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Damien Rice confirms tour dates + SEE new video

  • November 18, 2014
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Damien Rice, my favourite faded fantasy

Damien Rice is set to embark on a nationwide tour this spring—his largest U.S. run in nearly a decade—including stops at the Beacon Theater in New York City, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Of his live set, Billboard hails, “Spellbinding, captivating, riveting, mesmerizing, dazzling—there aren’t enough words in the thesaurus to convey the bravura and depth it takes to hold an entire room in 2014 for two hours with no production, no visuals, no frills, just songs and stories.”

A limited number of advance tickets will be available to mailing list subscribers via www.damienrice.com. A 48-hour pre-sale window will begin on begin Wednesday, November 19 at 10 a.m. local time and general on-sale will begin Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m. local time. See below for details.

My Favourite Faded Fantasy, the highly anticipated new album from Rice, is now available and continues to receive critical praise both stateside and abroad. The record debuted #1 in Ireland, #2 in Holland, #3 in Belgium, #7 in the U.K. Rice also performed the album’s single “I Don’t Want to Change You” on “The Late Show with David Letterman”: http://bit.ly/14Ein4a.

My Favourite Faded Fantasy was produced by renowned producer Rick Rubin and Rice. The recording began in Los Angeles and finished up in Iceland. Watch the clip of Rice explaining his creative process here: http://bit.ly/10zh2Kl. The video for “I Don’t Want to Change You” recently premiered at Huffington Post, watch it here: http://bit.ly/1tDE5yq. The video was directed by Icelandic filmmaking duo Arni & Kinski and also shot in Iceland.

Damien Rice Tour Dates
March 31 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
April 1 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
April 3 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
April 4 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
April 7 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
April 8 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
April 11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
April 13 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
April 14 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
April 15 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
April 17 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
April 20 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
April 21 Seattle, WA Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
April 23 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
April 24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

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