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My European "Second Bell" Tour is starting! :D New song, Janúar coming out! 

Hey my wonderful friends,

Svavar Knútur here, your friendly neighbourhood comfort hobbit and fjord folker.

Just wanted to let you know that I'm coming on tour in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic next week! With three gigs in Scandinavia coming up first, in Copenhagen, Odense (DK) and Älghult (SE). I'll again be bringing my wonderful friends, The Rocketboys and we'll be playing on each other's songs. And in some cities, there will be a band as well. :D We're really excited!

I've also got a sweet new song coming out! It's called Janúar and it's a song of glory, love and appreciation for the least loved of the months. I'll let you know more when it comes out!

But here's a little poster I made for the tour: 

I'd love it it you spread it around...

But here's the tour schedule, tickets are available on my concerts page:

25.09. Hanover - TAK 
26.09. Weimar - Mon Ami
27.09. Leipzig - Kupfersaal - With Rocketboys
28.09. Dresden - Jazzclub Tonne - With Rocketboys
29. 09. Ludwigsburg - Die Fetzerei (Sold out)
01.10. Görlitz - Appollo Theater
02.10. Göttingen - Apex (Sold out)
03.10. Münster - Hot Jazz Club - With Rocketboys plus band
04.10. München - Feierwerk - With Rocketboys plus band
05.10. Berlin - Lido - With Rocketboys plus band
06.10. Hamburg - Knust - With Rocketboys plus band
09.10. Graz - Die Scherbe - With Rocketboys 
10.10. Vienna - B72 - With Rocketboys plus band
11.10. Prag - Palác Akropolis - With Rocketboys plus band
12.10. Nürnberg pop - With band
13.10. Düsseldorf - Hotel Friends

Please be darlings and do the whole Facebook sharing and inviting stuff :D I really want to make this tour a big success <3

I adore you guys and thanks so much for sticking with me.
Oh yeah, and if you want to jog or bicycle with me, 5k, in your city, just sign up on my google form :D

Best wishes and see you soon,

Svavar Knútur

Join Team Awesome for Climate Neutral Touring fun time jog 

Hey hey Guys! Svavar Knútur here. 
I really want to do more when touring, than just being a guy that shows up for soundcheck, plays a show and goes to bed, rinse and repeat. 
There's three goals I really want to achieve while touring: 
1: Keep healthy 
2: Grow my relationship with my supporters, fans and friends. 
3: Reduce the environmental impact of my touring. 

With that in mind, I want to unite those three goals with a new project: Jogging for reforestation.  
In 14 cities on my upcoming “Second bell” tour, I will meet with willing friends and fans for a light 5-10 Km jog around a park or a neighbourhood. I will pledge one euro per km, and I will ask my fellow joggers to do the same. All the pledges will then go into a German initiative for reforestation, wherever it's needed. This will be a perfect way to keep healthy, engage with you guys in a productive way and be environmentally responsible while touring.  

Every participant will get a gift of download codes from me or the Rocketboys and we'll have a little cooldown post-jog chill time after the jog, before we hit the showers and I go on stage. We won't be in a hurry and we will not jog faster than the slowest of us. You don't have to be an experienced runner, just willing to be part of the good vibes. Feel free to bring your bicycle if you just want to join us, cheer, motivate, provide a little soft music and amble along and don't feel like running/jogging. 

This is a pretty complicated venture, so I'll need you guys to sign up so I can organise the project better. I might ask some of you to help me out with bringing water or finding a great jogging path, close to the venue or central to your towns, or just a really pretty area for jogging. 

Generally we'll be jogging at 17.00 on the weekdays and at around 16.00 on weekends. There may be some exceptions though, and I'll let you guys know. And any changes to the locations we meet up will also be provided as soon as possible. I'll make facebook events for the jog in each city and I would love for you to contribute. 

I realise not everyone is able to join and there's issues of inclusion. Not everyone can jog/run or is able to. If you use a wheelchair, just join us, we'll adjust our speed and route to accommodate. But it's of course easier to adjust the route if you let us know in advance. Feel free to bring your bicycle if you just want to join us, cheer, motivate, provide a little soft music and amble along and don't feel like running/jogging. I want this to become a fun tradition for the next years. 

I will delete all gathered email addresses after the tour, unless you specifically choose for me not to. 

So, please sign up here if you want to be part of team awesome for Svavar Knútur's Climate Neutral Touring fun time jog.

https://forms.gle/QGSKiEFG1vR2T6Aj7

 

Canadian Tour all confirmed! 

Ahoy my wonderful cousins and friends in Canada!

Finally, I'm coming back to Canada after more than two years absence from my dear friends all around!
I'll be playing songs from my new album, Ahoy! Side A and bringing lots of silly stories for you.

