News Updates
New Album in May or June
1st January 2006

Expressen in Sweden reports today that a new album from Damien Rice is expected to be released in May or June of this year. [Read more]
New York Gig Added
29th December 2005

Damien will be performing at this year's Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 1st 2006, along with Sufjan Stevens, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Allen Toussaint. Concert tickets are $30-$108 and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or in-person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). A portion of the proceeds from the concert will go to a New Orleans hurricane relief organization aiding New Orleans musicians affected by the hurricane. There will also be a fundraising reception with the eventís Honorary Chairperson and artists following the performance. Tickets for this event are available from the Tibet House. [Read more]
Nobel Concert
12th December 2005

Damien and Lisa performed Unplayed Piano and Cold Water at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo yesterday. Reuters has a nice photo of Damien with Yo-Yo Ma. [Read more]
Iceland Gig Added
7th December 2005

Damien and the band will be performing at a Nature Awareness gig in Laugardalsholl, Iceland, on January 7th, in support of the Icelandic Nature Reserve. Other performers include BjŲrk, Sigur Růs, Damon Albarn, Mum, Trabant, Zeena Parkins, Hjalmar, Ham, and Ego. [Read more]
Damien with Mundy
25h November 2005

Damien apparently joined Mundy on stage in University College Dublin last night. [Read more]
Vyvienne in Dublin
25h November 2005

As well as performing at this year's Other Voices series in Dingle on December 9th, Vyvienne Long will be performing in Whelan's, Dublin, on December 15th. [Read more]
Mojo Songwriter Award Nomination
4th May 2005

Damien has been nominated for the Mojo songwriter award. He is nominated alongside Paul Weller, Kate Bush, Brian Wilson and Van Morrison. The winner will be announced at the Porchester Hall in Bayswater, London, on 16 June. [Read more]
Music Lounge Photos
30th April 2005

You can see photos of Damien at the Music Lounge Event of the Tribeca Film Festival, from last Wednesday. [Read more] Downloads
22nd April 2005

Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph has selected ten of his favourite Damien Rice tracks, including three tracks from the Live at Union Chapel CD that was never commercially released, which you can now download from Oxfam's music download site: Profits from these downloads go to supporting Oxfam's great work. [Read more]
Eskimo Friends Shop Now Open
15th April 2005

The new Eskimo Friends shop is now open. [Read more] is back!
9th March 2005

Due to bandwidth restrictions and other resources being overused (so the host says), was suspended. A few features had to be removed to make sure it doesn't happen again, such as the opinion poll and the footer message scroller. Your comments are welcome on the message board - just click Read More below - then click GENERAL. [Read more]
4th March 2005

We have a few copies of the latest album from Jude Johnstone, a California based singer / songwriter, to give away. Jude has spent her career as a songwriter and has penned several songs for artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks and, we're told, has a musical style and passion very similar to Damien Rice. [Read more]
Vyvienne's Solo Debut
26th February 2005

Vyvienne is going to be peforming her first ever solo cello gig in Mother Redcaps, Dublin, on the 31st of March. [Read more]
Hot Press Top 100 Poll
24th February 2005

O has been selected as the 2nd best Irish album of time by readers of Hot Press, as published in their 100 Greatest Irish Albums of All Time' poll today. Also, Damien is nominated in the Best Male category for tonight's Meteor Ireland Music Awards. [Read more]
Emmett Tinley Single
21st February 2005

You can listen to the new single from one of our other favourite Irish singer songwriters, Emmett Tinley. [Read more]
In Good Company
21st February 2005

Cannonball is featured in the film In Good Company which has just been released in the UK and Ireland. [Read more]
Damien's Article on Burma
3rd February 2005

Damien has written about his time in Burma last year in the latest edition of Paste Magazine. You can read it here. [Read more]
Hot Press Readers Poll
2nd February 2005

In this year's Hot Press Readers' Poll Damien came 2nd to Bono in the Best Male category, and 2nd to U2 in the Best Songwriter category. Lisa came 3rd in the Best Female category. [Read more]
Damien's Favourite Songs
25th January 2005

You can see Damien's five favourite songs, as compiled recently in Mojo Magazine. [Read more]
Chart News
24th January 2005

