Los Angeles fans will now have the opportunity to watch the theatrical concert of the singer
Björk has announced that she will be bringing her immersive theatrical tour ‘Cornucopia’ to Los Angeles next year for three dates.
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‘Cornucopia’ is based on the singer’s 2017 album ‘Utopia’ and is her first official theatrical concert. It is directed by Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, with designer Chiara Stevenson’s stage being made to resemble a fungus.
The newly announced shows are scheduled for January 26, 29 and February 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in early 2022. Tickets will be available for sale next Friday (October 15) at 10:00am – you can get them Here.
The first ‘Cornucopia’ show came in May 2019 with an eight-night stay at the New York venue The Shed. The 19-song setlist in New York marked the first time Björk performed his songs “Venus as a Boy”, “Hidden Place” and “Show Me Forgiveness” in more than a decade.
The show features a 50-piece Icelandic ensemble The Humrahild Choir, a seven-piece flute band, a harp, and a number of instruments specially designed for the tour. The show also features a speech by climate activist Greta Thunberg, which is shown on a video screen before the encore. The costumes for the tour were designed by the fashion chain Balmain.
In November 2019, Björk brought her ‘Cornucopia’ tour to London, with a show on The O2. In a four star review, Granthshala‘ Emily McKay said: “‘Thank you for tonight, London,'” she says as she closes Greta’s later encore with a joyful version of ‘Notgate.’ ‘You’re my second home,’ I am very grateful for the musical upbringing you have given me.
“We should be grateful in turn to a cast that takes this audacious show to a place that will follow, over the next two nights, more straightforward people-pleasing performances from McFly and Little Mix.” It’s a time where we all need to pursue it, to find new ways of being: as the woman herself sings in the show’s final track: “Imagine the future and live in it.”
Meanwhile, Björk has announced new dates for his livestreamed orchestral show, after several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The orchestral series will see the composer perform with different collaborators on each of the four dates, including members of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, the flute septet vibra, and the Hamrahali Choir.
The gigs, which were previously scheduled to take place in August 2020, to a live audience at Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall and to fans around the world, have been delayed several times.