Sinead O'Connor @ Heineken Big Top

Sinead O'Connor

Sun 24th July, 2022 7:00pm
@ Heineken Big Top

On the Irish musical landscape and beyond, O’Connor is an entire mountain range. Those mountains are part of the territory, always something to return to.
Irish Times Review Oct 2019

Following an already sold out US tour in the Spring of 2020, Sinead O’Connor returns to Ireland in the Summer of 2020 for what promises to be a continuation of highly anticipated musical events.
Having left the stage four years ago on a journey of self renewal, after something of a re-birth following her spiritual conversion Sinead O’Connor’s welcome return to the live stage had such a passionate and enthusiastic reaction that her first ticket releases in almost 5 years on Irish home soil sold out in a matter of hours.

It’s no accident that an enduring musician being on form, often coincides with a wider renewed appreciation. Their energy must send out something of an artistic bat signal to their peers.
Irish Times Review Oct 2019

As Jack Kerouac states “Genius gives birth, talent delivers”.
So where did Sinead O’Connor begin?

1970s Ireland was the backdrop from which Sinead O’Connor began her life. Born into tragic times with her own tragic story, one among many from those days, Sinead would not be defined by what was at that time beyond her control. Her spirit would blossom and bloom manifesting her gift, her voice.
Discovered by the drummer of well-known Irish band In Tua Nua, she co-wrote their first hit. Shortly after being discovered by Ensign records her first album ‘The Lion and the Cobra’ released in late 1987 reached Platinum sales. Sinead had arrived.

From the early new wave explosion of ‘Mandinka’ to the multi–platinum soul of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares to You’ Sinead had left an indelible mark with her unique image and vocal style.

An artist beyond comparison - unique, uncompromising, a pioneer, a visionary are just some of the descriptions that might only touch the surface of Sinead O’Connor. Embodying a voice with beauty and innocence, a spirit part punk, part mystic with a combined fearlessness and gentle authenticity. This voice as Sinead’s unique expression would be echoed in the voices of other artists who she would inspire who came after.

Chart topping singles, hit albums, numerous awards an array of collaborations later and Sinead’s spiritual journey would lead her through a turbulent, troubled and restless existence to find solace in Islam.

This year marks the return of Sinead O’Connor and a new beginning that will see Sinead bring out new music and tour the world once again as one of the true and original living greats of our time.