O has returned to its highest ever position in the UK album charts since it was released there in July 2002. It is now at number 8. It is also at number 9 in the Irish album charts. [Read more]
Border Breakers Award
23rd January 2005

Damien won a Border Breakers Awards from the European Commission this weekend in Cannes. The award is given to artists whose debut albums have achieved a large volume of sales outside of their home country. [Read more]
Tori Amos Collaboration
21st January 2005

You can read Tori Amos' comments on her collaboration with Damien. The track, The Power of Orange Knickers, is on her forthcoming album The Beekeeper, to be released on February 22nd. [Read more]
BBC 4 Sessions Reviews
14th November 2004

The performance will be broadcast on BBC 2 on December 17th, and on BBC 4 on November 26th. [Read more]
The Blower's Daughter Video
14th November 2004

The Blower's Daughter / Silent Night will be released as a single on December 6th in the UK. A new video for the Blower's Daughter has also been released, featuring clips from the film Closer. [Read more]
Undercover Video Interview
8th November 2004

Undercover has a video interview with Damien available online from here. Thanks again to memtree for this link. [Read more]
Vote for Damien!
6th November 2004

Hot Press are now conducting a readers poll to discover the top 100 Irish Albums as voted by its readership. [Read more]
Austin City Limits Links
5th November 2004

Thanks to Dave for letting us know about these pictures from Damien's performance on Austin City Limits. [Read more]
Hot Press Poll
5th November 2004

O was selected as the 16th best Irish album ever in a poll of Irish musicians in the current issue of Hot Press. [Read more]
One Big Festival Video Footage
20th September 2004

You can watch video footage of Damien's performance at the One Big Festival in Birmingham yesterday here. [Read more]
New Zealand Gig Announced
20th September 2004

Damien will be performing in The Studio in Auckland, New Zealand on October 26th. [Read more]
Austin City Limits
17th September 2004

Earlier this year Damien performed a set for Austin City Limits, a programme on PBS, and it will finally be broadcast on Saturday October 16th at 9PM. [Read more]
Burn The Maps
17th September 2004

Lisa sings on one of the tracks on Burn the Maps, the new album from The Frames, which is released in Ireland today and available around the world from Road Records [Read more]
Reykjavik Gig
9th September 2004

Damien and Lisa will play a gig in NASA in Reykjavik, Iceland on Thursday 23rd September. [Read more]
Under 18s Gig Announcement
3rd September 2004

Damien and the band will be performing a strictly under 18s gig in Whelan's in Dublin on Saturday September 18th. [Read more]
Headliners Broadcast Date
9th August 2004

Damien's full performance on the Headliners Show on Channel 4 in the UK will be broadcast on Friday, October 22nd, at 12 PM. [Read more]
CD:UK This Saturday
5th August 2004

Damien's performance of Cannonball on Channel's 4 Headliners program, which was recorded recently in London, will be shown on CD:UK on ITV in the UK this Saturday morning. [Read more]
New York Times B-Sides Review
31st July 2004

With B-Sides being released in the USA on the 3rd of August, the New York Times today says 'People who first heard Damien Rice's songs of romantic yearning and disaster in concert were likely to find his 2003 album, 'O', fairly pallid, since it only presented his quiet - not to say wimpy - side. His language gets cruder and his arrangements more turbulent on the EP 'B-Sides' (Vector), particularly in the blunt 'Woman Like a Man' and the vertiginous 'Moody Mooday.' But he still owes his fans a recording of what happens onstage, when his dynamics and distortion pedal transform songs into volatile epics of introspection'. [Read more]
Closer Trailer
30th July 2004

The Blower's Daughter is featured in the trailer for the Closer soundtrack, which is now available from the music section. [Read more]
The Writing's on the Wall
28th July 2004

You can read a report here about how Damien has signed his name in support of Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) The Writings on the Wall campaign which aims to highlight the hardships suffered by Palestinians because of the illegal Israeli construction of the security wall in occupied Palestine. [Read more]
Lisa and the Jimmy Cake
28th July 2004

Lisa joined The Jimmy Cake on stage for one song at their gig in Vicar Street last night. [Read more]
The Writing's on the Wall
28th July 2004

