Live Nation is thrilled to announce Norwegian singer-songwriter AURORA and her highly anticipated The Gods We Can Touch Tour will be making her way to Asia in February 2023! AURORA The Gods We Can Touch Asia Tour 2023 in Singapore will take place at The Theatre at Mediacorp on 27 February (Monday) 2023.
Live Nation presale begins on 29 November (Tuesday) 10am – 11:59pm. Please visit www.livenation.sg for membership signup and presale access. General public tickets are available starting from 30 November (Wednesday) 10am onwards via www.ticketmaster.sg.
Growing up surrounded by forests and mountains near Bergen, Norway, Aurora first felt the compulsion to sit alone and create at six years old; by the time she was twelve she’d written Runaway, a song that would later receive a full release and, later still and thousands of miles away, inspire another twelve-year-old, Billie Eilish, to make her own music. “I didn’t understand where the melodies or words came from,” Aurora admits. “I used words whose meanings I didn’t even know. But I knew I felt good. And I couldn’t stop. It’s been all-consuming ever since. Sometimes I struggle to find meaning in anything else, because nothing else can compare.”
Aurora’s success happened quite by accident. When a local performance was posted online, Aurora, still just 15 years old, was tracked down by an impressed manager, who asked if she wanted to be an artist. Her response was instant: no. “I didn’t see any point in becoming an artist; that’s not that was driving me,” she remembers. But when she realised she could become an artist without jettisoning her individuality or her strength of spirit, that no turned into a yes. And since 2015 that yes has turned into platinum discs, a million album sales and a billion streams.
When you hear The Gods We Can Touch, you’ll realise the story, spectacular as the last six years has been, is only just getting started. The album finds Aurora reunited with long term producer Magnus Skylstad, and this time she’s also pulled together a carefully curated cast of collaborators: from guitarist Fredrik Svabø, to previous collaborator Askjell Solstrand on piano, to French singer songwriter Pomme (who contributed French translations to Everything Matters), and renowned bandoneon player Per Arne Glorvigen on, well, bandoneon. A lot of what you’ll hear on the album, from instrumental contributions to Aurora’s own vocals on songs like Artemis and Exist For Love, are first takes. “It’s just that kind of album,” Aurora smiles. “That’s the energy I wanted.” The spontaneity of the recordings combines with the painstakingly constructed thematic elements to conjure an intoxicating album that’s somehow both immediate and timeless. It sounds a lot like an album that was made in a castle.
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