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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Glen Hansard Confirms U.S. Fall Tour. First Solo Album Rhythm And Repose Set For June 19 Release O A

Over 20 years in the making, Anti- Records will release Glen Hansard's first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose on June 19. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the movie Once, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard's first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season. The album is available for presale on http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=517429344"> iTunes.. Hansard will support the new record on a U.S. tour this fall. See reverse for details.

The highly lauded play Once, The Musical has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical. 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 Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" off the Once soundtrack. Hansard and Irglová 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 12 New York, NY Housing Works 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 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 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

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