Falk Richter’s

‘For the Disconnected Child’ in Berlin

June 14th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

My dear Friends! Long time no see
For the past 7 weeks I’ve been working in Berlin, on an opera-meets-theatre-meets-Helgi-Jonsson-piece by Falk Richter with Berliner Staatsoper and Schaubuehne. Here’s the press release:

Together with the Staatsoper, we’re presenting an exceptional performance: In his new project, Falk Richter combines his own texts with compositions of new music – seven composers, including the Icelandic singer/songwriter Helgi Jónsson, are involved in the production. Actors meet singers, musicians and dancers. The characters are forever seeking, restless, reeling from one occasion to the next, negotiating the longing for closeness, the burden of infinite possibilities, the constant pressure of self-optimization – and the opera Eugene Onegin.
Premiere on 14 June
8 performances: 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 29 and 30 June, 8pm.

It’s an amazing experience and a powerful show and I urge you all to come to Berlin and see it!

Staatsoper website
Schaubuehne website

Live Recording from Copenhagen

November 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The show at Vega in Copenhagen on November 2nd, 2011 was recorded and is available HERE.

Copenhagen and Aarhus in November

September 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Helgi will play two shows with full band in Denmark on the Big Spring Autumn Tour.


ALSO check out all the dates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the tour calendar.

“Big Spring” Released This Month

September 10th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

The Big Spring is ready to be released. This month in Germany and Denmark. Next month Iceland and Austria follows.
Twelve tracks, recorded in Reykjavík and Los Angeles with Thorvaldur Thor Thorvaldsson, Joel Shearer, Jonathan Estes and Tina Dickow.

The New Single – Darkest Part of Town

September 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

With only weeks to the release of my album Big Spring you can now listen to (and buy, of course) the single “Darkest Part of Town”. I hope you’ll dig it! From this Bandcamp page you can so easily embed the song on your facebook, twitter.. pages and help me spread the Big word.
For you iTunes people you can go here to get the song.

Helgi Jonsson – Autumn Tour

September 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

18.10. Dresden – Societätstheater
19.10. Erlangen – E-Werk
20.10. München – 59to1
21.10. A-Lustenau – Carinisaal
22.10. A-Graz – PPC
23.10. A-Wien – WUK
25.10. CH-Zürich – Exil
26.10. Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz Festival @ Karlstorbahnhof
27.10. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
28.10. Köln – Studio 672
29.10. Münster – Gleis 22
31.10. Hamburg – Molotow
01.11. Berlin – Roter Salon
02.11. Copenhagen – Store Vega
03.11. Aarhus – Voxhall

Careful People in the caravan.

September 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Vincent Moon et Petites Planètes

July 4th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

French film maker, Vincent Moon, visited me in my studio in Seltjarnarnes just as I was starting to write my upcoming album, “Big Spring”. What you see here is an improvisation which over the next months turned into the album’s closing track “The Lake”. We filmed at the light house on the island Grótta in my old hometown.

You can see the short music film, here presented by the italian Wired Magazine.


May 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Once again nature is making life a little bit more difficult for us. I was supposed to leave Iceland today, for a string of shows with Tina and myself starting tomorrow in Aarhus.

I’m hoping to at least make my performance at the SPOT festival on the 27th of May.

Upcoming shows:

January 13th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

25/01/2011 Copenhagen Jazzhouse, DK SOLD OUT
26/01/2011 Copenhagen Jazzhouse, DK SOLD OUT
27/01/2011 Berlin PrivatClub, DE
29/01/2011 Graz Orpheum, AT

Opening for Tina Dico:

31/01/2011 New York Highline Ballroom, USA
01/02/2011 Atlanta Smith’s Old Bar, USA
03/02/2011 Chicago Schubas, USA
05/02/2011 Austin Stubbs Jr. , USA
06/02/2011 Seattle Triple Door , USA
08/02/2011 San Francisco Swedish American Hall, USA
09/02/2011 Los Angeles Troubadour, USA
10/02/2011 San Diego Anthology, USA
16/02/2011 Birmingham Glee Club, UK
17/02/2011 Bristol Louisiana, UK
18/02/2011 Manchester Band On The Wall, UK
19/02/2011 Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
20/02/2011 Milton Keynes The Stables, UK
23/02/2011 London Cadogan Hall, UK
24/02/2011 Cambridge Junction 2, UK
26/02/2011 Brighton Komedia Upstairs, UK
27/02/2011 Norwich Arts Centre, UK

15/03/2011 Paris Le Nouveau Casino, FR
16/03/2011 Brussels Botanique – Orangerie, BE
08/03/2011 Oppersum Roepaen, NL
19/03/2011 Amsterdam Paradiso, NL
21/03/2011 Hamburg Fliegende Bauten, DE
22/03/2011 Osnabrück Rosenhof, DE
23/03/2011 Düsseldorf Savoy, DE
24/03/2011 Mülheim a.d. Ruhr Stadthalle, DE
25.03.2011 Münster Jovel, DE
27.03.2011 Mainz Frankfurter Hof, DE
28.03.2011 Karlsruhe Tollhaus, DE
29.03.2011 Leipzig Theaterfabrik, DE
30.03.2011 Kiel Kieler Schloss, DE

Helgi Jonsson Autumn Tour 2011 TBA.

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