Local | Damien Rice to Cirkus in Stockholm

By on June 7, 2016

To call Damien Rice for his generation’s most prominent singer-songwriters is not an exaggeration. Songs like “9 crimes”, “The Blower’s Daughter” and “Cannonball” set the tone for many subsequent artists sound and we are very proud to tell you that this Irish singer-songwriter visit Cirkus, Stockholm on 22 June. The day before he appears at Sofiero, Helsingborg with José González and Ane Brun.

When Damien Rice, after eight years of silence, released his third album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, expectations were high. Although Damien Rice have not had commercial success as the goal, fulfilled both critics and fans hopes and the album was received with warmth.

A genuine lack of interest in the music industry’s commercial sites did Damien Rice for a long time avoided the big stages. One year, he made his only appearance at a karaoke bar in the Norwegian fjords – for free. What finally made that he found back to a larger venue and started writing music again, was partly a long period of self-reflection and partly collaboration with Rick Rubin produced the third album.

The Damien Rice’s lyrics are each syllable filled to bursting with emotions, where the words and accompaniment woven together into an incredibly passionate and melancholy end product, which is often given to illustrate and serve as the soundtrack to both films and television series.

To see Damien Rice live is something special. It is music that grows when it is experienced directly from its creator lips, and then amplified for every millimeter it moves towards the audience.

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