Posted On 20 Jun 2019
The Fairbanks Lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles hosted this week’s (Tuesday, 6/18) Hozier concert. This was a rescheduled show due to heavy winds earlier this year on April 9th.
For roughly two hours, the Irish singer-songwriter belted out many of his biggest hits and most of the songs on his latest album, “Wasteland, Baby,” which was released earlier this year on March 1st via Columbia Records.
Hozier became well known when his international breakthrough “Take Me to Church” hit radio in 2013. It was certified multi-platinum in several countries, including the US, the UK and Canada.
Surrounded by graves and mausoleums and backed by an impressive full band, Hozier’s mellow tunes and soulful voice fit perfectly with the somewhat spooky outdoor cemetery vibe.
After performing a couple songs, he shouted to the crowd, “We are in a cemetery! Wow! Thanks for joining me here tonight! We got the blessing of everyone here!” 🙂
People were sitting on the Fairbanks Lawn on blankets that they had brought from home, some on the grass and many people were even standing along the perimeter of the lawn. The audience was particularly loud and excited to hear “Nina Cried Power,” “Someone New,” “From Eden,” “Wasteland, Baby,” “Jackie and Wilson,” “Almost (Sweet Music)” and others. For the final number, “Work Song,” Hozier invited his show open opener BAILEN and Haim member, Este Haim to join him on stage to sing this song. While the singer didn’t chat too much, when he did speak, they were thoughtful and insightful thoughts about the making of a few of his songs.
When the packed crowd wasn’t hypnotized by Hozier’s incredibly powerful and commanding voice, there was also the backdrop of the large stage to watch. It continued to change colors just about every song.
Hozier was effortless and his casual demeanor on stage was a joy to watch at LA’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
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