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New York Gig Added - 29th December 2005
Damien will be performing at this year's Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 1st 2006, along with Sufjan Stevens, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Allen Toussaint. Concert tickets are $30-$108 and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or in-person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). A portion of the proceeds from the concert will go to a New Orleans hurricane relief organization aiding New Orleans musicians affected by the hurricane. There will also be a fundraising reception with the events Honorary Chairperson and artists following the performance. Tickets for this event are available from the Tibet House.
Nobel Concert - 12th December 2005
Damien and Lisa performed Unplayed Piano and Cold Water at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo yesterday. Reuters has a nice photo of Damien with Yo-Yo Ma.
Iceland Gig Added - 7th December 2005
Damien and the band will be performing at a Nature Awareness gig in Laugardalsholl, Iceland, on January 7th, in support of the Icelandic Nature Reserve. Other performers include Björk, Sigur Rós, Damon Albarn, Mum, Trabant, Zeena Parkins, Hjalmar, Ham, and Ego.
Vyvienne in Dublin - 25h November 2005
As well as performing at this year's Other Voices series in Dingle on December 9th, Vyvienne Long will be performing in Whelan's, Dublin, on December 15th.
Mojo Songwriter Award Nomination - 4th May 2005
Damien has been nominated for the Mojo songwriter award. He is nominated alongside Paul Weller, Kate Bush, Brian Wilson and Van Morrison. The winner will be announced at the Porchester Hall in Bayswater, London, on 16 June.
BigNoiseMusic.com Downloads - 22nd April 2005
Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph has selected ten of his favourite Damien Rice tracks, including three tracks from the Live at Union Chapel CD that was never commercially released, which you can now download from Oxfam's music download site: BigNoiseMusic.com. Profits from these downloads go to supporting Oxfam's great work.
DamienRice.co.uk is back! - 9th March 2005
Due to bandwidth restrictions and other resources being overused (so the host says), DamienRice.co.uk was suspended. A few features had to be removed to make sure it doesn't happen again, such as the opinion poll and the footer message scroller. Your comments are welcome on the message board - just click Read More below - then click GENERAL.
Competition - 4th March 2005
We have a few copies of the latest album from Jude Johnstone, a California based singer / songwriter, to give away. Jude has spent her career as a songwriter and has penned several songs for artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks and, we're told, has a musical style and passion very similar to Damien Rice.
Hot Press Top 100 Poll - 24th February 2005
O has been selected as the 2nd best Irish album of time by readers of Hot Press, as published in their 100 Greatest Irish Albums of All Time' poll today. Also, Damien is nominated in the Best Male category for tonight's Meteor Ireland Music Awards.
Hot Press Readers Poll - 2nd February 2005
In this year's Hot Press Readers' Poll Damien came 2nd to Bono in the Best Male category, and 2nd to U2 in the Best Songwriter category. Lisa came 3rd in the Best Female category.
Chart News - 24th January 2005
O has returned to its highest ever position in the UK album charts since it was released there in July 2002. It is now at number 8. It is also at number 9 in the Irish album charts.
Border Breakers Award - 23rd January 2005
Damien won a Border Breakers Awards from the European Commission this weekend in Cannes. The award is given to artists whose debut albums have achieved a large volume of sales outside of their home country.
Tori Amos Collaboration - 21st January 2005
You can read Tori Amos' comments on her collaboration with Damien. The track, The Power of Orange Knickers, is on her forthcoming album The Beekeeper, to be released on February 22nd.
The Blower's Daughter Video - 14th November 2004
The Blower's Daughter / Silent Night will be released as a single on December 6th in the UK. A new video for the Blower's Daughter has also been released, featuring clips from the film Closer.
Burn The Maps - 17th September 2004
Lisa sings on one of the tracks on Burn the Maps, the new album from The Frames, which is released in Ireland today and available around the world from Road Records
CD:UK This Saturday - 5th August 2004
Damien's performance of Cannonball on Channel's 4 Headliners program, which was recorded recently in London, will be shown on CD:UK on ITV in the UK this Saturday morning.
New York Times B-Sides Review - 31st July 2004
With B-Sides being released in the USA on the 3rd of August, the New York Times today says 'People who first heard Damien Rice's songs of romantic yearning and disaster in concert were likely to find his 2003 album, 'O', fairly pallid, since it only presented his quiet - not to say wimpy - side. His language gets cruder and his arrangements more turbulent on the EP 'B-Sides' (Vector), particularly in the blunt 'Woman Like a Man' and the vertiginous 'Moody Mooday.' But he still owes his fans a recording of what happens onstage, when his dynamics and distortion pedal transform songs into volatile epics of introspection'.
