Glen and Mar to Perform at Oscars, Swell Season Tour (RCMH Show)

“Falling Slowly” from Once

This is surely one reason to stay home and watch the show. Variety has the rundown on all of this year’s Oscar musical performances below.

Performers of the nominated songs will include Amy Adams (“Happy Working Song”), Kristin Chenoweth and Marlon Saunders (“That’s How You Know”) and Jon McLaughlin (“So Close”). These three songs are all from “Enchanted,” with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova will perform their “Falling Slowly” (from “Once”), and Jamia Simone Nash will perform “Raise It Up” with the Impact Repertory Theater of Harlem (from “August Rush,” music and lyrics by Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas). [Variety]

If you haven’t seen Once yet, I highly suggest you check it out. It’s an unconventional film with a touching story and top notch music. The Once Soundtrack would be in my top ten albums of 2007 if such a list were ever compiled. On a related side note, The Swell Season (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, Marja Tuhkanen, Bertrand Galen), has a big US tour starting in April which includes a stop at New York’s own Radio City Music Hall on May 19, 2008 (tickets TBA). Check out all the Swell Season tour dates after the jump.

Swell Season 2008 Tour Dates
23 april 2008 – phoenix, az, orpheum theatre, doors 6:30pm
25 april 2008 – coachella festival, indio, ca
26 april 2008 – oakland, ca, paramount theatre, doors 7:30pm
27 april 2008 – eugene, or, mcdonald theatre, doors 7pm
28 april 2008 – portland, or, keller auditorium, doors 7pm
30 april 2008 – seattle, wa, the moore, doors 7pm
01 may 2008 – missoula, mt, the wilma, doors 7pm
02 may 2008 – salt lake city, ut, the depot, doors 7pm
03 may 2008 – denver, co, ellie caulkins opera house, doors 7pm
05 may 2008 – lawrence, ks, liberty hall, doors 7pm
06 may 2008 – st louis, mo, the pageant, doors 7pm
07 may 2008 – minneapolis, mn, orpheum theater, doors 7pm
08 may 2008 – milwaukee, wi, pabst theatre, w/ Nicolai Dunger
10 may 2008 – royal oak, mi, royal oak theatre, doors 7pm
11 may 2008 – cleveland, oh, allen theatre at playhouse square, doors 7pm
12 may 2008 – louisville, ky, brown theatre doors 7pm
13 may 2008 – atlanta, ga, the cobb, doors 7pm
15 may 2008 – raleigh, nc, meymandi concert hall, doors
16 may 2008 – richmond, va, toad’s place, doors 7:30pm
17 may 2008 – baltimore, md,meyerhoff symphony hall, doors 7pm
19 may 2008 – new york, ny, radio city music hall
20 may 2008 – upper darby pa, the tower theatre
12 – 14 June 2008 – bonnaroo festival, manchester, tn
22 june 2008 – telluride bluegrass festival, telluride, co

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