Seven shows have been confirmed in the U.K., France, Germany and Belgium, starting November 7 in Manchester, England and running for 10 days. U.S. dates are reportedly in the works as well.
O’Connor is touring in support of Throw Down Your Arms, her first foray into the world of reggae. The album was recorded earlier this year in Kingston, Jamaica, with a band anchored by reggae heavyweights Sly & Robbie.
After her last release, the 2003 double-disc She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty, O’Connor announced she would retire from the music business.
However, she now says she has found new musical life through Rastafarianism and Jamaican music.
O’Connor last toured in 1998, co-headlining a series of dates with The Chieftains and appearing on the Lilith Fair outing. She has appeared only sporadically since then, canceling plans for dates with Massive Attack in 2003 and the Pet Shop Boys’ ill-fated Wotapalava Tour two years earlier.