Monday 23 October 2017

Passenger busks on Grafton Street

Tara Cunningham

After a phenomenal headline show last night Live at the Marquee Cork, UK singing sensation, Passenger made his way to Dublin this morning to entertain his fans at lunchtime.

Passenger announced his intentions on his social media sites last night, arriving at midday today in Dublin for the impromptu busking session.

It may be rare to silence Grafton Street during the daily lunch rush hour, but Passenger's melodies achieved the impossible. Singing the Simon and Garfunkel classic, 'Hello Darkness My Old Friend', silence filled the capital's main shopping street as Passenger serenaded the masses.

He even invited his fans to 'sing-along' as he sang his infamous self penned songs. Never have the crowds on Grafton Street sang in unison as they did today.

Passenger has experienced a meteoric rise to fame in the Irish music charts having opened for Ed Sheeran on four of his five sell out dates at the O2 in January 2013. He subsequently sold out two headline gigs in Vicar Street, Dublin in April and May this year.

'Let her Go' which is from his debut album 'All the Little Lights' reached number one in the Irish charts, topping the charts in 16 countries worldwide.

Passenger returns to Vicar Street on October 6th and judging by the crowds that lined Grafton Street this afternoon, it will undoubtedly be a sell out.


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