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David Keenan Shares New Single ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’

May 10, 2021

David Keenan releases 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.

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.

David Keenan will be heading out on tour this coming autumn and winter.

David Keenan Live:

13th October – Limelight 1, Belfast
16th October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
19th October – Artheater, Cologne
20th October – Le Pop Up, Paris
21st October – Secret Show, Brussels
22nd October – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
24th October – Badehaus, Berlin
26th October – Bogen F, Zurich
27th October – Strom, Munich
29th October – Chelsea, Vienna
30th October – PPC, Graz
1st November – Chapeau Rouge, Prague
3rd November – Poglos, Warsaw
8th November – Belleville, Oslo
10th November – Nalen Clubb, Stockholm
12th November – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen
22nd November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
23rd November – Islington Assembly Hall, London
24th November – Komedia, Brighton
27th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield
28th November – Firebug, Leicester
30th November – St Lukes, Glasgow
1st December – The Caves, Edinburgh
2nd December – Northumbria Students Union, Newcastle
4th December – EBGBs, Liverpool
6th December – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
8th December – Dolans, Limerick
9th December – Roisin Dubh, Galway
10th December – Spirit Store, Dundalk
12th December – Olympia, Dublin

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