Will Maverick Sabre join Damien Dempsey in London?


Damien Dempsey hints at Maverick Sabre collaboration

Damien Dempsey has given the biggest hint yet that Maverick Sabre could join him on stage in London this St. Patrick’s Day.

Dempsey is playing the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on March 17, and confirmed acts include John Sheahan of The Dubliners, as well as supporting acts Lethal Dialect and Morrissey & Marshall. For every £21.50 ticket sold £1.50 will go towards Camden’s London Irish Centre.

The bill is yet to be confirmed with Dempsey’s management promising more special guests to be announced and the London-Wexford singer-songwriter and rapper is rumoured to be joining the line-up after a Twitter exchange between the pair.

Maverick Sabre, real name Michael Stafford, tweeted: “Will be doing a couple of special performances around London on St.Patricks day….”

It was then retweeted on Dempsey’s account, ahead of the full confirmation of acts to join him in London.

The 23-year-old, born in Stoke Newington before moving to New Ross at the age of four, rose to fame in 2010 when, after appearing on Later.. with Jools Holland, he reached Number 2 in the iTunes Top Ten Songs chart.

Speaking to the Irish World, Dempsey’s management would neither confirm nor deny that Maverick Sabre would be joining the St. Patrick’s Day bill.

“The only special guest I can confirm at this time is the amazing John Sheahan,” said Tom Haxell.

For ticket information visit here.

  • See this week’s Irish World (out February 18) for our feature interview with Damien Dempsey, talking about his upcoming gig, how The Dubliners influenced him so much and about the time he made Bruce Springsteen miss his flight

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