Curtis Stigers has just announced his Irish Tour, which is set to go on the road across Ireland this November with shows in Dublin, Belfast, Meath and Galway.
The tour will kick off in Dublin’s Liberty Hall on 17 November, before embarking on dates that take in Belfast’s Waterfront Studio on 18 November, Navan’s Solstice Theatre on 19 November and Galway’s Black Box Theatre on 20 November.
Tickets priced from €35/£30 plus booking fees went on sale on Friday last at 10am from Ticketmaster.ie and individual venues.
Curtis Stigers drives his publicists crazy. For the past 30 years, the singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist has been making records that confound those who try to categorise his music or put him in a box.
He has had several top ten hits as a long-haired, blue-eyed soul singer and he’s written and sung an Emmy nominated TV theme song - the theme song to the wildly popular TV show ‘Sons Of Anarchy'. He has recorded a track for one of the biggest-selling pop albums of all time and has released nine critically-acclaimed, award-winning jazz albums.
He has played for presidents and princes and appeared in two Seth MacFarlane movies about a foul-mouthed cuddly bear called Ted. He has recorded thirteen studio albums and a live album singing Sinatra songs with a big band from Denmark.
Hes toured with symphony orchestras, written songs with Carole King and duetted with Al Green, Shawn Colvin and Tom Jones.
Who is this guy?
Curtis Stigers’s new album ‘This Life' is the answer to that question. It’s a celebration of three decades of musical exploration, evolution and growth. It’s a look back at 13 albums, thousands of concert performances and millions of miles on the road.
“We created most of these arrangements onstage, during soundchecks and concerts,” says Curtis Stigers. “My songs have changed and grown as they’ve gotten older, just like I have.”
Stigers burst onto the recording scene in 1991 with his eponymous debut album, which sold 1.5 million copies and spawned several self-penned, pop/soul-flavoured hit singles, including “You’re All That Matters To Me,” “Never Saw A Miracle” and the worldwide top-ten hit, “I Wonder Why.”
The 25-year-old NYC-based musician then toured the world in support of the album, opening shows for the likes of Elton John, Prince, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart and Bonnie Raitt, and made multiple appearances on the TV show circuit, including The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Arsenio and The Today Show.
Heady times for a kid raised in Idaho who grew up listening to records by artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Pretenders, Squeeze, XTC, Ray Charles, Joe Williams, Tom Waits, Led Zeppelin, Sarah Vaughn and Miles Davis.
Tickets for Curtis Stigers Irish Tour are priced from €35/£30 plus booking fees. His latest album ‘This Life’ is out now.