Glen Hansard plots solo tour

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Glen Hansard has confirmed plans for a stateside tour this fall in support of his first solo album, Rhythm and Repose. The Irish singer, best known for his time with The Frames and The Swell Season, will make his way to Massachusetts for a show at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, September 18. Tickets for the show are now sale through the venue’s box office and website for $35.

Released last month, Rhythm and Repose marks Hansard’s first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The National) in New York City. The video for lead single “Philander” is streaming below.

“I find myself always singing within the vernacular of the love song, so I always speak about the relationships,” explained Hansard in a recent interview with the New York Times. “But it’s also the relationship between me and my country, me and my friends, me and myself, me and my god. It’s not always about me and my girl. That’s just the language I’ve gotten used to using.”

In related news, “Once, The Musical” recently won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. The play opened on Broadway in March and is based on the feature film Once, which Hansard starred in alongside Markéta Irglová. Hansard wrote and performed all the film’s original songs including “Falling Slowly” for which he won an Academy Award.

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