Agnes Obel releases new single/video for ‘Aventine’ on Play It Again Sam Mar.31

By on February 25, 2014

Agnes Obel

Aventine is the new single from Agnes Obel, released 31st March 2014. The title track from Obel’s critically acclaimed new album, Aventine is the third single to be taken from the album, following The Curse and Dorian. Aventine is the southernmost of Rome’s seven hills, which in folklore is reputed to be haunted by birds of ill omen. Appropriately, Aventine is a stunningly beautiful, darkly atmospheric song from this singular Danish talent.

Aventine is Berlin-based Obel’s follow-up to her 2010 debut Philharmonics, which sold almost half a million copies across Europe. The new album is repeating its success, having already sold over 150K in France, reaching Platinum status, with another Platinum sales award in her native Denmark, and Gold in Belgium.

Also in France, Les Inrocks magazine featured Obel on the front cover of their best of 2013 issue, along with Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Nick Cave, and in December she performed in Paris at Radio France Inter’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

After a short tour in October 2013 (of her Union Chapel show The Times said “Obel cast a magical spell…close your eyes and you could have been transported to mountains, forests or roaring firesides in Winter”), Obel returns to the UK in April for more dates, including a sold-out show at London’s Barbican – her biggest UK headline show so far. In July, Obel will play her first UK Festival show at Latitude Festival in Suffolk.


7th Nancy, FR – Autre Canal

8th Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie, Festival des Artefacts SOLD OUT

9th Lille, FR – Theatre Sebastopol

11th Nimes, FR – Paloma

12th Dijon, FR – Grand Theatre SOLD OUT

13th Nantes, FR – Cite Des Congres SOLD OUT

14th Paris, FR – Grand Rex SOLD OUT

16th Brussels, BE – Cirque Royal

17th Manchester, GB – Royal Northern College of Music SOLD OUT

18th Bristol, GB – St George’s SOLD OUT

19th London, GB – Barbican SOLD OUT

22nd Copenhagen, DK – Operaen SOLD OUT

23rd Copenhagen, DK – Operaen SOLD OUT

25th Randers, DK – Vaerket SOLD OUT

26th Aarhus, DK – Hermans SOLD OUT

27th Arhus, DK – Hermans SOLD OUT

30th Esbjerg, DK – Musikhuset SOLD OUT


2nd Aalborg, DK – Europhallen

3rd Odense, DK – Odense Koncerthus

5th Rome, IT – Parco Della Musica

6th Turin, IT – Auditorium Del Lingotto

7th Milan, IT – Alcatraz

9th Frankfurt, DE – Alte Oper – Mozartsaal


17th – 20th Lowestoft, GB – Latitude Festival /


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.