Monday 1st October 2007
- Doors Open:
DAMIEN RICE ARENA TOUR ANNOUNCED- OCTOBER 2007
Damien Rice has announced a nine-date arena tour of the UK in October 2007 which includes the Metro Radio Arena on Monday 1st October 2007. This will be Rice’s first full UK tour in three years, following on from his four sold-out shows in March 2007. The dates will provide the public with the opportunity to hear tracks from his stunning album 9, including the current single Rootless Tree, released through 14th Floor Records on 5 February. Rice has recently been nominated for a BRIT Award for Best International Male.
Released through Rice’s own label Heffa and licensed to 14th Floor Records, 9 demonstrates the vast and diverse creative talent of Rice, who wrote, recorded and produced the record, as well as designing all of its artwork. ‘A creative triumph’ declared Q Magazine. The Sunday Times awarded it ‘Record Of The Week’, while the Daily Telegraph wrote, ‘Extraordinary, beautiful and brutal’. The Evening Standard proclaimed, ‘9 is a genuine five star classic’.
Born in Dublin, Rice first achieved international success with the release of his debut album O in 2002. It spent over 80 weeks in the UK Top 75 Album Chart, and sold over 2 million copies worldwide, including 1 million in the UK. The album includes the hit singles Cannonball and The Blower’s Daughter, the lead track in the Oscar-nominated film Closer. In 2004, Rice was nominated for both a BRIT Award and an NME Award, whilst in the US; Rice became the first UK-signed artist ever to be awarded the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize. In 2005, Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan released the single Unplayed Piano in support of the Free Aung San Suu Kyi 60th Birthday Campaign, a global initiative to free the Burmese Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
Tickets costing £23.50 go on sale 9am Friday 26th January 2007.