In A Week is our look back at Hozier highlights and happenings from the previous week.
February 21 to 27, 2016
Hozier’s tour manager, Jake Ryan, won Tour Manager of The Year at the TPi Awards for crew and production! This year the award was in honour of legendary tour manager to U2 and Led Zeppelin, Denis Sheehan, who passed away last May.
— Hozier (@Hozier) February 22, 2016
— Hozier (@Hozier) February 23, 2016
Hozier congratulated the crew and Jake on the win in his stage introductions the next night in Montreux.
Hozier’s album was certified Platinum in Norway, while Take Me To Church was certified 7x Platinum!
— Hozier's Guitars (@HoziersGuitars) February 27, 2016
The Associated Press released another snip from an earlier interview with Hozier.
Hozier did some promo this week in Europe:
Swiss radio interview (French) from Montreux on RTS speaking about Cherry Wine and how all songs make a political statement.
Interview with the accompanying photos on 20 Minutes.
And Hozier spoke with TV2 about Cherry Wine backstage in Oslo.
This week, we have gig highlights from these shows:
We’re counting down the to the final shows before the end of the tour this coming Thursday.
February 28: Stockholm, Sweden
February 29: Copenhagen, Denmark
March 3: Istanbul, Turkey: Tour Finale
After almost two years on the road, Hozier will take a good break to rest and rejuvenate before working on the next album.
Hozier introduced a new guitar to the family. We call her Raven.
Hozier’s good friend Stevie Appleby created this dark cartoon that we adore.
The “censored” gruesome conclusion is here.
Behind the Scenes
We came across this great piece about Rory Doyle arranging for BIMM students to attend soundcheck at the show in Berlin and their thoughts on the experience.
The band got out and about on a day off in Montreux, Switzerland.
And then they headed off to Vienna…
The return of Rachael’s little hand.
And Alana found wise words in a lift.
Our friends Wyvern Lingo released their newest song in advance of their 4 March EP release and music journalist Nialler9 had this to say:
“‘Beast At The Door’ has Caoimhe Barry, Saoirse Duane and Karen Cowley confounding expectations somewhat with a song that delves into an suspenseful filmic darkness and the warning that “she will eat us alive,” as the song grows to match that foreboding warning.”
Wyvern Lingo will also be heading to the Great Escape Festival in Brighton in May and Kerry in April.
This duo played their first gig in Paris, opening for Oh Wonder and it went very, very well.
Just listened to @Saint_Sister_ soundcheck for tonight's show. We are all blown away. Best band we have heard in absolutely forever.
— Oh Wonder (@OhWonderMusic) February 26, 2016
— Alanna Jayne Clarke (@alannajclarke) February 26, 2016
Little Green Cars
The band is ramping up for their upcoming album launch on 10 March at Tower Records. They’ll be playing their launch show at Whelan’s on 18 March.
— Tower Records Dublin (@TowerDublin) February 23, 2016
Featured photo: 20Minutes_ch