Friday 10th June 2016
LIVE AT THE MARQUEE, CORK
Tickets on sale this Friday 19th February at 9am
Aiken Promotions announced today that Gavin James will play Live at the Marquee Cork for this first time this summer when he takes to the stage on Friday 10th June 2016. Tickets go on sale this Friday 19th February at 9am from ticketmaster and usual outlets.
After a successful 2015 which saw Gavin James perform to over 1 million people around the world and support acts including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift, Gavin James embarks on his first European headline tour in March / April 2016 which will see him play Paris, Heerlen, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Brussels, Hague and Amsterdam.
In 2015 Gavin also released his debut album Bitter Pill. Gavin’s live EP Live At Whelans has gone platinum and gold in several markets. He was also selected as one of Spotify’s Spotlight artists for 2016 and released ‘22’ featuring Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil on guitar and mixed by Spike Stent. ‘22’ was Gavin’s response to being bullied at school, and the desire to escape an outsider-status once you’re older. It was originally recorded as part of his number 1 album ‘Live at Whelans’.
Gavin James started out playing Jimi Hendrix covers at home in the garden shed, then drew the short straw when he was chosen as the singer of his teenage band, and learnt his subsequent solo craft the hard way. Inspired by local heroes like Damien Rice and classic, grafting Soul artists such as Sam Cooke, he would play Dublin’s pubs virtually 7 nights a week during college, in a marathon of 3-hour shows. Growing in confidence, Gavin James’ own material then began to draw an impassioned following: his first ever single won the Choice Prize for ‘Song Of The Year’, stayed on the charts for over 6 months and culminated with 2014’s #1-charting, ‘Live at Whelans’ album: a venue he used to sneak inside when underage, but returned to as a rapturously-received headliner. That night, he happened to perform an impulsive cover of The Magnetic Fields’ ‘The Book Of Love’, accelerating Gavin’s word-of-mouth success story (the track has since become a platinum-selling hit around Europe, with upwards of 6 million plays on Spotify). His first piece of recorded material – ‘For You’ –reached number 1 in Ireland and went top 10 on iTunes in the US, Canada and Holland.
Tickets €28 for Gavin James at Live at the Marquee Cork will go on sale this Friday 19th Feb at 9am from:-
All usual Ticketmaster outlets
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