Photography courtesy of Colin Young-WolffGrammy-nominated musician Hozier brought his soulful blues, rock and folk sounds to the historic stage at The Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The singer, along with six accompanying band members, offered a poignant 15-song set to a crowd of 1,000 invited guests for an upcoming episode of Live from the Artists Den. The artist included many tracks off his self-titled debut album, as well as a rhythmic, stripped down reimagining of Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird.” Hozier punctuated the performance with an evocative rendition of his hit single “Take Me To Church” before unfurling a three-song encore that included emotional standout “Cherry Wine.”
ARTIST BIOIrish singer-songwriter Andrew "Hozier"-Byrne exploded onto the music scene in 2014 with the debut of his hit song "Take Me To Church" from his 2013 EP. The song went triple platinum in multiple countries, before the release of his debut album Hozier. The album debuted at number one in Ireland, and has since sold over one million copies worldwide . He has performed for a number of huge crowds, including the legendary UK Glastonbury Festival in 2015. "Take Me To Church" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 Grammys, and his success as has continued to be internationally recognized. He was awarded "Top Rock Artist" and "Top Rock Song" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.
VENUE BIOThe Theatre at Ace Hotel originally opened in 1927 as the United Artists Theatre, the flagship movie palace of the United Artists motion picture studio, founded by pioneering film greats Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, and Mary Pickford. The theater was designed by C. Howard Crane of the firm Walker & Eisen with major involvement from Pickford herself. Built in the Spanish Gothic style and patterned after the Segovia Cathedral, it operated as a theatre until 1989. From 1990 until 2010, the space was used as a church, the Los Angeles University Cathedral. After a complete restoration, the theatre reopened in February 2014 as part of Downtown Los Angeles’ new Ace Hotel.