You can read a report about how Damien has signed his name in support of Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) The Writings on the Wall campaign which aims to highlight the hardships suffered by Palestinians because of the illegal Israeli construction of the security wall in occupied Palestine. [Read more]
Red FM Interview
26th July 2004

A recent interview with Damien was broadcast on Cork's Red FM last night. [Read more]
Cibelle Interview
22nd July 2004

Brazilian singer Cibelle talks about Damien's music in today's Cleveland Free Times. [Read more]
B-Sides Release Date
22nd July 2004

From The 7 track B-Side EP that is coming out in the USA will also be released in Ireland on August 13th and in the UK August 9th. 'B-Sides' is a collection of, b-sides from previous International commercial singles. [Read more]
Headliners Recording in London This Saturday
20th July 2004

Damien will be in London this Saturday recording for Channel 4's Headliners series. A very limited number of tickets are still available from The Applause Store in London - Contact Paul or James at the Applause Store at 0208 324 2700 and quote reference number: DR6969. You must be 16+ and available this Saturday (24th July 2004) from 4pm onwards at the Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9Rl. Past Headliners specials have included Britney Spears, Metallica and Pink. [Read more]
Singles Charts
11th July 2004

Cannonball has entered the UK singles charts at number 19. Lonely Soldier is at number 5 in this week's Irish singles charts. [Read more]
Damien Rice vague about new album
8th July 2004

Jude Law and Julia Roberts have asked Damien Rice to write the soundtrack to their film 'Closer'. They want some new songs, and to use some tracks from his album 'O'. [Read more]
BBC Radio 1 Interview
8th July 2004

BBC Radio 1 has a new interview with Damien. They reveal more about the Closer soundtrack, for which Damien has been asked to contribute new songs as well as songs from O. They also report that O has entered the UK top 20 album charts for the first time, with 14,000 copies sold in the UK last week, and that Damien has taken the summer off to travel around Asia, including a visit to a refugee camp in Burma. Cannonball has been re-released this week in the UK. [Read more]
Closer Soundtrack
8th July 2004

TV3 News apparently reported this morning that Damien has been asked to contribute a song to the forthcoming Julia Roberts/Jude Law movie Closer, which is due for release in the USA on December 3rd. The plot outline, from, sounds like a Damien Rice song already - An intriguing story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving two couples, which only gets more complicated when the man from the first couple gets acquainted with the woman from the second coupling. The stars from the film attended Damien's gig in London earlier this year. [Read more]
Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Recording
7th July 2004

You can now listen to Damien's interview and performance of Lonely Soldier on Ian Dempsey's Breakfast Show in Eskimo Friends MP3 section. [Read more]
TV3 Performance
6th July 2004

You can listen to Damien's performance on TV3's breakfast show last week at Irish Music Central. [Read more]
Lonely Soldier Charts Position
2nd July 2004

Lonely Soldier has entered the Irish charts at number four. [Read more]
Lonely Soldier
25th June 2004

Damien's new single Lonely Soldier goes on release in Ireland today with all proceeds going to the Irish anti-war movement. You can also buy it from the shop at Damien's official site. [Read more]
Damien at Glastonbury
25th June 2004

Damien will be live on air from Glastonbury on the Jo Whiley BBC Radio 1 show on Friday 25th June around 11.15am / 11.30am. As well as tomorrow night's performance at Glastonbury, Damien will perform an additional solo acoustic gig on Saturday at 3.20pm on the Left Field Stage. [Read more]
HMV Performance Next Week
25th June 2004

Damien will be live at HMV Grafton Street, Dublin, for an instore performance next Thursday, July 1st.Entry to the instore is restricted to those wearing special wristbands distributed by HMV.Update: Wristbands can be collected from 8am on Weds 30th June at HMV Grafton Street (subject to availability). [Read more]
Pet Sounds Interview/ Session
22nd June 2004

Damien was interviewed on Pet Sounds tonight, and you can download an MP3 of the broadcast here (30MB). This recording also includes a session featuring Damien and Lisa performing three songs - Cannonball (sung by Lisa), Older Chests and Creep (by Radiohead) - and these will be available individually on the MP3 page soon.During the interview, Damien mentioned that they plan to play in Australia in October and he expects that the next album will be released early next year. [Read more]
Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1
22nd June 2004

