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After an eight-year silence, Irish crooner Damien Rice revealed “I Don't Want to Change You,” the first single from his highly anticipated third album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, and announced a tour of North America and Europe — including his first performance in Los Angeles in two full years. The album, out next month, is Rice's first work since his devastating split with musical and romantic partner Lisa Hannigan in 2007. While “I Don't Want to Change You” doesn't stray far from the acoustic avowals heard in earlier songs such as “The Blower's Daughter” and “9 Crimes,” Rice's new solo approach to songwriting, along with his partnership with producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin, promises to be a familiar yet unfamiliar prize for fans who have stuck it out through Rice's nearly decadelong hiatus.

Thu., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/09/14)

LA Weekly