Charmingly Irish indie rock quartet the Frames were personally invited by Bob Dylan to open for the American folk-rock legend's August tour of Australia and New Zealand. Ergo, it was an easy decision for the band, led by dedicated singer/songwriter Glen Hansard, to extend their tour in support of their ninth album, The Cost (Anti-).
But that's not all in Frames-related news. Aforementioned frontman- turned-actor Glen Hansard is celebrating another honor. Irish indie-film Once, a modernized musical about the love lives of a busker (played by Hansard) and an immigrant who collaborate musically, won Sundance's World Cinema Audience: Dramatic award. Picked up by Fox Searchlight, the film hit Los Angeles and New York theaters mid-May.
Tour Dates For The Frames: 06/23 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli 06/24 - The Hague, Netherlands - ParkPop Festival 06/30 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - OpenAir Festival 07/14 - Dour, Belgium - 19th Dour Festival 08/08 - Christchurch, New Zealand - Westpac Arena* 08/10 - Wellington, New Zealand - TSB Arena* 08/11 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena* 08/13 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre* 08/15 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Entertainment Centre* 08/17 - Melbourne, Australia- Rod Laver Arena* 08/21 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre* 08/23 - Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome* *with Bob Dylan