Damien will be appearing on Jo Whiley's program on BBC Radio 1 in the UK this Friday between 10AM and 1PM GMT. You can listen in online from here. [Read more]
Message from Damien
18th June 2004

An e-mail sent out to Damien's official site's mailing list includes this personal message from Damien: hello iím writing this as a personal note, to add onto this email, to help clear up some questions with regard to the anti-war shows being organised. i was invited to take part in the concerts a few weeks ago. for me the concerts are a coming together of people who wish we could have more peace in the world. itís as simple as that. i love being a musician and i have loved all the touring weíve done in the world. i have many dear friends both here and abroad and itís a personal desire of mine to help encourage peace, in whatever way that i can. i love that the world is wonderfully diverse. i am hoping that these concerts can be a Ďpositiveí celebration of that diversity. thank you, damien x [Read more]
Rolling Stone Interview
18th June 2004

Rolling Stone has a new interview with Damien about Lonely Soldier and the upcoming When Bush Comes to Shove gigs. [Read more]
Gig Moved
16th June 2004

The When Bush Comes To Shove gig has been moved to Vicar Street in Dublin. The organisers say that they haven't been allowed to advertise properly for this gig and so they had to move it to this smaller venue. Update: This gig is now sold out, and a 2nd night has been added for the next night. Tickets on sale this Friday. [Read more]
B-Sides EP Release
15th June 2004

Billboard is reporting that Warner Brothers USA is planning to release B-Sides, an EP to in include live versions of The Professor, Woman Like a Man and Delicate, the original demo for Lonelily, the B-side Moody Mooday, and both a 1997 demo and instrumental version of Volcano. The expected release date is July 20th. [Read more]
Damien on Pet Sounds
14th June 2004

Tom Dunne said tonight that he expects to be talking to Damien Rice on his program, Pet Sounds, tomorrow night. You can listen in live online from between 7 and 10 PM GMT. Update: Damien is now expected to be on Pet Sounds tonight. [Read more]
Christy Moore Audio Clip
10th June 2004

RTE has a clip of Lonely Soldier performed at a press conference today by Christy Moore here. [Read more]
Lonely Soldier Single
9th June 2004

Lonely Soldier, recorded by Damien Rice with Christy Moore, will get a limited release on Damien's own label, DRM, on June 25th - the day that Bush arrives in Ireland - and sold at a special low price with profits being donated to the Irish Anti-War Movement. Talking about the single release, Damien said: This was a spontaneous last minute decision. I contacted Christy, sang him the song over the phone, we recorded it the next day, mixed it the next, and sent it off for manufacturing the next. [Read more]
Across The Line Video
7th June 2004

Last week Across The Line on BBC TV broadcast video footage from Damien's recent gig in the Ulster Hall in Belfast. You can now watch video of that performance. [Read more]
Lonely Soldier Recorded with Christy Moore
6th June 2004

The Sunday Times is reporting today that Damien and Christy Moore have recorded Damien's song Lonely Soldier ahead of their appearance together at the upcoming When Bush Comes To Shove concert in Dublin on June 19th. Damien has been performing this song at recent gigs, but the lyrics for this version have just been finalised this week and include the line lonely soldier looking for his next war to fight, according to the Sunday Times. [Read more]
Hot Press Article
6th June 2004

In the latest issue of Hot Press Damien talks about his involvement in the upcoming When Bush Comes To Shove gig in Dublin on June 19th. [Read more]
Hot Press Competition
2nd June 2004 has a competition in which you can win tickets to the upcoming When Bush Comes To Shove concert. [Read more]
Glastonbury Details
1st June 2004

Details of this year's Glastonbury festival have been announced. Damien will be playing on the Other Stage on Saturday. You can see the full listing here. [Read more]
Across The Line
31st May 2004

Damien will be appearing on BBC Northern Ireland's Across The Line TV program tomorrow night at 10PM. They will show some of his performance at Belfast's Ulster Hall, as well as an interview about his future plans. [Read more]
When Bush Comes To Shove Details
24th May 2004

Tickets are now on sale for the When Bush Comes to Shove concert in the Point Depot, Dublin, on June 19th, which is part of the nationwide protests against George Bush's visit to Ireland one week later. The event will feature performances by Christy Moore, Damien Rice, Mary Black, Kila, The Revs, Katell Keineg and comedy with Barry Murphy (Apres Match). [Read more]
Dublin Gig Announced
20th May 2004

