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2 Dec 2023





Tickets On Sale Friday 8th Sept

After a summer run including sold-out shows in the Marquee, Cork; King

John’s Castle, Limerick; Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens, Galway Arts Festival, and a

special performance at Áras an Uachtarain for President Michael D Higgins

and invited guests, Bell X1 are readying themselves to get back indoors this


The tour will begin in Wexford’s Spiegeltent on November 4th, taking in two

shows in Vicar St along the way, and will finish up in Cork’s City Hall on 22

December (full dates below).

Tickets go on sale Friday Sept 8 th at 10am and Bell X1 mailing list subscribers

will receive a pre-sale link to scoop tickets beginning on Wednesday Sept 6 th .

The band recently released a new single & video “The Lobster” - the third

single from their 8 th  studio album, Merciful Hour, which came out in May. The

ten-track album was recorded in Dublin with producer John ‘Spud’ Murphy,

and features the band collaborating with Dowry Strings.

The video for The Lobster was directed by Allyn Quigley features Irish Actors

Liz Fitzgibbon and Kieran Roche and, like the track, takes its cues from Jean

Paul Sartre’s infamously bad mescaline trip in the 1930’s. It was filmed on

Dublin’s Waterloo Road.

Some LP Reviews:

“Best Irish Albums of 2023” (so Far) RTE

“Irish Indie stalwarts make a most welcome return….so it goes from musicians

who have never had the urge to stand still yet remain a regular and

considerable constant”. The Irish Times

“On Merciful Hour, they have struck a delicate balance between emotion and

sophistication…. Bell X1 have matured into a very, very good band –and one

that’s certainly not to be underestimated” The Irish Independent

“…it’s been so worth the wait” 9/10 Hot Press

Album of the Week – RTE Radio 1

“Merciful Hour sounds gorgeous with synths constantly vying for supremacy

over strings and when the band and producer John ‘Spud’ Murphy get the

balance right, the results are lush”. Totally Dublin


Winter Tour

4 th Nov – Wexford, Spiegeltent Festival

24 th & 25 th Nov – Dublin, Vicar St

1 Dec – Killarney, INEC

2 Dec – Belfast, Mandela Hall

16 & 17 th Dec – Limerick, Dolans

21 Dec – Galway, Leisureland

22 Dec – Cork, City Hall

Bell X1:  Paul Noonan, Dave Geraghty & Dominic Phillips


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