Archive for 'Damien News'
Posted on 11. Jul, 2014 by admin.
Josh Radnor, who played Ted on How I Met Your Mother, has written about his memories of falling in love with Damien's album "O". You can read the full article here, but here's an excerpt: How to describe that initial encounter? It was certainly a stop-what-you’re-doing moment, and that’s exactly what I did. I looked up from—oh, I don’t know, the coffee maker, the New York Times, my audition sides—and thought: “This… is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.” A sad Irish troubadour’s exquisite songs of romantic heartache and pain, how he’d wronged and been wronged, delivered in a startlingly pure, achingly sincere, and elastic voice. It called something forward in me, some heartbroken essential thing. I furiously scribbled down the name: Damien Rice. I needed this music in my life. A quick internet search and a few record store visits (remember those?) revealed that it was available exactly nowhere, its domestic release not scheduled until the following year.
Posted on 26. May, 2014 by admin.
According to this article, Damien has contributed a song to a new animated film by Salma Hayek called The Prophet, which is due for release later in the year. Thanks to Desiderata for the link!
Posted on 14. May, 2014 by admin.
Last night, Damien played his first full show in Dublin for many years. The gig lasted for two and a half hours. And Damien confirmed that a new album will be coming in the autumn. Here's a report from RTE. Here's a feature on Irish radio this morning, which includes an interview with Damien's proud granny! Read some fan reviews in the Igloo. And here's a full set-list, thanks to Chrysler: Main Show: 01: Delicate 02: Elephant 03: Woman Like A Man 04: 9 Crimes 05: Eskimo 06: The Box 07: Amie > Sex Change 08: The Professor & La Fille Danse 09: Volcano 10: The Greatest Bastard 11: Coconut Skins 12: Rootless Tree 13: Cold Water 14: Hallelujah Encore 15: Cannonball 16: Long Way To The Top 17: Black is the Colour 18: I Remember 19: The Blowers Daughter
Posted on 08. May, 2014 by admin.
Damien will be performing at Whelans in Dublin on 13 May as part of Whelans' 25th anniversary celebrations. The 300 tickets sold out within 60 seconds of going on sale this morning. More here.
Posted on 11. Mar, 2014 by admin.
Damien's official site has announced two concerts for this summer:
- 17 May - Seoul Jazz Festival, Seoul, Korea (tickets here)
- 23 Aug - Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, Winterthur, Switzerland (tickets here)
Posted on 23. Feb, 2014 by admin.
On 20 February, Damien performed a couple of tracks at Festival di Sanremo in Italy, which was broadcast live on Italian television. Damien performed Cannonball and The Blower's Daughter. Here's the video!
Posted on 27. Dec, 2013 by admin.
Merry Christmas everyone! Damien again joined Glen Hansard, Bono and others at the Christmas Busk on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve. Photos and discussion here. Here's a short video clip:
Posted on 09. Nov, 2013 by admin.
Last week, Damien gave a surprise performance at Kaffibarinn, an intimate venue in Reykjavík, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Joining Damien on stage were Joel Shearer, Gyða Valtýsdóttir (Múm) on cello, Shahzad Ismaily on drums and Helgi Jonsson on trombone. Check out the latest fan reviews of the show, including details of the six songs Damien performed, in the Igloo. Also, check out photos by Erik Luyten, Amber Zwartbol and Jasper van Dorp and Dennis Stempher.
Posted on 18. May, 2013 by admin.
In an interview with Charlie Rose this week, Bono mentions Damien Rice as one of his favorite songwriters. It's part of the conversation that starts 48 minutes in...
Posted on 08. May, 2013 by admin.
Damien will be playing at the Lokerse Festival in Belgium on the 8th of August. Full line-up here. Tickets here. Also recently announced: 18 May - Seoul Jazz Festival @ Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea 22 Jun - Best Kept Secret Festival, Tilberg, Netherlands 19 Ju - Colours of Ostrava Festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic 27 Jul - Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
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- RIP James Nolan 2012-06-20
- Posted some videos of Bono singing with Damien at http://t.co/dSRt9fmz :) @mattmcgee @u2log @scatterolight 2012-06-19
- Earlier Damien performed The Blower's Daughter and Unplayed Piano with the lovely @VyvienneLong :) 2012-06-18
- They sang Walk On and One. Then the other performers joined in for Get Up Stand Up and I Shall Be Released. 2012-06-18
- Great to see Damien perform with Bono at Electric Burma tonight. We'll have videos at http://t.co/QRRWqvGS tomorrow. #walkon 2012-06-18
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