David Keenan announces Irish, European and UK Tour For Autumn/Winter 2021, including a headline date at 3Olympia Theatre Dublin on the 12th of December 2021
The news follows the release of his new single Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories. It is taken from his forthcoming second album, which will be released later this year to coincide with a headline tour across Ireland, Europe and the UK from October 2021.
Dundalk-native David Keenan released his debut album - “A Beginner’s Guide To Bravery” - in January 2020. The album charted at number one on the official Irish Independent Album Charts, number six in the official National Album Charts and was one of the best-selling vinyl album releases by an Irish artist in 2020. The album release coincided with an unforgettable sold-out concert at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. The concert film/documentary based on the gig - “Alchemy & Prose” - debuted at the prestigious London Doc’N’Roll Festival in November of last year, and was accompanied by a limited-edition live album, released for Record Store Day 2020.
Like many others, David’s touring plans for the year were halted by the pandemic. He released three lo-fi ‘Isolation Tapes’ on Bandcamp during lockdown. Peter O Toole's Drinking Stories is the first tale in the next chapter from this exciting singer-storyteller, growing in confidence, stretching boundaries and embracing new sounds, assuredly delivered in his familiar narrative drawl. His forthcoming second album is a deft but noticeable step up from his debut, fulfilling his promise, and then some. More information on the album will follow in the coming months. David has also just released his first book of poetry.