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Posted on 15. Jun, 2015 by admin.
Damien has contributed a new song entitled “Hypnosis” to the soundtrack of a new film, The Prophet.
You can hear the track here.
Inspired by the Kahlil Gibran’s classic volume of poetry, The Prophet is a richly-animated story and celebration of Gibran’s book, created by artists, animators and musicians from around the world, written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King). Starring Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, John Rhys-Davies and Quvenzhané Wallis.
Damien is contributing two recordings to the film’s soundtrack including the original song “Hypnosis” composed specifically for the project. The soundtrack will be released July 31.
Posted on 23. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Several more tourdates have been announced recently. For the very latest, check Damien’s official tour page.
Today Damien announced the following new tour dates:
09 Jun – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
11 Jun – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
13 Jun – Chelsea Royal Hospital, London, UK
17 Jun – Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY
18 Jun – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
20 Jun – The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
21 Jun – Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago, IL
22 Jun – TD Echo Beach, Toronto, ON
20 Jul – Le Grand Rex, Paris, France
22 Jul – Les Nuits de Fourvieres (new!)
25 Jul – Cavea, Rome, Italy (new!)
27 Jul – Teatro Antico, Taormina, Italy (new!)
30 Jul – Castello Scaligero Villafranca, Verona, Italy (new!)
02 Aug – Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
04 Aug – Tempodrom, Berlin, German (new!)
Full tour details available here.
Posted on 03. Feb, 2015 by admin.
The following is taken from a recent Irish Times article called First Encounters: Singer-Songwriter Damien Rice and Composer David Arnold
Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter whose first album, ‘O’, released by himself in 2002, became a major success in Ireland, the UK and US. His third album, ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’, was released recently. Originally from Celbridge, Co Kildare, he says he currently lives out of a suitcase
My grandmother – my father’s mother, Mary Rice – showed me a paper clipping one day that had some news about some music David was composing for a film. She said, you know you have this second cousin in London, you should send him some of your songs. Before that I hadn’t known about him. I was a fan of the song Play Dead by Björk, but didn’t realise that he had worked closely with her on it.
We get on really well – it was a relief to find someone else in the family who’d gone down a similar road. We first met around 2000. I loved his sense of humour, especially about the music and entertainment industry. It was never serious; his light-heartedness kept things very buoyant.
[Read lots more below the fold...]
Posted on 02. Feb, 2015 by admin.
Today Damien has announced the following new tour dates:
- 4 Feb, L’Olympia de Montréal, Montréal
- 29 May, Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
- 26-28 Jun, Down the Rabbithole Festival, Beuningen, Netherlands
- 22 Jul, Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
Posted on 15. Dec, 2014 by admin.
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?
Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by admin.
Update: Here’s the video!
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
Posted on 26. Nov, 2014 by admin.
Posted on 19. Nov, 2014 by admin.
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
Posted on 19. Nov, 2014 by admin.