Tickets Lewis Capaldi, Dublin

Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi, the Scottish singer-songwriter behind massive chart smash “Someone You Loved”, heads to Motorpoint Arena Cardiff in March 2020. If all the wisecracking seems at odds with his tortured-romantic persona, Capaldi insists it’s no less a product of his real life than his music. The other day his publicist got a call from a reporter who’d heard that he employed a comedy writer, which blew Capaldi’s mind since he doesn’t consider himself all that funny — definitely no funnier than his family or his old pals from home.

The pair struck up a friendship after the Scottish singer-songwriter stuck up a banter-filled feud with her father and former Oasis songsmith, which all stemmed from a Radio X interview in which he “slagged off” his music.

In the UK, Someone You Loved was officially the biggest track – both in terms of streaming and all formats – in the first half of the year, while fellow Capaldi singles Grace (27) and Hold Me While You Wait (39) both made the midyear Top 40.

In typical Capaldi fashion, Lewis then changed his name on Twitter to Chewis Capaldi, as well as his profile picture to a photoshopped pic of him as Chewbacca and even wore a Chewy mask on stage at TRNSMT festival to goad the music legend.

Still only 22, the sometimes heartbroken, often cheeky Scot’s signature tune is the extraordinary ‘Someone You Loved’. As the perfect showcase for his sweeping, emotive and unbelievably powerful voice, the song has proved a tonic to the jangled emotions of music lovers worldwide, including here in New Zealand.

Lewis has also announced a special & unique new fan initiative LIVELIVE. Born from personal and fan experiences, the initiative has been set up for those who experience anxiety or emotional difficulties and have concerns about attending the shows. All proceeds from a compulsory 50c extra charge at checkout for each ticket sale goes solely towards providing a dedicated email address and team at each venue who are expertly trained and qualified in assisting with panic, anxiety or any other concerns fans may have. On the ground assistance will range from meeting fans at the door, escorting them to their seats, to taking anyone that needs to a specially designated ‘escape space’ where time out can be spent. Fans can simply visit the signposted help points inside each venue which will be open before, during and after the concert.

Lewis Capaldi released his new EP — Breach in November 2018. Breach contains two new songs, piano ballad Someone You Loved, and the gospel-inflected Something Borrowed, plus his two recently released tracks, the ode to lost love Tough, which has racked up more than seven million Spotify streams, and his current single, Grace, which has racked up more than four million Spotify streams.

Lewis Capaldi has been making everyone howl with laughter over the weekend posting footage of himself watching Niall Horan ‘s music video for ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ for the first time and providing some priceless commentary.

Musically, he’s my favourite artist of all time. I know that probably sounds lame, but it’s true. I love his songs, his voice is incredible, and I have no doubt that when he plays those arenas, he’s going to more than hold his own.

It certainly is not a bad life. His upcoming tour will take Capaldi through the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. The single “Someone You Loved” (for which his second cousin Peter Capaldi, the 12th doctor in Doctor Who, starred in the music video ) brought him to number one on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart. Capaldi continues to take it all in stride.

Everyone always tells you about how amazing recording their first album was and how they’ll always look back on the ‘process’ with fond memories. I will look back on it as an extremely stressful time that somehow also managed to be extremely boring. The actual process of building the songs up I loved, but recording the same guitar parts over and over again to get them right and going back on mixes for weeks, I did not. I hope people don’t think it’s shit. I mean don’t get me wrong there will be one or two stinkers on there, but I’m only human and we all make mistakes, but as a whole I think it’s pretty fucking good.

Lewis Capaldi was an early developer. At the age of twelve, the singer-songwriter was playing the pubs of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2017, he became the first artist without a recording contract to reach 25 million streams on Spotify. This did not go unnoticed, and Capaldi ended up in the notebooks of several important managers and media figures, touring Europe with Rag’n’Bone Man and Sam Smith. ‘Someone You Loved’ (2018) was the young man’s breakthrough in Belgium. He strikes a good balance between rough and warm and is effortlessly touching. His best is yet to come. Capaldi was recently one of three nominees for the Critics’ Choice Award 2019. This is the annual award given by the British music industry to the names most likely to hit the big time. Capaldi lost to Sam Fender (who played at last year’s Werchter). However, past ‘losers’ include Dua Lipa and Years & Years.

As his blockbuster debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent ticks over to 1 billion streams worldwide and enters its fifth week at the top of the UK charts, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has wasted no time in announcing his return to Australia and New Zealand with three towering 2020 shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Lewis Capaldi tickets go on sale 10am Tuesday 2 July (local time).

Scottish pop star Lewis Capaldi has said he is convinced his success will not last very long. Lewis was the fastest unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays on Spotify, and the first to sell out an arena tour before releasing an album.

