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
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