Dermot Kennedy is an artist who immediately captured listeners without hesitation upon his first emergence, which has led to a pure enjoyment to witness the artist evolve throughout the past several years. Since our following — cue “Glory,” “All My Friends,” and “Moments Passed” — Kennedy has always aimed, intentionally or not, to leave an insightful message. In the same manner, the Dublin-based artist shares his latest single, “Outnumbered” and announces his highly anticipated debut album, Without Fear, set for release September 27th.
Harnessed with a hurt that is transmuted vocally, Kennedy’s range and organic delivery is the raw, undeniable magic that carries each single. “Outnumbered” sees lyrical comfort, Kennedy’s signature croon, and a cultivation of a mainstream, electronic-pop, that is soothing, but slightly restricting.
Opening with guitar strums and a declaration of assurance, that is beautifully arranged, the track unfolds carefully. Kennedy’s narrative, sing/song styling paints a vivid scene within each verse and flows onward a bright, commercial hook, which is the only aspect that “restricts” Kennedy’s potency. Regardless of the direction that Kennedy ventures into, the messaging comes across with the highest of sentiments, and as always, is welcomed with open arms.
“’Outnumbered’ is an attempt to comfort anybody who is feeling overwhelmed. A reminder that beauty can be found no matter how dark the night may seem. I hope it can be a source of reassurance to anyone going through hard times. To know that things will get better and that hard times will become a thing of the past,” explains Kennedy.
Pre-order the album your copy of Without Fear or any album bundle via Dermot Kennedy’s official store before 9 pm local on Thursday, June 20th to receive your unique code to access the ticket pre-sale. Pre-sale starts at 10 am local on Thursday, June 20th. General on-sale for all US and Canada shows starts at 10am local on Friday, June 21st.
For U.K., Ireland, Germany: Pre-order your copy of ‘Without Fear’ or any album bundle via Dermot Kennedy’s official store here before 12:00pm (local) on Tuesday 18th June to get an exclusive passcode to access the pre-sale for 2019 tour dates, listed below. Your unique code can be used to access the ticket pre-sale from 10am (Germany), 9am (UK & Ireland) on Wednesday 19th June. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. General sale for all UK and Ireland shows is 9am Friday 21st June, all other European shows 10am.
Oct 12 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Oct 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Oct 15 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
Oct 17 – Toronto, ON – REBEL
Oct 18- Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Oct 20 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues Boston
Oct 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Oct 23 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Dec 5 – Nottingham Rock City
Dec 7 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Dec 9 – Brighton Dome
Dec 10 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Dec 11 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Dec 16 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Dec 17 – Leeds O2 Academy
Dec 19 – Manchester Apollo
Dec 22 – Dublin 3Arena