James Morrsion live in Castlebar
James Morrison, the BRIT Award-winning English singer-songwriter and guitarist, comes to The Royal Theatre on Wednesday, August 22. As the title of James Morrison’s third and by far best album suggests, The Awakening is the sound of an artist coming of age. In his personal life Morrison has become a father, while losing his own father after the latter’s long battle with alcoholism and depression. At the same time, Morrison, 26, has matured as a singer, songwriter, and musician, enabling him to channel all of that emotion into his most accomplished collection of songs yet. “My first two albums felt like practice shots,” he says, “and now I’ve graduated. In many ways this feels like my first proper album.”
Practice shots they may have been, but those first two albums – Undiscovered (2006) and Songs for You, Truths for Me (2008) – have sold a combined total of 4.5m copies and yielded an astonishing 10 singles, including ‘You Give Me Something’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore’ and the global smash ‘Broken Strings’, featuring Nelly Furtado. Those practice shots turned Morrison into an international star.
Tickets are available on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from the Royal Theatre Box Office on 0818 300 000 and are priced €39 (standing) or €44 (seated) including booking fee, other service charges may apply. For further information check the Royal Theatre website on: www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie