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Hozier announces sophomore album, Wasteland, Baby!, shares “Almost (Sweet Music)”: Stream

Following up his breakthrough debut nearly five years later

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    It’s been almost five years since Hozier blasted to folk rock stardom on the back of “Take Me to Church”, the mega-smash single from his self-titled debut. Now, the Irish musician is finally ready to return with his sophomore full-length, Wasteland, Baby!, due out March 1st via Columbia.

    Spanning 14 tracks, the album follows last fall’s Nina Cried Power EP. Two songs from that release, including the Mavis Staples- and Booker T. Jones-featuring title track and “Shrike”, have also found their way onto Wasteland, Baby!. They’ll join previously released single “Movement” and the latest offering, “Almost (Sweet Music)”.

    (Read: Hozier Describes the Strong Female Influences Behind Nina Cried Power)

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    The new song is a jaunty number that skips towards warmer seasons, built for open fields or sandy beach roads. It’s loaded with hand-clapping back beats and more of Hozier’s references to past greats (Duke Ellington and Chet Baker, in this case). Take a listen below.

    Pre-orders are now live, and you can find the Wasteland, Baby! artwork and tracklist below.

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    Wasteland, Baby! Artwork:

    hozier wasteland baby cover album artwork

    Wasteland, Baby! Tracklist:
    01. Nina Cried Power (featuring Mavis Staples)
    02. Almost (Sweet Music)
    03. Movement
    04. No Plan
    05. Nobody
    06. To Noise Making (Sing)
    07. As It Was
    08. Shrike
    09. Talk
    10. Be
    11. Dinner & Diatribes
    12. Would That I
    13. Sunlight
    14. Wasteland, Baby!

    Hozier previously announced a run of tour dates supporting the new record, including stops at Boston Calling and Bonnaroo. Find his full itinerary below, and grab tickets here. Update – February 4th: A second leg of dates has been scheduled for May and June.

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    Hozier 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts Center
    03/11 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
    03/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
    03/14 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
    03/16 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
    03/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
    03/19 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
    03/20 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
    03/21 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theater
    03/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
    03/24 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
    03/26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
    03/27 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore New Orleans – Music Hall
    03/29 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
    03/30 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
    03/31 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
    04/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
    04/03 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
    04/05 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
    04/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
    04/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl (Las Vegas)
    04/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    04/10 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
    04/12 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Grand Theatre
    04/13 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
    04/14 – Spokane, WA @ First Interstate Center for the Arts
    04/19 – Byron Bay, AU @ Bluesfest
    04/22 – Sydney, AU @ Opera House Concert Hall
    04/23 – Sydney, AU @ Opera House Concert Hall
    04/25 – Melbourne, AU @ Palais Theatre
    04/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Palais Theatre
    04/28 – Aukland, NZ @ Spark Arena
    05/19 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
    05/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ Times-Union Center
    05/22 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
    05/23 – Richmond, VA @ Altria Theater
    05/25 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
    05/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
    05/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    05/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
    06/01 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
    06/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
    06/04 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
    06/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
    06/07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
    06/08 – Russell Township, OH @ LaureLive Music Festival
    06/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
    06/11 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre
    06/13 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
    06/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
    06/25 – Cork, IE @ Irish Independent Park
    06/27 – Belfast, UK @ Belsonic

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