by / January 13th, 2010 /

Jack L – Vicar Street, Dublin

Due to the phenomenal success of Jack L’s latest album -The Story So Far- The Essential Collection’, two new Dublin dates are announced for Vicar Street on Friday March the 19th and Friday April the 9th 2010. Jack will accompanied on these two dates by his full band & a 20 piece Gospel Choir. Tickets are €35 on sale Monday December 7th @ 9am through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 390.

Following Jack’s recent performance with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in Manhattan, This tour celebrated the release of his new bestselling album, -The Story So Far-The Essential Collection’.
This long awaited retrospective looks at a career spanning over a decade.

The album was inspired by the bestseller novelist Anna McPartlin’s latest novel -So What If I am Broken’ based on the lives of fictional fans of Jack. Anna is also available with Jack for interview to discuss this unique and groundbreaking venture between two artists.

The album includes all of Jack’s most sought after songs on a 24 track double album. It has been remastered and features bonus tracks personally selected from Jack’s favourites from over the years.

For example, Little Man and Hallelujah, both boast a choir while Old man River includes a full orchestra. Ed Wood is here live in all its frenzied glory and Jack’s moving version of Crazy from the Ray D’Arcy Show. The songs are taken from Jacks albums to date, Wax, Metropolis Blue, Universe, The Little Universe Show, Broken Songs, Chez Jack L and Burn On. The Story So Far will be available nationwide.

The songs are taken from his 6 platinum selling albums to date and also includes rare unheard live and bonus tracks.
The ‘Story So Far’ consolidates Jacks versatility and diversity as an artist sweeping from pop, rock, jazz, orchestral works to theatre shows. In this X factor era an artist of this quality and durability is few and far between. He has been called -the voice of the 21st century’ and this album highlights his incredible scope and talent as a performer.

Reviews:

‘The genius of Jack L- gems of songs – I’m addicted- I went to see every performance’ The Guardian – five star review*****

‘Astounding vocal talent …completely mesmerized’ – Washington Post

‘Jack Lukeman – aka Jack L – is perhaps the most singular talent to have emerged from Ireland in the past decade’. – The Irish Independent

Jack L Live @ Vicar St. March 19th & April 9th. Tickets are €35 on sale Monday December 7th @ 9am through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 390.