Duo will appear in Nashville for AMERICANAFEST, Boston’s City Winery and more
New Album In The Game Out Sept 3 2021
Acclaimed singer songwriter Mick Flannery and buzzed about Irish songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Susan O’Neill have confirmed headlining U.S. tour dates to follow their tour supporting Kathleen Edwards where they will be performing songs from their highly anticipated collaborative album In The Game due September 3rd. The U.S visit will bring the pair to Nashville, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Knoxville, New York City and more throughout September. See below for full list of dates.
As one of Ireland’s most celebrated songwriters and singers Mick Flannery is an award-winning, double-platinum selling artist who has released six studio albums, three of which reaching No. 1 status in his home country. His 2019 self-titled album received high praise as his finest to date: “Mick Flannery has a voice for the ages, a complete Master of his craft” cited by Clash Magazine, whilst The Sunday Times said he “conjures up exquisite story-telling.” In The Game, the new collaboration album out later in 2021 does not break this spell, as Flannery continues to deliver stories never heard before. This time with a story-telling partner, by way of the unparalleled voice of Susan O’Neill.
The album follows Flannery and O’Neill’s 2020 single “Baby Talk,” that won ‘Best Original Song of The Year’ at the prestigious RTÉ Radio 1 Awards and has racked up nearly 1 million streams to date. The pair’s staggering live performances on both The Late Late Show and Other Voices ‘Courage’ were widely lauded as performances of the year.
The album was written and recorded over the summer of 2020 during lockdown between Cork, Ireland, and Los Angeles. Produced ‘virtually’ by LA based, Australian producer Tony Buchen (Courtney Barnett, Smashing Pumpkins, Tim Finn). The record features musicians from both Ireland and America, including Death Cab for Cuties’ Zac Rae on Wurlitzer duties.
‘In The Game’ is a journey familiar to most. The highs and lows of the game of love, that raw space that the human condition can leave one most vulnerable. This record is as nostalgic as it is a fresh wound, it’s so familiar yet a stranger. 14 songs in a timeless capsule, the songs on ‘In The Game’ will resonate for a long time after.
Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill U.S. Tour
Sept 7 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
Sept 8 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL*
Sept 9 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN*
Sept 10 – Back Room – Milwaukee, WI*
Sept 13 – Chumley Buskirk – Bloomington, IN*
Sept 16 – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC *
Sept 18 – Headliners – Louisville, KY*
Sept 20 – Bijou Theater – Knoxville, TN*
Sept 22 – Americana Festival – Nashville, TN
Sept 23 – Americana Festival – Nashville, TN*
Sept 25 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY *
Sept 26 – City Winery – Boston, MA
Sept 28 – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center – Old Saybrook, CT
Sept 29 – Word Barn – Exeter, NH
* w/ Kathleen Edwards