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Loyle Carner

Main Artist:

LOYLE CARNER

Vicar Street , Dublin 

20th February 2023

*EXTRA DATE ADDED*

21st February 2023

With his new album “hugo”, Loyle Carner confronts both the deeply personal and the highly political. Cinematic in scale and scope, hugo is both a rallying war cry for a generation forged in fire and a study of the personal internal conflict that drives the rest of the album - as a mixed-race Black man, as an artist, as a father and as a son. 

With Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards and appearances in global brand campaigns (Nike, YSL, Timberland), Carner has undoubtedly had a meteoric rise to the top, culminating with his second album Not Waving, But Drowning charting at number 3 in the UK albums chart in 2019. However, hugo sees Carner taking a sharp detour from his previous work, putting it down to lockdown and the “hedonistic side of career being stripped away. There were no shows, no backstage, no festivals, no photoshoots”. By continuing to write in these tumultuous times with a renewed clarity and sense of artistic freedom, Carner reached deeper beneath the surface than he ever had before. 

And now, following a string of warmly received festival appearances over the summer, Carner is getting ready to take “hugo” on the road next year. With massive stadium shows across the UK, kicking off with Dublin in February and culminating with Wembley OVO Arena in London, Carner will surely be taking live stages by storm with his electrifying new material. 

“Loyle delivers nothing short of a masterpiece in the form of turbo-charged verses about his inner anxieties” - Wonderland

“Guilt, fear and indignation combine in this powerful new track from the south London artist” - The Observer 

“This fervent and full-bodied single marks an exciting change of pace for the south London rapper previously known for his mellow beats” - The Times

“A tightly wound track that reflects the myriad thoughts, worries and irritations that seem to have been bubbling away beneath the surface” - Complex UK 

“Brimming with fury and emotion, but backed against lush orchestration, it’s a deft juxtaposition that sets up his new chapter poignantly” - DIY Magazine

“An exciting, vital taste of what's to come” - Dork Magazine

“Loyle Carner channels fury, injustice and anxiety in typically poetic style on ‘Hate’” - Daily Star

“The latest track from the multi-talented south London songwriter is a vulnerable and fearful snapshot of being black and British” - i News

“Against a scuffed but sturdy breakbeat, Carner ponders the blinkered aspirations sold to black Britons, as well as his own conflicted feelings about race. A riveting screed” - The Guardian

 

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

 

20th Feb - Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland 

21st Feb - Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland 

23rd Feb - O2 City Hall - Newcastle, UK

24th Feb - The Mountford Hall - Liverpool, UK

25th Feb - O2 Victoria Warehouse - Manchester, UK

27th Feb - O2 Academy - Glasgow, UK 

28th Feb - O2 Academy - Sheffield, UK

2nd Mar - The Nick Rayns LCR UEA - Norwich, UK

3rd Mar - O2 Academy, Leicester 

5th Mar - Brighton Dome - Brighton, UK

6th Mar - Rock City - Nottingham, UK

8th Mar - O2 Academy - Birmingham, UK

9th Mar - O2 Academy - Bournemouth, UK 

11th Mar - University Great Hall - Cardiff, UK

12th Mar - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK

16th Mar - Wembley OVO Arena - London, UK

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February 20th, 2023
Doors: 07:00 pm
February 21st, 2023
Doors: 07:00 pm