Rapidly-rising Irish artist DERMOT KENNEDY today releases his incredible new single “YOUNG & FREE,” the second track to be released from his upcoming mixtape with Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z, Travis Scott, Desiigner), following the fantastic remix of single “Moments Passed” by the legendary producer.

LISTEN TO “YOUNG & FREE” PROD. BY MIKE DEANhttps://dermotkennedy.lnk.to/Y_FPR

Dermot is currently on a sold out world tour which travels from coast to coast across the US, UK, Europe and across to Australia, playing his biggest headline shows to date. The original version of ‘Moments Passed’ has now exceeded 6m streams to date, adding to his over 100m total streams on Spotify alone. ‘Young & Free’ further proves Dermot as a highly skilled songwriter, mixing his melodic folk influenced roots with his love of hip hop production to create a sound that is soulful and organic but fresh and modern at the same time.

On the track Dermot revealed that it’s a song he’s “been living with for the guts of a year now. I like how the choruses carry that power but the verses have an eerie feel, almost foreboding. I wanted it to have that contrast, to represent how you can pine for the past, for simpler times, but how you have to be resilient in the present and last, come what may.”

Dermot has seen continued support from Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show as well as support across Radio 1 and Radio X to date. Previously on this run of dates Dermot performed two massive sold out nights at London’s Scala as well as his biggest show yet at The Olympia in Dublin. He then headed around Europe and Scandinavia before crossing the Atlantic for an extensive run of dates around North America kicking off at New York’s Irving Plaza on March 1stThe rest of this month sees Dermot play his debut shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas followed by two dates in Sydney and Melbourne. For a full listing of tour dates, see below or head to: www.dermotkennedymusic.com

Dermot Kennedy 2018 SXSW Showcase Dates
March 13 – Austin, TX @ Pelons (SXSW)
March 14 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder (SXSW)
March 15 – Austin, TX @ Palm Door (SXSW)
March 16 – Austin, TX @ Saint David Church (SXSW)
March 17 – Austin, TX @ Fair Market (SXSW)

Dermot Kennedy 2018 North American Tour Dates
March 10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
March 11 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
March 18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
March 20 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
March 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
March 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
March 25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
March 27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
March 28 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
March 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
April 4 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
April 5 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler
April 7 – Brisbane, Australia @ Woolly Mammoth
May 5 – Leeds, UK @ Live at Leeds
May 6 – Liverpool, UK @ Sound City Liverpool
May 18 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
May 25 – Manchester, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival Manchester
May 26 – Bristol, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival Bristol
May 27 – Nottingham, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival Nottingham
June 9 – Manchester, UK @ Parklife
June 10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
July 1 – Glasgow, UK @ TRNSMT Festival
July 6 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
July 15 – London, UK @ Citadel Festival
July 28 & 29 – Detroit, MI @ Mopop Festival

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