After a string of sold-out dates and electrifying performances including TV appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hozier will return stateside when he launches his first national headline tour this fall on September 30 in Nashville, TN. The tour crisscrosses the country before wrapping up with two shows in New York City on November 5 and 6. Tickets are on-sale now.

The 24-year-old Wicklow, Ireland native recently completed his sold out inaugural U.S. run, headlining in major markets such as Los Angeles, New York and Boston. Before beginning his national tour this fall, Hozier will perform at the Newport Folk Festival in July and Lollapalooza in August.

Tastemakers and critics have wholeheartedly embraced his spirited and soulful sound. He’s drawn praise from NPR, New York Magazine, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, MTV Buzzworthy, Consequence of Sound, and more. Most recently he was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concert. His invigorating performances of his single “Take Me To Church” on The Late Show With David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show engaged a growing audience.

Everything is leading up to the release of his highly anticipated full-length debut, Hozier, which will be available October 7 on Columbia Records. Following up his two EPs Take Me To Church and From Eden, the new album is being produced by Ron Kirwan (PJ Harvey and Depeche Mode.)

The powerful video for “Take Me To Church” has accrued over 3 million views on YouTube, hitting #1 on Hype Machine as well as Billboard’s Top New Artist Heatseekers Chart. He has also remained a constant on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart. AAA radio has been championing the song led by Sirius XM, WXRV/Boston, WRLT/Nashville, WRNR/Baltimore and more. Spins increase on a weekly basis and the song is currently in the Top 5 at AAA. Philadelphia’s WXPN showed early support and selected “Take Me To Church” as their Gotta Hear Song of the Week and My Morning Download. Los Angeles’ KCRW, called him one of their Bands to Bank On for 2014 and also had him record a session on their Morning Becomes Eclectic program.

Hozier has been playing to packed rooms in Europe, and his first London show sold out in minutes. Both EPs, Take me To Church and From Eden, as well as their respective singles, hit #1 on the iTunes chart in Ireland. In the UK he’s received great radio support on tastemaker shows on Radio 1, 6 Music, and XFM, and he was featured in the Sunday Times Culture’s “Breaking Artist” section.

Hozier US Tour Dates

July 27 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival

Aug 1 Chicago, IL Lollapalozza

Sep 29 Nashville, TN Exit In

Sep 30 Nashville, TN Exit In

Oct 1 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

Oct 3 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival

Oct 4 Dallas, TX The Kessler

Oct 9 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

Oct 10 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival

Oct 16 Los Angeles, CA The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Oct 17 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom

Oct 19 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

Oct 20 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

Oct 21 Seattle, WA The Showbox

Oct 24 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

Oct 26 Chicago, IL Metro

Oct 28 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre

Oct 29 Montreal, QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Oct 31 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

Nov 1 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre

Nov 4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

Nov 5 New York, NY Irving Plaza

Nov 6 New York, NY Irving Plaza

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