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Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 249,143
Category Americana, Folk, Rock
Concerts
Apr
12
St George's Church, Brighton
The City Of Brighton And Hove
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Apr
13
St George's Hall, Liverpool
Liverpool
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Jun
11
Openluchttheater Caprera Bloemendaal
Bloemendaal
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Jun
12
Openluchttheater de Goffert
Nijmegen
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Jun
14
Zuiderparktheater
Den Haag
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Jun
20
Azkena Rock Festival 2024
Gasteiz / Vitoria
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Jun
23
Noches del Botánico
Madrid
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Jun
25
alma festival 2024
Barcelona
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Jun
27
Sequoie Music Park - Parco Caserme Rosse
Bologna
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Jun
29
Teatro Petruzzelli
Bari
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Jun
30
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Roma
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Jul
02
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Gardone Riviera
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Jul
06
Iveagh Gardens
Dublin
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Aug
22
Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Missoula
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Aug
24
Paramount Theatre
Denver
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Aug
26
Ruoff Music Center
Noblesville
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Aug
28
The Salt Shed
Chicago
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Aug
29
Wrigley Field
Chicago
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Aug
31
Wrigley Field
Chicago
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Sep
01
Agora Theater & Ballroom
Cleveland
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Sep
03
Madison Square Garden
New York
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Sep
04
Madison Square Garden
New York
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Sep
06
Beacon Theatre
New York
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Sep
07
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
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Sep
09
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
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Sep
11
Keswick Theatre
Glenside
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Sep
12
CFG Bank Arena
Baltimore
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Sep
14
State Theatre, Portland, Maine
Portland
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Sep
15
Fenway Park
Boston
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Sep
17
Fenway Park
Boston
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Sep
18
9:30 Club
Washington
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Sep
20
Tabernacle
Atlanta
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Sep
23
Paramount Theatre
Austin
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Sep
24
Paramount Theatre
Austin
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Oct
01
The Wiltern
Los Angeles
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About Glen Hansard
“A song only becomes what it is through witness,” says Glen Hansard, speaking from a makeshift stage in the back room of a small pub in the west of Dublin in November 2022. At the time it had been three years since the release of his last record, 2019’s ‘This Wild Willing’, and what feels like a lifetime since the world suddenly stopped. Hansard kept busy in the intervening period: collaborating on the Flag Day soundtrack with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Cat Power, touring with Eddie Vedder as a member of The Earthlings, and reuniting with Markéta Irglová for a sold-out run of shows commemorating the 15th anniversary of the film Once. He also joined the cast of Cyrano for filming in Italy at the bequest of the Dessner twins (The National) who were scoring said film. Amid this intense schedule there has been little time for Hansard to focus on working on his own new music in front of an audience – a significant hindrance for a performer who sees himself as a live musician first and foremost. Hence this back-room assembly, where over the course of five Tuesdays a crowd of fans, friends, and unsuspecting pubgoers gather to listen as Hansard - alongside Frames bandmates Joseph Doyle and Graham Hopkins, violinist Gareth Quinn, and pianist Megan O’Neill - play through dozens of songs and ideas. Hansard explains: “I couldn’t get my feet under what I had or what the record was until I played the songs on a stage with a band. It’s only when a song is witnessed that it finds its shape, its place, its identity. We set up in the corner and played to the locals some of whom were only half listening. A collection of farmers and workers, dart players, pool sharks. I played two hours of new songs each week, some songs finished, some heart half baked. Through this process I realized what I had and what I had to work on further. Which songs landed and which ones were only good in my imagination. It solidified my choices right away. It was as if the album appeared in that bar. And not before.” The resulting album, ‘All That Was East Is West of Me Now’, is by turns noisy and meditative, sprawling and hypnotic. Easily Hansard’s most rock record since ‘Burn the Maps’-era of The Frames. The title, which Hansard says stems from the “sudden realization that there’s more behind than ahead,” suggests a survey from a great height, taking in terrain travelled and that which is still to be discovered. While the passage of time may be a central theme, the narrative of the album’s eight tracks focus more on the promise for the future than thoughts of regret or nostalgia. The recording of ‘All That Was East Is West of Me Now’ came together in the weeks that followed the band’s residency and was produced by long time co-conspirator David Odlum (Tinariwen, Sam Smith) at his home studio on the outskirts of Dublin. The process of recording, as of songwriting, “must be an intuitive leap into what feels right…” says Hansard, “When it feels right, I usually run from it, mix it quickly before it collapses.” For the bulk of the record, Hansard was joined in the studio by fellow Frames Joe Doyle, Graham Hopkins, Ruth O’Mahony Brady, Rob Bochnik and honorary Frame Earl Harvin. Strings came courtesy from fellow live contributors Gareth Quinn Redmond, Kate Ellis, Paula Hughes, Katie O’Connor and Una O’Kane. “All we can hope for as artists is that something in the tone or shape of a song speaks well enough to be heard and taken to heart. This record took many forms as I slowly whittled away at the songs, some parts grew new parts, some fell apart and away.” The collective sum of the parts Hansard mentions here in many ways brings us full circle. Built off the primal energy of The Frames’ ‘Fitzcarraldo’ and meditative rock leanings of ‘For the Birds’ as well as the powerfully understated punch of 2015’s ‘Didn’t He Ramble’ and ‘This Will Willing’’s foray into electronics and strings, ‘All That Was East…’ feels completely unlike anything Hansard has ever done. Album opener and lead single “Feast Of St. John” is a noisy, raucous bit of apotropaic magic from the westernmost edge of Ireland, inspired by the hillside bonfires lit to mark the feast of the same name. Its refrain, “monsters be gone,” a sort of charm, safeguarding listeners as the album slips into the propulsive. Evoking