An Evening with...
Wed, October 25, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm
Tickets are non-transferable until 24 hours prior to the show time. Any tickets suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be cancelled at the discretion of 9:30 Club / Ticketmaster, and buyers may be denied future ticket purchases for I.M.P. shows. Opening acts, door times, and set times are always subject to change.
You will, of course, be wondering what took Kings of Convenience so long. When 12 years elapse between albums, you might well assume that therehas been some dramatic rift. And when you learn that an album has been recorded across five years in five different cities, you might expect something fiendishly ornate, larded with fancy production and guests galore.
But neither of those things are true. Peace or Love, Kings of Convenience’s fourth album, sounds as fresh as spring: 11 songs about life and love with the alluring beauty, purity and emotional clarity that you would expect from Kings of Convenience. It’s just that, for Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye, making music together is never a
straightforward business. “It seems like a comeback, of course, but it doesn’t feel like a comeback,”says Eirik. “It’s been a very slow-burning project. We’ve fooled ourselves many times into thinking that now we know how to make records but the moment we’re in the studio we realise that recordings are really aboutcapturing magic. It’s very, very hard to make something sound simple.”
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