Multi-award-winning Singer / Songwriter, Albert Hammond, returns to Wexford when he plays The National Opera House on Saturday 7 November 2020, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.
He has been looking forward to returning to The National Opera House, which he considers “One of the most beautiful Theatre’s I have ever stood in” (Quote)
This is one of only 4 dates he will play in Ireland in 2020. One of the all-time greatest songwriters, His live performances are also legendary!
He´s joined on stage by his own band to present a stunning 2-hour plus, Journey through 5 decades of our lives.
There was an amazing reaction to Albert at his last show here 3 years ago!
Albert Hammond has accumulated no less than 360 million records sold worldwide.
This stunning show contains his most successful songs like “It Never Rains in Southern California” “The Free Electric Band”
Hear the songs, the stories behind them and the artists Albert has worked with:
Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Blue Mink, The Fortunes, Chris De Burgh and many many more...
One need only listen to his work from the past 50 years, to see the mark he has left on popular music - a vast array of modern-day standards that are known the world over and have deeply touched the lives of us all.
Albert’s achievements were officially rewarded in 2000 when he received an OBE (Order of The British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth 11 in London.
In 2008 he was inducted into The Songwriters “Hall of Fame” and took his rightful place amongst the greatest songwriters who ever lived.
In 2015 Albert received the iconic Ivor Novello Award for “HIS LIFETIMES OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION”
Donovan, who presented the award to Albert on the night said: “I don’t know how he did it, but he did it, he’s an enigma” Albert received a prolonged standing ovation from all of the 1,500 attendees, including, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Brian May, Ed Sheeran, Black Sabbath and many more of his peers.
An Albert Hammond concert is an evening of his hits including ‘It Never Rains in Southern California’- ‘The Free Electric Band’ - ‘The Air That I Breathe’ - ‘Down by The River’- ‘One Moment in Time’ - ‘I'm A Train’ – ‘To all the girls I’ve loved before’ – ‘When I need You’ – and others too numerous to mention. He is responsible for making our own Joe Dolan an international star! He penned ‘Make me an Island’ ‘Good Lookin’ Woman’ and ‘Teresa’ for Joe.
Albert has been writing hit songs for over fifty years. There has not been a single decade in which he has not written multiple hits songs since he scored his first hit with Leapy Lee singing “Little Arrows” at the age of 24. That song was also a Number One in the Irish Charts for The Dixies Showband and the Spanish version went on to top the charts in many Latin American Countries.
His songs have been responsible for over 50 chart-topping hits. Many of his most beloved songs, like “The Air That I Breathe” and “When I Need You,” have become hits multiple times with various artists, decade after decade.
The man is simply a living legend. Don’t miss him in concert!