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Johann Johannsson readies new LP ‘Orphee’ (listen), touring North America in October

by Kristian Brito


Fresh off Academy Award nominations for his scoring work on 2014’s The Theory of Everything and 2015’s Sicaro, Icelandic electronic artist and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has announced his first new solo album in six years, titled Orphée and due out September 16. Characterized by Jóhannsson as “an oblique reflection on personal change,” the record is his debut release on German label Deutsche Grammophon, and will explore themes of death, rebirth, and memory inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus and the work of French director Jean Cocteau. Ahead of the album’s release, Jóhannsson has released a stunning video for Orphée‘s opening track “Flight From The City.” Check it out below, along with the album’s tracklist and artwork.

Jóhannsson has also announced a tour behind the album, kicking things off this Fall with a string of North American dates, including an NYC show at Brooklyn’s Cathedral of St. Joseph on October 23 before heading to Europe. Tickets are on sale now.

Orphée is out September 16 on Deutsche Grammaphon. Pre-order it now. All dates are listed below.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson – 2016-17 Tour Dates
Oct 16th 2016, US, Chicago – Thalia Hall
Oct 18th 2016, US, Minneapolis – The Cedar
Oct 19th 2016, US, Toronto – Danforth Music Hall
Oct 20th 2016, US, Montreal – Cinquième Salle
Oct 21st 2016, US, Boston – David Friend Recital Hall
Oct 23rd 2016, US, Brooklyn – Cathedral of St. Joseph
Dec 1st 2016, DE, Berlin – Funkhaus
Dec 2nd 2016, NL, Nijmegen – Doornroosje
Dec 3rd 2016, DK, Copenhagen – Bremen Theater
Dec 4th 2016, NL, Amsterdam – Paradiso
Dec 5th 2016, BE, Leuven – 30CC
Dec 6th 2016, FR, Paris – L’alhambra
Dec 7th 2016, BE, Hasselt – CCHA
Dec 9th 2016, UK, London – Barbican
Feb 10th 2017, DE, Hamburg – Elbphilharmonie
Mar 25th 2017, US, Durham – Baldwin Auditorium
Apr 17th 2017, US, Los Angeles – Walt Disney Concert Hall
Apr 18th 2017, US, San Francisco – Regency Ballroom
Apr 20th 2017, US, Seattle – Nordstrom Recital Hall


Jóhann Jóhannsson – Orphee tracklist
1. Flight From The City
2. A Song For Europa
3. The Drowned World
4. A Deal With Chaos
5. A Pile Of Dust
6. A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder
7. Fragment I
8. By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field
9. The Radiant City
10. Fragment II
11. The Burning Mountain
12. De Luce Et Umbra
13. Good Morning, Midnight
14. Good Night, Day
15. Orphic Hymn

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