EDDI Reader is probably the best living female voice in Scotland. In February 2022, she will commemorate her 40th year on stage with a ’40 Years Live’ concert tour around Ireland. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ie and at participating venues.
The Irish leg of the tour kicks off on 10 February at Galway’s Town Hall Theatre, followed by dates in Limerick’s Lime Tree Theatre on 11 February and Cork’s The Everyman Theatre on 13 February. Moreover, Letterkenny’s An Ghrianan on 16 February, Belfast’s Ulster Hall on 17 February. As well as Wexford’s National Opera House on 18 February, Tralee’s Siamsa Tire on 19 February, Kilkenny’s Watergate Theatre on 24 February, Armagh’s.
Eddi Reader’s route to a professional career in music as a backing vocalist for Eurythmics and Gang of Four began in her early years singing folk clubs in western Scotland and learning how to street sing around Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf). Her band Fairground Attraction had massive international success and chart-topping singles with ‘Perfect’ and their debut album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ in the late 1980s.
Eddi Reader Successful Solo Career:
Eddi Reader has regularly produced excellent music throughout her successful solo career. Including critically praised CDs such as ‘The Songs of Robert Burns’ and last year’s ‘Cavalier’. She has won Brit Awards, been bestowed with four honorary degrees and an MBE. She performed in front of millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a diverse range of artists across a variety of genres. Including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk, and even Classical work with various orchestras.
Eddi Reader was invited to tour as a special guest of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra in 2019, she released her ‘Starlight’ EP, headlined sold-out shows, recorded a program for BBC Radio’s Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings, and appeared on BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ and Billy Connolly’s ‘Made In Scotland’ series.
The ’40 Years Live’ tour promises to be something spectacular; as with all Eddi Reader concerts, the magic is created at the moment, with no two performances ever being identical. Eddi Readers” ’40 Years Live tour tickets are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.ie and individual venues.