Following an incredible Glastonbury performance last weekend Jake Bugg has announced a date at the Olympia Theatre on Monday 13th October. Even better news, we will be running a competition to win two tickets to see the young Brit-winning star in Dublin.
Last November Jake released the highly anticipated Shangri La album, which was produced by the infamous Rick Rubin at his studio in Malibu. Lyrically it¹s still grounded in his experiences of life in Nottingham but now in much sharper focus, capturing the emotional intensity of finding your feet as a teenager. Musically it is a scorching, searing track that is over in just two minutes and it¹s as lean a track as you¹ll hear all year. The collaboration with Rick Rubin follows the time they spent in the studio together earlier this year, re-recording ‘Broken’ (which featured Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Pepper fame on drums).
‘Shangri La’ followed his debut ‘Jake Bugg’ and will come just over a year since that record went straight to Number 1 and sending him into the record books as the youngest solo male to debut at the top of the charts with their first release. It¹s fast-approaching sales of one million worldwide and cemented him as one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent years. Now hooked up with legendary producer Rubin, he is set to scale new heights.
On top of the success of his debut, Jake has toured with Noel Gallagher and Snow Patrol in the US. He was nominated for two Q Awards (Best New Act, Best Solo Act) and the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. These nominations follow similar nods at this year¹s Brit and NME Awards. He drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at Glastonbury, as well as at Reading/Leeds Festival, T In The Park and Summer Sonic in Japan. He returned to Nottingham to headline Splendour this summer, a triumphant homecoming show in front of 17,000 adoring fans.
Jake Bugg has now sold over a million records across his two albums in the year he was also nominated for 2 Brits, a Mercury Music Prize, An Ivor Norvello award, and winning ‘Best New Act’ Q awards.
Jake also plays as special guest to Arctic Monkeys this weekend at Marlay Park.
Tickets are on sale tomorrow morning at 9am for €33.50 including booking fee and are available on www.ticketmaster.ie. The details of our Jake Bugg competition will be announced shortly.