New Dermot Kennedy album delayed due to UK postal strike 1 month ago

New Dermot Kennedy album delayed due to UK postal strike

"It will be worth it, I promise you that."

Irish pop sensation Dermot Kennedy has resorted to delaying his latest album, due to major postal strikes in the UK.

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Sonder was due to release next Friday (4 November), but has since been pushed back two weeks to 18 November.

"I truly hate doing this, but due to the postal strike in the UK, I just wouldn't be able to get the album out to you on time," Kennedy said in a statement on Twitter.

"I feel very strongly about everyone getting this album at the same time so we can share in this experience together, so it is the right thing to do so I can guarantee they'll arrive.

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"I'm still gonna come and do all my planned performances in the next couple of weeks, and if you're coming to those we can sing some of these new songs together!

"I love you guys so much, I really appreciate your support and your patience so so much, more than you know, and I'm sorry to make you wait a little bit longer. But it will be worth it, I promise you that. I hope you can understand.

"Sonder is going to define my life for the next few years, so I hope that over time this extra two weeks feels small. I hope you're well and I can't wait to see you soon."

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Royal Mail announced plans to take strike action on Wednesday (26 October).

The strikes will take place across six days in November, one of which included the original planned release date of Sonder.

"We’re sorry this strike action is likely to cause you some disruption," the postal service said.

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"We will be working to get our services back to normal as quickly as possible. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but we cannot fully replace the daily efforts of our frontline workforce.

"We’ll be doing what we can to keep services running, but you should expect some disruption on the strike dates."