Blogotheque – 2 New Songs

Hear two new songs from This Wild Willing – “Race to the Bottom” and “Don’t Settle” in our mini documentary with La Blogothèque. You can preorder This Wild Willing from your outlet of choice here.

East Coast Tour Dates

We’re happy to announce a few East Coast tour dates in May/June – on sale this Friday, Feb 15 at 10am EST. More North American dates for later this year to be announced soon!

29 May – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre*
31 May – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater*
01 June – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre*
03 June – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre*

*Glen is proud to partner with PLUS1 on these shows so that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards safeguarding people experiencing homelessness and ending the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Please note tickets still remain for March 29th in Pelham, TN at The Caverns for the PBS Bluegrass Underground taping with Glen, Amanda Shires & Josh Ritter!

This Wild Willing

Glen Hansard will release his fourth full-length album, This Wild Willing, on April 12th on ANTI- Records. Listen to the new track ‘Ill be you, be me’ above.

[On first listen – please do so loud on headphones!!! Thanks…..glen]

You can preorder the album here. There is a EU shop preorder option as well that ships from Germany here.

“This collection of songs is mainly made up of those that came through while improvising and following the melodic lines and threads,” Hansard explained. “Sometimes when you take a small musical fragment and you care for it, follow it and build it up slowly, it can become a thing of wonder.”

In March, ahead of the album release, Glen has 2 sold out gigs in Amsterdam Carré and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie followed by a special PBS Bluegrass Underground Live taping in Tennessee at The Caverns. Ticket for this show go on sale here Saturday January 19th. Post album release, Glen will tour Europe in April & May. More tour dates outside of Europe forthcoming! See Tour for the full list of dates & ticket links.

Come On Up To The House – The Movie!

Watch on Vimeo.

At the end of the summer, you probably remember, we travelled around Ireland with our friends from The Footsbarn Travelling Theatre. We took their beautiful circus tent and pitched it in four remote spots. We used the space for music, theatre, poetry and there was even room made for fun, joy and laughter…
It was truly a life affirming crazy thing to have undertaken – but it worked – well, we think so….we’d even consider doing it again down the line…

We asked our friend and film maker, Myles O’Reilly, to document the madness… He did so admirably and he’s just finished putting together what we’re calling ‘Come On Up To The House – The Movie’! As we have so, so much footage, I think we might be seeing more in the future as Myles just couldn’t fit everything into a filmish length…but, this is a bloody good start in anyones book…

We are going to put this film up for streaming on vimeo for the next 2 weeks over the holidays only. If you want to watch the film, we are asking people if they would donate to a charity that we are supporting this year, Inner City Helping Homeless. A suggested minimum donation of a fiver – If you can donate more, then great and if you can’t afford a fiver, then whatever you can afford will be welcome, but its basically the price of a coffee or a pint …

I’m asking you to go direct to their site too, so that none of the funds is subject to a % to vimeo or a tax man come knocketh if it goes through our accounts or whatever….straight to them as a registered volunteer based charity, and they’ll get 100% of your donation. I hope that makes sense and you don’t mind having to do that as it’s only an extra click or two… https://www.ichh.ie/

We hope you enjoy the film as much as we all enjoyed the journey it took in getting the shows to happen…well – mostly enjoyed it – there were some hairy times 🙂

Have a wonderful holiday and Happy Christmas.
claire x

Spring 2019 European/UK tour

After selling out March 2019 gigs in Amsterdam Carré and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie in less than an hour, Glen is pleased to announce he will be touring Europe in Spring 2019 to support his forthcoming album. Please bear with us while we put together the rest of the touring schedule for other parts of the planet..first things first! See below for the full list of dates. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 30th via http://glenhansard.com/tour/.

07-Mar – AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré (NL) – SOLD OUT
08-Mar – HAMBURG – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (DE) – SOLD OUT
09-Apr – DUBLIN – Vicar Street (IRL)
10-Apr – DUBLIN – Vicar Street (IRL)
13-Apr – DERRY – St Columb’s Hall (IRL)
15-Apr – LONDON – Barbican Centre (UK)
16-Apr – LONDON – Barbican Centre (UK)
27-Apr – PARIS – Casino de Paris (FR)
29-Apr – AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré (NL)
30-Apr – AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré (NL)
02-May – COPENHAGEN – Amager Bio (DK)
04-May – STOCKHOLM – Scandiacenen(SE)
06-May – BRUSSELS – Cirque Royale (BE)
08-May – COLOGNE – Kölner Philharmonie (DE)
09-May – FRANKFURT – Alte Oper Frankfurt (DE)
11-May – BRNO – SONO Music Club (CZ)
13-May – WARSAW – Palladium (PL)
14-May – WARSAW – Palladium (PL)
16-May – BERLIN – Admiralspalast Berlin (DE)
17-May – BERLIN – Admiralspalast Berlin (DE)
19-May – BERLIN – Admiralspalast Berlin (DE)

World Cafe

Glen recorded a session with World Cafe while in NYC last month. You can listen here at NPR.org.

WFUV Concert

While in NY Glen performed for WFUV at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Have a listen or watch a few videos from the performance here.

