|Photo by Tony Nelson|
|Hozier at First Avenue.|
First Avenue, Minneapolis
Friday, February 20, 2015
Hozier's show this past weekend sold out before his debut self-titled album even dropped. Five months ago, his ubiquitous single "Take Me to Church" rose from Current chart darling to Fury/Beats spokestheme to LGBT rallying cry to most played song on your mom's barre playlist in a matter of weeks. Many have already pegged the 24-year-old Irish crooner as a music industry stayer rather than a passing fancy.
The Grammy-nominated singer's ticket sales are assuring, but it's still undecided whether Hozier is trending more toward Lorde or Gotye. The rookie's first trip to the Twin Cities seems to suggest the latter.
Slideshow: Hozier Rocks First Avenue