as a ‘gifted wordsmith, multi-instrumentalist, captivating storyteller’ (Artsdesk) James Vincent McMorrow is a billion-streaming, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Dublin who has released six albums to date. His last record, 2022’s The Less I Knew, spawned acclaimed singles ‘The Less I Knew’ and ‘Hurricane’.  The album followed on from 2021’s lauded Grapefruit Season (Columbia).   

James Vincent McMorrow Exclusive Album Preview Live Songs from a Future 
National Concert Hall 
Saturday 29 April 2023, 8pm 
Tickets €40. (10% Discount For Friends of NCH)  
On Sale Friday 3 March 10am  (Friends On Sale Wednesday 1 March 10am) 
NCH Box Office 01 4170000   /    

Media Queries: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager or Roisin Dwyer, PR & Publications Executive, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.
(S. Doyle Tel: 087 1775334 / R. Dwyer 085 7129628)