Jay Pritzker Pavilion | Chicago, Illinois
Beguiling singer songwriter Damien Rice takes to the stage once again, after 8 years spent away from music. The poignant troubadour recently released his third album My Favourite Faded Fantasy and embarks on a celebratory world tour this summer! Joining Rice will be tender Carolina folk artist Iron and Wine. Catch them both at Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Sunday 21st June for a night of mesmerizing melodies!
Damien Rice started his musical career in 90s rock band Juniper. Whilst touring, the Irish band were discovered by Polygram who signed them to a six album record deal, but after their relative success with singles “Weatherman” and “The World is Dead”, Rice left the band in 1998, frustrated with the direction the label were taking them in. After time spent in Tuscany busking and farming, Rice returned to Ireland and made recordings with friends in a mobile studio. His single, “The Blower's Daughter”, made the UK Top 40 Chart and paved the way for the success of his 2002 debut album O, which peaked at number 8 in the UK Albums Chart, remaining on the chart for 97 weeks, and selling 650,000 copies in the US. His subsequent album 9 was released in 2006 and, after an eight year hiatus and withdrawal from the public eye, Rice returned to music in 2014 much to the surprise and delight of fans, releasing his third album My Favourite Faded Fantasy.