Irish singer Damien Rice back this June in Bangkok

Damien Rice performs in Bangkok in June, 2016. Photo: Viji Corp
Damien Rice performs in Bangkok in June, 2016. Photo: Viji Corp

Seven years after he last performed in Thailand, Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice will come back to the Thai capital again as a part of his Asian tour. 

Best known for emotionally intense and melancholic folk ballads like The Blower’s Daughter, The Greatest Bastard, and Cannonball, the 49-year-old multi-instrumentalist will bring his amorphous and angelic vocal quality to a Bangkok hall in June. 

The news was announced yesterday by concert promoter Viji Corp. to the delight of Rice’s Thai fans, who call him P’ Kao, or Brother Rice.

Rice’s concert will take place June 6 at Union Hall located inside the Union Mall on Lat Phrao Road. 

Tickets go on sale March 10 and will range from THB1,900 to THB3,000 online.

Rice last performed in Bangkok on June 2, 2016, at a concert that was also organized by Viji Corp. This weekend, the same promoter is hosting the first edition of its highly anticipated Pelulo Music Festival.

Rice began his career as a member of 1990s rock group Juniper. After leaving the band in 1998, Rice worked as a farmer in Tuscany and busked throughout Europe before returning to Ireland in 2001 to launch a solo career.

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