The Writing's on the Wall - 28th July 2004
You can read a report here about how Damien has signed his name in support of Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) The Writings on the Wall campaign which aims to highlight the hardships suffered by Palestinians because of the illegal Israeli construction of the security wall in occupied Palestine.
The Writing's on the Wall - 28th July 2004
You can read a report about how Damien has signed his name in support of Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) The Writings on the Wall campaign which aims to highlight the hardships suffered by Palestinians because of the illegal Israeli construction of the security wall in occupied Palestine.
B-Sides Release Date - 22nd July 2004
From DamienRice.com: The 7 track B-Side EP that is coming out in the USA will also be released in Ireland on August 13th and in the UK August 9th. 'B-Sides' is a collection of, b-sides from previous International commercial singles.
Headliners Recording in London This Saturday - 20th July 2004
Damien will be in London this Saturday recording for Channel 4's Headliners series. A very limited number of tickets are still available from The Applause Store in London - Contact Paul or James at the Applause Store at 0208 324 2700 and quote reference number: DR6969. You must be 16+ and available this Saturday (24th July 2004) from 4pm onwards at the Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9Rl. Past Headliners specials have included Britney Spears, Metallica and Pink.
Singles Charts - 11th July 2004
Cannonball has entered the UK singles charts at number 19. Lonely Soldier is at number 5 in this week's Irish singles charts.
BBC Radio 1 Interview - 8th July 2004
BBC Radio 1 has a new interview with Damien. They reveal more about the Closer soundtrack, for which Damien has been asked to contribute new songs as well as songs from O. They also report that O has entered the UK top 20 album charts for the first time, with 14,000 copies sold in the UK last week, and that Damien has taken the summer off to travel around Asia, including a visit to a refugee camp in Burma. Cannonball has been re-released this week in the UK.
Closer Soundtrack - 8th July 2004
TV3 News apparently reported this morning that Damien has been asked to contribute a song to the forthcoming Julia Roberts/Jude Law movie Closer, which is due for release in the USA on December 3rd. The plot outline, from IMDB.co.uk, sounds like a Damien Rice song already - An intriguing story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving two couples, which only gets more complicated when the man from the first couple gets acquainted with the woman from the second coupling. The stars from the film attended Damien's gig in London earlier this year.
Lonely Soldier - 25th June 2004
Damien's new single Lonely Soldier goes on release in Ireland today with all proceeds going to the Irish anti-war movement. You can also buy it from the shop at Damien's official site.
Damien at Glastonbury - 25th June 2004
Damien will be live on air from Glastonbury on the Jo Whiley BBC Radio 1 show on Friday 25th June around 11.15am / 11.30am. As well as tomorrow night's performance at Glastonbury, Damien will perform an additional solo acoustic gig on Saturday at 3.20pm on the Left Field Stage.
HMV Performance Next Week - 25th June 2004
Damien will be live at HMV Grafton Street, Dublin, for an instore performance next Thursday, July 1st.Entry to the instore is restricted to those wearing special wristbands distributed by HMV.Update: Wristbands can be collected from 8am on Weds 30th June at HMV Grafton Street (subject to availability).
Pet Sounds Interview/ Session - 22nd June 2004
Damien was interviewed on Pet Sounds tonight, and you can download an MP3 of the broadcast here (30MB). This recording also includes a session featuring Damien and Lisa performing three songs - Cannonball (sung by Lisa), Older Chests and Creep (by Radiohead) - and these will be available individually on the MP3 page soon.During the interview, Damien mentioned that they plan to play in Australia in October and he expects that the next album will be released early next year.
Message from Damien - 18th June 2004
An e-mail sent out to Damien's official site's mailing list includes this personal message from Damien: hello im writing this as a personal note, to add onto this email, to help clear up some questions with regard to the anti-war shows being organised. i was invited to take part in the concerts a few weeks ago. for me the concerts are a coming together of people who wish we could have more peace in the world. its as simple as that. i love being a musician and i have loved all the touring weve done in the world. i have many dear friends both here and abroad and its a personal desire of mine to help encourage peace, in whatever way that i can. i love that the world is wonderfully diverse. i am hoping that these concerts can be a positive celebration of that diversity. thank you, damien x
Gig Moved - 16th June 2004
The When Bush Comes To Shove gig has been moved to Vicar Street in Dublin. The organisers say that they haven't been allowed to advertise properly for this gig and so they had to move it to this smaller venue. Update: This gig is now sold out, and a 2nd night has been added for the next night. Tickets on sale this Friday.
