Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award-winning singer Randy Newman has announced a Dublin date for 2020 as part of his new global tour.

An evening with Randy Newman will visit Vicar Street, Dublin on June 20 next year and tickets for the show go on sale on Thursday, September 26 at 9.00am.

LA-born Newman (75) is touring In support of his most recent album, 2017's Dark Matter, his first album of new material in a decade, which includes the Grammy-winning song Putin.

The follow-up to 2008’s best-selling Harps and Angels, Dark Matter includes songs about Bobby and John Kennedy, scientists versus creationists, and Sonny Boy Williamson. However, Newman decided not to include his Donald Trump song, What a Dick on the album.

Newman, who began his recording career in 1968 and has been awarded seven Grammys, three Emmys, and two Oscars, has enjoyed hits with Short People, You've Got a Friend in MeI Love LA and Baltimore.  His film compositions include music for all four Toy Story movies, A Bug's Life, Cars and Cars 3

Last year, the veteran singer was forced to cancel his entire European tour, including two gigs at Dublin's Vicar Street, for health reasons. Newman was also forced to cancel his Dublin dates in 2013 due to pneumonia.

In an interview last year, Blindboy Boatclub of The Rubberbandits said that the LA-born singer had been a huge influence on him when he was growing up.

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