Jónsi Cancels In-Stores

Tour Continues As Planned

Oct 22, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Despite a stunning stage show that makes many babble, Jónsi made it clear today that he prefers larger settings. In addition to a full-scale tour, the Icelandic musician was scheduled to do a series of in-store performances called “Go Closer.” After a stop at Los Angeles’ Origami Vinyl, the plug was pulled on the idea and the rest of the stops were canceled.

Says his management in a statement on the musician’s website, "It is with regret that we announce the immediate cancellation of Jonsi's series of acoustic performances at indie record stores under the banner 'Go Closer', scheduled to take place during his current US tour. We, the management, are going to take the blame here, since it was us who thought this was a great opportunity to counterpoint the weight and scale of production at his theatrical shows with something super low-key and intimate. We talked him into it. And we stand by the fact that it is a great idea… on paper. Jonsi himself, however, was always sceptical about how in would pan out in reality. And standing there nose-to-nose with fans in the cold light of day the other day in Origami Records, Los Angeles, he had the sudden and undeniable realisation that this is not the environment in which he flourishes. Arguably it was the most uncomfortable experience of his ten years in the public eye, and as a result we are unwilling to put him in the line of fire again. To those of you who saw it in Echo Park, cherish it, because it ain't going to happen again. To those people who were looking forward to *going closer* in Salt Lake City, Austin, Asheville, Atlanta and Chicago we can only say we are sorry, and ask for your understanding and forgiveness. And remember it's not Jonsi’s fault. - John Best & Dean O'Connor"

The rest of the tour will continue as planned. Check out the dates below.


10-20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Slowtrain –5:30 pm

10-26 Austin, TX @ End Of An Ear – 5:30 pm

10-30 Asheville, NC @ Harvest Records – 5:30 pm

10-31 Atlanta, GA @ Criminal Records – 5:30 pm

11-3 Chicago, IL @ Reckless Records – 5:30 pm 


10-21 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
10-22 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
10-23 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
10-25 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
10-26 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
10-27 Houston, TX - Verizon Music Theater
10-29 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Festival
10-30 Asheville, NC - Moogfest
10-31 Atlanta, Georgia - The Tabernacle
11-02 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
11-03 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
11-05 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
11-06 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11-08 Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
11-10 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
11-23 Groningen, Netherlands - Oosterpoort
11-24 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Muziekgebouw
11-26 London, England - HMV Hammersmith Apollo




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