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Hozier to release sophomore album, 'Wasteland, Baby!' Tour stop at Shea's

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Wed, Jan 16th 2019 01:15 pm
Hozier is set to release his sophomore album. (Image courtesy of Columbia Records Publicity)
Hozier is set to release his sophomore album. (Image courtesy of Columbia Records Publicity)

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Hozier will release his anticipated sophomore album “Wasteland, Baby!” on March 1. The 14-track album is available for pre-order now and includes current single “Movement.” In just two months, the track has been streamed over 20 million times and become a firm favorite in Hozier’s live shows.

Along with “Movement,” the album includes new song “Almost (Sweet Music).” Click HERE to pre-order limited edition merchandise bundles and vinyl offerings.

Hozier said, “I’m thrilled to announce my new album “Wasteland, Baby!” will be released on March 1. The album has been over a year in the making, and it’s a pleasure to finally turn out my pockets and share the work. I want to sincerely thank fans and listeners for their continued support in between the records. See you out on the road soon.”

In support of the album’s release, Hozier will embark on the “Wasteland Baby!” Tour this spring. Tickets are on sale now for the 26-date run, which kicks off March 10 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, and includes stops in Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles. Every ticket purchased online for the headline dates will include a CD copy of Hozier’s forthcoming album. Fans will also have the option to upgrade their CD to a standard LP copy of the album for an additional charge. Visit http://hozier.com/ for tickets and more information.

“Wasteland, Baby!” is the follow-up LP to Hozier’s 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled debut. Since its release, “Hozier” has been streamed more than 2 billion times on Spotify alone, with lead-single “Take Me To Church” remaining in the top 35 most streamed songs on the platform despite being released four-plus years ago.

Additionally, Hozier’s YouTube videos have been streamed over a billion times. In September, Hozier released his four-track EP, “Nina Cried Power.” The EP’s title track, which features vocals from multi-Grammy Award-winning artist and performer Mavis Staples and instrumentation by renowned Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Booker T. Jones, was recently highlighted as one of Barack Obama’s favorite songs of 2018 and has amassed over 26 million global streams.

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