Hozier Tour 2018: Chicago and New York

Hozier Chicago and New York

Hozier continued his 2018 North American tour with stops in Chicago at The Riviera, Pilgrimage Festival, and three shows at The Beacon Theatre in New York. Highlights from this leg of the tour are below, as well as media that he did along the way. Enjoy!

21 September 2018

Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL

Capacity: 2500
Support: Hudson Taylor

Austen Maddox shot photography for Chicago Music Guide. Other photos are available from Kirstine Walton for Loud HailerDaniel Nicholas for Lost in Concert, Alberto Marquez for Pursuit Of Dopeness, Elisha Knight for The Prelude Press, and Rachel Zyzda for Anchr Magazine.

Nina Cried Power

Make sure you click through the videos in this post. There’s a cameo from the master of guitars, Murt, hidden inside!

Like Real People Do

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the only documentation I have of last night 😍

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Arsonist’s Lullabye

Work Song (full)

This video features lovely words about Mavis Staples and Chicago, the band and crew introduction, and a minor lyric goof-up from Hozier.

Last time I was in your amazing city, it was a day to record with Mavis Staples—on Nina Cried Power—somebody who in my mind is absolute royalty… is a sovereign queen of my heart. It was an amazing experience and something I’ll forever be incredibly grateful to experience. So thank you for that, too. Thank you for Mavis Staples. Thank you for that memory, as well.

Here’s an additional clip of Work Song that offers some great views of Alex and the rest of the band.


Shrike (full)

Another song interrupted by a medical emergency in the crowd. Overheating and dehydration are no joke, so please take care of yourselves at gigs!


Hozier spoke with Allison Stewart from the Chicago Tribune.

In the clip below, Marty Rosenbaum at 93XRT chatted with Hozier about the blues and meeting Mavis Staples.

22 September 2018

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival – Franklin, TN

Sadly, Pilgrimage was canceled due to lightning before Hozier took the stage but he did have time to do some promo. He spoke with Vinyl Emergency about the importance of vinyl.

24 September  2018

Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

Capacity: 2984
Support: Hudson Taylor



Pro photography from Sachyn Mital for Pop Matters.

Jackie and Wilson

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She’ll call me baby…

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Noone f*cks with my baby. #hozier #nfwmb #ninacriedpower

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From Eden

Movement (full)

This is the first show that Hozier uses a cordless microphone, giving him the freedom to go full on bop when the beat drops.

Other good videos of NFWMB and Cherry Wine from this show.


On 26 September 2018, Hozier visited the offices of Tumblr in New York and did an Answertime session, responding to questions from fans.

Suzanne Santo took advantage of a little time-off in New York City to make a guest appearance with her friend and former tour-mate, Butch Walker, at Irving Plaza on 23 September 2018.

25 September 2018

Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

Capacity: 2984
Support: Hudson Taylor

From Eden

Moment’s Silence

The lighting at Hozier shows is always on point!

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Moment’s Silence- Hozier 🙌🏻

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Take Me to Church

Hozier’s performance of Take Me To Church continues to evolve as he grows used to performing it without a guitar. We love the hands getting into the action now!

Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene & To Be Alone (full)

Hozier addressing the crowd:

“I appreciate that most of you have taken your seat allocations as mere suggestions. This is to be encouraged. So thank you, just do your thing.”

Like Real People Do (full)

26 September  2018

Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

Capacity: 2984
Support: Hudson Taylor


This is a fantastic set of photos showing a range of moods.

Additional pro photography available from Anthony Mulcahy.

More great shots from The Beacon Theatre.

Cherry Wine

Hozier holds the crowd mesmerized.

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Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene

Someone New

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@hozier #hozier #livemusic #concert

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Nina Cried Power (clip)

Suzanne killing it on the guitar solo!

Hozier followed The Beacon Theatre’s fabulous tradition of leaving a signature inside the elevator.

(Source: Beacon Theatre Instagram Story, 26 September 2018)

New York City can be a fabulous place for celebrity encounters.

Hozier had a chance to hang out with Aisling Bea and Paul Rudd. And he swapped selfies with Astro Katie!

After a trip to see Springsteen on Broadway, he was thrilled to meet the man, the legend, the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen.


Hozier spoke with Eric Holland at WFUV Public Radio on 28 September 2018. He was a guest DJ on All Songs Considered and interviewed by Bob Boilen. Larry Flick at SiriusXM had a great interview with Hozier (may be paywall restricted for some). And Jonathan Clarke interviewed him for Q104.3, below.

Thanks to all those who posted their photos and videos from Hozier shows.

Special thanks to Hozier’s Guitars contributors @Megn0481, @literarypengke, @AInabsentia, @aenroute, @FYeahHozier, Biljana J, and more.

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Featured image: Photo: @mulography Instagram. Graphic: Hozier’s Guitars.

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