Following NE-YO’S Sold Out show at the O2 Dublin in July he’s back for another unforgettable show at the O2 on Thursday 11th Feb 2010.
Tickets for Dublin are €49.20 General Admission and €54.80 seated on sale next Thurs 19th Nov at 9am through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 300. www.aikenpromotions.com
Grammy-Award winner Ne-Yo, who has impressed audiences with his talents since his 2006 with his multi-platinum, chart topping debut, In My Own Words, is fed-up with the sloppiness of current R&B. “Years ago, if you weren’t wearing the right suit or have a correct crease in your pants, you couldn’t even get in the door-let alone on stage to perform.”
With Ne-Yo’s third disc, Year of the Gentleman, the Las Vegas native and premier songwriter has constructed a suite of songs that shows exactly what he means by class. Written over the course of travels through Europe last year and influenced by his own fascination with the Rat Pack, Ne-Yo explains, “For me, the sharpness of Sammy and Sinatra is the kind of style I strive for in clothes and music. Year of the Gentleman is named in honor of those guys.”
Like the best artists, Ne-Yo’s music has an eternal sound that appeals to fans of all ages. “As a songwriter as well as a singer, I think it’s important to cast my words wide. In other words, I am not trying to contain myself in some little box marked ‘urban.’ I have traveled the world, and I want to bring that across in the material. Forget about urban, pop or whatever, Year of the Gentleman is a worldly album.”
In addition to penning this new collection, Ne-Yo once again showed his writing prowess, penning lyrics for Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Celine Dion as well as the chart topping, record breaking, Grammy nominated song “Irreplaceable” for Beyonce.
As well recording Year of the Gentleman, last year proved to be a very busy time for the young talent. He released his award winning album, toured nationally and made multiple appearances TV appearances including Christmas In Washington making an appearance in front of George Bush but he declined to attend the a meet & greet with the current President. Moving beyond the competition by just being himself, Ne-Yo’s Year of the Gentleman is right on time to usher in a new era of “world music.”
NE-YO website: www.yearofthegentleman.com