Published Feb 19, 2010Scandinavia has a reputation for offering some of the best health care in the world, which is good news for fans of Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience. Earlier this month, singer/guitarist Eirik Glambek Bøe fell sick with flu, meaning the band's North American tour had to be postponed.
It's been barely a week since those original dates were cancelled, but Bøe and band-mate Erland Øye have already rescheduled the tour. This June, the band will be playing all the same cities they originally had booked, plus a new show in Brooklyn. Once again, Franklin for Short will be opening.
As an added bonus for fans who have to wait an extra four months to see the band, Kings of Convenience will be offering ticket-holders a free download from their upcoming iTunes EP, Live Acoustic Sessions: Milan, which is due out on February 23. The freebie is a stripped-down take on "Love Is No Big Truth," which was first released on the 2004 album Riot on an Empty Street.
There's no word on how ticket-holders can claim the track, although a message on the group's website states that it will be distributed by local promoters. (Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for the tip.)
You can see the EP tracklist below, as well as the newly rescheduled tour dates.
3/18 Singapore - Esplanade
3/19 Singapore - Esplanade
3/21 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Bentley Music Auditorium
3/23 Bangkok, Thailand - Butter Butter
3/25 Hong Kong, China - Hitec Rotunda 3
3/27 Bandung, Indonesia - Sabuga Convention Hall Bandung
3/28 Jakarta, Indonesia - Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta
3/31 Manilla, Philippines - White Space Manilla
4/2 Taipei, Taiwan - Legacy
4/4 Seoul, South Korea - Olympic Hall
4/6 Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro
4/7 Tokyo, Japan - O-East
6/1 Philadelphia PA - Theatre of Living Arts
6/2 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
6/4 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
6/5 New York, NY - Webster Hall
6/6 Washington, DC - 9.30 Club
6/8 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/9 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
6/10 Chicago, IL - Metro
Live Acoustic Sessions: Milan:
2. "Winning a Battle, Losing the War"
3. "Boat Behind"
4. "Love Is No Big Truth"