Dermot Kennedy announces 'Sound Waves' a live streamed one-time-only concert on May 20 via YouTube



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Dermot Kennedy today announces ‘Sound Waves’, a very special one-off concert which will be live-streamed via YouTube on May 20th. The show, which will be seen around the globe, will go live at 9pm BST and a charitable donation will be made to the World Health Organisation Covid Response Fund.

“I had great plans to tour for the next 12 months, but other things have had to take priority... and we are all at home. So I set myself the task of replicating the feeling of a real live concert as best I can, with my band and other musicians, to make this show as special, considered and honest as it can be. How can a concert performed from home have the same impact, forge the same connections and most importantly, provide beautiful escapism from the somewhat stressful and difficult realities of life? How can it look different to those performances when one simply ‘goes live’? How can I ‘GO LIVE’ instead? This is how the ‘Sound Waves’ concert idea was born, and it has been weeks in the making. ‘Sound Waves’ will be a concert for a moment in time.

"Designed to bring those that know me, and hopefully some new people, towards a moment of relief. To feel less isolated, to sing along and to be consoled. To find new meaning in the same lyrics, much like I have when re-playing my songs under these new conditions. We have put this one-off live event together in the hopes of lifting peoples’ spirits and taking them somewhere else, if only for a while. I hope they bring you some light in this difficult time. Until we can come together in those rooms and sing for each other again, I hope you enjoy these songs and get a sense of us all being together at that moment wherever you are in the world.”

The show will only be available to watch back in its entirety for a limited time via YouTube.


Dermot recently released the ‘Lost in the Soft Light EP’, a selection of live, re-worked versions of tracks from his debut #1 album ‘Without Fear’. The collection, complete with visual performances, includes platinum-selling top 10 single ‘Outnumbered’ and live favourites ‘All My Friends’ and ‘The Corner’.

This show follows other charity work Dermot has been doing throughout lockdown, including an incredible fundraising night on Ireland’s ‘Late Late Show’ which raised over €300,000 for the Capuchin Day Centre Homeless Charity.

The Brit nominated artist now sits with over a billion streams across all platforms and continues to impress globally, with sold out shows at the likes of Radio City in New York to upcoming nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and huge outdoor shows across Ireland to over 100,000 fans. He also boasts recent TV performances on the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Ellen Show and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Source Satellite 414

May 18, 2020 10:44am ET by Satellite 414  


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