March 9 2012

The Frames: "Irish band The Frames have been quite for a bit now while lead singer Glen Hansard has pursued his side project The Swell Season but they recently stopped by Irish TV series Other Voices to throw out a rendition of “God Bless Mom”. It is a nice reminder of the more nuanced work Hansard did before getting wrapped up in the Swell Season. If you’re not familiar with the Frames a dive into their work is a journey well worth taking, particularly if you’re someone who likes incredible lyrics and a group capable of turning out a variety of sounds. Whether or not you know them you’ll definitely enjoy this."


March 6 2012

Glen Hansard appears in the documentary "Ballymun Lullaby" shown on RTÉ. Watch the trailer here.

RTE: "Ballymun boy Glen Hansard is on hand to make some gnomic statements but he does make the laugh-out-loud comment "We used to look down on people from Finglas." Maybe he means it literally but happily enough it is the people who still live in Ballymun who do the talking here. Uplifting, full of hope, moving and beautifully made, Ballymun Lullaby is a small and lovely film."


March 2012

The The Hunger Games soundtrack arrives in a couple of weeks with tracks from Arcade Fire, The Secret Sisters and Ireland's own Glen Hansard who has written a song performed by Maroon 5 and also sings his own song Take The Heartland.


June 7 2010

"On August 2, Salvo will reissue three albums from the Frames, the Irish rock band that the Swell Season's Glen Hansard led long before starring in Once. Expanded versions of the 90's albums Another Love Song, Fitzcarraldo, and Dance the Devil are all due, and the Frames will play a rare show in September at Ireland's Electric Picnic festival."


March 20 2008

The Swell Season tour Europe in May:

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
28.05.2008 - Berlin, Passionskirche
29.05.2008 - Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus
30.05.2008 - Barcelona - Primavera Festival


March 17 2008

The Swell Season tour North America in April, May and June:

23 Apr 2008 18:30
Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, Arizona
25 Apr 2008 19:00
Coachella Festival Indio, California
26 Apr 2008 19:30
Paramount Theatre Oakland, California
27 Apr 2008 19:00
McDonald Theatre Eugene, Oregon
28 Apr 2008 19:00
Keller Auditorium-SOLD OUT Portland, Oregon
30 Apr 2008 19:00
The Moore-SOLD OUT Seattle, Washington

1 May 2008 19:00
The Wilma Missoula, Montana
2 May 2008 19:00
The Depot Salt Lake City, Utah
3 May 2008 19:00
Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, Colorado
5 May 2008 19:00
The Uptown Theatre Kansas City, Kansas
6 May 2008 19:00
The Pageant Saint Louis, Missouri
7 May 2008 19:00
The Orpheum Theatre-SOLD OUT Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 May 2008 19:00
The Riverside Theatre-SOLD OUT Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10 May 2008 19:00
Royal Oak Theatre Royal Oak, Michigan
11 May 2008 19:00
Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square Cleveland, Ohio
12 May 2008 19:00
Brown Theatre Louisville, Kentucky
13 May 2008 19:00
The Cobb Theatre Atlanta, Georgia
15 May 2008 19:00
Meymandi Concert Hall Raleigh, North Carolina
16 May 2008 19:30
Toad’s Place Richmond, Virginia
17 May 2008 19:00
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, Maryland
19 May 2008 19:00
Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
20 May 2008 19:00
The Tower Theatre Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

13 Jun 2008 19:00
Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
15 Jun 2008 20:00
The Chicago Theatre Chicago, Illinois
16 Jun 2008 19:00
Overture Arts Centre Madison, Wisconsin
17 Jun 2008 19:00
Chicago Theatre-SOLD OUT Chicago, Illinois
18 Jun 2008 19:00
Chicago Theatre-SOLD OUT Chicago, Illinois
22 Jun 2008 19:00
Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, Colorado


March 10 2008

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová have recorded a new song called "One More Word" for the film "Strangers". The song was originally written by Israeli musician Eyal Leon Katzav.

"The song is called “One More Word” and it’s from the independent Israeli movie “Strangers“, that played the Sundance festival in January and will be shown next at the Tribeca Film Festival. Hansard sings lead vocals, Irglová does background vocals."


February 24 2008

Glen Hansard (The Frames) and Markéta Irglová win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in the movie "Once".

Watch their live performance and their acceptance speeches.


January 23 2008

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová are nominated for an Oscar, for Best Original Song, for the movie "Once".


January 10 2008

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová are nominated for two Grammy Awards.


November 2007

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová North American Concert Tour
(Martha Wainwright opening on all US dates)


Mon 11/5 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Tue 11/6 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Thurs 11/8 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom
Sat 11/10 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sun 11/11 San Diego, CA 4th and B
Tue 11/13 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Thurs 11/15 Austin, TX Stubbs
Sat 11/17 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sun 11/18 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
Mon 11/19 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Wed 11/21 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Thurs 11/22 Montreal, QUE Le National
Fri 11/23 Toronto, ONT Danforth Music Hall
Sat 11/24 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Sun 11/25 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre


May 2007

The eagerly-awaited soundtrack album, Music From the Motion Picture 'Once' will be released by Canvasback/Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax, on Tuesday, May 22 in the USA.

"Once" - winner of World Cinema Audience Award for Best Dramatic Film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the 2007 Audience Award at the 5th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival - will have its first limited U.S. theatrical release through Fox Searchlight Pictures in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, May 18 with a wider domestic release to follow.....


January 2007

Upcoming tour dates from The Frames:


31 January 2007 :: ampere, munich
tickets: €14

01 February 2007 :: prime club, cologne
tickets: €14


03 February 2007 :: fleda, brno
tickets: 400+40 Czk (about €15)

04 February 2007 :: archa, prague
tickets: 400+40 Czk (about €15)

06 February 2007 :: kd peklo club, plzen
tickets: 250-300 Czk (€8 - €10)


07 February 2007 :: star club, dresden
tickets: €12

08 February 2007 :: logo, hamburg
tickets: €14


10 February 2007 :: petrol, antwerp
tickets: €12 / €15

11 February 2007 :: orangerie, brussels
tickets: €16 / €19


12 February 2007 :: rockhal, luxembourg
tickets: €16


13 February 2007 :: oosterpoort, groningen
doors: 20:30
tickets: €15 + bkg fees

15 February 2007 :: paradiso grote zaal, amsterdam
doors: 20:30
tickets: €16-€19 + bkg fees

16 February 2007 :: effenaar, eindhoven
tickets: €16

17 February 2007 :: paard van troje, the hague
doors: 20:30
tickets: €16 + bkg fees


18 February 2007 :: vooruit, gent
tickets: €19 / €23


20 February 2007 :: scala, london
doors: 19:30
tickets: £16 + booking fees

21 February 2007 :: scala, london
doors: 19:30
tickets: £16 + booking fees

22 February 2007 :: city varieties, leeds
tickets: £14

24 February 2007 :: òran mór, glasgow
doors: 19:30
tickets: £14 + booking fees

25 February 2007 :: lowry, manchester
tickets: £14

26 February 2007 :: glee club, birmingham
tickets: £12.50


28 February 2007 :: spielboden, dornbirn
tickets: €16 / €19

01 March 2007 :: posthof, linz
tickets: €16 / €18

03 March 2007 :: orpheum, graz
tickets: €19 / €20 / €22

04 March 2007 :: wuk, vienna
tickets: €16 / €18

05 March 2007 :: rockhouse, salzburg
tickets: €17 / €19


07 March 2007 :: alpheus, rome
tickets: €10

08 March 2007 :: new age, treviso
tickets: €10

09 March 2007 :: covo club, bologna
tickets: €10


January 2007

The Frames play Vicar St. on January 14th. Here are the details:

14 January 2007 :: Vicar Street, Dublin
Doors: 20:30
Tickets: €30.70 + booking fees on sale 11dec2006 [Buy Online]
Event info: this is the rescheduled date for the cancelled 23rd Dec gig at the National Stadium, Dublin.
Venue info:


November 2006

Video interview with Glen Hansard on Dutch website "Face Culture".


September 29 2006

"The Cost" enters the Irish album charts at No.2.


September 2006

American tour dates for The Swell Season



12th - iota, arlington
13th - tin angel, philadelphia
14th - tonic, nyc
15th - southpaw, brooklyn
17th - triple door, seattle
18th - doug fir lounge, portland
20th - cafe du nord, san francisco
21st - largo, LA
24th - shubas, chicago


September 18 2006

Aiken Promotions: "The Frames have announced an autumn tour to coincide with the release of a new double A-Sided single and their 6th studio album. “Falling Slowly”, taken from the album will be accompanied by brand new non-album track ”No More I Love Yous” on 1 September. These will be followed by the release of the new album, The Cost, on 22 September. Both will be released in Ireland on the band’s own Plateau label.

The Frames have confirmed the following live dates in Vicar St. on Sept 24th and October 1st. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.

The Frames spent most of the Summer zig-zagging their way around Europe and North America with festivals everywhere from the Czech Republic and Austria to New York and Chicago taking in Belgium and The Netherlands in between.

The Frames were given Esquire’s coveted “Best Import” award in March 2006 (the previous year it was won by Coldplay). The band played 3 sold out dates in February in Vicar St, Dublin in preparation for recording their new album which is due for release in September 2006. The album is being recorded in Black Box Studios in France.

Acknowledged as one of Ireland’s most successful current bands, The Frames have spent most of 2005 away from home touring the US, Europe and Australia in support of their critically acclaimed 5th studio album, Burn The Maps. Released on the band’s own Plateau label in September 2004 the Double Platinum-selling Burn The Maps went straight to No 1 in Ireland and became a constant fixture in the Album Charts.

The band were in Black Box studios in France in March and April recording and mixing songs for their new album which will be released in September 2006."


August 10 2006

RTÉ News reports: "The Frames announce Irish tour details

With their new album 'The Cost' released on 22 September, The Frames have announced details of their Irish tour.

In addition to their performance at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois on Saturday 2 September, the band will also play the following dates:

Sunday 24 September - Vicar Street, Dublin
Monday 25 September - Townhall, Galway
Wednesday 27 September - Royal Theatre, Castlebar
Thursday 28th September - Music Factory, Carlow

Sunday 1 October - Vicar Street, Dublin
Monday 2 October - Ulster Hall, Belfast
Tuesday 3 October - An Grianan, Letterkenny
Thursday 5 October - Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork
Friday 6 October - Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork
Saturday 7 October - University of Limerick

Tickets for all shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday 11 August.

The album and the tour will be preceded by the band's new double A-sided single, 'Falling Slowly'/'No More I Love Yous', on 1 September."


