Glen Hansard will then return to Dublin’s Vicar Street with his full band on 26th of November. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 6th September. The band, of course, includes all members of The Frames as well as a brass and string section.
Glen’s recent run of summer shows received fantastic reactions all round, with long sets, surprise special guests and excellent reviews to boot. After the Iveagh Gardens and Galway Arts Festival, Glen finished on a high when he was invited to join Bruce Springsteen on stage in Kilkenny for a rendition of Drive All Night.
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 Hansard’s first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season.
Rhythm and Repose is a result of Hansard’s last year and a half of living in New York City.
In 2012 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 last year to rave reviews, including the New York Times who explains, “what was always wonderful about Once, its songs and its staging, has been magnified.”
Earlier his year, Plateau released In The Deep Shade – A Film by Conor Masterson, a stark portrait of an extraordinary band, who have played together for over 20 years.
“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