From Forthcoming Album In The Game Out Sept 10 2021
U.S. tour will see the duo supporting Kathleen Edwards and headlining in Nashville for AMERICANAFEST plus more
New show added after sell out
Previously released singles: “Chain Reaction” & “Trouble”
Praised singer songwriter Mick Flannery and fast-rising Irish songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Susan O’Neill have released the latest single from their highly anticipated collaborative album In The Game due later this year. “Are We Free?” is available today.
“Are We Free?” was written by Mick as a sister song to the 2020 single ‘Baby Talk’, which won ‘Best Original Song of The Year’ at the prestigious RTÉ Radio 1 Awards. “Just with the emotion intensified and the fighting at its worst, Flannery says. “ I tried to use common phrases that warring couples use in their inevitable clashes.”
“So the couple are at one of their worst moments here,” adds O’Neill. “Cutting across one and other in heated arguments. It was really different to embody this type of emotion, getting into character for a fight to be sung.”
The release follows recently confirmed headlining U.S. tour dates as well as dates supporting Kathleen Edwards. The U.S visit will bring the pair to Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Knoxville, New York City and more throughout September. A matinee show has been added also in Boston due to the evening show having sold out. 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.
Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill U.S. Tour
Sept 8 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL*
Sept 9 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN*
Sept 10 – Back Room – Milwaukee, WI*
Sept 11 – Seven Steps Up, Spring Lake, MI
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 24 – Spot on Kirk, Roanoke, VA
Sept 25 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY *
Sept 26 – City Winery – Boston, MA (matinee and evening performances)
Sept 28 – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center – Old Saybrook, CT
Sept 29 – Word Barn – Exeter, NH
* w/ Kathleen Edwards