August 2006

06 August 2006 :: Lollapalooza Festival, Grant Park, Chicago

A Caution To The Birds
Star Star / Hotellounge / Beautiful Widow
God Bless Mom
People Get Ready
Pavement Tune / Reservations

Live from Lollapalooza - August 6, 9:30GMT


June 2006

Latest tour dates from The Frames:


13 may 2006 :: inishbofin festival
location: inishbofin, co. galway
support: "small, compact and very bijoux" - mr mark geary.
tickets: strictly limited to 250 (on sale: soon - check the inis bofin website)


++ Glen Hansard solo gigs:

27 may 2006 :: Night with an Angel (noc s andělem) ++
info: Live Night talk/play show, Czech TV 2, from 23,00 to 00,35 (Glen/Mar/Bertrand/Marja)
tv info:

28 may 2006 :: archa theatre, prague++
doors: 21:00

10 june 2006 :: kurim castle, brno ++
tickets: still available
info: glen solo show
festival info:

12 june 2006 :: kino artefakt, nový jičín ++
tickets: SOLD OUT
info: glen solo show

14 june 2006 :: divadlo hudby, olomouc ++
tickets: SOLD OUT
info: glen solo show

15 june 2006 :: divadlo hudby, olomouc ++
tickets: SOLD OUT
info: glen solo show

17 june 2006 :: za vodou festival, ostrava ++
tickets: no limit - tickets still on sale


26 june 2006 :: vicar street, dublin
support: the walls
venue layout: standing
tickets: €30 incl. booking fee (ticketmaster charge extra fees so check road recs and sound cellar, etc for the best offer)

28 june 2006 :: inec, killarney
support: delorentos
tickets: €27 + booking fee (on sale: 19 may 2006)

30 june 2006 :: live at the marquee, the showgrounds, cork
support: the immediate
gates: 20:00
tickets: €30 from ticketmaster and usual outlets


05 july 2006 :: rock for people, cesky brod
tickets: 550,- 1day pass / 620,- 3day pass


10 july 2006 :: orpheum graz, graz
tickets: tbc

11 july 2006 :: rockhouse, salzburg
tickets: tbc

12 july 2006 :: Spielboden, Dornbirn
tickets: tbc

13 july 2006 :: nuke warm up festival, st. pölten


14 july 2006 :: pohoda festival, trencin


17 july 2006 :: kinsale arts festival, co. cork
venue: charles fort
support: lerner
entry: 18:00
tickets: €30


21 july 2006 :: colours of ostrava festival

24 july 2006 :: Flm School festival, Uherske Hradiste
info: Glen, The Swell Season gang and John Carney will be playing this very special gig. The following day, John Carney will present his movie 'Once' along with David Clearey's exhibition of photographs.

27 july 2006 :: festival hrachovka, valasske mezirici++
line-up: glen is performing as special guest of Interference

28 july 2006 :: Namest nad Oslavou festival ++

30 july 2006 :: milevsko monastery ++

01 aug 2006 :: folk festival, telc ++


03 august 2006 :: central park summerstage, nyc
line-up: new pornographers / calexico / the frames

05 august 2006 :: lollapalooza aftershow, the metro, chicago
line-up: The Frames / Nada Surf w/ Elvis Perkins

06 august 2006 :: lollapalooza festival, grant park, chicago


18 august 2006 :: pukkelpop festival, hasselt-kiewet, belgium

19 august 2006 :: lowlands festival, the netherlands


01-03 sept 2006 :: electric picnic, stradbally estate, co. laois
tickets: €175 + the usual booking fees (3day camping tickets)


March 16 2006

The Frames are announced for Lollapalooza 2006, Chicago: Aug 4-6.

Lollapalooza 3-Day Pass
"It’s the festival that changed live music. Lollapalooza is in Chicago for one huge 3-day event, in the city’s jewel of a green space, Grant Park. It’s 3 days, 8 stages, more than 130 bands, and limitless spectacle that will change your life."

"Grant Park, our gracious host in Chicago, will once again give us the beautiful green space to play in 2006. This year, we've expanded the grounds by 100% to fit eight stages inside. What does that mean? It means more bands, attractions, and spectacle for you. But make sure you have the physical conditioning to walk the park and not miss a thing. Start training now by bagging your own groceries, taking two stairs at a time, and doing butt clinches in your cubicle."


February 2006

Hot Press report: "While the next Frames album is still a long way off, Glen Hansard has confirmed that he’s a collaborative solo project, The Swell Season, in the can. You can get a sneak preview by hopping on a plane and catching Glen’s March 19 show at Pianos in New York.

Support is provided by his – chortle – Czech mate Markéta Irglová.

Meanwhile, 15 years after The Commitments, Hansard is playing the lead role in a low-budget Irish film about a busker.

“He meets this East European girl, and she inspires him to get off his ass and to get into the studio and make a record and go see his girlfriend in London…to get her back with these songs that he's been writing,” Glen reveals. “The script is really good, I'm very happy with it.”

Even more interestingly, Glen is writing the accompanying soundtrack with Damien Rice.

“We’ve taken the guitars out and (I’ve said), ‘Right, here's the scene where I'm playing this song for the first time on the street. This girl walks by and she hears it. What kind of song is it? Where are we? Okay, what have we got?’

“One of us starts playing some chords and we kind of take it from there. It’s been really organic, really simple. What he has to offer and what I have to offer are two very different things, and when they combine they seem to work well.”"


November 2005

The Frames play:

Dec.19 - The Music Factory, Carlow
Dec.20 - Ulster Hall, Belfast
Dec.31 - INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Also check out their KEXP Radio Session from September 4 2005.


September 2005

Review from recent ACL Festival in the USA:

"I have seen the Frames a couple of times before in small clubs and always thought that this stirring Irish band would be something to see at a festival. Under the blazing sunshine, they proved me right with one of the best sets of the day in front of a crowd at the AMD Stage whose enthusiasm grew throughout the band's show. Singer Glen Hansard (who some may remember as the guitar player in the movie The Commitments) happily contrasted the show with a club gig the Frames played in Austin a couple of years ago that drew fewer than twenty people, and the crowd didn't let him down when he asked them to sing along."


September 2005

Bonnaroo Festival official live download released.


August 2005

Here's the latest tour dates:


24 september 2005 :: austin city limits festival, austin, TX
location: zilker park, 2100 barton springs road, austin, TX
on stage: 3:30 PM
tickets: from $45

27 september 2005 :: rhythm room, phoenix, AZ
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 6:00 PM
tickets: $14 / $15

28 september 2005 :: plush, tucson, AZ
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:30 PM
tickets: $12

29 september 2005 :: san diego, CA tbc

30 september 2005 :: KCRW presents The Frames / Josh Ritter
venue: el rey theatre, los angeles, CA
doors: 7:00 PM
tickets: $16 + booking fees

01 october 2005 :: the fillmore, san francisco, CA
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: tbc

03 october 2005 :: aladdin theatre, portland, OR
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 7:00 PM
tickets: tbc

04 october 2005 :: showbox, seattle, WA
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 7:00 PM
tickets: $16.50 advance and day of show at Tickets West

05 october 2005 :: boise, ID tbc

07 october 2005 :: bluebird theatre, denver, CO
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $15

08 october 2005 :: granada, lawrence, KS
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: on sale 20 august 2005
info: Granada (c/o Google Local)

09 october 2005 :: mississippi nights, st. louis, MO
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 7:00 PM
tickets: $13 / $15

11 october 2005 :: the earl, atlanta, GA tbc
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $12 / $15

12 october 2005 :: cat's cradle, carrboro, NC tbc
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:30 PM
tickets: $12

14 october 2005 :: state theatre, falls church, VA
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 7:00 PM
tickets: $16

15 october 2005 :: theatre of living arts, philadelphia, PA
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: tba

16 october 2005 :: irving plaza, new york, NY
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $20

17 october 2005 :: somerville Theater, somerville, MA
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 6:30 PM
tickets: $20


19 october 2005 :: club soda, montreal, QC
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $14.34 + taxes + fees

20 october 2005 :: phoenix concert theatre, toronto, ON
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:30 PM
tickets: $15


21 october 2005 :: beachland ballroom, cleveland, OH
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $15

22 october 2005 :: park west, chicago, IL
co-headline: josh ritter
doors: 6:30 PM
tickets: tbc


July 2005

THE FRAMES - FRI 25/11/2005 19:30
Shepherds Bush Empire London TICKETS


June 2005

Glen Hansard, Iain Archer
Date: 17 August 2005
Time: 8.00pm
Price: £15.00

Venue Details:
Island Arts Centre
Lagan Valley Island
Co. Antrim
BT27 4RL

Phone: +44 28 9250 9254
Email: arts.information<at>


May 2005

Glen Hansard (of the Frames), Gemma Hayes
Thursday, May 26, 2005 (8:00 PM)

9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, California 90069
Glen Hansard, frontman of the Frames, to perform a solo gig at the Troubadour with opening act Gemma Hayes. Tickets are $14.


May 2005

The Frames have just finished some US touring which included a great gig at the Sasquatch Festival, Seattle. The boys performance caused quite a stir - they had a request from the main stage to turn down the volume and Canadian band Arcade Fire were in the audience looking on - the Cnucks have been Frames' fans for awhile now. The band are heading to Germany next week for the start of more European dates before nipping back to the US to play some festivals before returning to Ireland for their Oxegen date on Saturday 9th July.


May 2005

Hot Press: "Glen Hansard to release limited edition live CD

The Frames frontman and pipe-playing Duihnan release a limited number of live CDs next week

Frames fans will have to be quick off the mark on May 5 when 1,000 CD copies of Glen Hansard’s collaboration with celebrated piper and whistle player Eoin Duihnan go on sale at

Recorded live in 2003 at McCarthy’s Bar in Dingle, the 15-minute-long ‘Cochina’s Tribe’ features an improvised vocal from Glen who dedicated the performance to Duihnan’s daughter, Triona.

Released to coincide with the Féile na Bealtaine Festival, it costs €10 and benefits the Dingle Hospice Fund."


March 2005

"Dance The Devil" was voted No.8 in the Irish Top 100 Albums. "Set List" was voted No.12, "For The Birds" was voted No.15 and "Fitzcarraldo" was voted No. 21.


March 2005

EXCLUSIVE: The Frames make their US TV debut performing 'Finally' on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC. This was recorded on March 1 3:45PM and broadcast on March 10 2005 at 1:35AM EST. Many thanks to Scott for sending in this one.


March 2005

Mardi Gras will be the support act when The Frames tour Italy.

These are the Frames dates around Italy:
The Frames Burn the Maps Italian tour

April 14th: Rolling Stone, Milan (rock TV night showcase)
April 15th: Jailbreak, Rome + Mardi Gras
April 16th :Tempo Rock, Gualtieri (RE)+ Mardi Gras

The first Mardi Gras EP "Ballads" is available at Road Records and Freebird in Dublin.