On 14 November 2018 Capaldi performed a cover of Lady Gaga ‘s ” Shallow ” from A Star Is Born live on BBC Radio 1 ‘s Live Lounge 16 To date, Capaldi has played four sold-out back-to-back tours, and in his first 15 months of touring sold 300,000 headline tickets. He is currently supporting Bastille on their 2019 tour ‘Still Avoiding Tomorrow’.

Continuing his unbelievable start to 2019, Lewis Capaldi has today announced his eagerly awaited debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent – out May 17th on Virgin EMI. To mark the news, tickets have also gone on sale for his largest ever UK headline tour which includes a night at London’s O2 Academy Brixton – just over a year on from his debut show in the capital.

Before Lewis signed with Universal we were selling 700-ish tickets up in Scotland, and I’d promoted his tour around the rest of the UK in small, 150-cap rooms. We knew we had to build a base ourselves, because you go on the website of any major record company and you’ll find the artist you never hear spoken about anymore; you’re always fearful of becoming one of those.

He has five awards so far, including the Best Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2017 Scottish Music Awards and the Rising Star Award at the Forth Awards. He was included in the BBC’s Sound of 2018 and was the winner of MTV PUSH: Ones to Watch 2019. Still young in his career, Lewis Capaldi is sure to receive more awards to add to his growing showcase.

But this annoyed Lewis’ fans, who complained that they were being rude by clapping over his music. His record Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent was the fastest-selling album of the year until it was overtaken by Ed Sheeran’s latest release.

Born in 1996 and originating from Glasgow, Scotland, Lewis Capaldi was introduced to music as a toddler. At the age of 2, he began learning how to play the drums and the guitar. When he was 9, he began singing in pubs. Committing to music at the age of 17, it wasn’t long until Ryan Walter, his manager, discovered the aspiring singer through a recording on Capaldi’s SoundCloud account. From there, Capaldi’s career took off. He released his first EP, Bloom, in 2017. His first track off the EP, “Bruises,” gained more than 28 million plays on Spotify, reaching that number faster than any other unsigned artist before him. He began touring in 2017, supporting other artists and headlining tours himself, quickly selling out venues. His live concerts continue to be popular. He sold out shows for his Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent Tour before his debut album went on sale. Capaldi connects with fans outside his music too, often sharing humorous videos on his social media accounts.

There’s no better introduction to his debut than the worldwide Number 1 smash hit single ‘Someone You Loved’, which spent no less than 7 weeks as the UK’s Number 1 single shattering chart history at every turn.

2019 opened in the midst of Capaldi finding himself widely plauded from seemingly every critic spanning every corner of the globe, his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ instantly becoming the fastest selling debut from any artist for over 6 years, rocketing to number 1, where it spent no less than 6 weeks at the top of the chart.

Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is the UK’s fastest selling debut of 2019 so far and tickets to his March 2020 tour of the UK and Ireland have disappeared within seconds of going on sale.

What’s striking about Someone You Loved” — and about the rest of Capaldi’s impressive album, which he made quickly after an early single took off on streaming services — is that his stories often resist the type of emotional grandstanding for which his voice sets you up. Yes, the feelings are big and often raw. But Capaldi describes breakups the way they happen in real life — not necessarily an explosion of trauma,” he said, but the sad, relatable experience of two people slowly drifting apart.

Lewis Marc Capaldi (born 7 October 1996) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. Capaldi achieved global mainstream success throughout 2019 with his international breakthrough single “Someone You Loved”, which spent 7 weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart making it one of the longest No. 1 singles in UK chart history.

From humble beginnings filling pubs merely 18 months ago to Arena tours sold out in seconds, all of which happened before the release of his debut album, walking territory which no artist in history has ever walked before.

The Glasgow-native singer debuted in 2017 with the single Bruises”, Lewis Capaldi’s first song. He soon started drawing the press’ attention (Artist to Watch 2018”, BBC Music’s Sound of 2018” and MTV Push’s Artist to Watch 2019”) and also won Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the Scottish Music Awards in 2017.

His Instagram and Twitter feeds are unfailingly hilarious and self-deprecating. In a pop world filled with artists telling audiences to be themselves while posting perfectly filtered selfies, Capaldi is himself, whether he is mocking his chubby physique (It’s an honour to have been #blessed with these abs & to finally be able to give back and help others reach those #jacked goals is beyond a dream”), parrying the insults hurled his way by Noel Gallagher or talking about his own mental health issues. He started having panic attacks on stage a year ago, became convinced he had a brain tumour and paid for an MRI scan before learning to quell them with cognitive behavioural therapy. He plans to set aside a space at his gigs so that other people with anxiety issues can attend in relative comfort.

The pair struck up a friendship after the Scottish singer-songwriter stuck up a banter-filled feud with her father and former Oasis songsmith, which all stemmed from a Radio X interview in which he “slagged off” his music.

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