Live In Europe

José González & The String Theory: Live In Europe

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José González has officially announced the release of Live In Europe, an extraordinary two-LP live recording from his recent European tour with maverick orchestra The String Theory. Live In Europe is available now for pre-order exclusively via PledgeMusic.

A wide range of exclusives are on offer, including 140g and 180g double vinyl, a 24-page booklet featuring rare and behind-the-scenes photos from the tour, a limited edition 7-inch single, unique poster and T-shirt options, guitar strings, and much much more.

Due to a copyright dispute, unfortunately this album is currently not available for customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Delivery of the PledgeMusic pre-order will be Winter 2018/19. Released digitally Spring 2019.

Live In Europe was recorded in 2017 during González and The String Theory’s acclaimed collaborative tour, their second outing following a remarkable 2011 tour that earned them thunderous applause from across the continent.

González’s partnership with the Orchestra began in 2009 during an interdisciplinary recording workshop at the Kokokaka film studio in the singer-songwriter-guitarist’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. Their debut live performance at Gothenburg Concert Hall in April 2010 gained high critical acclaim – prompting comparisons with Krzysztof Penderecki, Arnold Schönberg, and Nico Muhly – and marked the starting point of a remarkable long-term relationship between kindred artistic souls.

The 2017 tour made sold out stops in historic theatres and concert halls across Europe, spanning Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Finland, France, Poland and The United States. The performances included stirringly original renditions of songs originally found on González’s three celebrated solo albums: 2003’s breakthrough debut VENEER, 2007’s IN OUR NATURE, and 2015’s VESTIGES & CLAWS. The latter of which saw González finding new inspiration in sprawling 70’s Brazilian productions, American folk rock, and West African desert blues. Among The String Theories myriad highlights are new visions of such classic songs as “Crosses,” “Down The Line,” “Every Age,” and “Let It Carry You,” as well has remarkable new renditions of González’s already unique versions of “Heartbeats” (originally performed by The Knife) and Massive Attack’s “Teardrop.”

Founded in 2007, The String Theory is a Berlin and Gothenburg-based artist collective, think tank, and experimental chamber orchestra that explores the outskirts of contemporary classical music, electro, noise, Neue Musik and pop by means of workshops, studio recordings, and live performances. In addition to their collaboration with González, The String Theory have formed artistic co-operations with a stunning range of musicians and artists, that include Einstürzende Neubauten, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, El Perro Del Mar, Tocotronic, Dieter Meier (Yello), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Tindersticks, and many others.

The String Theory conductor, Berlin-based composer and producer PC Nackt, studied jazz guitar and composition at the distinguished Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and has a background in ballet, theater music, and film scores, including work with legendary director Wim Wenders. In 2002, Nackt co-founded the electro-punk band Warren Suicide as well as Chez Cherie, a recording studio in Berlin’s vibrant Neukölln district. Since 2011, PC Nackt has worked as co-producer, co-writer, and live musician alongside Berlin-based electronic music icon Sascha Ring, better known around the world as Apparat.

Live In Europe
TRACK LISTING
1. What If
2. Every Age
3. Let It Carry You
4. The Forest
5. Cycling Trivialities
6. Crosses
7. Abram
8. Prism Part Blue
9. Vissel
10. Heartbeats
11. Down The Line
12. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
13. Leaf Off
14. Teardrop

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VIP Meet & Greet + Signed Deluxe Vinyl Boxset

VIP Meet & Greet + Signed Deluxe Vinyl Boxset
$129
129.00
107 left

Live In Europe released Winter 2018/19

Meet José González at one of his upcoming shows and gain early entry to the soundcheck ahead of the show. Includes one items signed for you. All proceeds raised from the Meet & Greet will be going to the charity Givewell.

Does not include entry to show

Also includes a signed deluxe vinyl copy of the new album, on heavyweight, double coloured 180g vinyl housed in a slipcase featuring exclusive content not available anywhere else and includes a unique athentic used José González guitar string.

