In a statement via Instagram, the Icelandic musician said: “dearestest of concert lovers
here i am , in iceland , all safe from them viruses but unable to travel to you this summer. i hope sincerely you are safe too
“i look around and this corona has strangely given each of us tasks. some to stay still some more , centre ourselves better some to focus on family , some to become better chefs or cleaners and the collective earth to pollute less need less moveless.”
She concluded: “and as clearly as india can see the himalayas i announce that my concerts in the summer have been moved back a year. i hope you understand and looking forward to seeing you.”
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dearestest of concert lovers here i am , in iceland , all safe from them viruses but unable to travel to you this summer i hope sincerely you are safe too i look around and this corona has strangely given each of us tasks some to stay still some more , centre ourselves better some to focus on family , some to become better chefs or cleaners and the collective earth to pollute less need less moveless and as clearly as india can see the himalayas i announce that my concerts in the summer have been moved back a year i hope you understand and looking forward to seeing you reborn warmth björk
Originally slated to perform across six dates, kicking off in Moscow, Russia on July 2, Björk’s orchestral concerts have now been postponed until next year.
The singer’s record label, One Little Indian Records, said on Facebook: “We are extremely sorry to announce Björk’s summer shows have been rescheduled to 2021. We can’t wait to see you there!
“All currently held tickets will remain valid for new date. For any inquires regarding refunds, please reach out directly to your original point of purchase.”
Björk, who brought her Cornucopia Tour to London’s O2 following its debut in New York City earlier this year, played a message from Thunberg during the show and projected the words “Imagine a future. Be in it” across the stage.
In what one fan described as “a lush, breathtaking show filled with important messages about the environment,” Björk played songs from ‘Cornucopia’ alongside a sting quartet, choir and flute ensemble. She also included some of her older hits including ‘Isobel’ and ‘Venus as a Boy.’
Listen to Four Tet’s surprise new EP under cryptic Wingdings alias
Four Tet has released a surprise new EP under his cryptic Wingdings alias – scroll down the page to listen now.
The producer – whose real name is Kieran Hebden – began releasing music under the moniker in 2018 and has sporadically put out tracks under it in the intervening years.
Now, Hebden has returned under the symbol-filled name ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ, with a surprise EP. The unpronounceable record was released online earlier today (May 29) and features four tracks, each with titles written in the Wingdings font. Listen to it below now.
The release follows the producer sharing five new songs for free on his Soundcloud page last month (April 28). The tracks included a six-minute reworking of Destiny’s Child‘s 2004 hit ‘Lose My Breath’, which was originally previewed during a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in 2018.
Ahead of the free releases, Hebden shared a huge Spotify playlist collating almost every track he’s been a part of in his career. With the exception of his first studio album under the moniker and a few collaborations with Burial that aren’t on streaming services, the 500-song-plus playlist is the complete works of the producer.
“I’ve been going through my archive finding old music that I worked on and photos,” Hebden explained on Instagram. “It made me wonder how much stuff is on Spotify that I’ve been part of so I put everything I could find in a playlist. It’s 526 tracks so far and there is a link to it in my bio.”
6LACK speaks out over George Floyd death in powerful Twitter post
6LACK has spoken over the high-profile deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in the US in a lengthy Twitter post.
Taking to Twitter, 6LACK wrote: “With the amount of pain, anger I feel in my heart, releasing a new song at this very moment doesn’t feel like a great priority.
“Nothing ever prepares you for how to feel when you’re constantly faced with the last dying breaths of black people, my people on your television or phone screens every single day. To be black in America is to be aware that I’m valued less by some of the people in this country.
wanted to say something before we get to the music… pic.twitter.com/7eVbF6cIEO
— black (@6LACK) May 29, 2020
“So I’m writing this letter because my heart and skin colour won’t ever allow me to be in the public eye and not make it very clear on where I stand in times of injustice. Always and forever before music, the respect of my people comes first.”
He added: “I was planning to release a song tonight and video tomorrow, but it wouldn’t be right doing so without using my platform to bring awareness to larger social topics at hand. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the many other names to be silenced, due to the abuse of power and racism, have not died in vain.
“I can’t listen to anyone telling the people in pain, how to cope. We are fed up and RIGHTFULLY SO. We’ve marched, kneeled and petitioned. We’re sick of the hashtags. I know a great amount of us feel helpless and confused about what to do, but all we can do is lend help to others in need right now. Show up for each other.”
Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis late on Monday (May 25) following an altercation with police officers. Floyd, who was African American, was killed when a white police officer appeared to kneel on his neck as he lay on the ground during an arrest.
Taylor, an emergency medical technician, was killed when officers entered her Louisville home early on March 13 as part of a drugs investigation and the death of Arbery in Georgia was brought to light earlier this month when a video was released showing him being shot after a father and son, pursued Arbery after spotting him running in their neighbourhood.
Lou Reed and Meatloaf guitarist Bob Kulick has died
The musician was confirmed to have passed away today (May 29) by his brother, KISS’ Bruce Kulick. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
His elder sibling shared the news in a Facebook post, writing: “I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. I know he is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this very sad time.”
I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as…
Kulick worked with Lou Reed in 1975 on the album ‘Coney Island Baby’, playing lead guitar. He also worked with Meatloaf, playing in his touring band Neverland Express and playing on his 1984 record ‘Bad Attitude’.
Kulick once auditioned to be in KISS before his brother joined the band, but was passed over for Ace Frehley. However, he appeared uncredited on the albums ‘Alive II’, ‘Unmasked’, Killers’ and ‘Creatures Of The Night’. He also played guitar on WWE wrestler Triple H’s entrance music ‘The Game’ and wrote the song ‘Sweet Victory’ for the SpongeBob SquarePants episode ‘Band Geeks’.
Tributes have begun to be paid online to Kulick since news of his death broke. LA band BulletBoys wrote: “Oh Man..This Is Awful! R.I.P. #bobkulick Ty for all the love u always gave me & us!!! We all will miss you my brother! Thoughts & Prayers to the Kulick Family. We all loved Bob so much!”
Jeff Scott Soto added: “Ugh, another peer, colleague & someone I considered friend has passed. I worked with Bob Kulick on many recordings through the years, most notably the many tribute albums he produced. My condolences to his brother Bruce and extended Kulick family.”
See those and more tributes below.
Oh Man..This Is Awful! R.I.P. #bobkulick Ty for all the love u always gave me & us!!! We all will miss you my brother! Thoughts & Prayers to the Kulick Family. We all loved Bob so much! Mtpic.twitter.com/Uf1Sw4FvUF
— BulletBoys (@TheBulletBoys) May 29, 2020
Ugh, another peer, colleague & someone I considered friend has passed. I worked with Bob Kulick on many recordings through the years, most notably the many tribute albums he produced.
My condolences to his brother Bruce and extended Kulick family.https://t.co/8Snr5tRwUG
— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) May 29, 2020
My deepest condolences to @brucekulick & his family for the passing of Bob Kulick.. truly amazing talented musician And a great person
— jasmin st claire (@jasminstclaire) May 29, 2020
Sorry to hear about the passing of the legendary @bobkulickmusic. I’ve known #BobKulick for 15 years and had the pleasure of working with him three times on a few of his famous “All Star Tribute” albums. Bob… https://t.co/nAtYJMnfz8
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 29, 2020
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) May 29, 2020
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