Apparently now that Once's Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have gotten much national attention due to winning a Grammy for "Falling Slowly", following up with a tour only made sense. Back when the movie came out they stopped by the Old Town School of Folk Music; this time around they've upgraded to the Chicago Theatre.
SWELL SEASON featuring GLEN HANSARD & MARKETA IRGLOVA Chicago Theatre, 6/17, on sale 10 AM Saturday (3/1)
Meanwhile, the 90s are back with upcoming shows from The Presidents of the United States of America (Abbey Pub, May 9) and the Proclaimers (Double Door, May 1). I thought the PofUSA had reformed with Sir Mix-a-Lot and changed their name to just "The Presidents" or something like that?
In a related, mildly amusing anecdote, I share an office at work with a Scotsman, and his cell phone ring is actually "500 Miles" by the Proclaimers. Awesome.