Daniel O’Don­nell re­turns for Palmy show

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY -

Af­ter a two-year break from tour­ing, Daniel O’Don­nell is ready to hit the road again with a re­vamped band, new al­bum and guest artist Mary Duff.

Daniel is very ex­cited to bring this new show to Palmer­ston North on Wed­nes­day, March 8.

He has en­joyed tour and chart suc­cess in New Zealand for over two decades, which has earned him a large and loyal fol­low­ing all around the coun­try.

Daniel’s in­cred­i­ble rise to the top be­gan when he signed his first record con­tract in 1986 al­though ma­jor suc­cess didn’t come un­til 1987 with his sec­ond al­bum I Need

You en­tered the UK coun­try al­bum charts. It set a prece­dent that has seen ev­ery al­bum that fol­lowed en­ter­ing these charts with most of them de­but­ing at No 1.

Even more im­pres­sive has been Daniel’s per­for­mances in the na­tional pop charts. He made his de­but in 1988 with From The Heart, which al­though it only achieved a plac­ing at No. 56, won the Coun­try Al­bum of the Year at the Mu­sic Week Awards. It be­gan a pat­tern of chart en­tries and higher po­si­tions with each re­lease lead­ing to his great­est chart suc­cess in 2003 when Daniel In Blue Jeans reached No 3.

By 2010 Daniel had achieved 19 sin­gle and 26 al­bum UK pop chart suc­cesses. He has now sold over 7 mil­lion al­bums and 3 mil­lion DVDs.

Daniel’s con­cert ap­pear­ances since have taken him from Lon­don’s Royal Al­bert Hall and Dublin’s Point De­pot to New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Syd­ney Opera House, but he con­tin­ues to set him­self fresh am­bi­tions and new worlds to con­quer.

Daniel, who was awarded an Hon­orary MBE in 2002 for ser­vices to the mu­sic in­dus­try, has an im­mense chart his­tory with both record and video sales. To date he has had 20 UK chart al­bums and 14 UK Top 10 mu­sic videos

He may be an Ir­ish su­per­star, but Daniel re­mains as ex­cited and en­thu­si­as­tic about his work and his fans as when he first launched his ca­reer in 1982. Daniel has never for­got­ten that it was the pub­lic who gave him his suc­cess, es­pe­cially as he strug­gled long and hard to achieve his am­bi­tions.

Daniel not only gives three hours of stage time at ev­ery con­cert – but also the au­di­ence the chance to meet and greet their hero when the show is over. Such ses­sions of­ten last al­most as long as the con­cert it­self and need­less to say the star still rel­ishes these mo­ments.

Ir­ish singer Daniel O’Don­nell will per­form in Palmer­ston North on March 8.

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