Iceland’s Ásgeir Returns with a New Album, Video, and 2020 Tour Plans

Ásgeir by Anna Maggý

Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir has confirmed the fantastic news that fans can expect both a new album and international touring in early 2020. The announcement was accompanied by the recording’s lead single and video, “Youth,” a folk-heavy glimpse into the artist’s childhood. The forthcoming studio album, his third, is titled Bury The Moon and is slated for a February 7th release via One Little Indian Records. (Pre-save/order the album here.)

Bury The Moon – or, in Icelandic, Sátt – sees Ásgeir working with Einar Georg Einarsson, his well-respected poet father, and was greatly written in isolation with the artist holed up in a remote summerhouse. He notes, “I took my guitar, a small keyboard, and a very simple recording set up. And that was it.” He adds, “I’ve always had this longing to go somewhere on my own. I think it was really good to go there and just think about music and have no distractions whatsoever. I went out running in the morning and then I wrote all day.”

As for the new tunes and upcoming tour, Ásgeir simply said, “I’m looking forward to seeing the reactions, and how it sits with people. I wanted to take the project back to its roots, in a way, and make it more about honesty: honest songs with strong melodies and lyrics.”

Upcoming 2020 Tour Dates:

2/07 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
2/08 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
2/09 – Glasgow, SCT @ Classic Grand
2/11 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
2/12 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
2/14 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique – Orangerie
2/17 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
2/18 – Rotterdam, NL @ Stadsschouwburg
2/19 – Groningen, NL @ Stadsschouwburg
2/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
2/22 – Malmo, SE @ Babel
2/23 – Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern
2/24 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller Music Hall
2/26 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
2/27 – Aarhus, DK @ VoxHall
2/28 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Club
2/29 – Berlin, DE @ Passionskirche
3/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Vancouver
3/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
3/07 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
3/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
3/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
3/14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
3/15 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
3/17 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
3/18 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
3/20 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
3/21 – Durham, NC@ Motorco Music Hall
3/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
3/24 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
3/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
3/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
3/28 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
3/30 – Quebec, QC @ Le D’Auteuil
3/31 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral

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