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News: Sharon Corr Announces UK Tour Dates

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(UK) Prior to the September release of her new solo album ‘The Same Sun’, Sharon Corr announces a UK tour. Starting in Inverness on September 14th, the tour will visit Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Oxford and Birmingham before concluding in London on September 25th. The Grammy nominee/Brit Award winning, singer-songwriter/violinist and member of legendary Irish group The Corrs, Sharon Corr will be performing new songs from her second solo album ‘The Same Sun’ as well as a selection from her back catalogue.

“I’m really excited to be touring again in the UK. Music is magic, so come breathe it in!” 

Recorded in Los Angeles, ‘The Same Sun’ is produced by Mitchell Froom and the stripped-back, clean, organic sound takes much of its influence from late 60s-early 70s Laurel Canyon, and singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King. There’s an immediacy, an honesty and emotional vulnerability to the lyrics that is uniquely Sharon. The album feels both contemporary and retro at the same time with moving lyrics, some of them inspired by life- changing experiences, like her trip to Tanzania with OXFAM Ireland providing that honesty known to Sharon’s fans all over the world.

During The Corrs’ 15-year career, their mellifluous, galvanic blend of Celtic rock-pop saw the Dundalk band sell a staggering 45 million albums. They toured arenas and stadia across the globe, unleashed a string of hugely successful singles – What Can I Do?, Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless – and were universally adored, not least for the girls’ siren-like beauty.

In 2009, now married and with two children, Sharon, not able to stay away from her passion, was already writing and recording her first solo album ‘Dream of You’. As a harmoniser, could Sharon write solely for herself? “With The Corrs, I was always aware that I wasn’t writing a song for my own voice, and I had to discover how to do that. It took Dream of You to find my own sound.” Her first single ‘It’s Not a Dream’, released in 2010, was immediately A- listed on BBC Radio 2. The album also featured a hauntingly beautiful collaboration with the legendary Jeff Beck on Mna na hEireann.

Truly driven, Sharon took her courage in both hands and toured the album alone from 2011 to 2013, playing Europe, Australia, Asia and both North and South America. And something astonishing happened; she felt her true identity as an artist and performer emerge and blossom centre stage, “To really inhabit front of stage took a bit of time,” she’s said. “My first gig as a solo artist was the Isle of Wight festival. Total palpitations. But once I was up there… I came alive. I felt totally and utterly myself.

‘The Same Sun’ is released on September 8th.

TOUR DATES: 

Sun         14 September 2014            Ironworks, Inverness  

Mon        15 September 2014            Lemon Tree, Aberdeen   

Tues        16 September 2014            Oran Mor, Glasgow   

Thurs      18 September 2014            O2 Academy 2, Newcastle          

Sun         21 September 2014            Deaf Institute, Manchester    

Mon        22 September 2014            O2 Academy 2, Oxford    

Tue         23 September 2014            The Glee Club, Birmingham

Thurs      25 September 2014            St James Piccadilly, London