Sinead O'Connor has rolled out the dates for her first North American concerts in six years, according to Rolling Stone. The infamous and often controversial singer will kick off the jaunt on February 1st at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre and wraps things up with a three-night run at New York City's City Winery. During the course of the tour, O'Connor will play multi-night stands in Chicago, Nashville, Boston, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.
O'Connor's personal issues have taken center stage over the past few years. Back in 2017 she took to Facebook and posted a rambling and hysterical video while holed up in a motel. In 2016, she was reported missing before being found by police in Illinois. Also that year, O'Connor admitted to TV's Dr. Phil that she’d tried to commit suicide eight times in one year and went on to detail the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her mother.
In 2017 Sinead O'Connor formally apologized for her 2016 Facebook post in which she accused Aresenio Hall of supplying Prince with drugs. Hall, who filed a $5 million lawsuit against the troubled singer, dropped the suit following the apology, with his publicist telling ABC News: “Arsenio's lawyers have confirmed that now that Arsenio's reputation has been restored by Sinead's unequivocal retraction and apology, the lawsuit will be dismissed.”
Over the past few years, O'Connor has been vocal about the negative part sexuality has played in the careers of both Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.
A while back we caught up with Sinead O'Connor and asked if her cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U” has the same significance for her as a song that she herself wrote: “Yeah. Very much so. I obviously have a lot of associations with that song, although it’s not a song that I wrote. The things that happened to me in my life because of the fact that I recorded that song were enormous. So it has enormous emotional significance for me. Yeah.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Sinead O’Connor tour dates (subject to change):
February 1 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre February 4 – Seattle, WA – Nepture Theatre February 5 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom February 7 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall February 8 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House February 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre February 11 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up February 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre March 14, 15, 16 – Chicago, IL – City Winery March 19, 20 – Nashville, TN – City Winery March 22, 23 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery April 4, 5 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery April 7 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere April 8, 10, 11 – Boston, MA – City Winery April 13, 14, 16 – New York, NY – City Winery