March 2 2005

"Dance The Devil" was voted No.8 in Hot Press People's Choice Top 100 Irish albums of all-time.


"In many ways The Frames embody the independent spirit of Irish music; they are local heroes, experimental, visceral and driven. Whether it be ‘Pavement Tune’ or sweet lilting Americana ballads like ‘Star Star’, they can and do embody a range of musical emotions that make them both accessible and provocative. The sheer love and loyalty they command from people prove just how important a band they are. They may not be the biggest band to emerge from this island but they have produced great album after great album, and more than any other Irish band they personify a free-wheeling spirit linked with a sensibility for creating beautiful, powerful and emotive music."

"Set List" was voted No.12

Diane Hayes,

"Setlist captures the brilliance that is The Frames live. It is almost a live ‘best of’ of their previous three albums. Hearing their music live is a whole other experience. There is always a fantastic atmosphere at Frames gigs and you get a sense of this listening to Setlist – the rocking music, refrains of other songs snuck in, the crowd singing along and cheering, and Glen’s stories. The next best thing to being there."

"For The Birds" was voted No.15

Philip Rooney,

"For The Birds is an album that evokes so many emotions. From the opening instrumental track ‘In The Deep Shade’ to the hidden track at the end, it’s a real musical roller coaster. While it may not be as instantly accessible as some of their other albums, For The Birds is the work of musicians who have realised that they have the ability – and the belief in their abilities – to make this kind of record all on their own. Magnificent."

Ken Ward,

"For The Birds showed just how dynamic Irish music can truly be. Blending traditional instrumentation with a very stripped bare approach to recording the album, The Frames tapped into a vacant space in Irish musical culture. The album is at once anthemic and personal, outwardly angry, and delivered with such a sense of intimacy, thanks to the unmatched compositions of Glen Hansard and the production of Craig Ward and Dave Odlum."

"Fitzcarraldo" was voted No.21

Joe Heron,

"The Frames continue to make some really good tunes, but this remains their most solid album. Songs like ‘Revelate’ and ‘Fitzcarraldo’ became classics, others like ‘Angel At My Table’, ‘Monument’ and ‘Red Chord’ remain favourites with fans. More than their debut, this was the album that really gave people a basis on which to rally round the band. If you don’t like fanatical Frames fans – blame Fitzcarraldo!"


February 2005

The Frames performing on Last Call with Carson Daly on March 1st.


February 2005

TG4, 00:00 "Innovative music series. Featuring Mairead Nesbitt and her band, Cara Dillon, a profile of Colm Mac an Iomaire, as well as a video of Donegal singer Aodh Mac Ruairi."


February 2005

The Frames are confirmed for Oxegen 2005 Festival in Ireland. They will play Saturday night, just before Green Day.

"OXEGEN is THE FRAMES only confirmed Irish performance to date this year as they are touring Europe, America and Australia to coincide with the worldwide release of album "Burn The Maps". THE FRAMES performance will be their first open air show since their sold-out concert at Marlay Park last Summer. One of Irelands most celebrated live acts, THE FRAMES were nominated for Best Irish Band and Best Irish Album at this years Meteor Ireland Music Awards."


February 2005

"Sideways Down" enters the charts at No.10. Hits No.23 on Week 2 and No. 28 on Week 3. "Burn The Maps" also makes the CJLO Charts in the USA.


February 2005

HMV music store will officially open their new outlet in Barrock Lane, Galway on February 3rd. To celebrate, The Frames will make a guest appearance at 4pm to sign copies of their latest single Sideways Down.

Due to the popularity of the event entry will be restricted to wristbands, so check your local news for ways to win, borrow or buy one and be part of a great day out.

The Galway store will be the 200th HMV across the UK and Ireland. The HMV Group recently won the prestigious title of Best Music Retail Chain of 2004.


January 29 2005

The Frames perform 'Sideways Down' on Tubridy Tonight.


January 2005

The latest confirmed tour dates from The Frames newsletter:

EUROPE - all confirmed shows - all on sale now and tickets moving briskly....supports will be mostly local acts.

Tue 8 Belgium, Brussels, AB Club SOLD OUT

Wed 9 Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso
+31 (0)900 300 1250
Ben Christopher on at 8.30, frames on at 9.45 and the wonderful Bell X1 happen to be playing in the same building on the same night.

Thur 10 Germany, Frankfurt, Nachtleben Frankfurt:
Fri 11 Germany, Munich, Atomic Café Munich:
Sat 12 Czech Republic, Prague, Archa Theatre
Mon 14 Germany, Berlin, Postbahnhof Berlin:

online for all GERMAN shows:
Ticket hotline for all GERMAN shows: 0049 (0) 40 413 2260

Tue 15 Germany, Hamburg, Knust hamburg:
Thurs 17 Denmark, Copenhagen, Loppen 0045 70 15 65 65

Fri 18 Norway, Oslo, The Garage
Weblink for The Frames concert:

Sat 19 Sweden Goethenburg sticky fingers


AMERICA - all dates supported by Mark Geary. check local venues for tickets.

TUE 3/1 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
WED 3/2 BOSTON, MA Paradise
THU 3/3 MONTREAL, QC Le Tulipe
FRI 3/4 TORONTO, ON Opera House
THU 3/10 VANCOUVER, BC Richard on Richard’s TBC
FRI 3/11 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile
SAT 3/12 PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater
MON 3/14 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American
TUE 3/15 LOS ANGLES, CA The Troubadour
FRI 3/18 AUSTIN, TX SXSW Antones

There will possibly be more to add in Austin at the SXSW Festival - more confirmation as they come in....


AUSTRALIA...check local venues for tickets



SUNDAY 3RD APRIL - WDR FESTIVAL KÖLN, GERMANY -The Frames first on and Garbage headlining. this is a TV gig that is recorded that night and transmitted on the 10th April.

TUES 5TH APRIL - Le Glaz'art PARIS to be confirmed

GIGS X BOLOGNA, ROME, MILAN LIKELY TO BE PRE Shepard's Bush Empire SHOW but I'll confirm more details as I confirm the gigs...

FRIDAY 22ND APRIL SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE LONDON CONFIRMED tickets on sale now and moving VERY office 0870 771 2000 or online at or 0871 2200 260


January 2005

Hot Press: The Frames go for chart glory again on January 28 with the release of 'Sideways Down'.

The third single to be lifted from their platinum Burn The Maps album, it also features the brand new 'How Many Times' and 'Me & My Boyfriend'.

Men of the people that they are, the band have lined up a February 3 signing session in HMV Galway, which starts at 4pm.

Entry to the event is strictly limited and via wristband only. Wristbands will be available from the Galway HMV store from 9.00am on Friday 28th January - 2 wristbands per person maximum, subject to availability on a first come first served basis.

After that it's off to the States for a rigorous bout of gigging with Mark Geary who's one of the acts playing the Irish Red Cross Tsunami Benefit show in Vicar St. on February 1.

News too of one of The Frames' other pals, Josh Ritter, who's releasing a 2-CD version of his Hello Starling album through Independent Records next month.

An Irish-only affair, the bonus disc features live tracks from both Hello Starling and its predecessor, Golden Age Of Radio.


January 2005

Media stuff in Manchester:


January 15 2005

The Frames will play Arena Vienna at 22.20h on 22.1.05. Go to

There will be a live stream there from 6pm to midnight Irish time, Frames will be on 9.20pm Irish time.


January 2005


25 March 2005 :: East Coast Blues And Roots Festival, Byron Bay
26 March 2005 :: The Zoo, Brisbane
30 March 2005 :: Metro Theatre, Sydney
31 March 2005 :: Prince of Wales, Melbourne

01 April 2005 :: Fly By Night, Perth


January 2005

Some dates are confirmed - more confirmations to follow

26 February 2005 :: north star bar, Philadelphia, PA
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 9:00 PM
tickets: $12 (ph. 215-684-0808)

27 February 2005 :: black cat, Washington, DC
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 8:30 PM
tickets: $12 from box office OR ph. 202-432-SEAT

01 March 2005 :: bowery ballroom, New York, NY
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $15

02 March 2005 :: the paradise, Boston, MA
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 7:00 PM
tickets: $12

03 March 2005 :: cabaret la Tulipe, Montréal, QC
special guest: Mark Geary

04 March 2005 :: Toronto, ON

05 March 2005 :: the metro, Chicago, IL
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $16

07 March 2005 :: 400 bar, Minneapolis, MN
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $10

10 March 2005 :: Vancouver, BC

11 March 2005 :: crocodile cafe, Seattle, WA
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 9:00 PM

12 March 2005 :: Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 8:00 PM

14 March 2005 :: Great American music hall, San Francisco, CA
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 7:00 PM
tickets: tbc

15 March 2005 :: troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
special guest: Mark Geary
doors: 8:00 PM
tickets: $12

18 March 2005 :: SxSW, Austin, TX


January 10 2005

The Clerys play Whelan's The Village, Dublin on the 16th January. All money to a charity/charities related to SE Asia disaster. Tickets 25 euro. on sale from Whelan's box office on Tuesday 11th January as of noon. Mark 'Dunnes' Geary might be looking likely as support.


December 17 2004

The Frames are to tour Europe in 2005:

08 February Belgium, Brussles, AB Club
09 February Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso
10 February Germany, Frankfurt, Nachtleben
11 February Germany, Munich, Atomic Café
12 February Czech Republic, Prague, Archa Theatre

14 February Germany, Berlin, Postbahnhof
15 February Germany, Hamburg, Knust

17 February Denmark, Copenhagen, Loppen
18 February Norway, Oslo, The Garage
19 February Sweden, Goethenberg, Sticky Fingers

03 April Germany, Cologne, The Rochnacht


December 2004

RTÉ News: "The Frames are to play a concert in Dublin on New Year's Eve.

The band will play Vicar Street on 31 December with tickets, priced €33, on sale on Saturday 11 December at 9am.

The Frames will also play the Olympia Theatre on Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 December.

The band's new album, 'Burn the Maps', will be released in the US in February."


December 2004

the onion: "BEST ALBUMS OF 2005 (SO FAR)

It was easy to view 2004 as a down year for music, with few classics everyone could agree on and fewer career bests from established favourites. But January and February 2005 are already looking remarkable: Low returns Jan. 25 with The Great Destroyer, a surprisingly upbeat and frequently remarkable set produced by David Fridmann, while Clem Snide's End Of Love (out Feb. 22) takes on topics like death, religion, and the darker side of love in the unstoppable likes of "Jews For Jesus Blues." Best of all, The Frames' Burn The Maps (out Feb. 8, though it's available as an import) offers an epic, moody, bruising collection of songs about disillusionment, dissolution, and disappointment—all prime fodder for what may well prove to be 2005's best, and certainly most heart-rending, album."


