It’s been a long ride for Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor. She rose to fame back in the 1980s with the release of her debut album “The Lion and the Cobra,” which sold some 2.5 million copies worldwide. Her biggest success came in the early 1990s, when she covered Prince’s track “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which skyrocketed her to stardom.
What followed was a roller coaster of emotions, with her 1992 appearance on SNL, during which she tore up the pope’s picture, causing a huge media backlash. She was blacklisted from US television for years. The scandal slowed down her career, as each of her following albums sold fewer and fewer copies. She also pursued other endeavors in the meantime. In the late 1990s, for example, she was ordained by the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church as priest. She also appeared in a few films.
Despite all this, she continued to write and release new music. Between 1992 and 2012 she released seven albums, during which time she experimented with various genres, including roots reggae and Irish folk. She also collaborated with many musicians, ranging from Peter Gabriel and Roger Waters to Massive Attack and the Asian Dub Foundation.
Ms O’Connor will be visiting Warsaw as part of her “The Crazy Baldhead Tour,” promoting her latest album “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?” Fans who had a chance to see her in action on her current tour call it Ms O’Connor’s “return to form.” It will be her second show in Poland this year, as she played in Wrocław back in June as part of the WrocLove Fest.
Ticket prices start at zł.90
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