He’ll take you to church: Hozier announces UK and European tour for 2019

Including four nights at the London Palladium...

Hozier has announced details of a huge UK and European tour for later this year.

The Irish musician will take second album ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ on the road this summer – beginning with a show at Copenhagen’s KB Hallen on August 19.

After a string of dates across the continent, he’ll return back to the UK in September & October, when the tour will conclude with four very special shows at the iconic London Palladium.

Check out the tour dates in full below. You can buy tickets here from January 22.

AUGUST
Monday 19 – KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday 21 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Monday 26 – Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland 
Tuesday 27 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic 
SEPTEMBER
Sunday 1 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Monday 2 – Cirque Royale, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 4 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany 
Thursday 5 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany 
Saturday 7  – Palladium, Warsaw, Poland
Tuesday 10 – Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
Wednesday 11 – Circus Krone, Munich, Germany 
Friday 13 – Olympia, Paris, France 
Sunday 15 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Monday 16 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
Tuesday 17 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK 
Thursday 19 – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK 
Friday 20 – City Hall, Newcastle, UK 
Tuesday 24 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday 25 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday 27 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
Saturday 28 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Monday 30 – Palladium, London, UK
OCTOBER
Tuesday 1 – Palladium, London, UK

Thursday 3 – Palladium, London, UK
Friday 4  – Palladium, London, UK
Saturday 5  – Palladium, London, UK

Speaking to NME earlier this week, the singer described how ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016.

“It’s trying to look at the warm centre of human kindness and you find that in ‘Wasteland, Baby!’,” he explained.

“While there’s other songs on there that have doom and gloom and might touch upon it, Wasteland Baby goes straight for it. It lets us imagine how the worlds might end in a very real sense. But as long as there’s people, that ‘You and I’, there’s always potential for kindness and that is something to be hopeful about.”

‘Wasteland, Baby!’ is released on March 1. Hozier will also play Cork’s Irish Independent Park on Tuesday June 25 and Belfast Ormeau Park on Thursday June 27.