VIP Meet & Greet limited to 10 passes per show, choose from the list of tour dates:

MARCH 2019
18/3 – Boston, MA – Symphony Hall
19/3 – Buffalo, NY – Center For the Arts
20/3 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre
21/3 – New York, NY – Apollo Theatre
25/3 – Montreal, QE – Maison Symphonique – Place des Arts
26/3 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
27/3 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
28/3 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
31/3 – Portland, OR – Schnitzler Hall

APRIL 2019
2/4 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
4/4 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
6/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Theatre

Boxset contains:
- 180g Double LP on coloured Vinyl
- 24 page booklet including exclusive material and track commentary by José & String Theory´s conductor PC
- 7" Vinyl featuring unreleased tracks
- Exclusive poster
- All contained in a signed, bespoke slipcase package
- A unique athentic used José González guitar string

Live In Europe
TRACK LISTING
1. What If
2. Every Age
3. Let It Carry You
4. The Forest
5. Cycling Trivialities
6. Crosses
7. Abram
8. Prism Part Blue
9. Vissel
10. Heartbeats
11. Down The Line
12. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
13. Leaf Off
14. Teardrop

Live In Europe - Signed Deluxe Vinyl Boxset

Live In Europe - Signed Deluxe Vinyl Boxset
$99
99.00
364 left

Live In Europe released Winter 2018/19

A signed deluxe vinyl copy of the new album, on heavyweight, double coloured 180g vinyl housed in a slipcase featuring exclusive content not available anywhere else and includes a unique athentic used José González guitar string.

Contains:
- 180g Double LP on coloured Vinyl
- 24 page booklet including exclusive material and track commentary by José & String Theory´s conductor PC
- 7" Vinyl featuring unreleased tracks
- Exclusive poster
- All contained in a signed, bespoke slipcase package
- A unique athentic used José González guitar string

Live In Europe
TRACK LISTING
1. What If
2. Every Age
3. Let It Carry You
4. The Forest
5. Cycling Trivialities
6. Crosses
7. Abram
8. Prism Part Blue
9. Vissel
10. Heartbeats
11. Down The Line
12. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
13. Leaf Off
14. Teardrop

Live In Europe - Signed Coloured Double Vinyl

Live In Europe - Signed Coloured Double Vinyl
$50
50.00
Available

Live In Europe released Winter 2018/19

A signed copy of the new album, on heavyweight, double coloured 180g vinyl.

Live In Europe
TRACK LISTING
1. What If
2. Every Age
3. Let It Carry You
4. The Forest
5. Cycling Trivialities
6. Crosses
7. Abram
8. Prism Part Blue
9. Vissel
10. Heartbeats
11. Down The Line
12. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
13. Leaf Off
14. Teardrop

Live In Europe - Standard Double Vinyl

Live In Europe - Standard Double Vinyl
$40
40.00
Available

Live In Europe released Winter 2018/19

The new album, on double LP black 140g vinyl.

Live In Europe
TRACK LISTING
1. What If
2. Every Age
3. Let It Carry You
4. The Forest
5. Cycling Trivialities
6. Crosses
7. Abram
8. Prism Part Blue
9. Vissel
10. Heartbeats
11. Down The Line
12. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
13. Leaf Off
14. Teardrop

Live In Europe - Signed Vinyl Test Pressing

Live In Europe - Signed Vinyl Test Pressing
$70
70.00
35 left

Live In Europe released Winter 2018/19

A super rare and limited edition signed double black LP Test Pressing of the new album.

Live In Europe
TRACK LISTING
1. What If
2. Every Age
3. Let It Carry You
4. The Forest
5. Cycling Trivialities
6. Crosses
7. Abram
8. Prism Part Blue
9. Vissel
10. Heartbeats
11. Down The Line
12. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
13. Leaf Off
14. Teardrop

Exclusive T-shirt

Exclusive T-shirt
$23
23.00
Available

Available Released Winter 2018/19

An exclusive red on black t-shirt print inspired by the new album artwork.

Exclusive T-shirt - Colour Print

Exclusive T-shirt - Colour Print
$28
28.00
Available

Available Winter 2018/19

An exclusive colour print t-shirt based around the new album artwork.

Screen Print Poster

Screen Print Poster
$35
35.00
Available

Available Winter 2018/19

An A2 size Screen Printed Poster of the new album artwork.

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$50
50.00
Available

Available Winter 2018/19

A handwritten lyric sheet by José González from a choice of his back catalogue hits.

Tote Bag

Tote Bag
$20
20.00
Available

Available Winter 2018/19

A cotton tote bag featuring the new album artwork.

Polaroid Photo

Polaroid Photo
$20
20.00
Available

Available Winter 2018/19

A unique Polaroid taken backstage at a José González show.

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