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If you're planning on staying in tomorrow night and watching TV, then you're in luck because The Late Late Show have a stellar array of guests.

First up to join host Ryan Tubridy is musical sensation Hozier, who will to chat about how it feels to be one of Ireland’s most celebrated musicians, and to give fans a flavour of his highly anticipated new album Wasteland, Baby!, due for release in early March.

Also making an appearance is fitness phenomenon Joe Wicks, who is known for his popular Instagram videos, books and TV shows.

He will chat with Ryan about why he’s moving away from meat and adding more veg to his diet, and will be trying out his vegan meals on some of Ireland’s most hardened carnivores.

Dancing with the Stars is well into the swing of things now and a few of the celebrities will be on the show also.

Those include actor Clelia Murphy talking abut how she's balancing it all, Mairead Ronan on topping the table, funny man Fred Cooke on being the comeback kid and stylist Darren Kennedy on his ambition to perform with a male pro-dancer this season. 

If that wasn't enough, there will also be Alan Lewis and Crispin Rodwell talking about their RTÉ documentary Shooting the Darkness.

During the Troubles, a group of ordinary photographers found themselves in extraordinary circumstances when they unwittingly documented the war breaking out on the streets of their own towns.

Thye will discuss what it was like to be a press photographer amid the violence in Northern Ireland and how witnessing horror on a daily basis has affected them. 

To top it all off, broadcaster Tom Dunne will talk about how in In November of last year, he was told at a routine heart check up that he would urgently need life-saving surgery.

The dad of two joins Ryan to discuss the impact that the operation has had on him and his family, the difficulties of learning to walk again and where he is on the road to recovery.

There's also music from Dublin band Wild Youth.

Tune in tomorrow night, RTÉ One at 9.35pm. 


Ever since Hozier's debut album, we've been counting down the days until his sophomore effort is released.

The critically-acclaimed work sold a whopping 4 million albums worldwide, so his next one has a lot to live up to.

Andrew Hozier Byrne has waited FOUR-AND-A-HALF YEARS to give us the goods, but we won't hold it against him.

His second album is titled Wasteland Baby! is officially coming out on March 1, and he's given us a new song to listen to while we wait. 


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The artist captioned the video; "I’m thrilled to announce my new album Wasteland, Baby!" 

"The album has been over a year in the making and it’s a pleasure to finally turn out my pockets and share the work. I want to sincerely thank fans and listeners for their continued support in between the records. See you out on the road soon.”

The new album follows Hozier's recent EP Nina Cried Power which features tunes inspired by his love for the world of music. 


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The singer from Wicklow name-checks civil rights advocates and musicians such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Joni Mitchell and Mavis Staples, who appears on the record.

The tracklist from Wasteland Baby! has 14 songs on it, including Movement; his latest single has been streamed over 21 million times in two months.

We can listen to the new song Almost (Sweet Music) while we wait for the album, which is sure to be HUGE.

Only 44 days until the release, but who's counting?


Hozier has announced another Irish date and we are DELIGHTED.

The Wicklow native will be taking to the Irish Independent Park stage in Cork on June 25, 2019.

The artist revealed he will joined by special guest Maggie Rogers.

Hozier has dropped a new single, Movement ahead of a sold out UK/Irish tour. 

You can expect to be jamming to his new album in March.

The tickets for the extra date will go on sale on Thursday, December 6 at 9 am. 


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We imagine if you want to get your hands on those tickets, you need to act fast as he sells out so quickly.

For anyone who managed to secure a ticket for his 2019 concert, we are so JELLY. 


After four long years of waiting, Hozier released new music this month, to much acclaim.

In even better news it was announced that the Irish singer was taking said new music on tour this December all over Ireland.
















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However, all of Hozier’s Irish dates sold out this morning.

If you were left sadly disappointed and ticketless, then never fear – you have one more opportunity to see the man himself live on stage.

Hozier is set to headline the 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC this year.

















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Kicking off in the 3Arena on Friday 14th December, tickets are available from €39.50 will go on sale this Wednesday 26th September at 9am via Ticketmaster.

We'll see you in the virtual queue.


