28th November 2018
The Empire Hall, Belfast
Tickets £25 go on sale Fri at 9am – buy yours here.
The gritty Irish star, famed for mixing traditional Irish folk with contemporary lyrics to deliver hard hitting social commentary, will play at the Belfast Empire in November 2018.
Although Dempsey released his debut single Dublin Town in 1997 it wasn’t until he re-recorded on his They Don’t Teach This Shit in School album in 2000 that he began to be noticed by the industry.
Outspoken singer Sinead O’Connor spotted his talent and immediately invited him on tour with him championing Dempsey as “one to watch”. At the time she said: “I don’t think there’s ever been anyone like him. I think he represents the sort of voice in Ireland that is not allowed to be heard.”
Dempsey’s wide appeal lies in his ability to understand and interpret the sufferings and wrongs inflicted upon the working class, his deep-rooted love of his country and culture, and his unwavering commitment to singing songs with a message, delivering hope (and indeed love) to his many fans and ardent admirers have made him one of Ireland’s most famous acts.