Joan as Police Woman

Thu. Aug 16, 2018 at 7:30pm IST
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Following the release of Damned Devotion, Joan As Police Woman is taking her captivating live show on the road and has just announced a three date Irish tour with shows in Belfast, Galway and Dublin. 

Already acknowledged as a thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, new album Damned Devotion finds Joan Wasser at her rawest. While her 2014 album The Classic was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album The Deep Field a lush moody expansion, this new release sees her stripping her compositions back to the core, the bare-all lyricism and timeless melodies harking back to her accolade-winning album To Survive (2008) and the universally acclaimed debut album Real Life (2006). Joan: “My maxim is: if it feels scary to say it, it’s the thing you must say”. And on Damned Devotion the thoughtful lyricism is married to Joan’s most accessible music to date.

Famously a collaborator and muse to artists as diverse as Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Beck, since the release of her last album Joan has worked alongside fashion designers Viktor & Rolf as well as a growing list of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Lau, RZA and most recently Daniel Johnston.

“I say yes to almost everything,” she admits. “I just want to be making music all the time. I can comfortably say that music has saved my life and continues to save my life. I am a devotee. It’s not something I can even choose or not choose, it’s just what is.” …Damned Devotion

Praise for Joan As Police Woman:

The Times - ‘The coolest woman in pop’  //  Uncut – ‘This is breathtakingly good music'  //  Mojo – ‘full of meditative beauty…ravishing and lovelorn’  //  Sunday Times - ‘Sensational’  //  The Guardian -‘a voice so wondrous and moving that it makes everyone else’s seem ordinary and mundane’  
Tuesday 14th August: Black Box, Belfast
Wednesday 15th August: Roisin Dubh, Galway
Thursday 16th August: Whelans, Dublin

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Selective Memory presents JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN


Thursday 16th August. Doors 7:30pm


This is the latest in a series of exciting Dublin shows announced this year by Ireland's newest independent concert promoter Selective Memory. Keep up to date on all show announcements here:


Upcoming Selective Memory Events:

Wed 23rd & Thurs 24th May: The xx - The Tivoli (Sold Out)

Fri 25th May: Leftfield - Vicar Street (Sold Out)

Mon 28th May: Broken Social Scene - Tivoli

Thurs 16th August: Joan as Police Woman, Whelans

Sun 26th August: Public Image Ltd - Tivoli

August Bank Holiday weekend: 3rd - 5th August: The Beatyard festival - Dun Laoghaire Harbour -



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Whelans 25 Wexford Street
Dublin 2, Dublin D02 H527
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