Wednesday 21 February 2018

Roisin Murphy announces first Irish headline show in 7 years at Olympia Theatre

Roisin Murphy
Roisin Murphy
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Roisin Murphy has announced her first Irish headline show since 2008 with a date at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on February 11 2016.

The show comes on the back of her latest album, Hairless Toys.  It was her first album in eight years which released to rave reviews in May this year.]

The opening song on the album, Gone Fishing, was inspired by the film Paris Is Burning.

Roisin explains, “This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music's origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. 

"'I had to run this far from home' - it's about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag 'Ball' scene of New York in the ‘80s. 

"'Will we live on?  The children of La Beija' refers to the 'house' of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren's song on the same subject 'Deep In Vogue'. 

"The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned Gone Fishing almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story.

"The making of one's own world,  a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.”

Tickets priced from €28.40 inclusive of booking fee go on sale this Friday, October 30th at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets  and

Read more: Róisín Murphy's back - she talks colourful career, Irish identity and new album 

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