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björk is bringing all the wonder and intimacy of biophilia to london's alexandra palace on september 13 . it will be the first in-the-round show ever performed at the venue , and will be an emotionally significant show for björk herself, who called the city home in her youth . tickets will become available on wednesday morning [...] this is the last in-the-round show in europe, so come and see !
Gigs and Tours say it's 3rd Sept.
actually the 13th. I'm not in the country :(
that's Officially Too Rich For My Tummy
that's a lot!
i'm not just i can justify that - so with fees - easily over £100?
if i decide it's a bit much i'll just sell them on
i can't find that
Before I saw the price, and that it was an "in-the-round" show. Went to one of the Manchester gigs in 2011 and was underwhelmed- the setup, although cool and innovative, led to a disconnect between the performer and the audience, especially as she had her back to you for roughly 50% of the show. Also, not so big on the Biophilia album. Will be giving this a miss.
and I'd disagree there was a disconnect with the audience. If anything, I felt there was more of a connection because even people at the back were much closer than they would've been at a show with a standard set-up.
but pretty sure it was about half the price of this?
The London shows are about double what I'd be prepared to spend to see *anyone*
It was brilliant. That hang drum version of One Day might have been my favourite live moment of all time.
for her Hammersmith Apollo show. That was my favourite gig ever, so probably my expectations were impossibly high for Manchester. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it, but it rarely recreated the sheer sense of euphoria I had at the Hammersmith show.
I've been searching for a vid of that One Day performance ever since, it was incredible, Joga was also breathtaking.
If I hadn't seen her in Manc i'd prob be prepared to fork out the £90
wake me when it's over
will be into this but ally pally is, frankly, toss and £100-ish for an artist i used to quite like seems a bit silly. i think i'll stick to being slightly disappointed by the national (it wont be down to them, it'll be the pitiful sound and atmosphere) there later in the year.
Stargreen has it as £77.00. Still too much for me mind!
It's gong to be a greatest hits set.
Details coming soon!
At Hammersmith Apollo my GF got a ticket off a tout for a fiver minutes before she came on. Dont care how good the show is, there's little excuse for it being 2 and a half times more than the last gigs. She always has loads of musicians/choirs and a big setup. Stupid stupid price.
as she thinks about all the lovely money she can roll around in.
Floor standing £70 + fees
Block A standing £75 + fees
Blocks C & D Standing £65 + fees
No idea about Block B!
Those come from Stargreen
They split Ally Pally into blocks?
not sure how they can do seats in that place, unless they're building a stand.
I went to see the darts at Alexandra Palace, and they erect seating all round the edge, and have tables along the middle. Imagine it'll be a similar set up.
standing tickets. Looks like I'm in a small corner with a crap view. That seating plan isn't too helpful.
Means I didn't have to agonise over whether or not to buy tickets.
My girlfriend who's paid for them figured that all the tickets are ridiculously expensive so why not for the good seats. She got in right at 9am and we're in the third row. Woohoo!
so I've bought one ticket for Bjork; Block A Standing. Get them from Stargreen guys. Support your independent ticket seller. They give you the option of ticket collection too which will save around £6 and then the inevitable trip on a Saturday morning to the mail depot.
stage times? All I can find from Google is that doors are at 6pm and the show starts at 6:30pm. Thanks in advance for any more information.
no idea about those things
I emailed Ally Pally about stage times/support acts and they very kindly and swiftly replied:
Thank you for your enquiry, doors open 18.30 for Bjork, the event starts at 19.15 till approx 22.15. There is no support act.
That can't be right.
"Bjork is due on stage at approximately 21.00pm and if she is on for 1.5 hours that would be 10.30pm. The venue is open until 23.00pm so it is up to you when you leave."
Hmm maybe a support act dropped out? Or maybe just hours of waiting around :-S
official on The Ally Pally site tomorrow.
Face value £65 each - I'm selling for £45 each. PM me if you're interested.
Disclaimer - I'm based in Reading so it might re
*might require meeting somewhere other than the venue
I bought the tickets for my girlfriend for her birthday but she has tonsilitis and can't go. I'd feel like a dick going on my own when I bought them for her as a present, so have been trying to sell them on. Was hoping that by some stroke of luck, a pair of big time Bjork fans based in Berkshire might have been reading this thread and lamenting on the fact they don't have tickets for tonight.
If anyone has one for me and can meet me there or somewhere between Coven Garden and there before the gig I will hand over the cash. Text me 0788 77 44 970 if any good. Thanks.
Can't wait to upload some of this footage i'm getting on my ipad.
hoped. Luckily I had standing in Block A and had a great view. Those in the block behind the wooden pendulum thing probably saw very little despite paying only a tenner less than me. The crowd around me were all pretty decent with no loud mouths or wide boys. (Anyone see Tilda Swinton around Block A.) As it was billed as a Biophilia gig I've heard the album probably more than any of the others and I really do like it. Even the retakes of the songs didn't bother me as the ines she chose to sing again were strong ones on the album. I probably had very high expectations which is my fault but I'd give the gig about 8/10. That was the first time that I saw her live. A great gig but not mind blowing. Although I'd probably pay £80 to see her live in a few years. A very good night out.
AP has never sounded so good. great atmosphere, great performance. plenty of highlights throughout the set but One Day and Naturra were especially stunning. my ears are still ringing from the latter. didn't expect to be saying that this morning.
The interminable wait at the beginning (Stage time 7.15? I thought it was only Justin Beiber who turned up an hour and a half late), the overpriced tickets, the lack of any hits meaning that only the hardest of hardcore fans with knowledge of ten year old b-sides could enjoy the whole set.
I didn't pay as much as last night for the Royal Opera House gig, for which we got a luxurious setting, a Matmos support set, a Verspertine set and a greatest hits set. Last night we got a Biophilia / obscurities set. At least it ended on a high with Nattura (that'll be the one off download only single that people who've only got the albums won't have heard of) and Declare Independence.
After seeing Bjork at the ROH and seeing the unamplified gig at the Union Chapel with the Brodsky Quartet, maybe I should just not see her again because it won't ever get as good as that.
I spotted no rarities/b-sides, with the exception of Naturra. It was very Medulla heavy, strangely, with three from that. 1 from Vespertine, Debut and Volta. 2 from Post. The rest was Biophilia.
Have a setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bjork/2013/alexandra-palace-london-england-2bc660d2.html
Vocally and musically it was great, and really enjoyed seeing biophila coming to life.
But with all the stopping and starting, re-singing of songs and the odd viewing angle (sat in block E so couldn't see the instrument in the corner of the room, and a number of the songs on the main stage) it all felt disjointed and I could help felling a little bit cheated for nearly £90 a ticket.
...particularly the sound quality itself, as people are highlighting - it was breathtakingly intense. But I must agree that the retakes/stoppy starty-ness of it all seemed incredibly unprofessional for such an expensive and high profile show.
It especially made me laugh that they opened with a formal request not to take photos because they've taken so much care on crafting a show which is immersive and to be experienced in the present moment blah blah blah, and then showed such a flagrant disregard for the show and its structure.
But in all: absolutely outstanding music.