Following his two SOLD OUT concerts at Ormeau Park in 2021, Dermot Kennedy is pleased to announce a return to Belsonic on Thursday 23rd June 2022 due to phenomenal demand.
Dermot Kennedy is one of Ireland’s biggest success stories, his debut 12-track album ‘Without Fear’ spent 28 non – consecutive weeks at number 1 in the Irish Charts, making it the second biggest selling debut album ever in Ireland, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and he is now a platinum selling artist in the UK, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria and many more.
The Irish star released a brand new version of top 20 single ‘BETTER DAYS’ featuring Grammy Nominated hip hop duo EARTHGANG last week. Since its release it has amassed over 100 million streams, has trended on TikTok with over 250,000 creates on the platform and the official music video, directed by Paul Gore (Jennifer Lopez, Massive Attack), has over 8 million views; watch it HERE. EARTHGANG added their own unique touches to the track; their Atlanta drawl working against Dermot’s smooth Irish vocal to create a more global sounding version of the track – a new take on a fan favourite.
At the end of last year Dermot put on charity performances in both the U.S. and his native Ireland. On December 11th, he surprised fans with an impromptu busking event in the heart of New York City at Washington Square Park to benefit MusiCares. Playing a no-frills solo acoustic set that was live streamed on his Instagram and TikTok – watch footage captured from the show here. Following this, he then made a triumphant return home to Dublin where he performed two shows per night on December 13 & 14th at the 3Arena. All profits went to benefit Pieta, a nonprofit organization with suicide and self-harm crisis centers and locations across Ireland, and Focus Ireland, a nonprofit organization working to end homelessness. The shows raised a near combined total of an incredible $300,000, a fitting way for the platinum-selling artist to pay it forward at the holidays, coming full circle from where he got his start busking on the streets of Dublin.
2022 will be a significant one for Dermot; with new music on the horizon he will be playing a number of huge outdoor dates across Ireland throughout June and is also confirmed to support Shawn Mendes on the first leg of his 2022 North American ‘Wonder The World Tour’. More information is available at wonderthetour.com.
With over 14 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, Dermot has amassed nearly 3 billion streams across platforms and has the best-selling debut album in Ireland of this millennium. Without Fear, Dermot’s impassioned debut album has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide to date, making him a platinum-selling artist in over 12 countries. Notably, his singles, ‘Outnumbered’, ‘Power Over Me’ and ‘Giants’ and his collaboration with Meduza on single ‘Paradise’ have all been certified Platinum in 2021, with ‘Paradise’ alone streaming over 500 million times.