The Swell Season announce US tour

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova back in August

The Swell Season have announced a run of dates in the US and Canada, kicking off August 9 at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, MD.

The pair who won an Oscar earlier this year for Best Original Song for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the independent Irish movie ‘Once’, will perform two further dates in August before returning for the remainder of the tour in September.

The band recently performed a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and are on the bill this weekend at Oxegen in Ireland.


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The Swell Season play:

Baltimore, MD Virgin Festival (August 9)

Northampton, MA The Pines (10)

Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Music Festival (17)


New York, NY Rumsey Playfield (September 17)

Boston, MA Agganis Arena (19)

Toronto, Ontario Massey Hall (20)

Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre (21)

Columbus, OH Palace Theatre (22)

Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (24)

Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival (27)

Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (29)

Albuquerque, NM Popejoy Hall (30)

–By our New York staff.

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