RÖYKSOPP is coming! RÖYKSOPP is coming! The Norwegian electro-duo (Svein Berge & Torbjørn Brundtland) will be performing 4 dates in the States this month, the group’s first U.S. tour in over 4 years! Admittedly, I hadn’t really gotten into Röyksopp until this past year when their 4th album Junior, their 4th album was released. Prior to Junior, I had heard Röyksopp remixes for fellow Norwegian artist Annie and others but hadn’t heard any original material.
Featuring an impressive lineup of collaborators (Robyn, Lykke Li & others), Junior entered Billboard’s Top 200 Chart at #139 and the Heatseekers Chart at #2. The album also became the longest charting album on the CMJ RPM Chart history at an impressive 19 weeks, with 9 of those weeks sitting pretty in the top spot. This is quite an impressive feat for the electronic duo, especially considering how this style of music typically fares in the United States. Electronica music typically does better overseas, but artists out now like Lady Gaga have re energized the movements on this side of the pond and I couldn’t be more happy about that.
Joining the boys on tour is Norwegian singer Anneli Drecker, who is featured on the new album as well as the group’s debut album Melody A.M. The duo will appear first in Los Angeles at Club Nokia on November 18th and will wrap things up on November 24th in New York City at Webster Hall (the second of 2 dates at Webster Hall).
Check out all of the dates below. This is so exciting! I’d love to go see them rock out NYC but I don’t think it’s in cards this Fall. Perhaps next year. We can expect the follow up to Junior, titled Senior, in 2010.