December 9 2004

In 2005, Visit Ireland and Fall in Love with GOLDFISH MEMORY
Coming Exclusively to DVD on January 18, 2005

2-Disc Set Includes 18-Track Soundtrack Featuring 3 Songs by Damien Rice

"SAN JOSE, CA —Wolfe is excited to introduce Liz Gill’s Irish omnisexual romantic comedy GOLDFISH MEMORY to home video as a 2-disc set, including the feature film on DVD and a CD soundtrack featuring Irish rock and pop artists, such as Damien Rice. This popular festival hit, which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at Los Angeles’s Outfest, takes a sweet look at the love lives of a group of young Dubliners."

"Written and directed by Liz Gill, who previously assisted Martin Scorsese and Todd Haynes, GOLDFISH MEMORY is a light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin. When Clara sees her boyfriend Tom kissing Isolde, it sets off a chain reaction of romances and heartbreaks until the entire cycle has turned full circle, each character trying to solve the pressing question of what is the perfect relationship. Some favor marriage, others a week-at-a-time arrangement. The only thing they can all agree on is that love is the one thing we can’t live without. Falling in love, out of love and making the same mistakes all over again - all of us say we learn from heartbreak, but how many of us really change? And do we want to? Exploring the comical nature of love, straight, gay and in-between, GOLDFISH MEMORY brings life to the saying what goes around, comes around...and around...and around..."

"The DVD edition of GOLDFISH MEMORY will be accompanied by an 18-track soundtrack on CD. The film features songs by Bossa Nova impresario Antonio Carlos Jobim, best known for the song “The Girl From Ipanema.” For the film, producers enlisted Ireland’s up-and-coming rock and pop artists to cover Jobim’s songs. The soundtrack is led by 2004 Shortlist Music Award winner Damien Rice, who, along with Lisa Hannigan, covers the songs “Waters of March,” “Desafinado,” and “Once I Loved.” In addition, Rice’s single “Cold Water” is used throughout the film as a theme for the character of Angie. The soundtrack also includes 5 songs by The Walls, and songs by The Frames, NPB, Messiah J & the Expert, Sinead Lohan, Nina Hynes and Rodrigo y Gabriela."


November 17 2004

The Frames / Dance The Devil
(30/100 Greatest Irish Albums) | The 100 Greatest Irish Albums

By the time The Frames got around to recording their second album for ZZT, they were in the midst of a full-blown identity meltdown.

The Frames / For The Birds
(35/100 Greatest Irish Albums) | The 100 Greatest Irish Albums

The fans took For The Birds to their collective bosom, and it went multi-platinum, establishing Hansard and co as the pioneers of Ireland’s burgeoning independent scene.


November 2004

The Frames - UK dates:

18 January 2005 Islington Academy, London
tickets: ph. 0870 771 2000 / 020 7403 3331 (CC hotline: 0871 2200 260)

19 January 2005 The Lowry, Manchester
tickets: ph. 0870 787 5796 / 0161 832 1111 (CC hotline: 0871 2200 260)

20 January 2005 The Arches, Glasgow
tickets: ph. 0141 353 8000 (on sale 18 November 2004)


November 2004

The Frames – Dublin dates:

Olympia Theatre, Dublin – 20, 21, 22, 23 December 2004

The Frames have just announced four consecutive shows in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 20, 21, 22 and 23 December.

The band’s Christmas dates come on top of a fantastic year in Ireland that saw The Frames release their fifth studio album, Burn The Maps, in Ireland and Australia. The record went straight to number one in the Irish Album Charts, stayed there for two weeks and now appears to be a permanent fixture in the Irish Top 20.

Don’t miss your chance to see The Frames, live at their Christmas shows in the intimate surroundings of the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 20, 21, 22 and 23 December. Tickets are on sale now.


October 26 2004

Halloween Ball, The Frames at the Mansion House, Dublin from 8:00-9:30PM.


October 7 2004

Busking special on TG4, 10:55PM: "Splanc: Spiorad na Sráide (OS) The world of Irish buskers - they come from the streets, some are content to stay there and make their living, but others move on to bigger things."


October 4 2004

The Frames perform an acoustic session on Pet Sounds on Today FM.


September 24 2004

'Burn the Maps' has gone straight to the top of the albums chart in Ireland.

The Frames have gone straight to number one in the Irish album chart with Burn The Maps.

Its 7,371 bar sales compares with the 2,438 mustered by its nearest rival, Green Day's American Idiot, and the 2,436 which The Thrills' Let's Bottle Bohemia notched up last week to claim the top spot.

Indeed, the only record that's out-performed it this year in its first week of release is Norah Jones' Feels Like Home which shifted 7,638 copies in chart return shops.


September 18 2004


German film director Werner Herzog will be honoured at the Werner Herzog Film Festival in Drumshanbo, County Leitrim on 25 and 26 September.

One of the most distinctive and original filmmakers in the post-war history of film, Herzog's work has been subject to many major retrospectives.

The Drumshanbo Festival will show some of Herzog's feature and documentary films, including Fitzcarraldo and My Best Fiend. For more information on the Werner Herzog Film Festival see


September 17 2004

The Frames play a surprise in-store on Road Records, Dublin to launch their new album "Burn The Maps". Burn The Maps was mostly recorded in Black Box, France by the band’s Rob Bochnik and ex-band member turned producer David Odlum. Burn The Maps will receive a full European and U.S. release on 8 February courtesy of the Anti label.

Road Records set list: Sideways Down, Happy, Suffer In Silence, Look Back Now, Locusts, People Get Ready.

Radio 1 broadcast The Frames 'Rattlebag' performance recorded yesterday.

HMV set list: Happy, Finally, Dream Awake, A Caution To The Birds, Trying, Fake, Sideways Down, Underglass, Ship Caught In The Bay, Keepsake, Suffer In Silence, Locusts || Early Bird, Look Back Now.


September 16 2004

The Frames perform five songs for RTE1's radio programme 'Rattlebag' in Studio 8 on Radio1.

Rattlebag set list: Happy, Dream Awake, Sideways Down, Look Back Now and Keepsake.]


September 15 2004

The Frames (Glen & Colm) performed a cover of Britney Spears's "Everytime" (as voted by the listeners) of Today FM.

Glen appears on Dan Hegarty's show on 2Fm after midnight on September 16.


September 15 2004

The Frames will be playing in-store at HMV Grafton Street this Friday September 17 at 6PM. Wristbands will be available to fans from 8.30AM on Fri 17th Sept - two wristbands per person max (subject to availability). More details on Hot Press..

Irish Tour Dates:

September 18: Royal Theatre, Castlebar /w The Chapters
September 20: Vicar St., Dublin w/ The Chapters, Waiting Room
September 21: Concert Hall, Limerick w/ Waiting Room
September 22: Black Box, Galway w/ Waiting Room
September 24: Opera Cork [LATE SHOW]
September 25: Everyman, Cork w/ Valerie Francis
September 28: Ulster Hall, Belfast w/ Grand Drive
September 29: An Grianan, Letterkenny w/ Grand Drive
September 30: Vicar St., Dublin w/ Grand Drive

October 1: Vicar St., Dublin [seated]

The Frames are also on the cover of Hot Press this fortnight.


September 14 2004

The Frames perform Happy on The View, RTÉ.


September 7 2004

The Frames have added a new date for their upcoming tour

Oct. 1: Vicar St., Dublin

Waiting Room support on the following dates:
Monday, September 20th - Vicar St. Dublin
Tuesday, September 21st - Concert Hall, Limerick
Wednesday, September 22nd - Black Box, Galway


September 1 2004

Hot Press: "Days before the release of their fifth studio album Burn The Maps, The Frames reveal that album number six is "ready to rock".

The Frames, who release their fifth studio album, Burn The Maps, in Ireland on September 17, are already hard at work on Maps’ follow-up, which may see the light of day as early as next year.

The reason for such admirable workaholism is that Burn The Maps is the band’s first worldwide release, and promoting it is unlikely to leave the band much free time to record.

The other reason is, as Frames manager Claire Leadbitter posted on the band’s website, "because there are soooo many new songs flying around at the moment".

Frames frontman Glen Hansard tells Hot Press a little something about what fans can expect.

"Our next record will be very much song-written," he says. "I can think of three songs off the top of my head that are very much in the tradition of proper, folky songs.

"One of them is called ‘Song For Someone’. It’s a very simple little song: a real, proper folky number.

"There’s ’People Get Ready’, which is simple too, but which kind of turns into a bit of a marauder at the end. It gets a bit (makes growly marauding noise) ‘Oooooaaahhh!'.

"And I think ‘Races’ is going to go on it, as well, this other song, which is very, very plain. You know. A one-guy-and-his-girlfriend-and-a-guitar kind of song.

"But you never know. You always go into an album going, ‘This’ll be what it is’. And it ends up being a completely different beast. But, yeah, as happy as we are with Burn The Maps, and as proud of it as we are, I’m already focused completely on our next record.

"We’re in the studio in October," he continues. "We finish the Irish tour, and we go straight to France to Black Box Studios. Graham Hopkins is going to come over and drum on it. We’re gonna spend 10 days there. And I’m really hoping that we’ll come out of that with another finished record. As in, it’ll be recorded fast. And it’ll be put out fast.

"The band are all already going, ‘Okay, which song? What version should we go for? What should we be trying to do with it? So we’ve an album pretty much ready to rock.""


August 30 2004

Hot Press: "From Marlay Park to Meeting House Square - The Frames have just been confirmed for this weekend's Hard Working Class Heroes event.

In what should prove a sensational finale for the three day event, Hansard and co. will be the performing in the intimate (read: limited access) outdoor setting on Sunday, September 5.

Weekend tickets for Hard Working Class Heroes are on sale now. Tickets for individual events are not available, but with over 100 bands on the line-up you should be able to get your €20's worth. For the full listings check out The host venues include Meeting House Square, Temple Bar Music Centre, Eamon Dorans, The Hub, The Mezz and St. Michaels Church.

Tickets can be purchased online from (telephone 0818 220050) or, alternatively, from Road Records or Temple Bar Properties Ltd (Essex Street, Temple Bar)."


August 20 2004

Glen appears on Today FM on the Breakfast Show. The Frames also release the new single 'Finally' today.


July 28 2004

Tom Dunne has the first play of The Frames new single 'Finally' on Today FM from the new album called "Burn The Maps".


July 2004

The artwork for The Frames next single 'Finally' is online now at Due to be released August 20 2004 with the as yet untitled album due on September 17.

