Sinead O'Connor: The American Kindness Tour - 11/4
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
About Sinead O'Connor: The American Kindness Tour
Multi-Grammy award winning artist, Sinead O’Connor will be making her return to the North American stages in November and December this year. After triumphant, sold-out performances at New York City’s esteemed Lincoln Center Festival on July 26th and 27th in what Sinead called “The Gospel Sessions,” Sinead has announced she will be performing on the east and west coasts, with multiple night stints in Chicago, New York, and various cities along the California coast. Sinead said, "I'm beside myself with excitement about returning to the States as its always so much fun to tour there, and in my experience American people are extremely kind as a national trait and that's why I’ve called the tour ‘American Kindness’. .."
Since releasing her ninth and latest LP in February 2012, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? on One Little Indian, Sinead has received some of the most resounding praise to date in her 25-year, celebrated career. Songs from the album such as “4th and Vine” and “Take Off Your Shoes” have been glorious additions to her arresting catalogue which has garnered millions of record sales worldwide.
Since the release of the album, Sinead has been playing various festivals and venues around the world including Glastonbury, the Manchester International Festival, London’s Barbican Hall, Wien Konzerthaus, Rome, Paris, Stockholm to mention few.
Select praise from How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? and her live performances:
- “O'Connor's 9th album, How About I Be Me (And I Be You)? isn't just a return to form; it's a full-on revival.” – NPR
- “It blends idealism and cynicism, love and loss, in equal measure. At its best, as on the mesmerizing “Reason With Me,” it matches the intensity and drive of her acclaimed 1987 debut album, “The Lion and the Cobra.” - The New York Times
- “On form, focussed and fervent again”- The Guardian
- “Ireland’s wild child can lay her emotions bare more powerfully now than when her cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ was number one in 14 countries in 1990…the performance is faultless.” —Independent (U.K.)
- “Emotional delivery and confessional songs…unlike any woman in pop music before her.” —Rolling Stone
- “The “me” on How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is primarily O’Connor’s apocalyptic siren of yore, crooning and snarling her way through an enchanting collection teeming with well-crafted hooks and fiery passion…”- Billboard
- "... When the shaven-headed chanteuse stunts the Concert Hall into reverential silence during a stirring a-cappella rendition of "I am Stretched On Your Grave", it is just powerfully evident just how colossal that talent is (...) When se closes her eyes and sings her heart and lungs out, completely lost in a meditative trance, words fail to describe her brilliance. Her band are impeccable, creating a beautiful warmth and cosy ambiance for Three Babies...”. – Irish Independent