Sinead O'Connor, the Irish songstress who's short on hair but long on talent, will perform Sunday, June 10, outside at Park West.
O'Connor's stock rose precipitously during the past year with the release of her second album, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got," which features the hit single, "Nothing Compares 2 U." Both the album and the single have hit #1 on American pop charts.For the uninitiated, Sinead (pronounced "Shin-NAYD") may be best known as "that woman who shaved her head," but her gruff, punky appearance is a stark contrast to the the searing power of her bottomless voice.
Others may also remember her as the singer who canceled her scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live last month in order to avoid sharing a stage with comedian Andrew Dice Clay, whose monologues have been criticized as vulgar and anti-women.
"It would be nonsensical of `Saturday Night Live' to expect a woman to perform songs about a woman's experience after a monologue by Andrew Dice Clay," she told the Los Angeles Times. "I feel it shows disrespect to women that `Saturday Night Live' expected me to perform on the same show as Andrew Dice Clay."
O'Connor has never shown reticence about expressing her political or philosophical views. She has made controversial statements in support of the IRA. She's also criticized rock icons U2 for self-righteousness, even though Bono, U2's vocalist, and guitarist The Edge helped lift O'Connor from obscurity during the early stages of her career.
O'Connor, 23, was born in Dublin but moved to London in 1985 after signing to Ensign Records where she wrote and produced her first album "The Lion and the Cobra," which was released in 1987.
Hugh Harris will open the show at 7:30 p.m.