The Swell Season news & info as of 2011. For more on SS check out their official site.
Their performance in Seattle in November 2007 was recorded for The Artist’s Den and is available on DVD here.
The Swell Season movie
The Swell Season Movie will be available on DVD on March 13, 2012.
The Swell Season movie made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on 22 April 2011. Click here for news and info about the documentary.
Once stage adaptation
The movie ‘Once’ was adapted for the stage and premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in NYC in September 2011. In December, the day of opening night, they announced a Broadway run planned for Spring 2012. Click here for news about the stage adaptation of ‘Once’.
In 2006 Glen and Czech musician Marketa Irglova released an album called The Swell Season. Following that album, they starred in a highly acclaimed independent film together called Once, written and directed by former Frames bassist and vocalist John Carney. The single from the Once Soundtrack, Falling Slowly, earned the duo an Academy Award in 2008 after the film was released worldwide in 2007.
During 2007, around the release of the film, Glen & Marketa renamed themselves after their original album title while adding the whole of The Frames to fill out their band. When not performing as a duo, the band toured the world as The Swell Season and released an album called Strict Joy in 2009. The Swell Season went on hiatus as of October 2010. You can learn more about The Swell Season at their official website, www.theswellseason.com.
We will not be posting past tour dates or info for The Swell Season, but we will do so from 2011 forward.