photos by Graeme Flegenheimer
Robyn @ Bonnaroo
Robyn played Bonnaroo this past weekend, where she spoke to MTV News about her current tourmate... Katy Perry. After initially avoiding the question of whether or not she is a fan of Katy Perry's, she told MTV at Bonnaroo:
"I think that girls are always expected to have opinions about each other, and maybe I don't have an opinion about some things, you know? That doesn't mean I have a bad opinion or a good opinion, it's just that, at that point, I never met her," Robyn said. "I didn't know much about her album that was out, and it was hard for me to have an opinion, and that's all. There's some songs that she's made that I think [are] amazing: the pre-chorus in 'Teenage Dream,' I wish I had wrote that. So, it's all good."Good that things aren't awkward between them, because they're on tour together now. They'll play Nassau Coliseum on June 17 and Prudential Center in NJ on June 19.
The day after the NJ show, Robyn plays a free show at Terminal 5. No, not that Terminal 5. She's playing the Jet Blue one inside JFK Airport on 6/20. Like Jet Blue shows at JFK Airport in the past, the show will be for contest winners and people who happen to be catching a plane.
And speaking of indie-leaning, major label-signed, future Scandinavian female pop stars that are playing in NYC this week and opening shows for Katy Perry (yuck), Oh Land is playing a Northside Festival show at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday (6/17) with Rye Rye and Deluka. Doors are at 10:30pm, and Oh Land headlines the show at 1am. Tickets are on sale..
Hopefully Oh Land has a chance to rest after the late show, because she's also playing the NYC Pride Rally in Central Park the next day, Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Oh Land opens for Katy Perry in California in August, after her tour with Sia that brings her to Webster Hall this summer.
Janelle Monae, Marina & The Diamonds, and Jessie J are also opening dates on Katy's current tour.
Rye Rye (also on the bill of the Oh Land show at Brooklyn Bowl) just released a new video starring... Robyn! Titled "Never Will Be Mine", the track is basically Rye Rye rapping along with Robyn who is singing her 2005 hit song "Be Mine". Check out that video, along with more pictures from Robyn's set at Bonnaroo, a video of Oh Land playing Craig Ferguson recently, and all tour dates, below...
Craig Ferguson 5/25/11E Late Late Show Oh Land
Rye Rye - Never Will Be Mine ft. Robyn
Robyn 2011 Tour Dates
Jun 17 Nassau Coliseum w/ Katy Perry Uniondale, NY
Jun 18 TD Garden w/ Katy Perry Boston, MA
Jun 19 Prudential Center w/ Katy Perry Newark, NJ
Jun 20 Terminal 5, JFK Airport New York, NY Free
Jun 24 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Jun 30 Hove Festivalen Arendal, Norway
Jul 01 Stadsfesten Skelleftea, Sweden
Jul 03 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
Jul 05 Helsingbourg Savar, Sweden
Jul 05 Sofiero Helsingborg, Sweden
Jul 10 Ruisrock Festival Turku, Finland
Jul 15 Melt Festival Dessau, Germany
Jul 15 Ferropolis 'Stadt aus Eisen' GräFenhainichen, Germany
Jul 16 Sea of Love Freiburg, Germany
Jul 17 Lovebox Festival London, United Kingdom
Jul 22 Rose Garden Arena w/ Katy Perry Portland, OR
Jul 23 Taco Bell Arena w/Katy Perry Boise, ID
Jul 25 Energy Solutions Arena w/Katy Perry Salt Lake City, UT Jul 26 1st Bank Center w/Katy Perry Broomfield, CO
Jul 28 Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie w/Katy Perry Grand Prairie, TX Jul 29 Toyota Center w/Katy Perry Houston, TX
Jul 30 Frank Erwin Center w/Katy Perry Austin, TX
Aug 03 Comerica Theatre w/Katy Perry Phoenix, AZ
Aug 05 Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE w/Katy Perry Los Angeles, CA
Aug 06 Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE w/Katy Perry Los Angeles, CA
Aug 07 Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE w/Katy Perry Los Angeles, CA
Aug 11 Slottsskogen Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 12 Way Out West Festival Gothenberg, Sweden
Aug 13 Skanderbourg Festival Skanderborg, Denmark
Aug 19 Parken Festival Bodo, Norway
Aug 20 Jugendfest Aalesund, Norway
Aug 26 I Want My MTV Ibiza Eivissa, Spain
Sep 02 Døgnvill Festival Tromsø, Norway
Sep 09 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Sep 10 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
Sep 11 Bestival Whiteley, United Kingdom