The marquee above the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. screamed ‘Hozier’ and ‘sold out’ on the night of October 2nd.
A Warm Welcome Back
Buzzing fans waited in a line that wrapped around the block. People wanted to get a good seat even hours before Hozier was due on stage. Fans were lining the walls when seating was nowhere to be found.
Hozier and his seven-piece band came on stage to excited cheers after folk driven opener Hudson Taylor. The energy was high from the opening song “Nina Cried Power,” to the closing track, “Work Song.” Smiling faces sang along to fan favorites such as “Jackie and Wilson” and “Cherry Wine.” Cheers filled the air for the unreleased “Movement,” off Hozier’s upcoming album.
In the middle of the set, Hozier took a moment to thank the crowd and mention what an honor it was to play in such an important and historic venue. Past performers at the Lincoln Theatre include jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, as well as more recent acts such as James Bay.
Hozier soon introduced his next song, telling the crowd, “it’s named for a type of bird.” After fans cheered, having inferred that the track was another new release “Shrike,” he joked “birds are popular tonight.”
A Well Deserved Standing Ovation
His soulful and powerful voice and talented band wowed fans. The bands sound, combined with a setlist stacked with old favorites and new hits, made for an incredible set.
To check out the rest of Hozier’s tour dates and experience a night like this for yourself, click here: https://hozier.com/north-american-tour/.