RTÉ Arts News:
"21 July 2004: Frames announce new single details
To coincide with their Marlay Park gig in August, The Frames will release their new single, 'Finally', on Friday 20 August.

Taken from their as-yet-untitled new album, 'Finally' is backed by two new tracks: 'Roads Outgrown' and an instrumental called 'The Waiting Room'.

The Frames' new album will follow on 17 September.

The band's concert in Dublin's Marlay Park takes place on Saturday 21 August, with special guests Supergrass, Bell X1, Idlewild and Halite. Tickets are on sale now."


June 2004

Upcoming Glen solo dates:

July 28 folk festival Namest nad Oslavou - Castle

July 30 open air cinema Novy Jicin
info: cancelled

July 31 Berg & Tal Fest, Berg im Drautal, Carinthia
info: cancelled

August 7 folk festival Telc, Castle


June 25 2004

THE FRAMES: Marlay Park, Dublin - 21 August 2004
with special guests Supergrass, Idlewild, BellX1 and Halite

The Frames are set to headline a major concert with special guests Supergrass, Idlewild, Bell X 1 and Halite on Saturday, 21 August 2004 in Marlay Park.

Celebrated as one of Ireland's favourite live acts, The Frames will headline a major concert with special guests Supergrass, Idlewild BellX1 and Halite. The band are currently in France putting the final touches to their next album which will be released at the end of the summer. Lucky fans may get the chance to hear some of their new material live in Marlay Park, alongside some of their favourites classic anthems including Fake, Lay Me Down, Star Star and Revelate to name but a few.

This is an unmissable performance from one of Ireland's finest acts in Marlay Park on 21 August. The Frames will be joined by special guests Supergrass, Idlewild, BellX1 and Halite. Tickets go on sale Friday, 2 July 2004.


June 22 2004

The new Frames album is due to be released on September 17 2004, which a single 'Finally' due out in August.


June 2004

New Frames gig:

July 2 Pier 17 / South Street Seaport, N.Y.C.
Tickets: FREE


April 30 2004

Glen Hansard solo tour of Ireland:

Vicar St., Dublin (June 22 &23, seated shows) support (22)Ross Breen, Mark Dignam. support (23) Gemma Hayes
An Grianian, Letterkenny (25)
Glor Theatre, Ennis (26)
Town Hall Theatre, Galway (27)
Opera House, Cork (28)
Dolan's, Limerick (30)
Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo (July 1) [Cancelled]


April 12 2004

The Frames play their own headline show in The Hideout, Chicago, U.S.A. on April 236 2004.


April 6 2004


The Frames, Mundy and Niall Quinn And The Pennywhores are on the bill too. Tickets from and more info from courtesy of David O'Donovan in limerick town. Doors 6.30 for a 7pm start. Tickets on sale now.


February 2004

The Frames play March 1 at the Meteor Awards, The Point, Dublin.

The Frames play Whelan's, Dublin on March 2.

Glen Hansard plays Thursday 11 19:30, "Divadlo hudby" venue, Olomouc, Czech Republic.


February 2004

Glen Hansard appears on Other Voices 2 on March 30:

01. 10th February 2004 Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
02. 17th February 2004 Paddy Casey
03. 24th February 2004 Gemma Hayes
04. 2nd March 2004 Simple Kid
05. 9th March 2004 David Kitt
06. 16th March 2004 Bell X1
07. 23rd March 2004 Rodrigo y Gabriella
08. 30th March 2004 Glen Hansard
09. 6th April 2004 The Jimmy Cake
10. 13th April 2004 Christy Moore


February 27 2004

Anti Records: "The Frames have been picked by fellow Irishman Damien Rice as opening act on his upcoming tour of the US and Canada. The tour begins March 23 in Boulder, CO., just a few weeks after the release of The Frames' most recent album Set List. “The Frames and Radiohead are probably my two favourite live rock bands in the world." said Rice. "Very different, but both have a very powerful affect on me. They set standards I aspire towards."

Tue 03/23/04 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Fri 03/26/04 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern LG
Sat 03/27/04 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Mon 03/29/04 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Tue 03/30/04 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Thu 04/01/04 Spokane, WA Big Easy
Fri 04/02/04 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sat 04/03/04 Boise, ID Big Easy
Tue 04/06/04 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
Wed 04/07/04 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
Fri 04/09/04 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Sat 04/10/04 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Sun 04/11/04 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre
Thu 04/15/04 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
Fri 04/16/04 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 04/17/04 Boston, MA Avalon
Mon 04/19/04 Portland, ME State Theatre
Tue 04/20/04 Winooski, VT Higher Ground
Wed 04/21/04 Montreal, QC Outremont Theatre
Fri 04/23/04 Toronto, ON Trinity St. Paul Centre
Sat 04/24/04 Cleveland, OH Odeon Concert Club
Sun 04/25/04 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Tue 04/27/04 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Wed 04/28/04 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
Thu 04/29/04 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant


January 19 2004

On May 22, The Frames play Beijing, China as part of a Chinese / Irish cultural exchange programme.

"Set List" in released in the USA on February 24 2004.


January 17 2004

"It was just been announced that International stars, the Sugababes, Counting Crows, Westlife and The Frames will all perform at this year’s Meteor Ireland Music Awards which will take place at The Point on Monday, 1st March 2004. The Corrs have also confirmed that they will perform at the prestigious awards ceremony hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain.

Tickets to the Meteor Ireland Music Awards will go on sale on 23 January 2004 at 09:00am."


January 16 2004

Hot Press: "The Frames have signed a deal for most the world with Anti, the left-field wing of hardcore label Epitaph which is also home to Tricky and Tom Waits.

The territories not covered by the pact are Ireland, Australia and New Zealand where the band remain on their own Plateau label.

Soon to take to the road in the States with Damien Rice, the band are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album which is due in the summer."


January 2004

The Frames play the following dates on Damien Rice's US tour:

March 2004
March 23 - Boulder Fox Theatre & Cafe, CO, USA
March 26 - Wiltern Theatre, L.A., CA, USA
March 27 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA
March 29 - Moore Theate, Seattle, USA
March 30 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada

April 2004
April 1 - Big Easy Concert House, Spokane, WA, USA
April 2 - Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR, USA
April 3 - Big Easy, Boise, ID, USA
April 6 - Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, USA
April 7 - Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI, USA
April 9 - Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN, USA
April 10 - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH, USA
April 11 - Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
April 15 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA, USA
April 16 - Beacon Theatre, NY, NY USA
April 17 - Avalon, Boston, MA USA
April 19 - State Theatre, Portland, ME, USA
April 20 - Higher Ground, Winooski, VT, USA
April 21 - Outremont Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 23 - Trinity St Paul's Centre, Toronto, Canada
April 24 - The Odeon, Cleveland USA
April 25 - St Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI, USA
April 27 - Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
April 28 - Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS
April 29 - The Pageant, St Louis, MO, USA


December 8 2003

For The Kids is a very special charity event for the 'Children’s Leukaemia Fund' based at the Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin. All proceeds will go directly to this charity.

It will take place at Whelan's, Dublin on Friday, December 26 from 8.30pm until the wee hours.

The event will be headlined by Glen Hansard of The Frames and will feature performances from Paddy Casey, Goodtime John, Ann Scott, Declan O’Rourke and Angus Devine as well several very special guests. The show will be hosted by acclaimed comedian David O’Doherty.

Anyone who reads newspapers or watches the news will know this is a very pertinent cause at this moment in time. The 'Children’s Leukaemia Fund' is in serious need of further resources to provide the required treatment to those children suffering from the illness.

Tickets for this event are 20 euro (no booking fee required) and are available exclusively from Road Records (Fade Street, off George’s Street, Dublin). Tickets can only be purchased on a strict cash basis (no credit card payment or bookings).

Not only is this a hugely important benefit, it looks set to be the party of the year. Be warned: tickets will go fast. More info..


December 2003 "The Frames have just started the final leg of their mammoth international touring schedule. They finally return to Ireland to finish off the year in style having spent the last few months touring the U.S. and Australia. This bout of homeland touring takes them all the way through to a climactic New Year’s Eve show in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre (directly after an all-ages show in the same venue) by way of Ennis, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Killarney, Belfast, Derry.

The Frames will also feature as one of two Irish representative at 2004’s Eurosonic Seminar in Groningen, Holland in January. Thanks to 2FM it will be possible to experience a flavour of the event via a special 3 hour programme on 8th January that they will be broadcasting including live songs from the band’s show on the night."


October 28 2003

A couple of new Glen Hansard solo dates:

October 31, 2003 Divadlo Hudby, Olomouc, Czech.
November 1, 2003 Planetarium, Brno, Czech
November 3, 2003 Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland


October 17 2003

New December gigs:
December 17, 2003 Olympia, Dublin
December 18, 2003 Olympia, Dublin
December 30, 2003 Olympia, Dublin
December 31, 2003 Olympia, Dublin

The Frames play an all ages show in the Olympia on the 30th of December. Doors Open at 6.30pm - Band on Stage 7.30pm. No Alcohol will be served at this show.

This is followed by a concert on New Years Eve on the 31st of December. Doors Open for this show at 8.30pm. Drummer on the current tour in December is John Boyle.


October 2003

Updated dates and ticket info. for the Australian gigs:

Tues 11th NEWCASTLE The Cambridge Hotel Ph 02 4962 2459
Thurs 13th BRISBANE The Zoo Ph 07 3854 1381
Fri 14th BYRON BAY The Great Northern Ph 02 6685 6454
Sat 15th SYDNEY SHOW The Metro Ph 02 9287 2000
Sun 16th MELBOURNE The Corner Hotel Ph 03 9427 9198
Tues 19th ADELAIDE SHOW The Gov Hindmarsh Ph 08 8340 0744
Wed 20th PERTH SHOW The Civic Hotel Ph 08 9272 1011


September 2003

Two new tour dates announced:

01 Ennis Glor Theatre (065 684 3103) web-site
02 Galway Black Box Town Hall (091-569777) e-mail SOLD OUT
04 Cork Opera House SOLD OUT
05 Cork Opera House (phone 021 427 0022) SOLD OUT
08 Limerick Concert Hall (061 331549)
09 Limerick Concert Hall
12 INEC Killarney Box Office (064 71555)
17 Olympia, Dublin
18 Olympia, Dublin
19 Ulster Hall, Belfast
20 Playhouse, Derry

'Fake' enters the Irish singles chart at No.4. It dropped one place to No.5 in the third week. 'Set List' is at No.21 and 'Dance The Devil' has re-entered at No.39, Fitzcarraldo is No.49 and For The Birds No.60

The Frames performed 'Fake' on the Dunphy Show around September 19.

The Frames music featured on Arté documentary broadcast on September 25. Link: IRMA charts.


