Glen Hansard is a bit of a legend for the amount of gigs he does for charity and the Simon Community in particular. He’s back in Vicar Street next month for a night with a full band and a variety of special guests. Should be a fun one. Tickets go on sale on Thursday for €30.
GLEN HANSARD with full band & very special guests – Vicar Street. December 15th
IN AID OF THE DUBLIN SIMON COMMUNITY
Tickets priced €30 on sale Thursday November 13th @ 9am from http://www.ticketmaster & outlets nationwide
Having sold-out a concert in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust on December 15th in just a few hours Glen Hansard has added a second date on December 17th, this time in aid of the wonderful Dublin Simon Community who assist victims of homelessness and people at risk of homelessness in the Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare regions.
These concerts will be Glen’s first live shows in Dublin since his two night stint in Vicar Street in November 2013. Special guests for the show will be revealed at a later date. The band features members of The Frames, as well as brass and string sections.
Glen has spent most of the year recording and writing the follow-up to last year’s brilliant Rhythm and Repose album. He also found time earlier in the year to perform several shows in Brazil and a tour of Australia with Eddie Vedder and he played a short summer tour in the US with the band, which included the Lollapalooza Festival.
All profits from the show will go to Dublin Simon Community who provide services to over 3,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Dublin Simon Community provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. The organisation listens to people who turn to them for help and do everything they can to support them to move out of homelessness into independent living. Dublin Simon strive to empower people to access, secure and retain a home of their own by reducing the reliance on short-term emergency accommodation and providing permanent supported housing for people to sustain a home in their local community. Moving people into supported housing produces life-enhancing and life-saving results and is more cost-effective in the long run.