Björk has been forced to reschedule her eagerly anticipated orchestral concert tour dates until next year amid strict social distancing measures.
Following on from her acclaimed ‘Cornucopia’ theatrical tour which took place last year, Björk planned to kick start a new string of shows armed with an orchestra at the Crocus Music Hall in Moscow, Russia this summer.
With stops in Helsinki, Berlin and two shows in Paris, Björk was planning to round off the dates with a headline show at the previously announced Bluedot Festival.
Now though, amid health concerns, the musician has put the dates on hold. “Dearestest of concert lovers
here I am, in Iceland , all safe from them viruses but unable to travel to you this summer,” she said in a post on social media: “I hope sincerely you are safe too.”
Björk continued: “I look around and this corona has strangely given each of us tasks. some to stay still some more, centre ourselves better some to focus on family, some to become better chefs or cleaners and the collective earth to pollute less need less moveless.”
“And as clearly as India can see the Himalayas I announce that my concerts in the summer have been moved back a year. I hope you understand and looking forward to seeing you.”
See the statement and the postponed dates, below.
Postponed Björk tour dates:
02 – Crocus Music Hall – Moscow, Russia
06 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
09 – Waldbühne Open Air – Berlin, Germany
17 – Siene Musicale – Paris, France
20 – Siene Musicale – Paris, France
26 – Bluedot Festival – Cheshire, UK