echoes of “On the Beach” Neil Young and Magnolia-era Jason Molina, the song features Warren Ellis (The Dirty Three/The Bad Seeds) on violin. Ellis and Hansard first met in the trenches years ago sharing bills and crossing paths with their respective bands. Upon hearing “Feast” Ellis told Hansard he was all in after hearing the line “I was all boogie boogie til you came along”. Doubling down on the conviction of the opener the record dives headfirst into the unnerving “Down on Our Knees.” Here, Hansard catalogues the sensory overload of the modern world conjuring the ghost of Cohen’s “The Future” as delivered thru the prism of a Grinderman song. It is Yeats’s second coming: “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold,” but with Bowie-esque backing vocals and the ominous, repeated question: “Won’t we all go down on our knees, eventually?” “There’s No Mountain”, perhaps the song which will seem most familiar to lovers of Hansard’s earlier solo work, points to a way forward, to the virtue of simply pressing on despite cataclysms global and personal challenging any stable orbit. The song calls to mind Dylan’s “Forever Young” where advice and practicality, “when you go without, then you'll go within," are in equal measure to the power of positivity with the inspiration sentiment “there's no mountain great or small that you can't climb." It is however the trio of songs that make up the mid-section of the album: “Sure as the Rain,” “Between Us There is Music,” and “Ghost”, that give a glimpse not only at the possibility, but at the deeply intimate process of finding a new center of gravity, one that precludes any thoughts of escape. Navigating the undertaking of willing commitment, these tracks address themes of self-doubt and the healing power of work; exorcising old ghosts and impulses in favor of a sure binding to a partner, a commitment to the possibility of a child. Lyrically and musically the inevitable shift life has placed on Hansard and that which he welcomes is on display. On “Between Us There is Music” he sings, 'milling around like spinning tops', 'between us there is everything' drawing a line back to the pub shows and that communion with his audience helping bring the record into focus. All three tracks also feature Via Mardot on Theremin, whom Hansard contacted after seeing a series of her performances online. The album draws to a close with the one-two punch of “Bearing Witness” and “Short Life.” Finding himself on firmer ground once more, Hansard emerges from earlier tumult resolute, ready, equally sure of life’s brevity and the need to make the most of whatever amount is left. “Bearing Witness” feels like a call to arms, political in nature using the foundational aspects of a band – electric guitar, drums, bass – front and center and balancing anger and frustration - “I feel like the whole thing is fixed” with the idea that “it’s not what you’re given but what you do with it”. “All That Was East…” ends with “Short Life” returning to the record’s central theme and the firm hope that “we might one day get some good ‘cross the line.” As the song builds in intensity a series of cascading melodies wash over the listener as Hansard invokes a mantra-like chant “running out of step, running out of road.” Back to the beginning. Back to the title. ‘All That Was East Is West of Me Now’. Back to that survey of all that has been and all that’s still to come: “I’m in the latter third of a good life!” Hansard says. “And my golden prize is a life in song. I haven't gotten lost, I’ve stayed true to my first calling, and I’ve been blessed with life’s deepest riches. So, I might be facing west, or east. But I’m happy in the place I’m in.” There is great possibility here. The journey is nearer to its completion than its commencement, but Hansard isn’t yet ready to come to a standstill; there are more mountains to climb, there is more terrain to explore. There is still so much more to experience. As he sings on “As the Rain,” he finds himself prepared to receive what’s next. To leave the door open, for what’s coming through…”
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Americana, Folk, Rock
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What fans are saying
Maggi
5 / 5
A perfect night. Glen is darling and funny, intelligent and pure. The whole show from beginning to end was wonderful. And when he brought out Eddie Vedder, the whole place exploded. If you have a chance to see Glen in concert, do. You won’t be disappointed.
Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Sep 26, 2019
Briel
5 / 5
Amazing show! So much energy and love in the room and the talent of all of the musicians on stage was clear throughout the show. I got goosebumps several times and also cried multiple times due to being moved by the music.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Aug 25, 2023
Keith
3 / 5
Mediocre show, lots of slow songs. I have seen The Swell Season several times, and I love Glen, but this was not a sharp or energetic show. The passion it seems has faded over the years, but I still love what they built.
The Salt Shed Chicago, IL
Aug 20, 2023
Stef
3 / 5
I didn’t like the venue, with a horrible view from the circle trier. I had to stand in the back, but it didn’t spoil the evening. Glen, as fragile and vulnerable as always, made his point again! He’s just an amazing artist!
St George's Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 11, 2024
Donal
5 / 5
Billed as The Swell Season with Scullion supporting, the night brought us a set from Scullion and the original Swell Season lineup interspersed with flair from the Footsbarn Theatre troupe. Amazing night of music with acoustics you can only dream about.
A Tent in a Field West of Dingle Dingle, Ireland
Oct 06, 2018
Maria
5 / 5
Always a first class act. Love the energy and soul Glen puts in all his songs. Sorry you weren't feeling well Glen. Waiting for you to come back again to Minnesota. You guys are awesome! A very talented band.
State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Sep 09, 2019
Anonymous
5 / 5
What a gig with a mix of his old material and his new album. Played 3 Pogues songs as an encore. Glen sang his heart out and had a bad cold. Fantastic show from one of Ireland's finest artists.
St Columb's Hall Derry, United Kingdom
Dec 17, 2023
Candace
5 / 5
So lucky to have been there. Glen Hansard is one of my all-time fave performers and to have Marketa Irglova there with him was just magical. The entires band was phenomenal and the night was one I won’t forget.
Levitt Pavilion Denver Denver, CO
Aug 21, 2023
Monica
5 / 5
It was a dream come true to be able to see them both perform. We flew from Arizona to catch them in the freezing cold and it was worth every penny! Better than I could have even imagined!
State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Jul 16, 2022
Say
5 / 5
Last time I saw this man play was in the Rock Garden Temple Bar in the early 90’s, I have waited over 20 years to see him again, glen and his band did not disappoint. Awesome night!
Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland
Apr 26, 2019
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Glen Hansard Tour Cities
Portland, ME Baltimore, MD Washington City, DC Boston, MA Austin, TX Bari, Italy Nijmegen, Netherlands Philadelphia, PA Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain The City of Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom Cleveland, OH Bologna, Italy Chicago, IL Atlanta, GA Los Angeles, CA Missoula, MT Liverpool, United Kingdom The Hague, Netherlands Gardone Riviera, Italy Madrid, Spain Dublin, Ireland Rome, Italy Glenside, PA New York City, NY Noblesville, IN Barcelona, Spain Denver, CO Bloemendaal, Netherlands