August 2003

The Frames are touring the US with Calexico in September/October 2003. Dan Sylvester from Chicago on drums.

Also, the new single 'Fake' to be released on September 12. No promotional video was made for the single. New album due in March/April 2004.

September USA dates announced:

# sept 18 The El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $19.50 [Buy Online]

# sept 19 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $19.50 [Buy Online]

# sept 20 Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA.
Capacity: 800
Doors: 20:30
Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door [Buy Online]

# sept 21 Eugene Celebration (festival), Eugene, OR
Location: 5th and Oak [ Yahoo! Maps - Eugene, OR 97401]
Tickets: tbc

# sept 22 Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $13 adv / $15 dos [Buy Online]

# sept 23 Graceland, Seattle, WA
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $12 [Buy Online]

# sept 24 Richard's on Richards, Vancouver, BC
Capacity: 500
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc

# sept 28 The State, Regina, SK
Capacity: 350
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc

# sept 26 Starlight, Edmonton, AB
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc
Info: none yet

# sept 27 MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AB
Doors: 19:00
Tickets: $20 [Buy Online]

sept 28 The State, Regina, SK
Capacity: 350
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $15 (ph: (306) 525-9999)

# sept 29 West End Cultural Center, Winnipeg, MB
Capacity: 325
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc

sept 30 Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $12 / $14 [Buy Online]

# oct 1 Metro, Chicago, IL
Capacity: 1100
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $15

# oct 3 Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON
Doors: 21:00
Tickets: $16 [Buy Online]

# oct 4 Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON
Doors: 19:00
Tickets: $16 [Buy Online]

# oct 5 Babylon, Ottawa, ON
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc [Buy Online]
Info: tbc

# oct 6 Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal, QC
Capacity: 450
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph 514-845-2014
Info: Ph 514-845-2014

# oct 7 Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal, QC
Capacity: 450
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph 514-845-2014
Info: Ph 514-845-2014

oct 8 Cabaret du Capitol, Quebec City, QC
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph (418) 694-4444
Info: Ph (418) 694-4444

# oct 9 Paradise, Boston, MA
Capacity: 650
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $16

oct 10 Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $18 [Buy Online]

# oct 11 NXNW, Philadelphia, PA
Capacity: 300
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc

# oct 12 Harry's Roadhouse, Asbury Park, NJ ** Frames Headline **
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc

# oct 14 The Black Cat, Washington, DC
Doors: 20:30
Tickets: $14 [Buy Online]
Info: tbc

# oct 15 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Capacity: 650
Doors: 20:30
Tickets: $10 in advance [Buy Online]

oct 16 Echo Lounge, Atlanta, GA
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: tba

# oct 17 Headliners, Louisville, KY
Capacity: 600
Doors: 20:00
Tickets: $12 [Buy Online]
Info: Ph 502-584-8088


November Australian dates announced:

Support act: Mundy

# nov 11 The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Doors: tbc
Tickets: tbc

# nov 13 The Zoo, Brisbane
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph (07) 3854 1381

# nov 14 Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph (02) 6685 6454

# nov 15 The Metro, Sydney
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph (02) 9287 2000

# nov 16 The Corner, Melbourne
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph (03) 9427 9198

# nov 18 The Gov, Adelaide
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph (08) 8340 0744
Info: Ph (08) 8340 0744

# nov 19 The Civic Hotel, Perth
Doors: tbc
Tickets: Ph (08) 9272 1011
Info: Ph (08) 9272 1011

** Updated OCTOBER 7 **


July 2003

July 13 (The Frames) Witnness, Ireland
July 26 Nový Jičín, Czech Rep.
July 31 (Glen solo) The Chelsea, Vienna

August 1 Namest Folk Festival, Czech Rep.
August 2 Uherske Hradiste Film Festival, Czech Rep.
August 4 Prague, Czech Rep.
August 5 Liberec, Czech Rep.

August 12 Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, N.I.
August 30 RDS, Dublin

Island Arts Centre: "The Frames, one of Ireland’s best loved bands, shot to huge cult status and commercial success in the past couple of years, their incendiary live shows being central to their popularity. The Frames mixed their Celtic soul with the crashing guitars of American acts like The Pixies, thus signalling the birth of a new home-grown era. Despite excellent albums like ‘Fitzcarraldo’ (1996) and ‘Dance The Devil’ (1999), The Frames had a frustrating time with their UK record label. Eventually they set up their own imprint and launched ‘For The Birds’ (2001). This record was massively successful at home, while the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Brian Eno have shown interest abroad. The recent release of the live album ‘Set List’ has cemented their position at the forefront of contemporary Irish Rock. It entered the Irish chart at number 1 in May."


June 2003

June 2 (Glen Hansard) MacCarthys Bar, Dingle
June 5 (The Frames) the Paradise, Boston
June 7 (The Frames) The Bowery, NYC
June 8 (The Frames) The Abbey Pub, Chicago
June 10 (The Frames) KCRW session 11:20am
June 10 (The Frames) Spaceland, LA., CA.
June 27 (The Frames) Glastonbury, England
June 28 (The Frames) Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

KCRW set list: Lay Me Down, God Bless Mom, What Happens When The Heart Just Stops, Races, (Me And My) Boyfriend, Fake, The Blood.

Witnness 2003 set list: Perfect Opening Line, Lay Me Down, God Bless Mom, What Happens When The Heart Just Stops, Fake, Pavement Tune, The Stars Are Underground, Underglass, Rent Day Blues, Your Face, Revelate, The Blood, Star Star / Heyday, Debaser.]


May 2003

May 10 (Witnness 2001) no disco Special, RTÉ
May 16 (Glen Hansard) hMV instore, Dublin
May 17 (The Frames) vicar street, Dublin
May 18 (Frames Sspecial) Today FM documentary
May 19 (Glen Hansard) Róisín Dubhs, galway
May 20 (Glen Hansard) Half moon, cork
May 25 (Glen Hansard) Killyleagh Castle, Co.Down
May 26 (Glen Hansard) An grianan theatre, letterkenny, Donegal
May 29 (The Frames) BBC Radio 6 interview
May 29 (The Frames) Union Chapel, London

The Frames play Vicar St. on May 17 (Buy tickets here) with Bell X1.

Vicar St. setlist: Seven Day Mile, Headlong, God Bless Mom, Finally, Fake, Underglass, Bananaman, People Get Ready, Pavement Tune, Races, Me And My Boyfriend, Lay Me Down/Ring Of Fire, Revelate, Star Star/Two Little Boys/Most Beautiful Widow In Town, One Little Hopeful, Rent Day Blues, The Blood, Your Face, Red Chord/Heyday.

Union Chapel setlist by chulia: 1. people get ready, 2. races, 3. lay me down, 4. me and my boyfriend, 5. god bless mom, 6. what happens when the heart just stops, 7. caution to the birds, 8. fake, 9. headlong, 10. fake, 11. rent day blues, 12. ?? new song, 13. your face/ Rempetion song, 14. star star, 15. listen girl, 16. the blood, 17. mighty sword, 18. santa maria, 19. devil town, 20. hopeful, 21. jesus' blood never failed me yet

The Frames live album "Set List" spends its second week at No.1 in the Irish Album Charts.

The Frames play the Witnness Festival on July 13.

Glen Hansard also plays MacCarthys Bar, Dingle, Co. Kerry on June 2 - tickets €15.

Web broadcast from the March 11 gig.


April 2003

April 16 (glen solo) The Village, Dublin
April 17 (the frames) Vicar St., Dublin

The tracklisting of the upcoming Frames live album (May 16th), "Set List" revealed in Hot Press. And tidings of a Frames radio documentary on Today FM (May 18, 9PM), a No Disco special (May 10th) and possibly Glastonbury. Interview from Hot Press with The Frames manager Claire Leadbitter. "Other Voices" CD review.

Glen Hansard appeared on the Breakfast Show on TodayFM on May15 and performed an acoustic version of 'Races'.


March 26 2003

The Frames in London May 29 at the Union Chapel. Tickets on sale now from CREDIT CARD HOTLINE: 020 7344 0044 (24HRS) OR WWW.MEANFIDDLER.COM AND WWW.WAYAHEAD.COM; Nicolai Dungar from Sweden will be the support act.


March 2003

Rob Bochnik officially joins as The Frames guitarist, just in time for their American tour. Rob has been touring on and off in America, Ireland and Australia with The Frames over the past year or so.

FRI March 07 The Paradise, Boston

SAT March 08 Knitting Factory, New York City

SUN March 09 Southpaw, Brooklyn

TUE March 11 Schuba's, Chicago
Webcast Live:

WED March 12 The Hideout, Chicago

Date Fri 3/14/03
Market Austin, TX
Venue SXSW Convention Center (Austin Convention Center)
Address 4th St. at Trinity
City, State Zip Austin, TX
Age Restriction All
Time - 1.30pm - acoustic set of 40 minutes.

then later on that same day.....
Date Fri 3/14/03
Venue Club Deville
Address 900 Red River
City, State Zip Austin, TX 78701
Phone 512-457-0900
Age Restriction 21+
Doors Open 8:00 PM

Overcoat Recordings And Sad Robot Showcase
Nicolai Dunger 9:00 PM - 1 x 40 min
Carissa's Weird 10:00 PM - 1 x 40 min
Boa's 11:00 PM - 1 x 40 min
Sin Ropas 12:00 AM - 1 x 40 min
The Frames 1:00 AM - 1x 40 min

SXSW Hideout/Metro party
Saturday March 15 2002
at Pok E Jo's
1603 West 5th
check website for specific directions. (between MOPAC and Lamar)
The Frames: 7pm

Glen Hansard solo show
Saturday March 22 2002 - cancelled
McGann's in Boston, 197 portland st/nth station - tel 617 227 4059. Tickets on sale now.


February 21 2003

Drummer Dave Hingerty has left The Frames amicably. It's believed he will be working with Josh Ritter on his new album.


February 20 2003

The first episode of 'Other Voices - Songs From A Room' will be broadcast on Network 2 at 9pm on Tuesday 25 February.

Full line up:
Episode 1 The Frames
Episode 2 Damien Rice
Episode 3 Interference
Episode 4 Damien Dempsey
Episode 5 Nina Hynes
Episode 6 Josh Ritter
Episode 7 Compilation featuring Jerry Fish and Katell Keineg
Episode 8 Mundy
Episode 9 Maria Doyle Kennedy
Episode 10 Mark Geary
Episode 11 Compilation featuring Paddy Casey, Roesy and John Hegarty
Episode 12 emmett tinley
Episode 13 Compilation featuring Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Martin Finke, Barry McCormack, Paul Tiernan and Ger Wolfe


January 30 2003

The Frames topped the Hot Press 2002 Readers Poll winning Best Irish Band (ahead of U2), Best Live Act, Songwriter (Glen, no.2), Best Male (Glen, no.4), Best Polling Act (no.4), Best Musician (Colm, no.2)

Glen Hansard and Paddy Casey play at the Phantom FM fundraiser in Whelan's.