B-Sides EP Release - 15th June 2004
Billboard is reporting that Warner Brothers USA is planning to release B-Sides, an EP to in include live versions of The Professor, Woman Like a Man and Delicate, the original demo for Lonelily, the B-side Moody Mooday, and both a 1997 demo and instrumental version of Volcano. The expected release date is July 20th.
Damien on Pet Sounds - 14th June 2004
Tom Dunne said tonight that he expects to be talking to Damien Rice on his program, Pet Sounds, tomorrow night. You can listen in live online from www.TodayFM.com between 7 and 10 PM GMT. Update: Damien is now expected to be on Pet Sounds tonight.
Lonely Soldier Single - 9th June 2004
Lonely Soldier, recorded by Damien Rice with Christy Moore, will get a limited release on Damien's own label, DRM, on June 25th - the day that Bush arrives in Ireland - and sold at a special low price with profits being donated to the Irish Anti-War Movement. Talking about the single release, Damien said: This was a spontaneous last minute decision. I contacted Christy, sang him the song over the phone, we recorded it the next day, mixed it the next, and sent it off for manufacturing the next.
Across The Line Video - 7th June 2004
Last week Across The Line on BBC TV broadcast video footage from Damien's recent gig in the Ulster Hall in Belfast. You can now watch video of that performance.
Lonely Soldier Recorded with Christy Moore - 6th June 2004
The Sunday Times is reporting today that Damien and Christy Moore have recorded Damien's song Lonely Soldier ahead of their appearance together at the upcoming When Bush Comes To Shove concert in Dublin on June 19th. Damien has been performing this song at recent gigs, but the lyrics for this version have just been finalised this week and include the line lonely soldier looking for his next war to fight, according to the Sunday Times.
Hot Press Article - 6th June 2004
In the latest issue of Hot Press Damien talks about his involvement in the upcoming When Bush Comes To Shove gig in Dublin on June 19th.
Glastonbury Details - 1st June 2004
Details of this year's Glastonbury festival have been announced. Damien will be playing on the Other Stage on Saturday. You can see the full listing here.
Across The Line - 31st May 2004
Damien will be appearing on BBC Northern Ireland's Across The Line TV program tomorrow night at 10PM. They will show some of his performance at Belfast's Ulster Hall, as well as an interview about his future plans.
When Bush Comes To Shove Details - 24th May 2004
Tickets are now on sale for the When Bush Comes to Shove concert in the Point Depot, Dublin, on June 19th, which is part of the nationwide protests against George Bush's visit to Ireland one week later. The event will feature performances by Christy Moore, Damien Rice, Mary Black, Kila, The Revs, Katell Keineg and comedy with Barry Murphy (Apres Match).
Dublin Gig Announced - 20th May 2004
Damien will be performing a solo show at Vicar Street, Dublin, on Monday May 31st. Tickets cost 25 euro and are available from Road Records and Sound Cellar, Dublin, and www.TicketMaster.ie. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at midday.
When Bush Comes To Shove - 17th May 2004
The Sunday Times reports that Damien will be one of the artists performing at the When Bush Comes To Shove concert in the Point Depot in Dublin on Saturday, June 19th, as part of the nationwide protests against George Bush's visit to Ireland one week later.
One Night For India - 27th April 2004
Damien will join Perry Farrell, Michelle Branch and Macy Gray as well as top Indian music acts for One Night For India, a charity concert event to benefit the fight against the emerging HIV/AIDS crisis in India. The event takes place on June 8th at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available from their website from this Saturday. A DVD of the event will be released in the future.
Lonelily on Vinyl - 16th April 2004
Lonelily will be released this month as a 7 vinyl single, with Moody Mooday on the other side. Only 500 copies will be made available, and you can order it through the Townsend Records web site.
Toronto Food Drive Event - 8th April 2004
Another Rock For a Remedy Food Drive event , featuring Damien Rice, has been announced. It will take place in front of Convocation Hall, Toronto on Friday, April 23rd.
Toronto Food Drive Event - 5th April 2004
Another Rock For a Remedy Food Drive event, featuring Damien Rice, has been announced. It will take place in front of Convocation Hall, Toronto on Friday, April 23rd.
Glastonbury - 2nd April 2004
Q Magazine reports that Damien will be playing on the main stage at Glastonbury on Saturday, June 26th. Damien won't be on the Main Stage, but will be performing at the Glastonbury Festival.