The highly lauded play Once, The Musical won eight Tony Awards including best direction of a musical, best lead actor in a musical and the top musical prize itself. Once, The Musical is based on the feature film Once, with original songs written by Hansard including "Falling Slowly" for which he won an Academy Award. The play 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 is celebrated as the principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the Irish group The Frames, who have established themselves as one of the most influential bands in Ireland. Hansard garnered a reputation as not only an unparalleled front man, but also for his dedicated following and his grounded, real-life songs. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress MarkÃ©ta IrglovÃ¡ took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" off the Once soundtrack. Hansard and IrglovÃ¡ continued the success of Once with the 2009 release Strict Joy under the namesake of The Swell Season.
Rhythm and Repose 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
GLEN HANSARD TOUR DATES June 20 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern June 22 Tuscon, AZ The Crescent Ballroom June 24 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 26 Chicago, IL The Vic June 28 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge June 29 New York, NY The Beacon September 14 Chicago, IL The Hideout Block Party September 15 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre September 16 Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall September 18 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center September 19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club September 20 Philidelphia, PA Union Transfer September 22 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre September 23 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre September 25 St. Louis, MO The Pageant September 26 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall September 28 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater September 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue October 2 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theater October 3 Seattle, WA Moore Theater October 4 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom October 6 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore October 31-November 1 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at the Palms* November 4 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre* November 6 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium* November 7 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre* November 9-11 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall* November 12-13 Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts* November 15 Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park* November 16 San Antonio, TX Lila Cockrell Theatre* November 18-19 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater* November 21 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre* November 24-25 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theater* November 27-28 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre* November 30-December 1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center* December 3-4 Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall* *Eddie Vedder tour