Frequently Asked Questions About Glen Hansard

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Glen Hansard on tour?

Yes, Glen Hansard is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Glen Hansard concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Glen Hansard tour is scheduled for 35 dates across 28 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Glen Hansard scheduled to play?

Glen Hansard is scheduled to play 35 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Glen Hansard tour start?

Glen Hansard’s tour starts Apr 12, 2024 and ends on Oct 01, 2024. They will play 28 cities; their most recent concert was held in The City Of Brighton And Hove at St George's Church, Brighton and their next upcoming concert will be in Baltimore at CFG Bank Arena.

What venues is Glen Hansard performing at?

As part of the Glen Hansard tour, Glen Hansard is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 12 - The City Of Brighton And Hove, United Kingdom @ St George's Church, Brighton
Apr 13 - Liverpool, United Kingdom @ St George's Hall, Liverpool
Jun 11 - Bloemendaal, North Holland @ Openluchttheater Caprera Bloemendaal
Jun 12 - Nijmegen, GE @ Openluchttheater de Goffert
Jun 14 - Den Haag, ZH @ Zuiderparktheater
Jun 20 - Gasteiz / Vitoria, Basque Country @ Mendizabala
Jun 23 - Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid @ Noches del Botánico
Jun 25 - Barcelona, Spain @ Poble Espanyol
Jun 27 - Bologna, Italy @ Sequoie Music Park - Parco Caserme Rosse
Jun 29 - Bari, BA @ Teatro Petruzzelli
Jun 30 - Roma, 07 @ Auditorium Parco della Musica
Jul 02 - Gardone Riviera, BS @ Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Jul 06 - Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens
Aug 22 - Missoula, MT @ Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Aug 24 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Aug 26 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
Aug 28 - Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
Aug 29 - Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
Aug 31 - Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
Sep 01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
Sep 03 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sep 04 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sep 06 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Sep 07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sep 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sep 11 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
Sep 12 - Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
Sep 14 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre, Portland, Maine
Sep 15 - Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Sep 17 - Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Sep 18 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Sep 23 - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Sep 24 - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Oct 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
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