The Frames may release a live album compiled from their late-November 2002 residency in Vicar Street.


January 2003

Mark Geary supports Glen Hansard at the following gigs:

>> jan 21 Róisín Dubh's, galway ++
Support: mark geary
Tickets: tbc
Doors: tbc

>> jan 22 half moon, cork ++
Support: mark geary
Tickets: tbc
Doors: tbc

>> jan 24 jean monet, limerick ++
Support: mark geary
Tickets: tbc
Doors: tbc

>> jan 26 spirit store, dundalk ++
Support: mark geary
Tickets: tbc
Doors: tbc

>> jan 27 auntie annies, belfast ++
Support: mark geary
Tickets: £12.50 (from Katy Daly's & Backbeat)
Doors: tbc

>> jan 28 auntie annies belfast ++
Support: mark geary
Tickets: £12.50 (from Katy Daly's & Backbeat)
Doors: tbc

>> jan 29 an grianan, letterkenny ++
Support: mark geary
Tickets: €15
Info: tel 074 20777 or


December 2002

Glen Hansard presents & plays at the special "Other Voices" series being recorded in Dingle, Co. Kerry for RTÉ. The Frames play on December 14, with support from Interference and Roesy.

Setlist: Lay Me Down, What Happens When The Heart Just Stops, Buzzin Fly, Star Star / Hotellounge, Astral Weeks, The Blood, Santa Maria, Mighty Sword, Devil Town, The Model.

The Frames play the Cork Opera House on December 31.

Also, great interview with Glen on the US tour.


November 11 2002

Damien Rice, Hedrock Valley Beats, Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan to appear on the movie soundtrack to Goldfish Memory.


October 2002

The Frames are in Australia for two gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, and a few in-store appearances.

The guys appeared on Triple J on Oct.15 and played 'Lay Me Down'' and 'The Model' (Kraftwerk). Listen to interview and 'Lay Me Down'.

Live at the Wireless, recorded in Melbourne on Oct.25 was broadcast on Oct.28 at 10:00 Irish time. Live streaming broadcast. Due to be repeated on November 3.

Setlist: God Bless Mom, Rent Day Blues, Pavement Tune, The Stars Are Underground, Headlong, Love Will Tear Us Apart Again, Heyday.


Autumn 2002

* august 7 lorient festival w/ The Waterboys
Tickets: €21.55 to €25.55 [Buy Online]

Ireland (glen solo)

* august 29th dolans warehouse (061) 314483
* august 30th the everyman, cork (021) 450 360
* august 31st whelans, dublin (road records)
support will be from mark geary and all tix should be €15.
* september 2nd whelans, dublin (road records)


* sep 4 Magic Stick, Detroit. nad navillus, the frames, waxwings
* sep 5 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland. nad, waxwings, the frames
* sep 6 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh
* sep 7 Knitting Factory, New York. waxwings, the frames
* sep 8 Middle East, Boston (downstairs). adrenaline, waxwings, the frames
* sep 10 Khyber, Philadelphia, PA
* sep 12 Black Cat, Washington DC
* sep 13 chapel hill, tbc
* sep 14 Echo Lounge, Atlanta. nad, waxwings, the frames **
* sep 15 new orleans, tbc
* sep 16 texas, tbc
* sep 17 texas, tbc
* sep 18 Rubber Gloves, Denton, Texas
* sep 20 alburquerque, tbc
* sep 21 Nita's Hideaway, Tempe, Arizona
* sep 22 Casbah, San Diego, CA
* sep 24 Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA. nad, waxwings, the frames
* sep 25 Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco. nad, waxwings, the frames
* sep 27 Blackbird, Portland, Oregon. victory at sea, young and sexy, waxwings, the frames
* sep 28 Crocodile Cafe, Seattle. young and sexy, waxwings, the frames
* sep 29 vancouver, tbc

* oct 3 minneapolis, tbc
* oct 4 madison, tbc
* oct 5 Metro, Chicago

** Tickets for the September 14th gig in Atlanta, GA. can be bought from the Echo Lounge website or call 1-800-594-TIXX (8499).

AUSTRALIA *revised 19/08*


THE CLARENDON, BLUE MOUNTAINS Bookings Ph (02) 4782 1322

THE METRO, SYDNEY Bookings Ph (02) 9287 2000 or

THE CORNER, MELBOURNE Bookings Ph (03) 9427 9198

* nov 10 Belfast Festival support: Turn


July 2002

July 13th Witnness Main Stage
July 27th Galway Arts Festival, GY.

New Czech live album "Breadcrumb Trail", recorded in Brno last year, is now available in Ireland.

Those who want a copy of this collection of live work recorded at the Staré Pekárne venue in Brno, Czech Republic, can send a cheque or postal order for €15 (€16 rest of the world) (made out to "The Frames") to:

The Frames, PO Box 8905, Dublin 6, Ireland.

The Frames @ Galways Arts festival with special guests The Dirty 3, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci & Mundy - July 27 2002.

[Witnness article] [Frames on the RTÉ News]

The Witnness setlist (thanks to Donal©):
Revelate, God Bless Mom, Lay Me Down, What Happens When the Heart Just Stops, Rent Day Blues, Pavement Tune, Stars are Underground, Coffee to go, Fitzcarraldo, Star Star (with 2 little boys and Everyone's out to get you...), Debaser and Hey Day. The TV Tent set list included You know what I want to know (Kittser cover - Robbie Kitt joined in), Oh Robbie Robbie (fan tribute!!), Santa Maria, Pavement Tune, Revelate, Mighty Sword and Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover).


June 2002

June 12th The Garage, London
June 14th Bratislava, Slovakia
June 15-20th Austria
June 21st-30th Czech Republic
July 1-4th Slovakia [cancelled]


April 2002

Glen Hansard - Live at the Lobby, Cork on April 3 2002

Lay Me Down
What Happens When the Heart Just Stops?
Early Bird
Santa Maria
Bon Jovi Cover
The Stars Are Underground/Pixies Demonstration
God Bless Mom
Uncle Brendan Story
A Caution to the Birds
The Locusts
Rent Day Blues
Astral Weeks
Star Star **/Careless Whisper/Two Little Boys
I've Got Your Back
Devil Town


March 2002

Glen solo tour across Ireland and the Frames will play SWSX in Austin, Texas.

March 1st louisville, kentucky (frames headline)
March 8th San Francisco, CA, bottom of the hill
March 9th Los Angeles, CA, knitting factory
March 11th Austin, TX, tucson tbc
March 14th austin, texas - scottish rite theatre / south by south west festival
March 15th instore in austin texas at tower records at 2pm

Ireland (Glen solo):
March 25th auntie annies, Belfast
March 26th spirit store, Dundalk
March 27th spirit store, Dundalk
March 28th mcgarrigles, Sligo
April 2nd the lobby, cork
April 3rd the lobby, cork
April 4th cleeres hotel, Kilkenny
April 5th cleeres hotel, Kilkenny
April 6th dolans warehouse, limerick
April 7th Róisín Dubhs, Galway


February 2002

The Frames tour USA:

Feb. 09 MADISON, WI Annex
Feb. 10 CHAMPAIGN, IL The High Dive
Feb. 11 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Radio Radio
Feb. 13 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt
Feb. 14 ATLANTA, GA Echo Lounge
Feb. 15 CHAPEL HILL, NC Room Four
Feb. 16 BALTIMORE, MD Fletchers held
Feb. 17 WASHGINTON, DC Black Cat
Feb. 18 HOBOKEN, NJ Maxwell's SOLD OUT
Feb. 19 BROOKLYN, NY Warsaw
Feb. 20 BE gallery, Asbury park NJ (frames headline)
Feb. 21 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Café
Feb. 22 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 23 CHICAGO, IL Abbey Pub

Feb. 28th Chicago, IL, Schubas club (Headline)

The Frames in America Flashes of genius
WBJB Live broadcast Glen and Mark Geary
Photos from American tour
SXSW Preview
Another Frames review
Photos on tour


January 2002

The Frames tour eastern Europe.

Jan. 24th chelsea, vienna austria
Jan. 26th brno, club stara pekarna, czech rep
Jan. 29th valmez, m-klub, czech rep
Jan. 30th prague, patriots hall, czech rep


December 20 2001

The Frames play a special New Year's Eve gig in Vicar St. Dublin w/ guests.

01. Star Star/Hotellounge
02. God Bless Mom
03. Lay Me Down
04. Angel At My Table
05. Rent Day Blues/Rhinestone Cowboy
06. (two friends)
07. Pavement Tune
08. Revelate
09. What Happens When The Heart Just Stops
10. Fitzcarraldo
11. The Stars Are Underground
12. Octopussy (Wedding Present)
13. Headlong
14. Rock Music (the Pixies)
15. Hey Day (mic)
16. Kid's Song (mic)
17. New Partner
18. Before You Go w/Noreen
19. Picture Of Love w/Noreen
20. Love Will Tear Us Apart Again (Joy Division)
21. Last Goodbye/Red Chord


November 30 2001

The Frames American tour has been cancelled due to the death of their close friend Mic Christopher on November 29.


November 2001

Farewell to Dave Odlum as he leaves the band to persue his interest in production/recording.

American tour-dates are:
Weds Nov 21st knitting factory early show 6.45-8.30pm. with special guest mark geary
Thurs Nov 22nd happy thanksgiving to one and all....
Fri Nov 23rd Radio interview/song WBJB NJ 4pm-ish*
Sat Nov 24th BE gallery Asbury Park NJ with loads of good people
Mon Nov 26th Middle East upstairs, Boston headline with the and/ors supporting
Weds Nov 28th Uncommon Ground Chicago
Thurs Nov 29th Uni of illinois Radio interview 4-7pm
Mon Dec 3rd 6am WGN news piece chicago
Tues Dec 4th shubas club, chicago headline
Thu Dec 6th New York Mercury Lounge, headline *
Fri Dec 7th Philadelphia Kyber Pass *
Sat Dec 8th Hoboken maxwells headline *
Sun Dec 9th Baltimore Ottobar w/Ned Oldham *
Mon Dec 10th Cleveland Beachland Ballroom*
Tue Dec 11th Louisville kentucky venue tbc*
Wed Dec 12th Chicago The Hideout *
Thu Dec 13th Columbus Little Brothers *
Fri Dec 14th Pittsburgh Club Cafe *

This is the first leg of the touring for America. The plan is to come back to do the west coast very late feb/early March to end in Texas at southbysouthwest on the 14-17 March......


