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Hozier to play LOBP this May

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier performs in Wilmington this spring. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — The Irish musician well known for his 2013 debut hit “Take Me to Church” is making a stop in Wilmington for the 2024 concert season.

Live Oak Bank Pavilion announced Hozier will perform Tuesday, May 14, with tickets on sale this Friday, Feb. 2.

Andrew John Hozier-Byrne is a singer-songwriter who, after attending Trinity College in Dublin to study music education, toured with the choral ensemble for five years. He exited to become a backup singer in 2012 for Trinidad-born British singer and songwriter Billy Ocean.

In 2013, Hozier wrote and released “Take Me Church,” an EP featuring the title track, which eventually hit the Billboard 200 and went multi-platinum. It wasn’t introduced in the U.S. until 2014; that year Hozier released a self-titled album with songs from his previous EPs, received to critical success. The album reached number 2 on the Billboard 200.

By 2015, he was nominated at the Grammy’s for Song of the Year for “Take Me to Chruch” and performed it live at the awards show with Annie Lennox. Though it didn’t win, the song did sweep other awards that year, including Billboard Music, BBC Music and Teen Choice. 

Since then, Hozier has released “Wasteland Baby” in 2019, followed by “Unreal Unearth” in 2023 and collaborated with artists such as Lennox, Mavis Staples, Tori Kelly and Maren Morris. He also has been oustpoken against social injustices, including for the LGBTQ+ community and Black Lives Matters. All royalties from his protest song “Jackboot Jump” went to the NAACP and BLM movement.

Tickets to his Wilmington show go on sale Friday, Feb. 2 at noon at livenation.com.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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