News Tue 12 Mar 2019

JÓNSI & ALEX SOMERS: RICEBOY SLEEPS WITH THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA

JÓNSI & ALEX SOMERS: RICEBOY SLEEPS WITH THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA

Jónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps
with the London Contemporary Orchestra

Manchester Opera House – Sunday 14th July

To celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, Riceboy Sleeps will be performed live at Manchester Opera House on Sunday 14th July by Jónsi & Alex Somers with the London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ames, with orchestral arrangements by David Handler. A collaboration between Sigur Rós's Jónsi and American composer Somers, this atmospheric ambient album is being performed live in its entirety for the first and only time on this one-off run of select shows.  Recorded at home in Iceland while Jónsi was on hiatus from Sigur Rós, and finished off-grid in Hawaii, the album became a sleeper hit, its stature growing over the years, with songs such as Happiness and Boy 1904 enjoying huge success across some of the world’s most listened to playlists.

Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 15th March and will be available from www.gigsandtours.com