Hozier, also known as the King of the forest nymphs to his hardcore fans on Twitter, has announced a European tour, with plenty of Irish dates to go around. 

After four long years of waiting, Hozier released new music this month, to much acclaim. 

The new EP, titled Nina Cried Power was definitely worth the wait – and now he's taking it on tour. 


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Taking to Instagram, Hozier said:

'I’m very excited to announce new live dates and take the new songs on the road.' 

On the 15th, 16th and 17th of December, Hozier will play in Dublin's Olymnpia theatre. 

On December 19th, he is to perform in Belfast's Ulster Hall, and on December 20th he will play at the INEC in Killiney, County Kerry. 

Tickets are on sale on September 21 from Ticketmaster.  


Hold up…Hozier is back in the game?!

After four long years of waiting, the musical god has finally released new music, and it is AMAZING!

The new EP, titled Nina Cried Power was released last night after much awaited anticipation, and it was definitely worth the wait.

The new album has four songs total: Nina Cried Power, NFWB (Nothing Fucks With My Baby), Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue), and Shrike.

The Wicklow native has continued to embody the classic Irish theme of dark and tainted love. His haunting voice beautifully slips above the songs’ catchy beats, pulling us back in once again with his new music.

Nina Cried Power features American gospel legend Mavis Staples (Oh Happy Day singer), adding a soulful twist on Hozier’s original sound.

NFWB, on the other hand, sounds like something off the Vampire Diaries' soundtrack as torment and darkness ooze from an obsessive partner.

If you’re desperate for a more upbeat tune, Moment’s Silence has a beat you can’t help tapping your foot to. The guitar twang and rhythmic clapping will have you bobbing your head along for the whole song.

Things slow down as Shrike takes us on a journey about hipster lovers. If you need a good cry, this song is the perfect fix, full of lost hope and missed opportunity. This song is classic Hozier.

Lucky fans get to see Andrew Hozier Byrne rehearse his new album in The Academy tonight for his final Dublin performance, and we’ll be hoping that the passionate singer will bless us with a few new hits.

But for those of us mere mortals, who could not get tickets before the charity concert sold-out, thank god we have Spotify.

So, check out his new EP today. You won’t be disappointed.


Hozier is set to play three intimate rehearsal shows in Dublin this September. The singer has announced he will play a special run of live shows at The Academy, Dublin.

The tickets cost a mere €30 and all proceeds from the shows will go to three charities close to the Jackie and Wilson singer’s heart.


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The charities include Safe Ireland, One In Four and the Peter McVerry Trust.

The Take Me To Church singer has stepped back from touring as he works on his second album, so we are delighted to hear he will be taking to the stage again.

Tickets are limited to two per person.

They go on sale from 9am on Friday, August 17 at ww.Hozier.com.

The Someone New singer is set to announce further Ireland, UK and European tour dates on September 17.

The 28-year-old will also be releasing new music in the coming months and we cannot wait. It’s been too long since his voice graced the charts.

Dates are as below:

Monday, September 3 – The Academy, Dublin

Wednesday, September 5 – The Academy, Dublin

Friday, September 7 – The Academy, Dublin



Hozier may be known for his sombre tone and complex lyrics, but last night the singer-songwriter proved he is full of the spirit of Christmas when he performed a surprise gig for a very special cause.

The Wicklow native dropped into Laura Lynn's Children's Hospice in Dublin to perform for a crowd of parents and children who had gathered for a special Christmas lights ceremony.

He took to the stage alongside Irish indie rockers Ham Sandwich for a touching rendition of Winter Wonderland.

Decked out in his Christmas best, Hozier wore a brightly lit festive jumper, featuring The Animal from The Muppets Show made using felt and fairy lights.

According to Twitter user @RianRyan, the jumper was specially made for him by some of the kids ar Laura Lynn House.

Twitter is flooded with clips from event-goers who captured the magical moment for everyone to enjoy.

Check it out for yourself: 

Laura Lynn provides a number of invaluable services for children with life-limiting conditions and their families, ranging from symptom management to bereavement support.

For more information please visit www.lauralynn.ie.


