Irish singer songwriter Damien Rice performed at the Danforth Music Hall last November 18th, 2014. The show was originally scheduled for October 14th but was rescheduled because Damien had a sustained ear infection at the time. Damien Rice fans came out to support him that cold November evening. One of the fans I’ve spoken to mentioned that she had an opportunity to watch a Bob Dylan show for free happening at the same time that evening at another venue but she declined because she’s got her heart set out for this show.
There was no opening act that evening and the show started a few minutes late. The crowd cheered loudly as soon as Damien came out on stage and then sudden silence as soon as he started playing. I only had the opportunity to be there for 3 songs. He started the set with The Professor, followed by 9 Crimes from the album 9. For his third song, he started playing an unfamiliar groove that transitioned over to Delicate, the first song from his O album.
As I was heading out of the venue, from outside I heard him play a song from his new album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy. I asked my handler from Live Nation if I can stand outside the door for awhile to listen for a bit since I was not able to obtain a reviewer pass for the show. I left shortly after since I still had a long train ride to get home.
Damien Rice is coming back to Toronto in April 2015, for a list of his tour dates, please see https://tour.damienrice.com/ and for more Damien Rice information, please visit his website at http://www.damienrice.com/.
Thank you Live Nation for the photo pass.