Marketa Irglova is gearing up to go on tour. Busy days for the Czech singer/songwriter, as she’s also got an album in the works.
A solid chunk of readers are probably now taking the time to google Marketa Irglova and figure out exactly who we’re talking about here. For the rest of you lazy, lazy non googlers, here – check this out.
Ring any bells? That’s Irglova singing alongside Glen Hansard, one of Ireland’s most beloved musical sons. That particular song, “Falling Slowly”, actually netted the two an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Not too shabby. They’re longtime collaborators to boot, and together formed the now defunct indie rock outfit Swell Season.
While she’s most recognizable when paired with Hansard, Irglova is a formidable solo artist in her own right. Her upcoming campaign takes her across the US with occasional forays into Canada, then sends her across the pond for a string of European dates. Joining her are Frames veterans Joe Doyle and Rob Bochnik. Israeli songstress Rosi Golan will also be touring in support for the North American tour.
Oct 08: Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Oct 09: Toronto, Ontario – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Oct 10: New York – Le Poisson Rouge
Oct 11: Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Oct 12: Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
Oct 13: Washington DC – The Hamilton
Oct 14: Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
Oct 15: Nashville, TN – City Winery
Oct 16: Chicago, IL – Old Town School of folk Music
Oct 17: Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 20: Vancouver, British Columbia – St. James Hall
Oct 21: Seattle, WA – Triple Door
Oct 22: Portland, OR – Alberta Rose Theatre
Oct 23: San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
Oct 24: Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
Oct 25: Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
Nov 06: Amsterdam – Vondelkerk
Nov 09: Valasske Mezirici – Kulturni Zarizeni KZ
Nov 10: Prague – Divadlo Studio 2
Nov 11: Cologne – Kulturkirche
Nov 12: Berlin – Frannz Club
Nov 13: Brussels – Botanique – Rotunde
Nov 17: London – St. Pancras Old Church