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Asgeir
Support: Axel + Tusks

Thekla, Bristol

Monday 22nd May 2017 | Doors at 19:30, Expected finish time: 23:00

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£16.50

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£15.00 face value

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Event Information

In 2017 Ásgeir finally returns with his daringly electronic new album Afterglow.

More then four years have passed since Ásgeir released the fastest selling debut album in Icelandic history, a record that out-performed even national treasures Björk and Sigur Rós’ first releases. 2012’s acclaimed Dýrð í dauðaþögn - 10 tracks of supreme, soul-searching folk, written in his farmhouse bedroom featuring lyrics penned by his father, Einar Georg Einarsson – a retired school teacher and renowned poet – made him a phenomenon in his native land. Winner of the 2012 Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards and a Nordic Music Prize nominee, it sold so many copies that it is estimated one-tenth of the population now owns that release.

By the time the elegiac sounds of that album’s 2014 English language re-release In The Silence, with lyrics translated by acclaimed troubadour John Grant, were done rippling through the top 40 charts in the UK, France, Japan, Australia, Denmark and beyond, his stardom had become truly international. At the start of 2014 Ásgeir was announced as one of ten winners of the European Border Breaker Awards and sell-out shows across the world beckoned, including two headline dates at Sydney Opera House.

Released on May 5th, Ásgeir’s sophomore album Afterglow has all the confident hallmarks of an artist who’s now at home with his status as one of music’s most exciting new voices. The album ambitiously balances icy electronic shades of Bon Iver, James Blake and Anohni with soul, R&B and even gospel influences from different eras and places.

Performing Artist(s):

Asgeir

Axel, Tusks

Venue Address:

Thekla
The Grove
East Mud Dock
Bristol
BS1 4RB


Venue Information:

The Thekla is Bristol’s only music venue and nightclub on a boat! From toe-tapping live Americana to the downright dirtiest dubstep this side of London and everything in-between, we have all your musical needs covered. We play host to the cream of the city’s weekly club nights as well as national and international touring live acts every week. Welcome aboard.


Please Note:

The boat itself does not have a box office on board so you can't buy advance tickets directly through the venue; you can however pay on the door - providing the gig hasn't sold out.


Age Restriction:

The venue operates a strict 18+ policy, unless otherwise stated as a 14+ event. ID will be required upon entry for all 18+ shows - either Passport or Photo Driving Licence will be fine.


Opening Times:

Doors for gigs generally open between 7pm and 8pm, but you can give us a call to be sure. Club nights kick off about 10pm and usually run until 3am in the week and 4am at the weekend.


Contact:

Tel: 0117 929 3301
Email: office@theklabristol.co.uk



Disability information:


For accessibility information please contact the venue on 0117 929 3301 or click here.

To arrange an essential companion ticket, please book a standard entry ticket and then email proof of eligibility through to customerenquiries@alttickets.com. Any of the below are accepted, in addition we will review an application without these forms of evidence on a case-by-case basis.
• Front page of DLA / PIP
• Front page of Attendance Allowance letter
• Evidence that registered severely sight impaired
• Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
• Access Card

Once your request has been received and approved we will email you back with further information as to how your essential companion ticket will be issued

Age restriction: Over 14's Only

2017-05-22 19:30:00 2017-05-22 23:00:00 Europe/London Asgeir Asgeir at Thekla - Event added by alt. tickets http://www.alttickets.com Thekla, Bristol, alt. tickets customerenquiries@alttickets.com

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