Damien Rice will hit a few major U.S. cities on his just-released North American tour schedule, but a full-scale jaunt is not currently in the cards.
Only seven N.A. dates are included on the gig list, which will take Rice to Europe in mid-October.
10/07: San Francisco, CA @ Sherith Israel
10/09: Los Angeles, CA @ Cathedral Immanuel
10/13: Chicago, IL @ Anthenaeum
10/14: Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Danforth
10/16: New York, NY @ The Box
10/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/18: New York, NY @ The Box
10/23: Milan, Italy @ Gran Teatro Linear 4 Ciak
10/26: Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royal
10/27: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Carre
10/31: Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast
11/03: Dublin, Ireland @ Bord Gais Energy Theatre
11/05: Paris, France @ Folies Bergeres
11/07: London, UK @ Palladium
On Sept. 11, Rice released a full six-minute version of the track "My Favourite Faded Fantasy," which also serves as the title to his first album in eight years.
Our own Shawn Christ broke down the track last week:
(It) begins as a soft lullaby with the singer's fragile voice delivering his lyrics. "You could be my favorite taste to touch my tongue," he sings. "I know someone who could serve me love, but it wouldn't fill me up." About halfway through the track, the guitars start to rumble louder as drums join. The loud-quiet-loud pattern carries until the end with Rice howling along. With Rick Rubin behind the control boards on this album, there's no telling what other surprises may be in store.
The album is due Nov. 3 on Warner Brothers.
In 2006, Rice released his second album, 9, which included singles like "9 Crimes," "Rootless Tree" and "Elephant." The LP reached No. 22 on the Billboard chart.