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Dermot Kennedy @ O2 Academy, Brixton

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by Peter Lynch (subscribe)
Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
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Singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy left thrilled gig-goers wanting more with his stunning sold-out show at the O2 Academy in Brixton, London earlier this month. The Irish artist has constantly been wowing audiences on his recent tour, and will undoubtedly continue that trend in the weeks to come, with further sold-out venues right across Europe.

Signed to Interscope Records, his debut album is set to be released later this year, proving just how much of a talent he possesses, playing to sold-out venues all around the world on a regular basis. Last year saw the passionate performer tour the United States, Europe and Australia, with Coachella already under his belt in 2019.

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Dermot Kennedy sings to adoring fans


It was a night to remember for both performer and audience and the singer used all his power to summon up favourites like 'Power Over Me' and 'An Evening I Will Not Forget', with some of his older and more notable songs on the setlist, along with some surprises for the delighted crowd involving some of his newest and unheard material.

It's an extremely busy month of May for the 27-year-old, who will now fill out the Olympia Theatre in his hometown Dublin for four nights, before taking on the likes of Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and France, and then it's festival time. Kennedy has an even busier summer schedule, with worldwide shows keeping him occupied right until the end of August.

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The Irish singer has been selling out historic venues


Festival lineups will take him from All Points East in London, to Tinderbox in Denmark, with sure-to-be intimate gigs like Festival Cruilla in Barcelona and Ilosaarirock Festival in Finland also in the pipeline. Australia's Splendour in the Grass festival will also take him to New South Wales in mid-July, while it all ends quite fittingly with a sold-out Electric Picnic back home in Ireland, where he will unquestionably be one of the concert's most-loved acts, much like everywhere else he performs his powerful and emotional songs.
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Where: O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL
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