DUKE SPECIAL announces Mandela Hall, Belfast on 15 May & Vicar Street, Dublin on 16 May.




Announces Mandela Hall, Belfast on 15th May

& Vicar Street, Dublin on 16th May

New album ‘Look Out Machines!’ due out on 30 March, 2015

Duke Special is delighted to announce that he and his band will play Belfast’s Mandela Hall on 15th & Dublin’s Vicar Street on 16th May and tickets are now on sale (details below).  Duke is starting the New Year with a solo tour covering every corner of the country in January & February, before introducing his fans to his 4th studio album and 10th release ‘Look Out Machines!’, which is due out on 30 March.  Duke has just released the first single from the album, ‘Elephant Graveyard’ and the animated video is now live at http://youtu.be/B9Y3Oyw-Xyk

The new record was written with collaborators including Iain Archer, Phil Wilkinson, Gary Clark and Boo Hewerdine and was recorded at Echo Zoo studios in the English seaside town of Eastbourne.  For this album, Duke teamed up with Pledge Music for a second time to help bring it to life. Back in 2009, Duke Special was one of the first artists to embark upon a Pledge Campaign, raising money for his ambitious “Stage, Book and Silver Screen” project. Within a very quick time the new Pledge campaign reached 100% of its target and with still some weeks left to go it’s already at 116%. The only way to get your hands on ‘Look Out Machines!’ before its official release and ahead of the tour is by pledging for the Empire CD, DVD & New Album Box. The box set includes 2CD’s, 1 DVD & extras; CD1 is ‘Look Out Machines!’ and CD 2 & the DVD contain the best songs performed live at Duke’s 5 nights at the Belfast Empire in 2013; this could be yours by January 15th! See www.pledgemusic.com/projects/dukespecial for more details.


Solo Tour

Thursday 15th January                         Market Place Theatre, Armagh – www.marketplacearmagh.com

Friday 16th January                              The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Leitrim – www.theglenscentre.com

Saturday 17th January                          Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo – www.hawkswell.com

Thursday 22nd January                         Coughlan’s, Cork – www.coughlans.ie

Friday 23rd January                              De Barras, Clonakilty, Cork – www.debarra.ie

Saturday 24th January                          Garter Lane Arts Theatre, Waterford – www.garterlane.ie

Thursday 29th January                         Arts Centre, Wexford – www.wexfordartscentre.ie

Friday 30th January                              Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Meath – www.solsticeartscentre.com

Saturday 31st January                          Iontas Theatre, Castleblaney, Monaghan – www.iontascastleblayney.ie

Thursday 5th February                         McGrory’s, Culdaff, Donegal – www.mcgrorys.ie

Friday 6th February                             Old Courthouse, Antrim – www.antrim.gov.uk/oldcourthouse

Saturday 7th February                         Downs Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Down – www.downartscentre.com

Thursday 12th February                      Cunninghams, Kildare – www.cunninghamskildare.com/cms

Friday 13th February                            The Set Theatre, Kilkenny – www.set.ie

Saturday 14th February                       The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Wicklow –www.courthousearts.ie

Thursday 19th February                      Boyles of Slane, Meath – www.courthousearts.ie

Friday 20th February                            Spirit Store, Dundalk, Louth –www.spiritstore.ie

Saturday 21st February                       The Music Store @ Donaghy’s, Drogheda – http://www.donaghysbar.ie/

Thursday 26th February                      Sol Y Sombra, Killorglin, Kerry  – www.solysombra.ie

Friday 27th February                            Roisin Dubh, Galway – www.roisindubh.net

Saturday 28th February                       Dolans (upstairs), Limerick – www.dolans.ie


Full band Shows

Friday 15 May 2015                            Mandela Hall, Belfast http://www.mandelahall.com/node/321

Saturday 16 May 2015                       Vicar Street, Dublin www.vicarstreet.ie

Supporting Duke on the solo tour will be VerseChorusVerse (Jan 15-17), SOAK (Jan 22-24, 29-31 & Feb 5-7) and Rams Pocket Radio (Feb 12th -14th, 19-21st & 26th-28th Feb)