Don't miss our live stream of Agnes Obel's live show at Le Grand Rex, Paris.
We at Contactmusic are excited to bring you the full live stream of Agnes Obel live at Le Grand Rex in Paris, scheduled to start at 10:00pm Paris time (8:00pm GMT; 3:00pm EST).
The Danish singer brought us much enjoyment with the release of her second album 'Aventine' in September 2013, so it's a thrill that she's back on the road to showcase it around Europe over the next few months. Now, even if you can't make any of her gigs this year, we're pleased to bring her to you today (April 14th 2014) in partnership with Pias & Arte Live Web.
Agnes first became a phenomenon after releasing her debut album 'Philharmonics' in 2010 through PIAS records. It was an instant hit, topping the album charts in her home nation of Denmark with multi-Platinum status and also coming No. 1 in Belgium - and No. 8 in France, where you can see her perform this evening. With hits such as the gorgeous 'Riverside', it got us wondering what to expect from the ominous prospects of album two, and we have to say we weren't disappointed. 'Aventine' became her second Danish and Belgian chart-topper and has already received Gold certification.
Recorded in Berlin, Germany, it's a beautiful collection of songs, such as singles 'Fuel to Fire' and 'The Curse', that is yet more captivating than 'Philharmonics'. She has described the latter song and 'Run Cried the Crawling' as the tracks that best define it. 'To me, they are the two songs where I think I got closest to the initial idea I had when I started making the album', she revealed. 'Both very different from what I've done before but, at the same time, very much related to it.'
Agnes was responsible for the majority of work on 'Aventine'; singing, song writing, piano playing, recording and producing; and it's thrilling to see a musician so inspired in her music making. 'To me, sounds have always been more interesting than words', she poignantly pointed out after the album release. 'I love it when the voice becomes an instrument and you almost forget it's a human voice.'
It's obvious just how much work has gone into making the album on Agnes' part, which makes it all the more special that her Paris live show will be available as an experience for everyone. She will also be playing in the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Switzerland in the coming months, with several festival dates including Suffolk's Latitude Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and Lille's Festival Les Nuits Secretes.
Listen to Agnes Obel's album 'Aventine' on Deezer here:
Apr 14 - Paris, France - Grand Rex
Apr 16 - Brussels, Belgium - Koninklijk Circus
Apr 17 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Royal Northern College Of Music
Apr 18 - Bristol, UK - St George's
Apr 19 - London, UK - Barbican
Apr 22 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Operaen
Apr 23 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Operaen
Apr 25 - Randers, Denmark - Vaerket
Apr 26 - Aarhus, Denmark - Herman's
Apr 27 - Aarhus, Denmark - Herman's
Apr 30 - Esbjerg, Denmark - Musikhuset
May 02 - Aalborg, Denmark - Europahallen
May 03 - Odense, Denmark - Odense Koncerthus
May 05 - Rome, Italy - Parco Della Musica
May 06 - Turin, Italy - Auditorium Del Lingotto
May 07 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
May 09 - Frankfurt, Germany - Alte Oper Frankfurt
May 11 - Lille, France - Théâtre Sébastopol
May 12 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie, Festival des Artefacts
Jul 04 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
Jul 06 - Herouville St. Clair, France - Festival Beauregard
Jul 07 - Argeles Sur Mer, France - Parc De Valmy
Jul 12 - London, UK - Somerset House
Jul 19 - Suffolk, United Kingdom - Latitude Festival
Jul 22 - Luzern, Switzerland - Blue Balls Festival
Jul 25 - Lyon, France - Festival Les Nuits de Fourvière
Jul 26 - Carcassonne, France - Theatre Jean Deschamps
Jul 31 - Wuerzburg, Germany - Hafensommer
Aug 02 - Lille, France - Festival Les Nuits Secretes