U.S. tour will see the duo supporting Kathleen Edwards and headlining in Nashville for AMERICANAFEST plus more
Acclaimed singer songwriter Mick Flannery and buzzed about Irish songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Susan O’Neill have released the latest video from their highly anticipated collaborative album In The Game due September 3rd. “Trouble” is available today.
The result of Mick and Susan’s first day working together, “Trouble” is, as Mick explains, about the endless trials and struggles found in the world today, the vast quantity of them and the difficulties of dealing with them, on both a global and personal scale.
“Modern technology and modes of communication allow us all to be aware of the troubles of the world on a mass scale, whilst also dealing with our own personal struggles. This song speaks to the nature of this awareness and how we can (and sometimes have to) turn away, for better or worse.”
Lyrically, ‘Trouble’ pulls from old proverbs, repurposed and recontextualised for the song, as Susan elaborates “A nod to some of the old proverbs that many of us grew up hearing. Mick pieced many of them together including ‘Wear the shoe, walk the mile’ ‘’Spare the rod, spoil the child’ in this song they have become intertwined with a chorus suggesting we must carry on the journey in the face of all experience”
The release follows recently announced headlining U.S. tour dates as well as dates supporting Kathleen Edwards. The U.S visit will bring the pair to Nashville, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Knoxville, New York City and more throughout September. See below for a 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.
‘Trouble’ is the third track to be revealed from ‘In The Game’, following ‘Chain Reaction’, released at the end of June to rave reviews and 2020’s single ‘Baby Talk’, which won ‘Best Original Song of The Year’ at the RTÉ Radio 1 Awards which 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 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 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 – The Spot on Kirk, Roanoak, VA
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