Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Declan O'Rourke Announces U.S. Tour

Declan O’Rourke will be departing his native Ireland and returning to the U.S. for an exciting run of live dates. The tour follows the release of his critically acclaimed album Mag Pai Zai, which was released in the U.S. in 2013.

Ever the prolific songwriter, O’Rourke is currently releasing a new track each month exclusively to fans. Subscribers to his mailing list will receive new studio material as well as unreleased live tracks. The impeccable songcraft on display in O’Rourke’s “Time Machine” from Mag Pai Zai is sure to leave listeners eagerly anticipating what he will deliver next.


Listen: Declan O’Rourke – “Time Machine” via the Wall Street Journal


“The gravity of unaccompanied traditional Irish ballads — the deliberation in their melodies, their calmly sustained phrases, their fatalistic undertone — informs his songs, whether they’re about faithful love or reckoning with elemental forces.”

- Jon Pareles, The New York Times


“He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever [...] Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.”

- Paul Weller, Mojo Magazine


“It is definitely time for this music to cross the ocean… O’Rourke has a penchant for writing about love and history with equal amounts of ease and gravity.”

- David Dye, World Café

U.S. Tour Dates:


10/23 Baltimore, MD – Basilica (Benefit for Catholic Charlties)

10/24 Baltimore, MD – Goucher College

10/30 Provo, UT – Velour (with Peter Breinholt)

11/01 Winston-Salem, NC – Community Arts Cafe

11/05 Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360

11/06 Cambridge, MA – Passim

11/09 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse

11/11 Vienna, VA – Jammin Java

11/13 New York, NY – Rockwood

11/14 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Upstairs

11/15 Fairfield, CT – Fairfield Theater Co