Blogotheque – 2 New Songs

Hear two new songs from This Wild Willing – “Race to the Bottom” and “Don’t Settle” in our mini documentary with La Blogothèque. You can preorder This Wild Willing from your outlet of choice here.

East Coast Tour Dates

We’re happy to announce a few East Coast tour dates in May/June – on sale this Friday, Feb 15 at 10am EST. More North American dates for later this year to be announced soon!

29 May – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre*
31 May – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater*
01 June – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre*
03 June – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre*

*Glen is proud to partner with PLUS1 on these shows so that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards safeguarding people experiencing homelessness and ending the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Please note tickets still remain for March 29th in Pelham, TN at The Caverns for the PBS Bluegrass Underground taping with Glen, Amanda Shires & Josh Ritter!

This Wild Willing

Glen Hansard will release his fourth full-length album, This Wild Willing, on April 12th on ANTI- Records. Listen to the new track ‘Ill be you, be me’ above.

[On first listen – please do so loud on headphones!!! Thanks…..glen]

You can preorder the album here. There is a EU shop preorder option as well that ships from Germany here.

“This collection of songs is mainly made up of those that came through while improvising and following the melodic lines and threads,” Hansard explained. “Sometimes when you take a small musical fragment and you care for it, follow it and build it up slowly, it can become a thing of wonder.”

In March, ahead of the album release, Glen has 2 sold out gigs in Amsterdam Carré and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie followed by a special PBS Bluegrass Underground Live taping in Tennessee at The Caverns. Ticket for this show go on sale here Saturday January 19th. Post album release, Glen will tour Europe in April & May. More tour dates outside of Europe forthcoming! See Tour for the full list of dates & ticket links.

Come On Up To The House – The Movie!

Watch on Vimeo.

At the end of the summer, you probably remember, we travelled around Ireland with our friends from The Footsbarn Travelling Theatre. We took their beautiful circus tent and pitched it in four remote spots. We used the space for music, theatre, poetry and there was even room made for fun, joy and laughter…
It was truly a life affirming crazy thing to have undertaken – but it worked – well, we think so….we’d even consider doing it again down the line…

We asked our friend and film maker, Myles O’Reilly, to document the madness… He did so admirably and he’s just finished putting together what we’re calling ‘Come On Up To The House – The Movie’! As we have so, so much footage, I think we might be seeing more in the future as Myles just couldn’t fit everything into a filmish length…but, this is a bloody good start in anyones book…

We are going to put this film up for streaming on vimeo for the next 2 weeks over the holidays only. If you want to watch the film, we are asking people if they would donate to a charity that we are supporting this year, Inner City Helping Homeless. A suggested minimum donation of a fiver – If you can donate more, then great and if you can’t afford a fiver, then whatever you can afford will be welcome, but its basically the price of a coffee or a pint …

I’m asking you to go direct to their site too, so that none of the funds is subject to a % to vimeo or a tax man come knocketh if it goes through our accounts or whatever….straight to them as a registered volunteer based charity, and they’ll get 100% of your donation. I hope that makes sense and you don’t mind having to do that as it’s only an extra click or two… https://www.ichh.ie/

We hope you enjoy the film as much as we all enjoyed the journey it took in getting the shows to happen…well – mostly enjoyed it – there were some hairy times 🙂

Have a wonderful holiday and Happy Christmas.
claire x

Spring 2019 European/UK tour

After selling out March 2019 gigs in Amsterdam Carré and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie in less than an hour, Glen is pleased to announce he will be touring Europe in Spring 2019 to support his forthcoming album. Please bear with us while we put together the rest of the touring schedule for other parts of the planet..first things first! See below for the full list of dates. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 30th via http://glenhansard.com/tour/.

07-Mar – AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré (NL) – SOLD OUT
08-Mar – HAMBURG – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (DE) – SOLD OUT
09-Apr – DUBLIN – Vicar Street (IRL)
10-Apr – DUBLIN – Vicar Street (IRL)
13-Apr – DERRY – St Columb’s Hall (IRL)
15-Apr – LONDON – Barbican Centre (UK)
16-Apr – LONDON – Barbican Centre (UK)
27-Apr – PARIS – Casino de Paris (FR)
29-Apr – AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré (NL)
30-Apr – AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré (NL)
02-May – COPENHAGEN – Amager Bio (DK)
04-May – STOCKHOLM – Scandiacenen(SE)
06-May – BRUSSELS – Cirque Royale (BE)
08-May – COLOGNE – Kölner Philharmonie (DE)
09-May – FRANKFURT – Alte Oper Frankfurt (DE)
11-May – BRNO – SONO Music Club (CZ)
13-May – WARSAW – Palladium (PL)
14-May – WARSAW – Palladium (PL)
16-May – BERLIN – Admiralspalast Berlin (DE)
17-May – BERLIN – Admiralspalast Berlin (DE)
19-May – BERLIN – Admiralspalast Berlin (DE)

World Cafe

Glen recorded a session with World Cafe while in NYC last month. You can listen here at NPR.org.

WFUV Concert

While in NY Glen performed for WFUV at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Have a listen or watch a few videos from the performance here.