Those who are fans of neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds’ new album For Now I Am Winter will be in for an even bigger treat on the upcoming Fall leg of his North American tour dates as Icelandic band Agent Fresco’s lead singer Arnor Dan will be joining as a special guest for select dates. Dan, who provided the first vocals ever heard on Arnalds’ classical compositions, is the guest vocalist on a significant portion of tracks from the For Now I Am Winter album including the gentle, melodic first single off the record “Old Skin.” For many who have seen Arnalds on his recent SXSW and recent summer tour appearances, the lack of the Dan’s vocals has meant the omission of fan-favorite tracks off the latest record including the title track and “Stutter.” Dan’s gasping and far-reaching falsetto voice provided an excellent companion to both Arnalds’ light-hearted and dark tone compositions on For Now I Am Winter. While it remains to be seen if Arnalds will be performing music off the recent Broadchurch soundtrack he recently scored which also includes a guest vocal from Arnor Dan, it’s a guarantee than Dan’s inclusion on the select US dates will mean a more distinct and unique setlist than that already performed by Arnalds within the last year.
Compounding to the excitement of a fresh new setlist are the additions of fellow neo-classical composers Nils Frahm and Hauschka as supporting acts on some of the select dates as well. Frahm is expected to be performing music off his upcoming new album Spaces, which includes the piece “Says,” already being heavily touted as a frontrunner for track of the year by many in the indie, instrumental, and electronica press.
Select dates for which Arnor Dan will be guesting appears below with limited tickets still available (selling quickly at this point).
September 27, 2013 US Seattle – Decibel Festival (Nordstrom Recital Hall)
September 28, 2013 US Portland, Mississippi – Mississippi Studios
September 29, 2013 US San Francisco – Regency Ballroom
October 1, 2013 US Los Angeles – First Unitarian Church
October 2, 2013 US San Diego – The Loft at UCSD
Tickets and links to purchase are available at http://olafurarnalds.com/tour-dates/This entry was posted in General and tagged arnor dan, for now i am winter, nils frahm, olafur arnalds, spaces on .
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