You've most definitely got that power over us Dermot.
The uber-talented Dermot Kennedy is back on home soil. Playing the first of two sold-out gigs at the 3Arena last night, he wowed the crowd with his velvety vocals. And he’s set to take to the stage and do it all over again tonight.
To go from playing in the street wishing someone would pay attention to this feels incredible. It’s been a very long journey to this moment, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I can’t wait for the next two nights. Thank you so much for making this possible. See you there 🇮🇪 X
— Dermot Kennedy (@DermotKennedy) December 21, 2019
One of the breakout stars of the year, tickets flew off the shelves in record time.
Developing his sound while busking in Dublin’s fair city, he garnered worldwide attention after he was invited to join Glen Hansard on stage.
And he’s been delighting fans ever since with hits such as Power Over Me, Outnumbered and Lost.
The star has been trending on Twitter since last night’s show, with all those lucky enough to have attended the gig expressing their grá for the Rathcoole man.
Here's a taste of what they had to say:
— Niamh M (@Niamhoooooo) December 22, 2019
— Alan Swan (@alanswan) December 23, 2019
Starting Christmas with Dermot Kennedy was a spectacular decision 🎄 pic.twitter.com/nleD94GXpi
— Patrick Heslin (@pheslin27) December 23, 2019
— Lisa Eakins (@SneakyEaks) December 23, 2019
— Eadaoin Lennon (@eadaoin_lennon) December 23, 2019
— Aine Killilea (@ainekillilea) December 23, 2019
The crowd's reaction wasn't lost on Kennedy, with one fan describing how he stood frozen on the stage "for a good 3 minutes", just enjoying the atmosphere.
I've never in my life seen someone as grateful as @DermotKennedy was tonight in the 3arena. Stood there frozen on stage for a good 3 minutes while everyone cheered his name, the most gorgeous soul ever
— Sorcha Nic Cormaic (@sarahmccormack_) December 22, 2019
never in my life have i seen a crowd show so much respect for, and admiration towards, an artist as tonight at Dermot Kennedy.
good god that was stunning 💚
— Keeley (@KeeleyGrehan) December 22, 2019
Bowing out to a standing ovation, tonight's gig is bound to be just as good.
Not only did @DermotKennedy sell out his first two headline gigs at the 3Arena, he also got a standing ovation when he finished. It's great to see Irish acts doing so well!
— Shauna Bowers (@shaunabowerss) December 22, 2019