laugardagur, mars 24, 2007

Interview with Björk (21 March 2007)

Björk gears up for Glasto
An interview with the Icelandic star

Adrian Larkin

21 Mar 2007

Björk is already gearing up for her massive performance at Glastonbury this year. The star caught up with Julie Cullen from The Music Week earlier and admitted how excited she was to be playing the festival this summer: “We have just started rehearsing and that is why I am in Iceland right now, we have a massive band, a ten piece brass band, we are rehearsing full on now, and I am kind of very excited but also very nervous which is a good thing.” Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis previously claimed that, out of all of those playing at this year’s festival, Bjork for him is the most exciting and the one act he can’t wait to see. The Icelandic star certainly promises to deliver, she told 6 Music that the Voltyas live show will include percussionist and album contributor Chris Corsano, long time collaborator Mark Bell, a ten-piece, all-female brass band, and an Icelandic Chinese concert pianist.Aside from Glastonbury her live dates include a spot at Coachella in California before a series of other American shows and European festivals through the summer. The new album Volta which hits shelves on the 7 May features collaborations with Antony Hegarty from Antony & the Johnsons and production from Timbaland, Bjork said she teed up with the super producer after visting areas hit by the Tsunami in Indonesia: “A year later UNICEF reminded me to go to there and see what had been done with the money, meet some of the people and that had a big affect on me and a few months after that I flew to New York to meet with Timbaland and that is when a massive tsunami of emotion came out of me and we started working with beats.”

Bjork's current world tour details are as follows:
April 2007
01 Reykjavik Iceland Nasa
27 California Coachella Empire Polo Field
02 New York Radio City Music Hall
05 New York United Palace Theater
08 New York Apollo Theater
12 Chicago Auditorium Theatre
15 Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre
19 San Francisco Shoreline Amphitheatre
23 Vancouver Deer Lake Park
26 Washington Sasquatch! Gorge Amphitheatre
22 Glastonbury Festival
28 Belgium Rock Werchter
01 Poland Open' er Festival
05 Denmark Roskilde Festival
25 Switzerland Paleo Festival


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