Following sold-out tours, millions of streams and appearances on some of America’s biggest TV shows, Island’s breakthrough star Dermot Kennedy will be releasing his long awaited debut album Without Fear tomorrow.
The record, which the Irish singer-songwriter has worked diligently to deliver over the past two years in between a huge global touring schedule, showcases his talent for earnest storytelling.
The Top 20 single Outnumbered is setting up the album for what promises to be an impressive week one. The track sat on the BBC Radio 1 playlist for 10 weeks, one of the longest periods of any single in 2019 to date, and has topped over 60m streams to date. Dermot will perform the track on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday night - his first evening prime-time performance in the UK. It follows US appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Ellen Show.
Dermot, who signed to Island in 2017, is building up a loyal fanbase across the globe with his single Power Over Me reaching No.1 in the airplay charts in France, Germany and Belgium and reaching triple platinum in Ireland, platinum in the Netherlands and Switzerland and gold in Canada. In total Dermot has notched up more than 670m streams worldwide to date.
Island’s VP marketing Guillermo Ramos says, “Dermot Kennedy’s campaign since he was signed in the summer of 2017 has been a true representation of what incredible progress can be made in artist development when a label has patience and pulls together in the same direction. Artwork and visual assets have been created by our own Studio Island, videos commissioned by our own commissioner, promotions handled in house, the commercial team has delivered a plan that will become the industry benchmark, and the full resource of our marketing teams have been dedicated to a steady and thorough growth of a passionate audience. We are so proud of this debut album and are hugely excited about what it will achieve week one and beyond. Good luck trying to get a ticket to his December UK tour!”
Dermot is now set to embark on his biggest run of tour dates yet, including two sold out dates at London’s Eventim Apollo before finishing with his biggest ever headline shows at Dublin’s 3Arena on in December. He has sold a total of 120,000 tickets across his European dates this autumn alone. The tour follows a career highlight marathon of sold-out shows around North America, the UK and Europe, including a staggering performance at London’s Brixton Academy and four nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, as well as a show stopping set at Coachella in April as part of his US tour.