Wednesday, 15th August 2012
Release Of His Sixth Studio Album "Almighty Love"
"Almighty Love" the brand new studio album from Damien Dempsey will be released on 28th September 2012. This much anticipated release was written in Dublin and London and recorded in New Air Studios, London. The album has been over four years in the making and is Dempsey's most definitive recording to date. Produced by long term collaborator John Reynolds, the album includes performances from Sinéad O'Connor and emerging London artist Kate Tempest. The first single to be taken from the album will be the title track which is a soaring ballad celebrating the powerful strength of love, and it will be all over your radio from this week. Damien had this message for his fans regarding the release:
"Thanks to all the brilliant fans who have been so patient waiting on this album. I hope it lifts all your hearts. Thanks for the support. See you along the road" - Damo
Dempsey will embark on an extensive tour of Ireland and the UK this year to support the album release, including a date at The Forum in Waterford on Saturday 15 Dec. (tickets on sale now at Next Door Forum, 051 871111 or http://www.forumwaterford.com ). He will then take his legendary live shows to Australia and the US in 2013.
The four years since the release of his last album, The Rocky Road, have been busy for Dempsey. In addition to writing and recording the new album, Damo was involved in recording and performing the Official Irish Euro 2012 Song 'Rocky Road To Poland'. The song's lyrics were compiled from suggestions made by the listeners of The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM. The single was produced by John Reynolds and reached #1 in the Irish charts. All proceeds from the sale of the single were donated to The John Giles Foundation and The Irish Cancer Society.
During this time, Dempsey also collaborated with renowned Irish graffiti artist Maser on the project 'They Are Us'. Inspired by Dempsey's lyrics, Maser painted giant masterpieces of Dempsey's words on derelict buildings in Dublin. His bold colours and style transformed the sounds and poetry of Dempsey's songs into the very definition of street art on the Dublin cityscape. Sales of the limited edition prints raised funds for The Simon Community, a charity set up to help the homeless. Also, in December 2010 Dempsey and Glen Hansard, the Oscar winning songwriter, recorded and performed 'The Auld Triangle' which raised much needed funds for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) 'Keep The Lights On' Campaign.
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