Just days removed from announcing his third album (and first in nearly 8 years), Damien Rice has just confirmed his first high profile Dublin concert in some time.
Rice did play a gig in Dublin pub Whelan's in recent months to celebrate the live music venue's 25th anniversary but the forthcoming Dublin show - in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on 3rd November - just days after the album's release.
A limited number of advance tickets will first be available to mailing list subscribers via www.damienrice.com. A 48-hour pre-sale window will begin on Wednesday, September 17 at 9 am and general on-sale will begin Friday, September 19 at 9 am.
Rice’s upcoming album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, is his first collection of material in eight years and was produced by Rick Rubin and Rice. Damien recently teased the record with a video clip featuring an acoustic version of the intro to the album’s title track (watch here), which Stereogum praised as “the prettiest and most properly epic-sounding piece of music he’s ever released.” The full-track premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, who hailed that Damien would once again be an “instrumental influence on our new generation and generations to come…eight years just evaporates into nothing. Incredible!”
The full Damien Rice tour dates are:
7/10 - San Francisco - Congregation Sherith Israel
9/10 - Los Angeles - Cathedral Immanuel
13/10 - Chicago - Athenaeum Theatre
14/10 - Toronto - Danforth Theatre
16/10 - New York - The Box
17/10 - Brooklyn - Warsaw
18/10 - New York - The Box
23/10 - Milan - Gran Teatro Linear4Ciak
26/10 - Brussels - Cirque Royal
27/10 - Amsterdam - Carre Theater
31/10 - Berlin - Admiralpalast
3/11 - Dublin - Bord Gais Energy Theatre
5/11 - Paris - Folie Bergeres
7/11 - London - Palladium