Damien will be performing a solo show at Vicar Street, Dublin, on Monday May 31st. Tickets cost 25 euro and are available from Road Records and Sound Cellar, Dublin, and Tickets go on sale this Saturday at midday. [Read more]
O Back in Top Thirty Album Chart
18th May 2004

Following Damien's appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show, O has climbed back up to position 26 in the UK album charts. [Read more]
O Back in Top Thirty Album Chart
18th May 2004

Following Damien's appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show, O has climbed back up to position 26 in the UK album charts. [Read more]
When Bush Comes To Shove
17th May 2004

The Sunday Times reports that Damien will be one of the artists performing at the When Bush Comes To Shove concert in the Point Depot in Dublin on Saturday, June 19th, as part of the nationwide protests against George Bush's visit to Ireland one week later. [Read more]
Jonathan Ross Video
12 May 2004

Watch video of the performance of Cold Water on the Jonathan Ross Show. (Hosted by [Read more]
Jonathan Ross Show Tonight
7th May 2004

Reminder: Damien will be appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show on BBC tonight at 23:05. The programme is repeated tomorrow night. [Read more]
Berlin Review
6h May 2004

There's a review (in German) of Damien's performance in Berlin. [Read more]
Cleveland Review
1st May 2004

You can read a review of the Cleveland performance. [Read more]
More Live Reviews
30th April 2004

There's a review of the gig in Kansas. [Read more]
Toronto Review
27th April 2004 has a review of last week's performance in Toronto. [Read more]
One Night For India
27th April 2004

Damien will join Perry Farrell, Michelle Branch and Macy Gray as well as top Indian music acts for One Night For India, a charity concert event to benefit the fight against the emerging HIV/AIDS crisis in India. The event takes place on June 8th at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available from their website from this Saturday. A DVD of the event will be released in the future. [Read more]
Portland Review
21st April 2004

You can read a review of the Portland gig. [Read more]
LA Review
20th April 2004

The Hollywood Reporter has a review of Damien's recent performance in Los Angeles. [Read more]
Boston Review
19th April 2004

Here is a review of Damien's performance in Boston last Saturday night. [Read more]
Lonelily on Vinyl
16th April 2004

Lonelily will be released this month as a 7 vinyl single, with Moody Mooday on the other side. Only 500 copies will be made available, and you can order it through the Townsend Records web site. [Read more]
Letterman Performance
15th April 2004

Damien and the band played I Remember on Letterman last night. Hopefully we'll have video of the performance for you soon. [Read more]
Glen Hansard Interview
15th April

Glen Hansard of The Frames talks about playing on Damien's tour of America here. [Read more]
Letterman Reminder
12th April 2004

Damien will be appearing on the Letterman Show this Wednesday, April 14th. Senator John McCain will be the other guest for the evening. [Read more]
Minneapolis Review
8th April 2004

Read a review of Damien's gig in Minneapolis from today's Star Tribune. [Read more]
Toronto Food Drive Event
8th April 2004

Another Rock For a Remedy Food Drive event , featuring Damien Rice, has been announced. It will take place in front of Convocation Hall, Toronto on Friday, April 23rd. [Read more]
Video Footage from Rome
5th April 2004

Kataweb has video footage of Damien's recent gig in Rome (Older Chests, I Remember and The Blower's Daughter), as well as an interview. [Read more]
Toronto Food Drive Event
5th April 2004

Another Rock For a Remedy Food Drive event, featuring Damien Rice, has been announced. It will take place in front of Convocation Hall, Toronto on Friday, April 23rd. [Read more]
2nd April 2004

Q Magazine reports that Damien will be playing on the main stage at Glastonbury on Saturday, June 26th. Damien won't be on the Main Stage, but will be performing at the Glastonbury Festival. [Read more]
New Trading Site Launched Today
1st April 2004

Damien Rice Trading is a great new website focusing on all things to do with trading Damien Rice live recordings. [Read more]
Vermont Food Drive Event
1st April 2004

The next Rock For a Remedy Food Drive event, featuring Damien Rice, will take place in Higher Ground in Winooski, VT on April 20th. [Read more]

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