So, here's a little overview of the tour:

Friday May 17th - Vancouver - Café Deux Soleils (With Gisun) 
Saturday May 18th - Winnipeg - The Cavern (With Jaxxon Haldane)

Monday May 20th - Taking the train from WPG to Toronto. What a treat!!!

Thursday May 23rd - Toronto - The Burdock (With Shawn William Clarke)
Friday May 24th - Montreal - Rocket Science Room (With Shawn William Clarke)
Saturday May 25th - Ottawa - Bar Robo 6pm show (With Shawn William Clarke)

Yes, it's short and no, I can't visit everyone I'd like, but it's a start babes and I'm going to be coming more often now, as I have found great people to work with and making new friends every time. 

Also! Take the trains, they're the best and most environmentally friendly mode of transportation available to man.

I love you guys!

Your friendly neighbourhood Troubadour,

Svavar Knútur

 

Award nominations, Awards and upcoming European tour 

Hello my dear friends!

I have some news for you! My new album, Ahoy! Side A has been nominated for the Icelandic music awards as best Indie pop album. Makes me very proud! I was also nominated as singer of the year! Great success! Also, the music video for the Hurting won first prize at the Apex film festival in Arizona! This makes me so proud! 

Also, I'm on my way back on some tours with lots of good stuff going on! And as always, I'll be riding the trains with my trusty Interrail pass :D 

First, the smaller things:

Germany:

April 5th - Tübingen - Vivat lingua, beautiful little concert. Be welcome!
April 6th - Ettlingen - Nachtcafé im Schloss

Canada:

Fri. May 17th - Vancouver - Café Deux Soleils
Sat. May 18th - Winnipeg -  The Cavern

Fri. May 24th - Toronto - The Burdock
Sat. May 25th - Montreal - Rocket Science room
Sun. May 26th - Ottawa - Bar Robo

Europe:
Fri. Jul 26. - Flensburg - Flensburger Hofkultur
Sat. Aug. 10 - Wagersrott - Enzo Festival
Sat. Sept. 7 -  Denmark: Nordsjæl festival
Sat. Sept. 14 - Schleswig - Norden Festival 
Sun. Sept. 15. - Schleswig - Norden Festival

Short tour of Scandinavia between Sept. 16 and 23. T.B.A.

And then, my "Second Bell" tour, presented by: AskHelmut, Bleistiftrocker.de, Kulturnews, Soundkartell, Folker and Stairbeans booking and management:

Wed, Sep 25, 2019    Hannover, TAK (solo) 
Thu, Sep 26, 2019      Weimar, Kulturzentrum mon ami (solo) 
Fri, Sep 27, 2019        Leipzig, Kupfersaal (Band) 
Sat, Sep 28, 2019       Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne (Band) 
Sun, Sep 29, 2019      Ludwigsburg, Die Fetzerei (solo) 
Tue, Oct 1, 2019         Görlitz, Apollo Theater (solo) 
Wed, Oct 2, 2019       Göttingen, Apex (Solo) 
Thu, Oct 3, 2019         Münster, Hot Jazz Club (Band) 
Fri, Oct 4, 2019           München, Feierwerk (Band) 
Sat, Oct 5, 2019          Berlin, Lido (Band + Choir) 
Sun, Oct 6, 2019         Hamburg, Knust (Band) 
Wed, Oct 9, 2019       AT-Graz, Die Scherbe (Solo) 
Thu, Oct 10, 2019       AT-Vienna, B72 (Band)        
Sat, Oct 12, 2019        Nürnberg, Nürnberg.Pop (Band) 
Sun, Oct 13, 2019       Düsseldorf, Hotel Friends (solo)

Tickets for the tour available here on my website.

 

So, more info is coming up soon! I'm still working on Ahoy! Side B and you'll be the first to know when it's ready.

Music video animated short and upcoming tour 

Hello my dearest dears!

Finally a little update! I've been taking a mix of very hard work and a hard vacation.

So, first things first! My first music video is out! For the song "Brot (the breaking)". It's an animated short done by my friends Jörg Zysik and Nanja Heid of Trickfilm in Bremen. I hope you guys like it. It's a dramatic story of maritime adventures, love and danger. Woohoo...

Please share it if you like it.


 

Also, I'm going on tour in Europe this September. Playing some songs and having fun and I have some T-Shirts and Gym Bags that I'll be bringing along.

