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Aoife O’Donovan Releases New Album ‘Age of Apathy’

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Today, Aoife O’Donovan shares Age of Apathy, an acclaimed new album produced by GRAMMY-winner Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Rhiannon Giddens). Age of Apathy finds the GRAMMY- and Americana Award-winning singer and songwriter composing astute examinations of life, love and existence that, according to The New York Times, are filled with “musical surprises: daring melodic leaps, unexpected chord progressions, [and] subtle rhythmic shifts.” It’s the culmination of Aoife’s lifelong dedication to her craft, and an artful articulation of the philosophy behind her work.

Music is everything to me — it’s literally the most important thing. When I think about where do I want my life to go, where do I want to be when I’m older, what’s going to happen after we die — the music is the thing that will get us through to the end. And music is what will be there after we’re gone.

Aoife O’Donovan for The New York Times

Recorded through a unique residency with Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, O’Donovan wrote and recorded Age Of Apathy on-site at their studio with GRAMMY-nominated engineer Darren Schneider while collaborating entirely remotely with Henry. Remote collaborations including introduced unexpected rhythms and textures into the architecture of the songs, allowing O’Donovan to bend her sound into more expansive shapes. The result: an enveloping sound-world that singularly showcases Aoife’s masterful songwriting and emergent literary prowess. Collaborators on the album include Madison Cunningham on “Passengers” and Allison Russell and Tim O’Brien on “Prodigal Daughter.”

Aoife O’Donovan will be touring Age Of Apathy throughout 2022:

SPRING 2022 DATES

February 24 – Bolivia, NC – Odell Williamson Auditorium %

February 25 – Washington DC – Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater %

February 26 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse %

February 27 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground %

March 1 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall %

March 2 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair %

March 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg %

March 4 – Northampton, MA – Academy Of Music Theatre % ^

March 5 – Albany, NY – Swyer Theatre %

March 18-25 – Miami, FL – Cayamo Cruise

March 25 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall ~

March  26 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle ~

March 27 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel ~

March 29 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium ~

April 7 – Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage ^

April 8 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^

April 9 – Grass Valley, CA – Center for the Arts ^

April 10 – Carmel, CA – Sunset Center ^

April 12 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre ^

April 13 – La Jolla, CA – The Loft 

April 14 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour ^

April 15 – Scottsdale, AZ – Virginia Piper Theatre ^

May 13 – Hamilton, MT – Bitterroot Performing Arts Center ^

May 14 – Denver, CO – First Baptist Church ^

May 25 – Washington DC – The Kennedy Center Concert Hall !

May 26 – Washington DC – The Kennedy Center Concert Hall !

June 16-19 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Aug 26 – Vineyard Haven, MA – Beach Road Weekender

% support from Yasmin Williams

^ support from Taylor Ashton

~ supporting Gregory Alan Isakov

! performing with the National Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Moses Sumney

2022 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

June 2 – Manchester, UK – Hallé St. Peter’s

June 3 – Dublin, IRE – Liberty Hall

June 4 – Cork, IRE – St. Luke’s 

June 5 – Belfast, UK – The Black Box

June 7 – Budapest, HU – House of Hungarian Music

June 8 – Vienna, AT – Haus Der Musik

June 10 – Copenhagen, DK – CPH Americana

June 11 – Stockholm, SE – STHLM Americana

June 12 – Oslo, NO – Oslo Americana

October 28 – Copenhagen, DK – Musikhuset

Oct 31 – Cambridge, UK – Junction 2

Nov 1 – Birmingham, UK – St. Paul’s Church

Nov 2 – London, UK – Barbican Milton Court Concert Hall

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