Van Morrison, real name George Ivan Morrison, is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician from Belfast. He is best known for tracks such as Brown Eyed Girl and his album, ‘Astral Weeks’.
Starting his music career in 1958, as a member of the Monarchs, he then went on to join Them, releasing two albums, before Morrison embarked on a solo career.
He released his debut single, Brown Eyed Girl, in 1967, which hit #10 in Billboard Hot 100, and has gone on to release 34 albums across his career including his debut album, ‘Astral Weeks’, in 1967, ‘Moondance’, in 1970, which reached #29 in the Billboard Hot 200 and ‘His Band and the Street Choir’, which hit #18 in the UK Albums Chart. He released his latest album, 'Roll With The Punches', is set to be released on September 22, 2017.
Van Morrison will perform in Ireland this May as past of the City Of Derry Jazz Festival, the later in the year, he'll headline a brand new Irish music festival, Feis, in Liverpool as well as a summer show for Heritage Live! Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Alongside the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Van Morrison is now firmly in the septuagenarian rock idol club. As such, he can be forgiven for relaxing his creative output, and his decision to release an album chiefly comprised of bluesy standards mimics recent release by the Stones (‘Blue and Lonesome’) and Dylan (‘Triplicate').