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Foy Vance

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MCD Presents
Foy Vance
The Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 13th November 2019

**Tickets onsale NOW**

Foy Vance will follow the release of two very special new albums this year – ‘From Muscle Shoals’ & ‘To Memphis’ – with an extensive headline North American and UK/Ireland tour throughout October and November. This includes a stop off at The Olympia Theatre for a fully seated show on Wednesday 13th November.

The award-winning Northern Irish singer-songwriter will be accompanied by his band for the tour, his first live dates in over two years. Foy Vance: The Tour begins in Woodstock, NY on 12th October and culminates with a hometown show at Belfast Waterfront Hall on 23rd November.

Tickets priced from €28 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Doors open 7pm. Approximate stage times will be posted here once we receive them from production.
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THIS YEAR: ‘FROM MUSCLE SHOALS’ & ‘TO MEMPHIS’ - VANCE WILL RELEASE TWO UNIQUE NEW ALBUMS

‘FROM MUSCLE SHOALS’ RELEASED JUNE 28 ON ED SHEERAN’S GINGERBREAD MAN RECORDS, WITH ACCOMPANYING ALBUM ‘TO MEMPHIS’ FOLLOWING IN SEPTEMBER

PRE-ORDER HERE TO RECEIVE THE TRACKS ‘YOU LOVE ARE MY ONLY’ & ‘SUNSHINE OR RAIN’

‘From Muscle Shoals’ will be released on June 28 on Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records, with 'To Memphis’ following in September. The albums are intended to be companion pieces and pay homage to the deeply rooted Soul and Americana traditions that have influenced Vance’s approach to songwriting. Pre-order ‘From Muscle Shoals’ now to receive the tracks ‘You Love Are My Only’ and ‘Sunshine Or Rain’.

Co-produced by Vance with Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes, John Paul White, Nicole Atkins) ‘From Muscle Shoals’ was recorded at the legendary FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The album features two of the original ‘Swampers’ house band that played on so many iconic hits of the 60s & 70s, Spooner Oldham (keys) and David Hood (bass), alongside a crack team of session musicians and singers.

Seeking inspiration for his fourth album, the follow-up to ‘The Wild Swan’, Vance was digging out old demos when he came across a handful of songs he had labelled ‘Soul’ and ‘Americana’. This discovery became the catalyst for the two new albums, with the ‘Soul’ songs providing the genesis of ‘From Muscle Shoals’, and the ‘Americana’ songs forming the basis of ‘To Memphis’, recorded at Sam Phillips Recordings Studios in Memphis.

“When I had demoed the ‘soul’ songs years ago I had tried to emulate the old school southern soul sound of Muscle Shoals,” he explains Vance. “So when I came across this collection of songs again, I knew immediately where I needed to go to document them. I suppose that is really what this project is. Documenting songs that would otherwise go unheard.”

Vance reveals that one of the songs on the album was originally written for Tom Jones. “Tom liked it but said it was too personal and would prefer it inthe third person. I can respect that. I wonder can you guess which one it is? I’ll leave it to your imagination.”

There will be new studio album from Vance in 2020, a more traditional follow-up to ‘The Wild Swan’, which contained the Radio 2 playlisted singles ‘Coco’, ‘Upbeat Feelgood’, and ‘Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution’. Vance’s previous album, ‘Joy Of Nothing’, won the inaugural Northern Ireland Music Prize for best album’ in 2013.

Keith Urban recently covered Vance’s track ‘Burden’ (from his acclaimed 2016 album ‘The Wild Swan’) at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas, where he won Entertainer Of The Year. Vance and Urban recently hooked up in a Nashville studio to record a stunning duet of the track

https://youtu.be/9cNMD0qjlBo
Read a letter from Foy Vance about the new albums here

For more information on Foy Vance please visit:

http://foyvance.com

http://youtube.com/foyvancemusic

http://facebook.com/foyvancemusic

http://instagram.com/foyvance

http://twitter.com/foyvance

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