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Posted on 15. Dec, 2014 by admin.

 
Interview: Rolling Stone Magazine

Damien Rice on How Eight Years of Soul-Searching Led to Long-Awaited LP

The Irish singer-songwriter discusses the spiritual journey that led to his “scarred” new LP

With 9, Damien Rice scored his first Number One in his home country, topping the Irish album chart in the fall of 2006. The singer-songwriter followed with a world tour and a pair of live albums but put off returning to the studio in order to spend some time in self-reflection. “When I was a teenager, I thought I’d know more when I was a man,” he says. “But now that I’m a man, I’m working on unlearning most of the things I learned as a teenager.”

Two years ago, Rice and producer Rick Rubin began recording the tracks that would form My Favourite Faded Fantasy, a raw return that document the musician’s long period of soul-searching. Between European tour dates (he comes to North America next spring) Rice opened up about his spiritual journey and invigorating new LP.

Does writing come easily or is it more of a difficult process? What were you doing during those years in between records?


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Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by admin.

 

Damien will be performing on RTE’s The Late Late Show this Friday night in Ireland. Damien will be performing on RTE’s The Late Late Show this Friday night in Ireland.

Update: Here’s the video!


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Posted on 09. Dec, 2014 by admin.

 

Damien has announced the following tour dates, with pre-sales for the Irish dates beginning on DamienRice.com tomorrow morning at 10 AM GMT.

27 June – Rock Werchter 2015, Werchter, Belgium
12 July – The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
13 July – Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland
16 July – Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland


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


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Posted on 16. Nov, 2014 by admin.

 

Here’s a video interview with Damien recorded recently in Belgium.

Damien Rice October 2014 from ryan le garrec on Vimeo.


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Posted on 12. Nov, 2014 by admin.

 

Hot Press reports that Damien will be returning to the Late Show with David Letterman next Monday.

Damien last performed on the Late Show back in 2004:




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Posted on 12. Nov, 2014 by admin.

 
Zane Lowe Show Radio Session (BBC Radio)

Damien Rice performed on BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe Show this evening.

You can listen back to the full session here.

And you can chat about it here!


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