Today, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of The Swell Season announced their musical tour where they will take the stage at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 8pm. Tickets for Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of The Swell Season at Symphony Hall become available for purchase this Friday, January 20 at 10am at ticketmaster.com. This show is presented by Delta Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE and Zero Mile Presents.
Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard will – once again – be reuniting for an extended run of dates in celebration of the 15th (and counting) anniversary of their film Once. The duo reconvened for the first time in ten years last March 2022 for a limited number of sold-out shows. The response was so overwhelmingly positive they’d hoped to do more shows sooner.
Irglová and Hansard came to prominence by starring in the 2007 film Once and winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song with their composition “Falling Slowly” in 2008. A year later they released the critically acclaimed album Strict Joy before branching out into solo careers. The two remained in regular contact over the years making appearances on each other’s records or on stages randomly whenever paths would cross. The shows in 2022 were an extension of their never-ending bond and friendship.
In 2012, Once, The Musical debuted and went on to be nominated for eleven Tonys, winning eight including Best Musical. It ran for three years on Broadway and is currently still in production as a touring musical. Over the course of the last decade, Once, in all its iterations, has become a modern classic and a cultural touchstone being referenced in everything from The Simpsons to Ted Lasso. The fan base created by this modern masterpiece looms large in the minds and hearts of many.