 

Here's my upcoming tour, presented by: ASK HELMUT, ByteFM, taz. die tageszeitung, Melodie & Rhythmus, akustik-gitarre.com 

08/09/17 Hamburg, Hamburger Küchensessions Gehen Raus 
09/09/17 DK-Hellebaek, Nordsjael Festival 
10/09/17 SE-Gothenburg, Matteuskyrkan 
12/09/17 Greifswald, Boddenhus 
13/09/17 Annaberg-Buchholz, Soziokulturelles Zentrum Alte Brauerei e.V. 
14/09/17 Ludwigsburg, Die Fetzerei 
15/09/17 Husum, Speicher Husum 
17/09/17 BE-Hasselt, VILLA BASTA 
18/09/17 NL-Utrecht, Hostel Strowis
19/09/17 Münster, Hot Jazz Club 
20/09/17 Göttingen, APEX KULTUR e.V. 
21/09/17 Wetzlar, Franzis 
22/09/17 Berlin, Badehaus Berlin* 
23/09/17 Leipzig, Horns Erben - Kultur & Speisen* 
24/09/17 Bayreuth, Glashaus Bayreuth 
25/09/17 Nürnberg, club stereo* 
26/09/17 München, Unter Deck* 
27/09/17 Köln, die wohngemeinschaft* 
28/09/17 Mainz, Kulturclub Schon Schön* 
29/09/17 Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne* 
30/09/17 Erfurt, Museumskeller und HsD Erfurt 

*Special Guests: The Rocketboys 

 

See you soon guys! Enjoy!


 

New album, My Goodbye Lovelies, out soon - Plus European tour 

Hey my dearies.
Long time since I updated this right here. So I wanted to let you know a couple of things!
First of all, I have a new album coming out this month, called My goodbye lovelies. It's a collection of some of my favorite farewell songs (encores) as well as some covers that I love just a bit too much to let go.
The artwork is a bit feisty. I hope it doesn't scare you guys away. :-)


Second thing!
I'm coming to Europe on a tour, end of April until the end of may.
You can see all of the dates in my tour calendar just above. Hope to see you there!
As always, let me know if there's any songs you'd like me to put up here with tabs/notations and lyrics.
Love and joy,
your ever loving friend,
Svavar Knútur

Spring 2015 European tour 99% ready :D  

Hey hey you guys!
I'm pleased and happy to announce, I'm coming on tour in april/may to Europe (mostly Germany), bringing the Vinyl editions of my album and a new EP titled Weltschmerz, Waldeinsamkeit und Wanderlust!

Powered by Interrail!!!

Here's the Schedule and a nice picture, the cover of the EP actually, a painting by my daughter Dagbjört Lilja!

Svavar Knútur European tour - Spring 2015  Weltschmerz, Waldeinsamkeit und Wanderlust - Also Vinyls

April 23 Dresden - Blue NoteApril 24 Cologne - Weltempfänger
April 25 Münster - Schnabulenz
April 26 Landau - Café Akzent
April 27 Nürnberg - Club Stereo
April 28 Gera - Mangelwirtschaft
April 29 Stuttgart- Café Galao (Extra early concert for folks with kids at 16.00)
April 30 Saarbrücken - Manufaktur der schönen DingeMay 1 Cottbus - Grenzenlos Café
May 2 Berlin - Zimmer 16
May 3 Bayreuth - Glashaus
May 4 München - Trachtenvogl
May 5 Gunzenhausen - Caymann bar
May 6 St. Galen - House concert
May 7 AT - Vienna - Clash
May 8 Wetzlar - Phonobar
May 9 Hof - BiersalonTrompeter
May 10 Venne - Venner Folksfrühling
May 11 PL - Poznan T.B.A. (probably Meskalina)
May 12 Kiel - Prinz Willy
May 13 Chemnitz - Weltecho
May 14 Leipzig- Horns Erben
May 15 A friend’s wedding :D
May 16 Ofterdingen - House concert
May 17 Halle - T.B.A.
May 18 Hannover - TAK theater


Please share and tell your friends! It's the only way for me to survive this harsh and hostile world! :D
I love you guys! See you soon!

Also, Scandinavia, France, Benelux, Poland, Czech republic and Switzerland! I plan on visiting you guys properly soon!
Love!
Svavar Knútur

Cruising through the U.S.A. 

Hey you guys,
I'm currently cruising around the U.S., using Amtrak  as my transportation of choice and just enjoying the heck out of it. 
Played some concerts in Vancouver and Seattle last week and at the Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, yesterday. I got to open up for the mighty Steve Poltz. That man is a one man legend! Shit! I'm so humbled right now! He showed me a new dimension on what can be done during an acoustic performance.

It's going great and I'm just super happy.
Just wanted to share that with you guys!

Tomorrow I'm playing in New York at the Rockwood Music Hall, room 3. House opens 9.45.
After that, I head on down to Baltimore and then to Charlottesville, VA for a concert with the coolest of friends, the Anatomy of Frank! YEAH! :D
Then it's back on the Train up to Connecticut to play at the Fire and Ice festival at Infinity Hall in Norfolk. 

Loving my life? You betcha!!! :D

See you guys soon :D
And as always: 
Check out my music on Spotify or Soundcloud  :D
Love and joy,
Svavar Knútur