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Sinead O'Conner to go Acoustic at Silent Movie Theater

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Whoever is booking the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax deserves a raise. Recently they got Henry Rollins and Janeane Garofalo to do a show there, and now we find our favorite bald Irishwoman Sinead O'Conner is going to play a gig there next month.

In what seems to be one of her two "intimate" acoustic shows in the States (the other will be in NYC), as O' Conner prepares to go on a world tour in support of her new album, Theology (listen to some of it on her Myspace). Her label says

"Theology" premieres eight new songs written by O'Connor as well as three covers: Curtis Mayfield's soul-searching "We People Who Are Darker Than Blue," a ferocious interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "I Don't Know How To Love" (from "Jesus Christ Superstar"), and the traditional reggae spiritual, "Rivers of Babylon," with new lyrics written by Sinead.
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Recently our girl played in Dublin where 4,500 people sang along, and the gig got rave reviews, in part because she isn't afraid to play her hits throughout the show. The Irish Independent said, "Hearing these songs, with her voice still pristine and just as impressive as it was all those years ago, feels like something very special. She moves on to newer stuff, playing two from her new album 'Theology', which she introduces by saying 'I will play that song shortly, so please don't throw bottles at us'. True to her word, she sings 'Nothing Compares 2 U' and the audience sings the backing vocal."

Tickets for the June 19th show go onsale tomorrow at 10am, so don't blink or they'll sell out of that teenie place quicker than you can say f the pope.

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