The event has been postponed from 29 September to 2021.
Ólafur Arnalds personal statement
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that after careful consideration I am postponing all upcoming shows in 2020 due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
It has been a long and difficult process to make this decision as I feel that the world has seldom had as much need for the community and intimacy that music brings as it has right now. But unfortunately it has become clear that we will have to find other ways to connect for the time being.
We have already confirmed dates with our local partners and venues for 2021, which we will announce as soon as we feel certain it will be both safe and logistically possible to go ahead with the tour.
If you’ve already bought a ticket you can keep it, it will be valid for the rescheduled shows next year, or you can get a full refund at your point of purchase.
I share the frustration and disappointment you might feel of yet another announcement like this from a touring artist, but assure you that we, myself and my wonderful band and crew, will be back on the road as soon as possible. Meanwhile, I've been hard at work making something I can't wait to share with you later this year.
I am looking forward to seeing what the world looks like at the other end of this — how this shared experience has reshaped our lives. And I am hopeful that this new perspective will be for the betterment of our relationship with each other and the planet.
Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road with brand new material. After a triumphant return to the stage in 2018, the ‘re:act’ tour represents Ólafur's final set of shows after nearly three years of touring.
Ólafur’s performances continue to captivate audiences across the globe as he invites them to join him on a new journey where he presents his most personal and raw music to date — a counterpoint to the exuberant energy of his latest album ‘re:member’.
His haunting and often intensely emotional shows are an exercise in intimacy, a space for the artist and audience to share their vulnerability through music.
Ólafur and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians put on a spellbinding performance that brings together past, present and new material. The ‘re:act’ tour features his signature string quartet, a live percussionist and Ólafur’s arsenal of pianos and synthesizers. His groundbreaking, self-playing Stratus pianos will be along for the ride — creating unexpected harmonies and surprising melodic sequences that make every performance unique.
His tour in support of 2018’s studio album ‘re:member’ was met with high critical acclaim, including sold-out arenas and renowned concert halls all over the world. With more than 150 concerts Ólafur captivated hundreds of thousands of fans and created momentous events at iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Sydney Opera House and premiered the first edition of his very own genre-bending music festival OPIA.
As Ólafur wraps up this part of his artistic life he will pour everything he has into these last few shows, before heading back into his creative cocoon in search of his next adventure.