August 2001

Currently in the U.S. calming down after the mayhem of the band’s Witnness performance The Frames’ Frontman Glen Hansard returns to Ireland for the start of a series of solo shows around the country on 23rd August taking in Galway, Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork.


August 4 2001

The Frames headline the Witness Rising tent at Witnness Festival on August 4th.

David Kitt appeared as a guest of The Frames along with Mike Scott, Paddy Casey, and Mundy. He performed his own song 'Saturdays'.

David played the Witnness Rising tent the following day. He was joined by Glen Hansard for a version of Pat Benetar's "Love Is A Battlefield".

July 15 2001

Glen plays support to Bob Dylan in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. He played four songs on the night, including Astral Weeks.

"Hansard deserves a special mention, because, for me at least, he played as if this was the last gig of his life. And I am still trying to work out how he managed not to break any strings such was the intensity of his playing." -


May 23 2001

The Frames independently released album 'For The Birds' has gone Gold in Ireland after seven weeks.


May 2001

The Frames upcoming dates are:

May 3rd - the Stables, Mullingar
May 5th - Dublin Castle, with Divine Comedy
May 23rd - an Taibhdhearc theatre, Galway
May 25th - Jean Monet, UL, Limerick
May 27th - Morrisons, Belfast
May 29th - Debarras, Clonakilty
May 30th - the Savoy, Cork

June 2001
June 1st - Vicar Street, Dublin - extra date!
June 2nd - Vicar Street, Dublin - standing
June 3rd - Vicar Street, Dublin - seated
June 9th - Uncommon Ground, Chicago (glen solo) 10pm
June 12th - Schubas, Chicago (glen solo) with songs:Ohia
June 15th - Glen (solo) at Maxwells, Hoboken, N.J. see poster
June 16th - Glen (solo) at Be, Asbury Park, N.J.
June 17th - Glen (solo) at Arlenes Grocery, NYC with Mark Geary and Brendan O'Shea
June 18th - the Druid, Boston with Martin Finke
June 25th - The Waterats, kings Cross, London
June 28th - Spalicek Festival in Valasske Mezirici, Czech Rep (double gig with Mnaga Zdorp)
June 29th - Recording for Czech TV1 in Valmez Castle
June 30th - Open air gig in Novi Jicin's historic town square, Czech Rep

July 2001
July 1st - C-Klub, Poprad, Slovakia
July 5th - Cultural Center Tatranska Lomnica (Kino),Tatras, Slovakia (acoustic)
July 8th - The Man on the Moon, Cambridge
July 9th - The Borderline, London
July 10th - The Fibbers Bar, York
July 11th/12th - Glasgow (tbc)

July 13 - Shelter, Vicar St.

August 2001
Aug 4th - Witness, Fairyhouse, Ireland


May 2001

The Frames new album, "For The Birds" entered at No.6 in the Irish album charts and stayed at the same position the following week.

'Lay Me Down' will be released as a single on June 1st (now delayed until June 22nd).


April 2001

The Frames Irish tour dates for April & May are:

April 1st - Whelans, Dublin (afternoon and evening show - see newsletter)
April 4th - UL Rag Week Ball, Limerick
April 6th - Curracloe Hotel, Wexford
April 7th - the Lobby, Cork (all ages afternoon show only)
April 10th - The Savoy Theatre, Cork with Josh Ritter
April 11th - Connollys, Leap with Josh Ritter
April 12th - Connollys, Leap with JR*
April 14th- Cleeres, Kilkenny with JR*
April 15th- Cleeres, Kilkenny with JR*
April 20th - Dolans, Limerick with JR*
April 21st - an Taibhdhearc theatre, Galway with JR*
April 22nd - an Taibhdhearc theatre, Galway with JR*
April 23rd - Roisin Dubhs, Galway with JR*
April 26th - Morrisons, Belfast with JR*
April 27th - McGarriggles, Sligo with JR*
April 28th - The Nerve Centre, Derry with Relish, Josh Ritter and Berkley
April 29th - The Spirit Store, Dundalk with JR*
April 30th - The Spirit Store, Dundalk with JR*

May 3rd - the Stables, Mullingar
May 5th - Dublin Castle, with Divine Comedy


March 30 2001

The Frames new album, "For The Birds" was released today. The radio promom single 'Lay Me Down' precedes the album. The Frames will doing an extensive country-wide tour in April.

Mar 30th Olympia, Dublin (with Bell X1)
Mar 31st Vicar Street, Dublin (with Mundy and Mic Christopher)


March 29 2001

The Frames appear on TV3's morning programme 'Ireland AM'. Glen and Dave are interviewed and they play "Headlong" from the soon-to-be-released new album "For The Birds".


December 31 2000

The gig is officially moved to Vicar St. (from RDS).

Shelter Stage:
9.30pm Mic Christopher
10.15pm Gemma Hayes
11pm David Kitt
12.45pm Bell X1

Vicar St. Stage:
9pm Revelino
9.45pm Relish
10.45pm The Four Of Us
12.30pm The Frames


October 2000

The Frames play the following venues:

Oct 6th - Morrisons, Belfast *
Oct 17th - Róisín Dubh, Galway
Oct 18th - Cork IT, canteen at lunch time +
Oct 19th - UL +
Oct 26th - 33:45 Club, Vicar Street *
Oct 27th - Vicar Street (non-seated), Pulzar and Jack McKeever supporting
Oct 28th - Vicar Street, Pulzar supporting
Oct 29th - The Forum, Waterford, (West end live festival)
Oct 31st - Lobby, Cork *

Nov 3rd - Cross Boarders Festival, Amsterdam
Nov 5th - Victoria Inn, Derby
Nov 6th - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Nov 7th - Spitz Club, London
Nov 9th - the Park, Peterbourgh
Nov 10th - King Tuts, Glasgow
Nov 12th - Fibbers, York
Nov 13th - Liverpool su(Stanley Theatre)
Nov 17th-20th - M.O.T.R. Festival, Florida
Nov 22nd - Gunther Murphys, Chicago *

+ - with the National Prayer Breakfast and Steve Fannagan
* - Glen solo

Oct 20th - Glen Hansard, Whelans
Oct 21st - Glen Hansard, Steve Fanagan, Ian Whitty - The Cudgel Stout Folk Club, Cahirsiveen.


December 31 1999

The Frames along with Jubilee Allstars, David Kitt and Dave Cleary are currently on a nationwide tour of Ireland.

Dec. 31st: Tivoli Theatre, Dublin
Dec. 29th: Town Hall Centre, Galway
Dec. 28th: Cleeres Hotel, Kilkenny
Dec. 27th: The Empire, Belfast
Dec. 22nd: Point Theatre, Dublin
Dec. 21st: Garter Lane, Waterford
Dec. 19th: Scotts Hotel, Killarney
Dec. 18th: Connolly's of Leap, West Cork
Dec. 17th: The Lobby, Cork
Dec. 16th: The Metro, Cork CANCELLED
Dec. 15th: Isaac Butts, Dublin


November 1999

The "Come On Up To The House" EP is available at the gigs, although a limited number will be available in Road and Tower Records stores.


August 28 1999

The Frames hope to release another EP independently with "Rent Day Blues" as the leading track. The band will be in Ventry, Co. Kerry, for a week starting on the 28th of Aug with Craig Ward of dEUS starting work on the next album.


August 10 1999

"Dance The Devil..." album released in the U.S.A.


August 1 1999

The current schedule of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

Sunday August 1st - County Clare Festival
Friday August 6th - Rock The Planet, Dundalk
Wednesday August 11th - Eclipse Festival, Waterville, Kerry
Thursday August 12th - Zhivago Records Galway at 7pm
Friday August 13th - Black Box, Galway (with the Prayer Boat)
Saturday August 14th - Glanrock Festival, Cork
Thursday August 19th - Whelans, Dublin
Friday August 20th - Whelans, Dublin
Saturday August 21st - Whelans, Dublin
Sunday August 22nd - Folk Club, Abbeyleix, Laois
Thursday August 26th - Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick
Friday August 27th - Lissard Festival, Cork
Saturday August 28th - Lissard Festival, Cork

Saturday September 4th - the Olympia, (supporting Sparklehorse)
Thursday September 16th - TT' the Bear's, Cambridge, Boston

Dates for the American and Australian tours in September & October to follow. The band will be in England in November and back in Ireland between December 20th - 31st.


July 12 1999

"Dance The Devil..." album released in UK.


July 9 1999

Forthcoming live dates:

July 9th - Esquires, Bedford.
July 10th - Fleadh, London. (on stage at 2.30)
July 11th - T- In the Park Festival, Scotland.
July 20th - Boat race, Cambridge.
July 21st - Duchess of York, Leeds
July 22nd - Picket, Liverpool
July 23rd - Music In The Sun, Sheffield.
July 24th - Hand & Heart, Coventry
July 25th - Day off!
July 26th - Water Rats, London
July 27th - Army & Navy, Chelmsford
July 28th - Night & Day, Manchester
July 29th - Fibbers, York (TBC)
July 30th - Cambridge Folk Festival
July 31st - Bullingdon Arms, Oxford

August 1st - County Clare Festival
August 14th - Glanrock Festival - Cork
August 19th - Whelans, Dublin
August 20th - Whelans, Dublin
August 21st - Whelans, Dublin
August 27th - Lissard Festival - Cork
August 28th - Lissard Festival - Cork


July 1 1999

Glen Hansard Live in the U.S.A.:

July 1st - The Rosebud, Pittsburgh (with Ron Sexsmith)
July 3rd - The Living Room, NYC


June 25 1999

"Dance The Devil..." album released in Ireland. Some special guests on the album include Therapy? drummer Graham Hopkins, some vocals by Nina Hynes and guitarist Craig Ward from dEUS.


May 31 1999

"Pavement Tune" single released in UK.

May 14 1999

"Pavement Tune" single released in Ireland.


February 23 1999

The Frames DC, Kid Icarus and Palomine play in The Funnel tonight.


February 15 1999

"I Am The Magic Hand" limited edition, five track 12"/EP released in Ireland only.


December 2 1995

The Frames play 'Monument' on Kenny Live on RTÉ Television, Ireland.


November 30 1995

The Frames play Tower Records in Dublin for the launch of 'Fitzcarraldo'. Some of the set is broadcast live on 2FM: Angel At My Table, In This Boat Together, Red Chord, Monument.


June 14 1995

The Frames play 'Monument' on The Late Late Show.


May 5 1995

The Frames recorded a 2FM Session for Dave Fanning, including the tracks 'Say It To Me Now' And 'Monument'.


September 1990

The Frames play their first gig.