Sinead O’Connor is returning to the concert stage after a four-year hiatus with a short Irish tour this fall — and she made her public re-appearance last week with a stunning performance of “Nothing Compares 2 U” and The Pogues’ “Rainy Night in Soho” on Irish TV’s “The Late Late Show.”
As you can see from the video clips below, O’Connor — clad in a hijab (she converted to Islam last year) — performs her powerhouse Prince-penned breakthrough single, as well as the Pogues favorite off of 1985’s Rum Sodomy & the Lash, backed by her own band and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
O’Connor will play seven Irish concerts and festival in late September and October; see dates below.
Sinead O’Connor tour dates
Sept. 20: Feile ’19, Thrules, Ireland
Oct. 16: Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
Oct. 17: Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
Oct. 24: Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford, Ireland
Oct. 26: Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland
Oct. 27:Vicar Street, Merchants Quay, Ireland
Oct. 28: Vicar Street, Merchants Quay, Ireland
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