NEWS: Glen Hansard announces first European Tour in over four years 1

NEWS: Glen Hansard announces first European Tour in over four years

Glen Hansard has just announced his first full European tour in over four years. The award-winning Irish troubadour will be joined by his touring band and will be debuting songs from a recently completely new record along with material from his vast catalogue. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, 26th May at 10 am BST / 11 am CEST via

Known for his dynamic live shows, Hansard, like so many, navigated the pandemic by doing pop-up shows on Instagram, which turned out to be a rewarding way to stay connected to his fan base. However, it could never take the place of the real thing and Hansard is keen to grace a range of new and familiar stages this autumn.

Hansard will also be reconvening for a round of Irish tour dates in December. His December Christmas shows are the stuff of legend, always featuring a variety of surprise guests and deep cuts.  These five Irish shows will close out what will have been a busy “official first year” back after a long hiatus.

Prior to touring mainland Europe this Autumn, he will be performing in Ireland with his long running band, The Frames, as they continue to celebrate over 30 years of making music. Then he will meet up again with Markéta Irglová his partner in the The Swell Season, for a tour of North America as they celebrate 15 years of ‘Once’ the movie. Together, they won the ‘Best Original Song’ at the 80th Academy Awards as well as the ‘Critic’s Choice’ award for Best Song for ‘Falling Slowly.’

Hansard recently released the single Take Heartwhich featured Irglová and was written after spending time with Ukrainian refugees in Ireland. Prior to that he joined Eddie Vedder’s band The Earthlings and was featured on the soundtrack Flag Day with Vedder and Cat Power. His new record is set to be released later this year.


30 Oct London, UK – Palladium
31 Oct Manchester, UK – RNCM Theatre


2 Nov Paris, France – La Cigale
3 Nov Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal 
5 Nov Köln, Germany – E-Werk
6 Nov Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
8 Nov Munich, Germany – Circus Krone
9 Nov Vienna, Austria – Konzerthaus
11 Nov Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
12 Nov Milan, Italy – Teatro Dal Verme
14 Nov Prague, Czech Republic – Velky sál Lucerna
15 Nov Warsaw, Poland – Palladium
17 Nov Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
20 Nov Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré

13 Dec Dublin, Ireland – Vicar St.
15 Dec Galway, Ireland – Leisureland
16 Dec Derry, N.Ireland – St Columb’s Hall
18 Dec Belfast, N. Ireland – Ulster Hall
19 Dec Cork, Ireland – City Hall


2 Cork, Ireland – Live at the Marquee
3 Cork, Ireland – Live at the Marquee
9 Belfast, Ireland – Live at Botanic Gardens



13 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar St.
14 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar St.

8 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman
9 Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center
11 Boston, MA – Boch Center, Wang Theatre
12 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
14 Durham, NC – DPAC
15 Washington, DC – The Anthem
17 Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens
18  Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed
20 Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
21 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
23 –Seattle, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
24 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
26 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
27 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre

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