Discussions on rape, sexual harassment and consent have been more prominent than ever in recent weeks, as case after high profile case is exposed in Hollywood and the music industry. 

Yesterday, Hozier gave his two cents on the manner. 

Taking to Twitter, the singer penned a poignant tweet t in favour of consent. 


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The Take Me To Church musician framed his tweet in a manner intended to address the commonplace (and incorrect) argument that consent is a grey area, and that articulating consent between adults can ruin the mood.

'Consent is sexy. Lads, if you're not convinced that consent, audible consent -something uttered, something whispered, something called for loudly- is sexy, then chaps I'm afraid you may not be doing this right,' he tweeted. 

'Be well.'

He then followed this with: 'Before I get butchered for using this language, of course it is first and foremost *mandatory*.'

'I'm more addressing a commonly found aversion to "ruining the mood" by discussing sex before an act of sex, which is frankly, nonsense.'

Many people applauded the singer for making a positive contribution to the discussion surrounding sexual violence, and for using his platform to publicise an important issue. 

However, others criticised the singer for framing his comment in such a way. 

'I understand the sentiment but framing consent as sexy isn’t necessarily sending the right message,' tweeted one. 

'Consent isn’t sexy, it is wholly and absolutely necessary.'

In response, Hozier, aka Andrew Byrne, tweeted once more.

'That was a poorly worded tweet. I had seen something that annoyed me re people talking about, voicing, asking etc and provided absolutely no context at all in what I thought was an irreverent jibe aimed at lads. Language matters and framing it that way was silly,' he said.

Fans rushed to his defence, saying 'you're an ally dude. We all see that.'

'If what you said offended somebody then you must be doing something right lol – people on this site at this time are so vitriolic anyway,' said another. 


A list of Ireland's most well-off entertainers has been revealed – and there's no prizes for guessing which Mullingar man nabbed the top spot.

Niall Horan has been named as Ireland's richest entertainer, aged just 23, and while you might think a young man like himself might be a bit reckless with his €44 million fortune, financial experts think quite the opposite.

According to The Mirror, it seems the Slow Hands singer learned how to manage money from a young age and is actually well-informed when it come to business and finance.

Other famous faces appearing on the list include Wicklow native, Hozier, who is worth an estimated €4.5 million, while Jedward have a net worth of €1.5 million.

The names were revealed ahead of Ireland’s Rich List, which is due to air on RTÉ 2 this Thursday.

Presenter Joe O’Shea said: “There were a few surprises on the list for me but Niall wasn’t one of them, because One Direction was very much a global vessel.”

“I think he realises how lucky he is. He’s so young and he has all this money. But he has a good head on his shoulders and he’s learned a lot from his years in the music industry.”



So, Hozier has a bit of a knack for popping up when he least except him.

Last year the Take me to Church singer joined the Trinity Orchestra on stage at Electric Picnic for an epic David Bowie tribute and he pulled a similar stunt during the closing set of Dublin's longitude festival last night.

After a weekend packed with amazing performances from the The Weeknd, Picture This and Stormzy, Mumford and Sons found the perfect way to close the show.

The band invited a a number of Irish artists on stage and from what we can see on Twitter, it was absolutely magical!

Hozier, Jack Garret, Jorja Smith, Kevin Garrett and Lucy Rose were among those to join the British indie rockers for a rendition of the Beatles classic, With a Little Help From my Friends.

Take a look.

Has there ever been a more perfect ending to a festival?

We think not.


The internet was going crazy yesterday after rumours broke that Hozier and Saoirse Ronan have struck up a romantic relationship. 

Reports alleged that the pair have been enjoying a 'secret string of dates' around Dublin, but according to a pal of the singer, this simply isn't true. 

'Saoirse and Hozier are good friends, but they are definitely not a couple,' a source reportedly told Goss.

'I think people really wanted it to be true, but they aren't dating,'

The pair of Irish talents were seen hanging out together after Saoirse shot scenes for Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl video, but if the source is to be believed, then it was just as friends. 

They have previously worked together on Hozier's music video Cherry Wine

Both Saoirse and Hozier are quite private about their romantic lives, with neither the actress nor the Take Me To Church singer confirming or denying the relationship.