Spotify name Hozier Spotlight Breakout Star of 2014
10 Dec 2014
Spotify name Hozier Spotlight Breakout Star of 2014
Hozier has been named Spotify’s Spotlight Breakout Star of 2014, celebrating the Irish singer-songwriter’s success.

The 24-year-old has been awarded the honour after his track Take Me To Church remained in the streaming site’s viral chart every week of 2014, to date.

The track has received over 150 million streams and went to the top of the global chart. More recently, Take Me To Church has landed Hozier with a Grammy Award nomination for Song Of The Year.

The rising star is due to embark on a winter tour on 21 December, but has announced further concerts for 2015 earlier this week.

Hozier’s 2015 tour will include five concerts in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and London. The tour will take place from May to June 2015 with tickets on sale here.

Hozier released his debut album globally earlier this year, which contains his hit Take Me To Church along with Work Song and From Eden. The singer has become popular in the US, earning his first top five single there after Take Me To Church went to No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Hozier tour dates

December 2014
Ulster Hall, Belfast (21)

January 2015
O2 Academy Oxford (21)
The Institute, Birmingham (23)
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (31)

February 2015
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (1)

May 2015
O2 Academy Newcastle (22)
Albert Hall, Manchester (25)
Glasgow Barrowland (27)
O2 Academy Leeds (28)

June 2015
The Roundhouse, Camden, London (1)