The Academy 2, Dublin: Friday 11th October, 2019.
Tickets €17.45 Incl. booking fee.
VIP Tickets €54.85 Incl. booking fee.
Greyson Chance announce Dublin headline show at The Academy 2
This uniquely gifted singer/songwriter/instrumentalist enjoyed a spectacular Chapter 1. After all, how many other artists drew 14 million views to their debut singles on YouTube, not to mention roughly 100 million views on their YouTube page? And performed multiple times on Ellen and other national TV outlets? And headlined in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and elsewhere in Far Eastern Asia — twice?
All before he was 17 years old?
‘portraits’ stems from years of reflection. Life-changing choices had to be made to bring him to this point. One of them involved acknowledging and embracing his orientation as a gay man. Perhaps even more courageously, he escaped the mixed blessings of celebrity, moved back to his home state of Oklahoma and enrolled at the University of Tulsa.
Why does Chance’s latest work connect so powerfully? Partly it’s because it reflects his commitment to candor as well as his superb craftsmanship and disciplined but deeply emotional vocals. But the truth is simpler than that.
“A lot of people think that artists write to sell product,” he explains. “Very selfishly, I write for one person. And that’s me. I’m happy that people can latch on to these songs. They tell me ‘Thank you so much for writing this music,’ but I would have written it regardless. It’s just how I cope with life.”
As his 725,495 YouTube subscribers already know, Clearly Chance’s second chapter is deeper and more profound than the first. Still, at age 21, he is only beginning to share his story.
Greyson Chance will play the Academy 2 on Friday 11th October with tickets from €17.45 on sale now