Photo: Belen Majdalani
José González has announced a new live album, José González & The String Theory: Live In Europe, will be released digitally on February 22. Along with the album announcement, González has shared a video of him and The String Theory performing “Leaf Off / The Cave” in Hamburg, Germany. Watch below for a taste of what to expect when González and The String Theory bring their collaborative tour to North America in March.
Physical formats of the new live album are available for pre-order via Pledge Music. Visit Pledge for more information.
José González & The String Theory: Live In Europe was recorded during their sold-out 2018 European tour and features stirringly original renditions of songs taken from González’s three celebrated solo albums: 2003’s breakthrough debut Veneer, 2007’s In Our Nature, and 2015’s Vestiges & Claws. Among numerous highlights found on the record, fans are treated to new visions of González’s classic songs such as “Crosses,” “Down The Line,” “Every Age,” and “Let It Carry You,” as well as remarkable reworkings of his versions of The Knife’s “Heartbeats” and Massive Attack’s “Teardrop.”
The String Theory is a Berlin and Gothenburg-based artist collective, think tank, and experimental chamber orchestra that explores the outskirts of contemporary classical music, electro, noise, Neue Musik and pop by means of workshops, studio recordings, and live performances.
González’s partnership with P.C. Nacht, the Musical Director and Conductor of The String Theory, began in 2009. During an interdisciplinary recording workshop in the singer-songwriter-guitarist’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, they recorded a version of González’s “Cycling Trivialities.” Their debut live performance under the name The Gothenberg String Theory at Gothenburg Concert Hall in April 2010 gained high critical acclaim, prompting comparisons to Krzysztof Penderecki, Arnold Schönberg, and Nico Muhly.
Tickets for González and The String Theory’s spring North American tour are on sale here. Stops include a pair of shows at the Los Angeles Theatre and two at New York City’s legendary Apollo Theater. A full itinerary is available below.
José González Live In Europe Tracklist
José González & The String Theory 2019 Tour
January 15 – Concepción, Chile – Teatro Bío Bío
January 16 – Santiago, Chile – Cine Arte Normandie
January 17 – Frutillar, Chile – Teatro Del Lago
January 19 – Santiago, Chile – Parque Araucano
January 22 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Circo, Voador
January 23 – São Paulo, Brazil – Audio Club
March 18 – Boston, MA – Boston Symphony Hall
March 19 – Buffalo, NY – Center for the Arts at University of Buffalo
March 20 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
March 21 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
March 22 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
March 25 – Montreal, QC – Maison Symphonique
March 26 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
March 27 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
March 28 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
March 31 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 2 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
April 4 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
April 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Theatre
April 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Theatre
August 1-4 – Cambridge, England – Cambridge Folk Festival
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