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Tonight: Sinéad O’Connor at the Riviera Theater

Sinéad O’Connor

Tuesday, November 12

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Multi-Grammy award winning artist, Sinéad O’Connor, will be making a stop in Buffalo at Riviera Theater on Tuesday (Nov 12). The Irish singer-songwriter has had a consistent career, but her popularity peaked after the release of her 1990 record I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, which featured the single “Nothing Compares 2 U” a devastatingly emotional cover of the song originally written by Prince. After almost 30 years as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, O’Connor hasn’t lost a step. In 2012, she released How About I Be Me (And You Be You), her ninth studio record, which has met critical acclaim. The album manages to focus on real issues like child abuse on “Take Off Your Shoes” while remaining anchored by emotional ballads like “I Had A Baby,” which features stunning, swelling production. Earlier this month O’Connor penned a widely read letter to pop star Miley Cyrus in which she gives some harsh yet motherly advice to the young singer on how to avoid being eaten alive by the music industry. The 46-year-old artist is a bright example of a musician who has relied on her talent over her image to push her career into always new and interesting places. O’Connor’s show at the Riviera Theatre is part of a small, 10-date North American tour so don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear this gifted musician live.

– Cory Perla

8pm Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413 / rivieratheatre.org) $41.50-$46.50