photos by Ryan Muir
"[Jonsi's] concert was a tribute to Nature, both sublime and pitiless. His backdrop was a window onto a dark forest; videos showed plants blossoming, predators pursuing prey and ravaging storms.Jonsi completed his North American tour Sunday night at Terminal 5. Death Vessel opened that show and the one the night before it at the same venue. More pictures and a bunch of videos from Saturday (5/8), below...
While the album starts with its thumping, upbeat songs, the concert took its time, starting with folky acoustic ballads, a somber hymn and Steve Reich Minimalist patterns. Folkiness carried over into the danceable songs. There was always something hand-played, an acoustic guitar or a plinking vibraphone, in the mix. And when the faster songs arrived, with the cosmic advice of "Go Do" -- "We should always know that we can do everything" -- Jonsi's high, clear voice was not only the carrier of insistent pop hooks, but also a messenger of ecstatic hope." [NY Times]
Jónsi - "Kolniður" - 5/8/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Jónsi - "Grow Till Tall" - 5/8/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Jónsi - "Tornado" - 5/8/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Jónsi Birgisson@Terminal 5
Jónsi Birgisson@Terminal 5 PART2