St. Vincent Live at the Festival Big Top

28 January 2015

Galway International Arts Festival and the Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce St. Vincent, one of this generation’s most inventive performers, will make her Festival debut at the Festival Big Top on Tuesday 14th July 2015.

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and later raised in Dallas. Clark’s self-titled fourth album was named No. 1 Best Album of 2014 by The Guardian, as well as receiving over a dozen Top 10 year-end accolades from The New York Times, TIME, New York Magazine, NME, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone who said the album “feels like a coronation”. A deluxe edition of the new album will be released on 10th February.

The album features Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and frequent collaborator McKenzie Smith of Midlake and include the tracks Bring Me Your Loves, Regret and Digital Witness. St. Vincent is the only woman nominated for a Best Alternative Music Album Grammy this year. A woman has not won the category since its introduction in 1991 when Sinead O’Connor, who also plays the Festival Big Top this July, took the prize.

In 2011 St. Vincent released her third album Strange Mercy, called “one of the year’s best” by The New York Times and “something to behold” by Pitchfork. During this time she completed work with David Byrne on their collaborative album Love This Giant, another critical smash that was dubbed “marvellous” by The New Yorker and “magical” by NPR Music.

Coming off a massive 2014 with performances from Saturday Night Live to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony alongside a reunited Nirvana. TIME hailed her new album as “one of the year’s most adventurous albums”, Rolling Stone praised her “fiery guitar solos”, and NPR Music named her the No. 1 best concert of the year, raving, “Nothing was better than this show”.

St. Vincent will headline the Festival Big Top with special guest being announced in the coming weeks. Tickets priced at €35.00 go on sale Monday 2nd February at www.giaf.ie and roisindubh.net