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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

GLEN HANSARD DEBUTS NEW SONG FROM BETWEEN TWO SHORES WITH “WHEELS ON FIRE” ON NPR MUSIC

Announces Full U.S. Tour In March 2018 Along With Solo Acoustic Show At NYC’s Town Hall On January 19, 2018 To Celebrate Release Of New Album

CHICAGO, IL (November 1, 2017) – In support of his third solo album Between Two Shores, acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has revealed "Wheels On Fire,” with NPR Music who notes, “the new [track] looses a rollicking side to go with a rich infusion of horns and organs. Directing his hope and optimism toward defiance against unnamed leaders — "I won't be no puppet on a string," he seethes — Hansard conjures an infectious and welcome dose of fists-up intensity.” The song follows the albums culminating track previously released, “Time Will Be The Healer,” which NPR praises for showcasing “elegant uplift,” while it serves as a hopeful plea to a forlorn lover that also speaks to the way forward in the current social climate.

In celebration of Between Two Shores, Hansard announced he will perform an intimate solo acoustic show at New York City’s Town Hall on January 19, 2018, the same day the album comes out via Anti-. With a full band performance on January 21st at Brooklyn Steele, Hansard will also launch a U.S. tour in March 2018 beginning with two Walt Disney Concert Hall performances on March 10 and 11, the second performance to be joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Full March tour dates below).

Between Two Shores, which follows 2015’s GRAMMY nominated Didn’t He Ramble and 2012’s solo debut Rhythm and Repose, is a ten-track collection produced for the first time by Hansard himself. The result of more than six years of writing and recording, Between Two Shores came together in only a matter of weeks.

After booking time at Black Box Studios in France last Spring with the original idea of taking inventory of his songbook, Hansard trove through his previous sessions, various ideas and home recordings. A sketch of an unplanned record quickly took shape, featuring material captured in New York and Chicago with a revolving cast of musicians, including Brian Blade, Thomas Bartlett, Brad Albetta and Rob Moose along with touring band members Joseph Doyle, Rob Bochnik, Graham Hopkins, Justin Carroll, Michael Buckley, Ronan Dooney and Curtis Fowlkes.

Between Two Shores captures that feeling of the big soulful sound of Hansard’s large touring band, while still retaining the intimate introspective nature of his acoustic shows.

Between Two Shores Track Listing:
1. Roll On Slow
2. Why Woman
3. Wheels on Fire
4. Wreckless Heart
5. Movin’ On
6. Setting Forth
7. Lucky Man
8. One of Us Must Lose
9. Your Heart’s Not in It
10. Time Will Be the Healer

Pre-order Between Two Shores at www.glenhansardmusic.com

Glen Hansard U.S. Tour Dates:
1/19 New York, NY Town Hall (solo acoustic)
1/21 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
3/10 Los Angeles, CA Disney Hall (solo acoustic)
3/11 Los Angeles, CA Disney Hall (w/ LA Philharmonic)
3/12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
3/14 Boulder, CA Boulder Theatre
3/15 Kansas City, MO The Truman
3/17 St. Paul, MN The Palace Theatre
3/18 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
3/20 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
3/21 Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall
3/23 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/24 Washington DC The Anthem
3/25 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

Glen Hansard International Tour Dates:
11/03 Wangels, DE Rolling Stone Weekender
11/05 Erlangen, DE Redoutensaal
11/06 Hannover, DE Pavillon
11/08 Osnabruck, DE Rosenhof
11/10 Jena, DE Volkshaus
11/12 Frankfurt, DE Mozartsaal
11/13 Saarbrucken, DE Congresshalle
11/15 Stuttgart, DE New Fall Festival
11/16 Halle, DE Ulrichskirche
11/18 Dusseldorf, DE New Fall Festival
11/25 Dublin, IE St. Patrick’s Cathedral
12/12 Galway, IE Town Hall Theatre
12/13 Clonakilty, IE De Barra’s
12/15 Belfast, IE Ulster Hall
12/17 Dublin, IE Vicar Street
12/18 Dublin, IE Vicar Street

2018 European Tour:
2/09 London, UK Royal Festival Hall
2/10 Utrecht, NL Tivoli Vredenburg
2/11 Utrecht, NL Tivoli Ronda
2/13 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
2/14 Paris, FR Le Trianon
2/16 Zurich, CH Volkshaus
2/18 Vienna, AU Gasometer
2/20 Berlin, DE Admiralpalast
2/21 Berlin, DE Admiralpalast
2/23 Prague, CZ Divaldi DVA
2/25 Brno, CZ Sono Centrum

About: Glen Hansard is a founding member of The Frames who celebrated 25 years as a band in 2015. He is one half of The Swell Season, which also features pianist Marketa Irglova. Together in 2007 they wrote the music for and starred in the movie Once. The song “Falling Slowly” from the film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2013 the film was adapted for Broadway as Once, The Musical, winning eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself and an Olivier Award in London for Outstanding Achievement in Music. Hansard will release Between Two Shores, his third solo album, on January 19, 2018 via Anti-. The album’s title comes from Hansard’s ongoing love of sailing and the sea. When one is equal distance between their starting point and their destination they are, in essence, “between two shores.” A less than ideal time to wonder whether you should turn back or continue on, but a thought that inevitably rears its head.

For more information, please visit: www.glenhansardmusic.com and www.anti.com

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Media Contact: Nikki Herceg, The Media Social, NikkiHerceg@me.com / 615-428-9763

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