Gig Photos: Hozier at Circus Krone, Munich (September 2019)

28th October 2019

Hey everyone!

Gigs are such versatile experiences.
Some are big productions with dancers and costume changes, others take place in sweaty rock clubs and some can happen in your livingroom.

Every now and then it seems that one gig can offer all those moments in one night.
Irish musician Hozier certainly created a bunch of different atmospheres in just one evening and if you find yourself in the audience, you'll certainly understand why some call him one of the best musicians of this era.

We got to experience Hozier's set and have a bunch of photos and words for you to sum up the evening.

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Date: 11th September 2019
Venue: Circus Krone, Munich (GER)

Support: David Keenan

When David Keenan stepped on stage with his guitar, the audience was eager to listen to his words.
A few minutes into his set, it was obvious that David was a story teller and knew how to captivate an audience.

He stood up there with ease and a confidence that just pulls you in and makes you want to hear the stories he is about to tell you.
With a voice so exciting and a way to string words together in the most expressive and vivid way, it quickly becomes clear why he's an artist you should keep on your radar.
If you are eager to hear more, make sure to pre-order his debut album "A Beginner's Guide To Bravery" which will be out on January 10th 2020.

Seeing David Keenan live is like diving into the different world for just a few moments.
And don't we all want that?

Watch the music video for "Altar Wine" right here:

David Keenan online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


Headliner: Hozier

Getting to experience the first three songs of the set from the photo pit right between Hozier and his audience was something else.
The folky "Would That I" drew everyone in from the first chord on, creating the perfect level of excitement and focus. 
But as soon as Hozier and his band of seven brilliant musician started playing the first notes of "Dinner & Diatribes", the room was on fire. With the eight musicians clapping, stomping, drumming, playing roaring riffs and delivering vocals so demanding and utterly fascinating, it was clear that this evening was going to be as versatile as a gig could be.

A personal favourite was "Nina Cried Power".
The anthem dedicated to protest songs and those artists who have raised and continue to raise their voices is as powerful as a song could be. The lyrics alone are enough to make you think, but it's the way Hozier delivers those words that is incomparable. The passion he pours into each line is something that just can't be faked. Being right in front of him as he belts into the mic so much that he's physically bending over and giving into the urgency of the song is something so powerful, it's mindblowing.

Although not all songs demanded so much energy, there was never a boring moment.
Some old songs were played with new arrangements, showing a new side to "Someone New", "From Eden" and even "Cherry Wine", the latter which had been known to fans as an acoustic one take that was recorded on a roof with birds chirping in the background was now a little more polished with more instruments joining in. The sea of lights created by the audience just made it even more magical.

There were songs like "Moment's Silence (Common Tongue)" which made you think we you were at a rock club, moving along to smokey riffs and strong forward percussions and diving into this world of music that just takes control over you and lets you forget everything around you - and then there was "As It Was", the sparse instrumentals reminded you how Hozier is one of those artists who don't need much to draw you in and convince you of their talents.

Listen, we thoroughly enjoyed this evening and could go on for ages, mentioning every song on the setlist, but instead we'll just tell you to keep an eye on Hozier's tourdates so you can go catch a show yourself and experience a brilliant and versatile show.

Watch the music video for "Almost (Sweet Music)" right here:

Hozier online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


We hope you enjoyed those impressions and would love to hear your stories if you've seen Hozier before.

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words & Photography: Vanessa Jetwash | **a ticket and photo pass have kindly been provided**


  1. Wow what amazing pictures! They really capture the unparalleled atmosphere that Hozier creates. Incredible!

    1. Thank you so much, for taking the time to comment and for saying such wonderful things. It really means a lot! :)

  2. Your photos are phenomenal, capturing the energy and emotion of each band member. Who else travels the world with and eight person band that is half female? He walks his talk. His music is dark and yet has hope, and speaks the truth like noone else's does these days. THANK YOU for sharing these amazingly beautiful photos!

    1. I really hope you know how much this comment means. I had the best time photographing this show and have been wanting to photograph Hozier for about five years, so to know that someone actually enjoyed those is incredible. I agree with you, he uses his voice and does something to change things.


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