OneRepublic are coming to Dublin

Camilla Lingaas

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OneRepublic is an American rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. They formed into a group in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins. The band achieved massive success on MySpace, and they became the most prominent unsigned act on the website. They signed onto Mosley Music Group in 2006, and released their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. Now they are coming to Dublin to surround you with their music, so be sure that you are there.

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They have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date, where they will promote their new studio album ’Native’ that released on 22nd March. They will be performing at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin Monday the 29th of April 2013. The tickets are priced from €25.40 including booking fee and they are flying away, so be sure that you get your ticket before times run out.

Many may argue that OneRepublic is best known for their song Apologize, and they might be. There have been done several remixes, one was included on the Timbaland album Shock Value and on the deluxe version of Dreaming Out Loud. The song has also been remixed by country artist Luke Bryan for his album Doin’ My Thing. Under you can hear the song, and it was the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of the Pop Songs radio in North America, with 10,394 plays in one week.

Throughout ’Native’, OneRepublic augments the emotional power of each song with a newly revamped vocal approach. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer Ryan Tedder grew up singing in church and counts country music and gospel as key influences on his singing style.

When asked in an interview about their album ’Native’ Tedder said that; “It’s so important to us that every album be an evolution, where we make these huge lateral movements with our sound and then from there write a bunch of great songs,” he continues. “It’s definitely a mother of a process, but it’s really the only way for us.”

The song ’Good Life’ which is above was released on November 19, 2010 as the album’s third single in the United States. The popularity of this song was pretty good and have been used in various films, television series and advertisements. The single was a commercial success, peaking at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Click here to buy tickets for One Republic live at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin and you can visit their Facebook fan page here.

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Camilla Lingaas

Journalism student at Griffith College Dublin. Have a passion for music and everything evolving it!