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Damien Dempsey – The 2014 Tour

Not for Damien Dempsey the carefree lyrics of your ordinary popular music. This heavy-hitting, soulful singer-songwriter takes on social justice issues for an evening of meaningful, melodious entertainment. Don't miss this Irish troubadour when he stops at a venerable venue near you in either Boston, MA or New York, NY. Can't find a location near you? No worries! Damien Dempsey will be adding a ton of exciting new tour dates and will certainly be passing through your corner of the world. Stay up to date with all of Dempsey's latest tour stops right here on StubHub.

Whether he's bringing his rocking contemporary Irish folk to the premier Brighton Music Hall in Boston or the artsy Highline Ballroom in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, Damien Dempsey puts on a performance you most certainly will not want to pass over. Don't miss the opportunity to witness one of Ireland's most important and moving musical talents live and in person – get your tickets now!

About Damien Dempsey

Hailing from the Donaghmede district of Dublin, Damien Dempsey found early musical inspiration in jams held in his house by his parents and their friends after they had come home from the pub. This artistic environment helped Dempsey find his love for performers such as Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, and Christy Moore. As a troubled teenager, he found a solace in Marley's music that later inspired him to create similarly hopeful songs for young people today. In his early years, Dempsey's introversion would lead to the rapid development of his vocal and guitar skills. Socially conscious from the beginning, he impressed his family with a tune about air pollution.

After training and competing as a professional boxer, Dempsey dedicated himself to music and enrolled at the Ballyfermot College of Further Education, known locally as the "Rock School." Upon completion of his two-year degree, he would release his first EP, "The Contender" on the school's own label.

Finding himself without a job after graduation, he spent a lot of time at public libraries. It was here that he became acquainted with the Irish storytelling figure called the "seanchai." His respect and identification for this role would inspire him for much of his future musical career.

After the release of his first commercial single, "Dublin Town," he would be noticed by Sinead O'Conner. O'Conner played a large role in Dempsey's fledgling career by promoting his talent and using him as her opener on tours, and Dempsey featured her on his 2002 "Negative Vibes EP." He would also get the attention of Morrisey, who invited him to perform on his U.K., Irish, and U.S. tours. He would also get Dempsey a deal with Morrisey's own Attack label. Dempsey would also tour with The Levellers, Sharon Shannon's Big Band, and Willie Nelson.

Dempsey has remained a prolific artist, producing five more studio albums, a live album and, most recently, a best of album. 2014 marked the tour in support of his best of album, entitled It's All Good.

Previous Hits

Dempsey's first taste of fame came when his family encouraged him to enter a contest on 2FM, a popular national radio program in Ireland, and he subsequently came in second with the song "Cardboard City" that described his experience with homelessness.

He would make his mark with his 1997 single "Dublin Town." The song peaked at number eighteen in the Irish music charts, and garnered glowing praise from Ireland's Hot Press magazine. His second studio album, Seize the Day (2003), is Dempsey's unforgettable, uncompromising opus about his home country. The album would meet with enthusiastic reviews and high sales, peaking at number five in the Irish charts and eventually going double platinum. Dempsey's next two albums would find considerable success as well. 2005's Shots climbed to number eighteen in Ireland, and 2007's To Hell or Barbados would soar to number two.

Dempsey has also cleaned up at Ireland's Meteor Music Awards, snagging no less than six wins. In 2004, 2008, and 2009 he would win Best Folk/Traditional Act. In 2006 and 2007 he would win Best Irish Male, and in 2004 he would also win Best Irish Country/Roots Artist.


Dempsey made his film debut in 2011 with the crime movie Between the Canals. He played Paul Chambers, the leader of an organized crime outfit. The movie was highly praised for its energetic rawness by The Irish Times.

The Damien Dempsey Concert Experience

Come find out about the real Ireland today, and experience a cascade of musical skill as well! After almost two decades in the commercial music scene, Dempsey retains his strident vocals and raw spirit that will be sure to rouse and enlighten you. Grounded in traditional Irish music and well-versed contemporary issues and styles, Dempsey confidently sprinkles in hints of reggae that come off beautifully. Whether he's playing his newest tracks or powering through his soulful hits like "Patience," Dempsey puts on a display of Irish and contemporary musicianship that you do not want to miss.

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