Early-’70s hit-maker Gilbert O’Sullivan is heading Stateside next March for an extended nine-city run. O’Sullivan is best remembered for his string of five Top 40 hits, including 1973’s Top Ten favorite “Get Down,” the previous year’s Top Two smash, “Claire,” and his six-week 1972 chart-topping classic — “Alone Again” (Naturally).”
The 2022 dates mark O’Sullivan’s first U.S. shows since 2019, with the trek kicking off on March 4th in Houston, Texas at Main Street Crossing and winding down on March 20th at Washington, D.C.’s City Winery. In addition to playing The Mint in L.A., Gilbert O’Suillivan will hit City Winery venues in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta.
In a message to fans, Gilbert O’ Sullivan posted:
I’m really looking forward to performing for you on our upcoming tour in March 2022. For many of the dates it will be my first ever appearance in those places, making it extra special.
With my guitarist Bill Shanley we’ll be covering the best known songs, some favorites of yours, plus a taste of the brand new album due for release in summer 2022. It will be an up close and personal evening, one I really hope you’ll enjoy. See you in March!
Gilbert O’Sullivan received raves for his recent album, the 2018 self-titled release, which was produced by Ethan Johns — son of the legendary Who and Eric Clapton producer Glyn Johns.
Although his music has never strayed far from the airwaves, Gilbert O’Sullivan shed light on why he’s never been a fixture on the North American touring circuit: “The decision had to be made for my first tour of America, which would be ’73, ’74. And the decision was this; Gilbert had toured Europe, doing concerts on his own, filling up theaters. In America, my manager had to make the decision, do I go on as support for the Moody Blues, or does he send me out into big arenas? And it was a fateful, wrong decision. You can have a million-seller, three-million seller in America — but it doesn’t necessarily put buns on seats. And so, the tour got pulled. After we did Carnegie Hall, which was great — ‘never even made it to the West Coast. So that was it. Nothing happened.”
When we last caught up with Gilbert O’Sullivan we pressed him about what fans can expect from his upcoming shows: “Well, you’ll get two-and-a quarter hours of some of the best-known songs, album tracks that people like, plus a sample of the new material. So, there’s plenty to choose from. There’s a continuity right through my career, picking out songs that I think work well melodically and lyrically that people will find interesting, I hope. And then, there’s that element of new material, which we bring in four or five songs from the new album.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Gilbert O’ Suillivan tour dates (subject to change):
March 4 – Houston, TX – Main Street Crossing
March 7 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
March 8 – New York, NY – City Winery
March 10 – Boston, MA – City Winery
March 11 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
March 14 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
March 15 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
March 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
March 20 – Washington D.C. – City Winery