Accompanying Bjork on her first tour in three years will be the electronic duo Matmos, composed of Martin Schmidt and Ander Daniel; Zeena Parkins, playing an electric harp she invented herself; and the Il Novecento Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee. Providing backing vocals will be a throat singer from Northern Canada and a choir of Inuit girls recruited by Bjork on a recent holiday to Greenland.
Bjork is also planning to perform a series of smaller shows with a maximum capacity of about 300, making it possible to sing sans a microphone. These dates will be announced on the day of the show itself.
Vespertine's first single, "Hidden Place," will be released August 6th.
Bjork tour dates:
10/4-5: New York, Radio City Music Hall
10/7: Toronto, Hummingbird
10/12: Boston, Wang
10/14: Chicago, Lyric Opera House
10/17: San Francisco, Paramount
10/22: Los Angeles, Dorothy Chandler Theatre
(August 6, 2001)