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A RETROSPECTIVE

Ben Howard

Saturday October 26 2024 | 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin | Doors 7pm

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Ben Howard
Ben Howard

BEN HOWARD

A RETROSPECTIVE
Celebrating 10 Years of ‘I Forget Where We Were’

Plus Special Guests

3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Saturday 26th October 2024

Tickets from €50.70 including booking fees on sale Friday 31st May at 10AM

 

Acclaim for I Forget Where We Were…

“This is beautiful, haunting music” – Sunday Times Culture

“Taken as a mood piece, I Forget Where We Were is actually rather lovely” **** - The Guardian

“musically adventurous, sonically daring, and really rather stunning” **** - Q Magazine

“echoing canyons of tape-delayed guitars… a challenging move from such a young artist who deserves to have his fans take a leap of faith” ****- Mojo

“An impressive, tantalising work from an artist who has dared to take the path less travelled… I don’t quite know what I was expecting from his second album, but it wasn’t this” **** - The Telegraph

“a more complex, more imaginative and technically worlds away from Every Kingdom” **** - DIY Magazine

 

British singer-songwriter Ben Howard celebrates ten years of his critically acclaimed UK number one, second album, I Forget Where We Were with a 13-date live run of the UK and Ireland in the Autumn.

The tour marks the first time Ben has revisited an album retrospectively, and will perform it through in its entirety. Fans can also expect live performances of songs from around the album’s initial release, including b-sides and rarities. The tour makes its way to the 3Olympia Theatre on Saturday 26thOctober 2024.

Arriving in 2014, and following the overwhelming triumph of Ben’s debut LP, Every Kingdom, I Forget Where We Were signalled almost a complete volte-face in sound and temperament. Where the charts were overwhelmingly welcoming acoustic instruments and a purity that Every Kingdom managed to encapsulate beautifully, I Forget Where We Were signalled the stark arrival something far stormier and shrouded in darkness and atmosphere.

But if there was a suspicion that this record might dumbfound Ben’s young fanbase (who had bought into Every Kingdom to the tune of almost 1 million sales), it was blown out of the water with its follow-up, debuting at the top of UK album charts and providing a stage for Ben to tour to bigger crowds than ever, including three sell out shows at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Right at the heart of the record is its epic title track, a song which, like the album its lifted from, more than stands the testament of time. When Ben unexpectedly dropped it into his headline set at London’s Royal Albert Hall last year (to welcome his fifth studio album, Is It?), it shook the historic venue to its very foundations, as did the crowd’s reaction to its opening chords. 

As an artist who rarely gives much time to looking back, I Forget Where We Were was a landmark moment in Ben’s career that first opened the door to an uncompromising spirit that has since stood him so well, and news of this anniversary tour should be greeted with the same dizzying levels of euphoria amongst his fanbase as those five minutes of euphoria that washed across the Royal Albert Hall last June.

To coincide with the tour’s announcement, a new 10th anniversary crystal clear, double-vinyl edition of the record will be made available, featuring alternative artwork to its original release.

Ben Howard: A Retrospective, Celebrating 10 Years Of “I Forget Where We Were”:

 13th October – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
14th October – O2 Academy, Leeds
15th October – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
17th October – Brighton Centre, Brighton
18th October – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
19th October – Swansea Arena, Swansea
21st October – Manchester Warehouse Aviva Studios, Manchester
22nd October – Eventim Apollo, London
23rd October – Eventim Apollo, London
26th October – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
28th October – Beacon, Bristol
31st October – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
1st November – Pavilions, Plymouth

 

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  • Sat 26th Oct 2024 | 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin | On Sale: Fri 31st May | Doors 7:00 PM

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