Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on April 4, 2012

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Glen Hansard @ Hotel Vegan (BV-SXSW 2012)
BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012

Anti- reveals:

Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti- Records June 19. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard's debut solo album and first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season. The album will be available for presale at http://www.anti.com/store

In recent months Hansard has been seen in the documentary The Swell Season which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of Once, The Musical which successfully opened on Broadway on March 18 to rave reviews, including the New York Times who explains, "what was always wonderful about 'Once,' its songs and its staging, has been magnified." Hansard will support the new record on a U.S. tour.

Rhythm and Repose is a result of Hansard's last year and a half of living in New York City. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The National, Antony and the Johnsons). The record features the musical talents of Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright) on bass, Ray Rizzo on drums, Nico Muhly and Rob Moose on strings (Bon Iver, Y Music), David Mansfield on slide guitar (Dylan's Rolling Thunder Tour), Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen touring band) and half of Bruce Springsteen's current horn section. Assisting on vocals are Cristin Milioti (Once, The Musical), Sam Amidon, Marketa Irglova and Aida Shahghasemi (Marketa Irglova touring band).

Glen Hansard previewed some of those new songs at SXSW where one of the shows he played was the BrooklynVegan day party at 'Hotel Vegan' on Thursday, March 15th. Some pictures and videos from his 12:45pm set are in this post.

As the above blurb points out, the Once musical is running NOW in NYC, though Glen does not personally act or sing in it.

Glen, who meanwhile is hitting the road with Eddie Vedder, will headline four select shows in June including one on June 29 at Beacon Theater. Tickets for the NYC show went on presale today, and will become available to all as of 9am on Thursday (4/5).

All tour dates, the new solo album tracklist, and a Once musical video, below...

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Glen Hansard @ Hotel Vegan...

BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012

BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012

BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012

BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012

Glen Hansard performs "Say It To Me Now" unplugged at Hotel Vegan



ONCE: The Ensemble

Glen Hansard solo album Tracklist:
1. You Will Become
2. Maybe Not Tonight
3. Talking with The Wolves
4. High Hope
5. Bird of Sorrow
6. The Storm, It's Coming
7. Love Don't Leave Me Waiting
8. What Are We Gonna Do
9. Races
10. Philander
11. Song of Good Hope

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GLEN HANSARD HEADLINING TOUR DATES
June 20 Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
June 24 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 26 Chicago, IL The Vic
June 29 New York, NY The Beacon

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Comments (28)

Damn, you would have to be a true square to want to see this dork live.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 12:50 PM

About time. I'm surprised it took him this long to do a solo album. Beacon show will be great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 12:54 PM

glen's great, but beacon solo? wow. good for him.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 12:57 PM

Ah, the Irish. They make great music and poetry though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 12:58 PM

12:50 - If wanting to see Glen live makes me a dork, well then I'm the biggest dork there is. Talented songwriter.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:00 PM

should be Town Hall

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:02 PM

Town Hall is too small. Beacon will se11 out. Cheap ticket price.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:11 PM

*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*sell*out*

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:13 PM

"Best known for his work... in the feature film Once"

Uh, and the feature film The Commitments.

While it is great for him to find success with Once/Swell Season, that music is crap compared to The Frames. Mommy rock ala Feist.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:20 PM

Call it what you want. All I know, is I've seen him live, and he's amazing. The songs have great lyrics, musicianship is great, he tells funny stories in between songs... See him live. You won't regret it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:28 PM

^ Oh please, shut the fuck up. It is bland as shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:32 PM

^ You have bad taste.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:39 PM

Yeah, Friends is much better musically.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:43 PM

BV commenters wouldn't know good music if they ever listened to it

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:47 PM

That's the problem, 1:47. They don't listen to it. They go to shows, look bored, and play with their iPhones.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 1:48 PM

"They go to shows, look bored, and play with their iPhones"

Well, work is what keeps us happy

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 2:03 PM

The Frames were way better

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 3:06 PM

Got a pair of tickets for the Beacon show today. Looking forward to seeing him again. Wish the Frames would play more again but this will be good. Thomas Bartlett producing it should make new cd great.

Posted by Loop | April 4, 2012 3:37 PM

Thanks Loop for your comment. See you at Starbucks later.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 3:52 PM

anon 3:52pm. It is obvious you are one of these people who turn on artists once they sell more than 20 records so there is not much I can say to you. Have fun seeing your bands with 5 others at Cake Shop.

Posted by Loop | April 4, 2012 4:20 PM

no black people at hotel vegan. whites only.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 4:52 PM

4:52 - That's by choice. Black people don't want their corny ass hipster music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 5:27 PM

anon 4:20pm it is obvious you are an idiot and your sense of logic is laughable at best. Enjoy your boringness.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 5:56 PM

Looking at the photo of that crowd is making me crave, a glass, of a fine chardonnay

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 8:11 PM

Nary a negro in attendance

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 8:53 PM

Will be a great show at Beacon. Saw him open for Eddie Vedder there last year - did one song without mics/amps and his voice filled the entire place.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 12:08 PM

to put it simply... great music by great musicians. it doesn't get much better than this... the album from start to finish is just beautiful. Regardless of whether you have seen the movie, this album is a collection of some of the most amazing melodies I have ever heard.

Posted by kevincorcoranjr | April 5, 2012 7:07 PM

you gotta love this type of music

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 4:09 PM

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