Ólafur Arnalds (not Olof)
Olafur Arnalds

There's a lot of similar/confusing band names out there, but the most confusing may be Ólafur Arnalds and Olof Arnalds, both of whom are from Iceland. Olof is a female folk singer who we've covered a lot (her new album came out in Feburary). Ólafur is a male composer and singer. His new album, For Now I Am Winter, came out last week and blends classical and pop. You can stream the whole thing below via Spotify and check out a video too.

Ólafur Arnalds will be in NYC next week for a show at Le Poisson Rouge on April 18 with orchestration from the LPR Ensemble. Tickets to that show are still available. While in the city, Ólafur has a couple other events planed. He'll appear at the Apple Store Soho on April 16 for their "Meet the Composer" series where he'll talk about the album and play a few songs. 8 PM and free.

Ólafur will do another free performance in-store at J&R Music World on April 19 at noon. These are the only North American dates he has currently, but all international dates are listed below.


Ólafur Arnalds - 2013 Tour Dates
16th Apr 2013 SoHo Apple Store - New York, United States
18th Apr 2013 (Le) Poisson Rouge (with Ensemble LPR) - New York, United States
19th Apr 2013 J&R - New York, United States
8th May 2013 Musikgeubow - Eindhoven, Netherlands
9th May 2013 Les Nuits de Botanique - Brussels, Belgium
0th May 2013 De Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
1th May 2013 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2th May 2013 Synagoge Schweich - Trier, Germany
3th May 2013 Café de la Danse - Paris, France
6th May 2013 Almagià - Ravenna, Italy
7th May 2013 Chiesa Metodista Evangelica Chorde - Rome, Italy
8th May 2013 Macello 2013 - Ex Macello - Padova, Italy
0th May 2013 Kaufleuten - Zürich, Switzerland
1st May 2013 Muffathalle - Munich, Germany
2nd May 2013 Ringkirche - Wiesbaden, Germany
3rd May 2013 Kulturkirche - Cologne, Germany
4th May 2013 Babylon - Berlin, Germany
5th May 2013 Kampnagel - Hamburg, Germany
6th May 2013 Theaterfabrik - Leipzig, Germany
7th May 2013 Eskulap - Poznan, Poland
9th May 2013 Radiokulturhaus - Vienna, Austria
30th May 2013 Loft - Bratislava, Slovakia
31st May 2013 Musiksaal - Nuremberg, Germany
st Jun 2013 Tollhaus - Karlsruhe, Germany
2nd Jun 2013 De La Warr - Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
3rd Jun 2013 St. John at Hackney - London, United Kingdom
4th Jun 2013 RNCM Theatre - Manchester, United Kingdom
5th Jun 2013 Leicester Cathedral - Leicester, United Kingdom
4th Jun 2013 Sonar 2013 - Barcelona, Spain