David Gray: Skellig
David Gray has confirmed four Irish concert dates as part of his Skellig Tour. David will play the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023.
Tickets priced from €59.40 including booking fees will go on sale this Friday 21st October at 10.00am from www.ticketmaster.ie and venue box offices. National Opera House, Wexford tickets will be available from www.ticketmaster.ie only.
Skellig released on February 19th, 2021 is Gray’s twelfth studio album and embarks on a sparser, communal soundscape with the atmospheric songs centering themselves around six-part vocals with Gray trading his signature gravel for a softer tone.
Skellig takes its name from a formation of precipitous rocky islands off the coast of Co. Kerry, the most westerly point in Ireland. Ravaged by the Atlantic, the seemingly un-inhabitable location of Skellig Michael became an unlikely site of pilgrimage in 600AD for a group of monks, who believed that leading such a merciful existence, they would leave the distraction of the human realm to be ultimately closer to God. Gray asks for no literal translation of the above, nor prescribes any religious allegiance – but the story, told to him by a friend, has haunted his imagination ever since: