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Published on October 29th, 2018 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me

Rising Irish artist and critically lauded performer, Dermot Kennedy today releases a new track titled “Power Over Me.” The darkly anthemic song got its debut as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record in The World” on her BBC Radio 1 show today. To listen to the song and learn more about Dermot’s play on hip hop production over acoustic melodies, head to Complex who premiered the track online

With over 300 million streams to his name, Dermot Kennedy has been wowing audiences with his powerful songwriting and awe inspiring live performances. “Power Over Me” was written alongside Toronto producer Koz (Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minanj, Lykke Li) and Scott Harris. About the track, Dermot shares that “The whole song started with just that one idea, that sole lyric of ‘you’ve got that power over me.’ The idea of being totally bewitched by somebody, to be totally under their spell, in a really good way. Just totally enamoured.”

Off the back of a huge summer festival circuit that included Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Mo Pop Festival and more, Dermot is currently on a massive 42-date worldwide tour that is completely sold out. The “Keep The Evenings Long” tour kicks off in Washington. D.C next week on October 26th and includes the massive 1800 capacity venue; Brooklyn Steel in New York on 10/30 and 1200 capacity venue Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on 11/19. With over 75,000 tickets sold worldwide this year alone, Dermot’s new music and ever larger dates are making Dermot one of the hottest new artists globally. Fore more info on tour dates, visit

Keep The Evenings Long Tour Dates —

Friday, 10/26: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sunday, 10/28: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Monday 10/29: Boston, MA @ Royale
Tuesday 10/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Friday 11/ 2: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Sunday 11/4: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Tuesday 11/6: Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
Wednesday 11/7: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Friday 11/9: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Sunday 11/11: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Monday 11/12: San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Tuesday 11/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Thursday 11/15: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Friday 11/16: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sunday 11/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
Monday 11/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre


About Dermot Kennedy —

Dermot Kennedy has generated a diehard fan following, both through his independently released music, and as a revered live performer. A run of SXSW showcases earlier this year firmly cemented Dermot as a “break out artist” (New York Times, NPR) which was followed by massive summer festival circuit that included stops at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Mo Pop and more. Dermot’s penchant for electronic urban production marries beautifully with his soaring and emotive vocals – creating a one of kind experience. Having amassed over 300 million streams globally for his songs so far, Dermot has an ear for crafting tracks that are stripped-back yet explosive. Zane Lowe called his single “Moments Passed” “big, beautiful and bold,” also describing it as a “lesson in songwriting.” His recently released mixtape, executive produced by Mike Dean caught the attention of music fans across genres and landed the critically lauded live performer a stop at NPR’s acclaimed “Tiny Desk” series (watch here) as well as impassioned session with COLORS (watch here). And now, with his “Keep The Evenings Long” tour and having sold over 75,000 tickets worldwide — including two long time sold out shows at Electric Brixton in U.K, Brooklyn Steel in New York and the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles — and new music to come from the young Irish act, Dermot is proving that he is one of the industry’s most exciting new artists globally.

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