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The Irish folk/alternative musician Damien Rice has announced upcoming dates for his next European tour. After playing a one-off show at the Olympic Hall in Seoul, Korea, on January 11, the artist is now set to thrill some of his European fans during the summer. His tour will touch France, Belgium, Austria and several cities in Italy, a country where he has previous lived for years.
The Irish singer/songwriter is not only famous for his poetic approach to music, but also for his personal participation in social and charitable projects. During 2011, for example, he participated in a concert against the sale of Irish forests proposed by the ex-prime minister of Ireland.
In 2011, Rice also joined the recordings of ‘Canciones de cuna’ (Lullabies), album released exclusively in Argentina, through branches of Disco. Part of the record’s sales profits were donated to the ‘Casa de la Cultura de la Calle’ to support projects encouraging social inclusion through art for children at social risk. All the lyrics of the album were written by kids, whose age varied from 7 to 21, having their songs arranged and recorded by various artists. Rice recorded the song ‘Look at Me’.
At the end of last year, the artist collaborated with French actress Melanie Laurent for the release of her debut album “En T’Attendant.” Damien Rice duets on two songs, “Uncomfortable” and “Everything You’re Not Supposed To Be,” with the French artist, and participated in the composition and arrangement of three other songs on the album. Furthermore, he covered the U2 song ‘One,’ on a celebrative album for the 20th anniversary of “Achtung Baby,” released in October 2011 by Q Magazine.
His latest studio album dates back to 2007, but his inspirational music does not get old, garnering huge interest among fans for his upcoming tour.
Rice is famous for giving deep performances, which take the attendees all the way to the discovery of the Rice sound to its fullest, completely capturing their attention in order to make the listener catch every single guitar chord, and word, that merge together creating the tragic-romantic songs that characterize Rice’s style. The band that accompanies Rice through the concert journey enhances the theatrical act that the musician is able to set on stage.
Here are the tour dates announced so far for next summer:
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