Irish actor and troubadour Glen Hansard is returning stateside for a series of intimate tour dates this winter. He’ll start his road trip off on February 2 at Iron City in Birmingham, AL, before heading to New Orleans, LA; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; Orlando, FL; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Washington, DC (at the Lincoln Theatre); Cleveland, OH; Bloomington, IN; and Milwaukee, WI, for a final show at the Pabst Theater on February 14 (take your sweetie!). Audience members can expect selections from Hansard’s newest album, Rhythm & Repose, as well as songs he wrote for the film Once, tunes from his work as half of The Swell Season, and pieces from his tenure of the lead singer of The Frame. Presales for the tour start November 6, and the general onsale starts November 7. Visit Hansard’s website for further information on ticketing and tour dates.

Hansard starred and wrote music for the 2007 Irish musical Once, in which he played—shocker—an Irish musician. The film was the sleeper hit of that year, made on a budget of only $150,000. Hansard and Markéta Irglová’s theme, “Falling Slowly,” won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The soundtrack (which Hansard produced) also received a Grammy Award nomination.

Glen Hansard Tour Dates & Tickets

Glen Hansard Video for “Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting”

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