Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Frames and Swell Season main man Glen Hansard has officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date. As part of his solo career following the release of his excellent debut studio album ‘Rhythm And Repose’, Glen Hansard returns to Vicar Street in Dublin this December 2012. Glen Hansard will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday the 18th of December 2012. Tickets for Glen Hansard live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €30 including booking fee and will be on sale from Thursday the 6th of September 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Glen Hansard live at Vicar Street in Dublin this coming December 2012.
Since the release of his first solo album, Rhythm and Repose in June 2012, Glen Hansard has been busy touring in both the US and Europe. Around the time of release, Once The Musical, picked up 8 Tony Awards for the Broadway production in New York.
Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Glen Hansard’s first solo studio album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season.
Rhythm and Repose is a result of Glen Hansard’s last year and a half of living in New York City. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The National, Antony and the Johnsons). The record features the musical talents of Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright) on bass, Ray Rizzo on drums, Nico Muhly and Rob Moose on strings (Bon Iver, Y Music), David Mansfield on slide guitar (Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Tour), Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen touring band) and half of Bruce Springsteen’s current horn section. Assisting on vocals are Cristin Milioti (Once, The Musical), Sam Amidon, Marketa Irglova and Aida Shahghasemi (Marketa Irglova touring band).
In recent months Glen Hansard has been seen in the documentary The Swell Season which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of Once The Musical which successfully opened on Broadway on March 18th 2012 to rave reviews, including the New York Times who explains, “what was always wonderful about ‘Once,’ its songs and its staging, has been magnified.”
In 2007, Glen Hansard and Czech songstress Marketa Irglova took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Falling Slowly’ off the Once soundtrack. Hansard and Irglova continued the success of Once with the 2009 release Strict Joy under the namesake of The Swell Season.
“Glen Hansard is a gifted, emotive frontman who sings as if he must, with a heart on his sleeve that is constantly throbbing.” The New York Times
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