Damien Rice Announces 2015 Tour Dates
Irish folk singer Damien Rice has a new album out. And even though he’s playing a couple show in Canada at the moment, as well as swinging by the Late Show with David Letterman, it looks like the big push to promote the record on the road won’t be until next Spring. Rice will kick things off on March 31 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. After that, he’ll play a show in Nashville before bouncing around the Northeast for about a week — playing from Washington DC to Boston. He’ll play Massey Hall in Toronto on April 11. From there, it’s onto a run through the Midwest, all the way to Portland, OR, where Rice will play the Keller Auditorium on April 20. He’ll play a show in Seattle the next day and then another in Oakland on April 23. Rice will close out the tour at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on April 24.
Damien Rice started out as the drummer for ’90s Irish pop rock group Juniper, which made the charts with a couple singles. After leaving the group (which eventually reformed as the indie alt-rock act Bell X1), the multi-instrumentalist worked as a farmer and street musician. He released his solo debut, O, in 2002, followed by his sophomore release 2006’s 9. Both albums were smash hits in Ireland and the UK and made respectable chart appearances stateside. His latest album, My Favorite Faded Fantasy, was produced by Rick Rubin and was released to majority favorable reviews by critics.