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Hozier Evokes Joy With His Performance At The Anthem In DC

Hozier kicked off his North American tour in Portland, OR on October 17, 2019. This tour ends with a New York Residency where Hozier will be playing a total of 5 shows at the Hammerstein Ballroom from 11/21-11/26. Accompanying Hozier on this tour is the incredibly talented Angie McMahon, an Australian singer songwriter. It’s worth noting that guests should arrive early enough to catch her perform. I was lucky enough to catch the November 19th performance at The Anthem in Washington DC.

Hozier started off his DC performance with “As It Was” off his latest record Wasteland, Baby! Hozier played a range of music from his self-titled album Hozier which was released in 2014. He also debuted a new song titled “Jack Boot Jump” which is a track about the current state of the world he hopes to release in the coming months. And fans cheerfully sang along as he covered Stevie Wonder’s “Living For the City.”

My personal favorite moment of the night was as he was singing his hit song “Take Me to Church” holding up the bisexual flag. You could feel the whole room become warm with joy as the crowed finished the song along with him. The finished the set with an encore of “Cherry Wine” and “Work Song.” Fans left The Anthem feeling enlightened by his performance and keen to see what else is in store for Hozier.

You can catch the remainder of this tour at the following shows:

11/21 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom (SOLD-OUT)
11/22 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom (SOLD-OUT)
11/23 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom (SOLD-OUT)
11/25 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
11/26 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

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