Sinead O’Connor Returns To The Stage With New Name

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Sinead O’Connor has booked her first live shows since changing her name and entering a treatment center for mental health issues.

The Irish singer discussed her struggles with depression and suicide attempts as a survivor of child abuse last year on “Dr. Phil.” On that episode she announced she was changing her name to Magda Davitt to be “free of parental curses,” saying that “Sinead O’Connor is gone. That person is gone.”   
The performances take place April 24 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, N.H., and April 25 at the Academy Of Music in Northampton, Mass. The singer is also slated for a tour this summer, according to Brooklyn Vegan.  
Except for an appearance at Shane MacGowen’s 60th Birthday concert in January, O’Connor has not played a live show since 2015. Her last shows reported to Pollstar’s Box office were part of her 2014 tour in support of her album I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss. The outing included three sold-out nights at New York’s City Winery, selling 900 tickets and grossing $111,150, and a show at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., moving 500 tickets and grossing $34,750 tickets.  
With more dates expected to be announced, keep up with O’Connor’s Pollstar artist page.