Ólafur Arnalds Sonicbids Tour in China
Neo-classical composer and multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds finished his Greater China tour earlier this month, playing to packed houses in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Qingdao, Wuhan, Tianjin and Hangzhou.
The tour was organised by China-based promoter Split Works, who have brought a wide range of artists to China including Sonic Youth from the USA and Jose Gonzalez from Sweden. The Ólafur Arnalds tour was undertaken as part of Split Works' annual Jue Festival, the largest arts and music festial in China, which included 72 events in 2010 alone.
Split Works selected Ólafur Arnald from nearly 800 applicants. Ólafur promted his second full-length album '?and they have escaped the weight of darkness’ on the tour. Other members of the band are: Þórður Guðmundur Hermannsson, Margrét Soffía Einarsdóttir, Gréta Salóme Stefánsdóttir and Arndís Hulda Auðunsdóttir. This tour has attracted media attention from Chinese media, such as: Global Times in Beijing.
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