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Sinead O'Connor: The American Kindness Tour - 11/8
at City Winery New York City
ABOUT SINEAD O'CONNOR:
City Winery has just been added as a stop on Sinead O'Connor: The American Kindness Tour! Known for her bold political stances and incredible musical talent, O'Connor's got her start as singer for Ton Ton Macoute. Her music brought her to the attention of the music industry, and she was eventually signed by Ensign Records. She also acquired an experienced manager, Fachtna O'Ceallaigh, former head of U2's Mother Records. Soon after she was signed, she embarked on her first major assignment, providing the vocals for the song "Heroine", which she co-wrote with U2's guitarist The Edge for the soundtrack to the film Captive. O'Ceallaigh, who had been fired by U2 for complaining about them in an interview, was outspoken with his views on music and politics, and O'Connor adopted the same habits; she defended the actions of the IRA and said U2's music was "bombastic".
Her first album The Lion and the Cobra was "a sensation" when it was released in 1987 and it reached gold record status and earned a Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Grammy nomination.
Her second album 1990s I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got gained considerable attention and mostly positive reviews : it was rated "second best album of the year" by the NME. She was praised for her voice and her original songs. She was also noted for her appearance: her trademark shaved head, often angry expression, and sometimes shapeless or unusual clothing.
Most recently, O'Connor announced she was working on recording a new album, entitled Home, to be released in the beginning of 2012. On 10 October 2011 O'Connor announced that the release date for the album, now entitled How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?, had been set for 20 February 2012.
Sinead O’Connor in November 2012 has stated her recovered strength by performing a stunning acoustic performance at St.Pancras Church, which was made for press and media only. It was a magic and tragic and beautiful experience as poetry can be, and her unique talent has moved to tears the journalists in the room.
Sinead O’Connor in 2013 is having an extensively tour in Europe, UK and in the USA to promote the album “How About I be me” and the new single “4th and Vive”. From the beginning of the year she has performed in more than 50 venues and festivals all around Europe.
After a concert in her native land Dublin, she received a stunning review by the newspaper Irish Independent:
"…when the shaven-headed chanteuse stuns the Concert Hall into reverential silence during a stirring acappella rendition of "I am Stretched On Your Grave", it is just powerfully evident just how colossal that talent is…" - Eamon Sweeney – Irish Independent
Moreover 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,” the singer will be performing on the east and west coasts of the United States next November 2013, with multiple night stints in Chicago, New York, and various cities along the California coast with “The American Kindness” tour.
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