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Dermot Kennedy to hold Better Days Tour concert in Nashville

Lenny Schumacher

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NASHVILLE, TN—Irish singer-songwriter, Dermot Kennedy, will hold a concert in Nashville as part of his Better Days Tour. The concert will take place at Marathon Music Works in Nashville on July 29. The show will start at 8 p.m. and the gate will be open from 6.30 p.m. All tickets for the event have been sold out.

The Irishman is best-known for his singles “Outnumbered” and “Giants”. In 2017, Kennedy released an EP titled “Doves and Ravens” inspired by life's bright and sad events, creating music that is both soaring and personal, stripped-down and explosive.

On the EP, his vocals are supported by hip-hop and R&B-influenced percussion, as he blends organic and synthetic components into an intriguing combination that recalls Bon Iver, James Blake, and James Vincent McMorrow's experimental compositions.

Fans have known Kennedy as a brilliant songwriter. He writes words with the vision of a poet and the accuracy of a rapper, presenting a picture and transfixing audiences with his soulful delivery's distinctive rhythm and flow. Kennedy thinks listening to rap and reading poems offers the same experience, as they both bring honesty to the audience.

Kennedy’s success was partly credited to his accidental meeting with Glen Hansard on the streets of Dublin. Hansard then invited Kennedy to his sold-out Christmas show and gave Kennedy ten minutes onstage to sing his music. Kennedy made the most of his moment by giving an incredible performance of his 2016 song "After Rain." The tune went on to accumulate 19 million plays on Spotify, where Kennedy now has nearly 2 million monthly listeners.

In 2021, Kennedy goes on tour to many cities in the US, the UK, and Ireland. The Better Days Tour will end on June 8 in Killarney, Ireland.

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