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JOSH RITTER (SOLO)

Saturday February 18th

The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Tickets on sale now priced €31 from www.paviliontheatre.ie/box-office Box Office 01 231 2929

“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions.” - The Washington Post


“The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now” - Entertainment Weekly


“100 Best Living Songwriters” - Paste Magazine

Josh Ritter will return to Europe for the first time in several years for a select number of special solo acoustic shows. These shows will highlight brand new material Josh is working on, as well as songs from 2015’s critically-acclaimed album Sermon On the Rocks.

As Josh says: “I've been writing a lot of songs lately -- they come in waves, and I seem to be riding one right now.  I'm playing some special solo shows in January and February to try them out. I’ll be doing some old songs, too.  It'll be fun and weird and cool. Rock and Roll, Josh.”

Josh’s latest album, Sermon On The Rocks (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers), continues to receive critical praise, about which The New York Times proclaims, “The literary-minded songwriter Josh Ritter…recharges his music on his eighth studio album, Sermon On The Rocks…Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery,” while The Wall Street Journal adds, “The new album’s music is airy, propulsive and more often than not, catchy.”

Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums including, 2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The record also received widespread critical praise—NPR Music called it, “…gorgeous and glorious,” while Pitchfork asserted, “Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.” Additionally, in 2011, Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist.”

joshritter.com