Iceland’s neo-classical whizkid Ólafur Arnalds first came out this way as part of Split Works’ JUE | Music + Art festival last March, playing to packed houses all over China. In each city Óli visited, fans queued up to meet him and snap his picture. It was clear that his rich, absorbing sonic landscapes had touched a nerve with Chinese fans. Óli was delighted (and so were we!).
For those of you who caught Ólafur’s live performance back in March, this tour marks a distinct departure from the first: a setlist of brand new material, more intimate and peaceful venues, and a multimedia experience with video artwork designed specifically for Ólafur’s new compositions by Esteban Diacono, the same artist who created Ólafur’s wildly successful video for the song Ljósið.
Touring in support of his acclaimed new album,the Icelandic sensation returns to ChinaWhat the critics are sayingabout Ólafur Arnalds’ latest album, ?And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness:“Timeless and sublime” – UNCUT “Hotwired to the soul. Will reduce you to wordless tears.” – The Quietus “Keep an eye on Arnalds. He will only increase in importance.” – Filter
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this captivating performance!
Yugong Yishan; Plastered 8 (Mon-Sun, 10am – 10pm, cash only，010-64078425)
Online tickets at TAOBAO：yugongyishan.taobao.com