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Damien Dempsey 'It's All Good' Best Of Album Released 14 February



Dempsey Returns to Australia for It’s All Good National Tour

“the greatest Irish Singer of his generation”The Guardian

singer Damien Dempsey is a real working-class hero” – The Sunday Times

"for me he's the best of Irish music" - Brian Eno

“Damien hits you in the heart. His work is like a great movie” – Paddy Considine

Acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Damien Dempsey today releases ‘It’s All Good’, a Best Of double-CD offering that spans Damien’s fifteen-year career and six Irish Top 10 albums.

To celebrate the launch of ‘It’s All Good’, Damien returns to Australian shores this March & April for a seven-date national tour that kicks off at VIC’s Port Fairy Folk Festival and includes a headline performance at Sydney’s The Metro Theatre on March 16.

The new album includes fan favourites ‘It's All Good’ featuring Sinead O’Connor, ‘ Almighty Love’, ‘Bustin' Outta Here’ and the No. 1 Christmas single ‘The Auld Triangle’ with The Frames’ Glen Hansard. In addition, two brand new tracks ‘Happy Days’ and ‘St Patrick's Brave Brigade’, are showcased on the release.

Damien enjoyed an incredible 2013, following the release of his sixth studio album ‘Almighty Love’ in September 2012.  To mention but a few highlights:  Damien sold out his Sydney Opera House St Patrick's Day show in March, followed by headline dates across Australia. The summer saw a support slot with Bruce Springsteen at Kilkenny Stadium and his own headline show at Dublin's Iveagh Gardens, whilst September brought his first US tour in 5 years, encompassing festivals and headline shows including a sold out Bowery Ballroom in New York.


Tickets available now

Friday 7 – Monday 10 March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Thursday 13 March – Mick O’Malley’s, BRISBANE
Friday 14 March – Prince Bandroom, MELBOURNE
Sunday 16 March – The Metro Theatre, SYDNEY
Monday 17 March – Capitol Theatre, PERTH

Friday 11 – Saturday 12 April – Gumball Festival, MAITLAND NSW
Thursday 17 – Monday 21 April – National Folk Festival, CANBERRA


CD 1                                                                             

1. It's All Good                                                             

2. Sing All Our Cares Away                                            

3. Apple of my Eye                                       

4. Kilburn Stroll                                             

5. Canadian Geese                                              

6. Not On Your Own Tonight                 

7. Patience                                                         

8. Chris and Stevie                                       

9. Serious                                                            

10. Colony                                                               

11. Negative Vibes                                                   

12. Factories                                                               

13. Bustin Outta Here                                                  

14. Spraypaint Backalley                                             

CD 2      

1. Party On

2. Maasai

3. How Strange

4. The Rocky Road to Dublin

5. Kelly From Killan / The Teetotaller

6. St Patrick's Brave Brigade

7. A Rainy Night in Soho

8. The Auld Triangle

9. Ghosts of Overdoses

10. Your Pretty Smile

11. I've No Alibi

12. Almighty Love

13. Beside the Sea

14. Happy Days

15. You're the Cure

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National Promotions Manager – ABC Contemporary


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