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Having released her apocalyptic new album The Miraculous late last year to wide critical acclaim, Anna von Hausswolff kicks off her plans for 2016 by announcing a string of European tour dates, including a show at St John on Bethnal Green for Convergence Festival and a run of UK regional shows with Refused.

The Miraculous (out now on City Slang) is an album steeped in history, mystery, magic and terror, drawing on tales & folklore from her homeland of Sweden, whilst making full use of the Acusticum Pipe Organ in Piteå, Northern Sweden, whose colossal sound – with 9000 pipes – swells heroically throughout the album.

This magnificent instrument’s unusual features – built-in glockenspiel, vibraphone, celeste and percussion, as well as what von Hausswolff describes as “a screaming bird sound” produced by “pipes half covered in water” further broadened the record’s aesthetic. Yet, for all the power of the music, it is Anna von Hausswolff’s incomparable voice that sits first and foremost, swooping around the instruments to phenomenal effect.

Anna von Hausswolff debuted her new material in the UK at London’s Royal Festival Hall during David Byrne’s Meltdown in August before returning for an unforgettable sell out show at London’s Oslo in December. Now she prepares to tour the UK properly for the first time.

Anna von Hausswolff live dates:

January
21 Malmö SE Babel
22 Copenhagen DK Jazzhouse
25 Stockholm SE Dramaten
February
05 Luleå SE Kulturenshus
06 Umeå SE Väven
07 Uppsala SE Konsert & Kongress
11 Piteå SE Studio Acusticum
March
02 Berlin DE Berghain
03 Leipzig DE Werk 2 (Halle D)
04 Prague Palac Akropolis
06 Vienna AT Arena
08 Padova IT Mame
09 Rome IT Monk
11 Milano IT Arci Belleza
13 Ludwigshafen DE Offene Welt
14 Freiburg DE Cafe Atlantik
15 Aschaffenburg DE Colos-Saal
18 London UK Convergence @ St.John on Bethnal Green
20 Edinburgh UK Electric Circus
22 Glasgow UK Garage*
23 Manchester UK Academy 2*
24 Leeds UK Stylus*
25 Brighton UK Concorde 2*
26 Birmingham UK Library*
* with Refused

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