Jens Lekman doing personal shows over Skype amid coronavirus
Jens Lekman was set to head out on a unique North American tour starting in April where he'd be backed by youth orchestras, but it's sadly been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. "It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that my upcoming tour featuring Eddy Kwon and youth orchestras across the USA is cancelled due to the current pandemic," he wrote. "This was a very tough decision to make, we’ve been monitoring the Covid-19 situation since it started but now it’s reached a point where the only reasonable and responsible decision is to cancel. We want to protect fans, reduce social density, and work together to slow this pandemic down enough to allow healthcare infrastructure to handle needs within its capacity. Me and Eddy Kwon have been working on this tour full time for a whole year together with the orchestras and we’re hoping to do this another time. It’s not an easy tour to postpone with so many people involved, but I’m confident that we can make it happen, if not this year then hopefully next." Stay tuned for more information on possible rescheduled dates.
In the mean time, Jens will be offering "personal shows over Skype" to people next week. He writes, "hello everyone, I hope you're ok. Since my tour got cancelled and since we're all more or less isolated right now during this pandemic I will be offering personal shows over Skype during the week of march 23-29. For one hour each day I will randomly be calling those who have signed up and play one song of my own choice, then move on to the next person. Sign up here. Stay strong, world! Jens."
You can sign up for a chance to have Jens sing to you over Skype here.