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AURORA – Queendom

Norwegian viking spirit is back with the first new material from Bergen’s AURORA (which we had the chance to promote as one of the first blogs in Germany) since the release of her debut album in 2016 and her smash-hits „Running with the wolfes“ and „Conqueror„. Since then she gained a more and more growing wordwide fanbase – just having played at Coachella festival in the states.

„Queendom“ – that just had a debut as „Today’s #WorldRecord“ at Beats1 with Zane Lowe – delivers a slightly more electronic and uplifting direction (like she had with Awakening in the beginning of her career.) Even in the more space-filling arrangement she is able to find various places for her unique voice: Within the catchy refrain, in the viking-singing or in the choir-voices in the background.

„Queendom is about celebrating all the differences in us. It’s about celebrating the women and the children and animals and the men also. The quiet ones and the introverts, where they can sing and be seen. It’s about the shy people and the lonely people and I hope it can be a place where we can come and be lonely together and then not be lonely anymore. Queendom is a place for all of us.“

„Queendom“ is on constant repeat and the next smasher of AURORA and her team. (The new logo and the artwork is great stuff too!)

New European Tour dates were announced too:

FESTIVALS:
8 June – Northside Festival, Aarhus
16 June – Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf
23 June – Bushstock Festival, London
6 July – Pohoda, Slovakia
13 July – Gurten Music Festival, Switzerland
19 July – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
22 July – International Music Festival, Liverpool
4 August – OFF Festival, Poland
10 August – Ypsigsrock Festival, Castelbuono
11 August – Sziget, Hungary
16 August – Pukkelpop, Belgium

EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR:
10 October – Academy, Manchester
11 October – The Forum, London
17 October – TV Ronda, Utrecht
19 October – E-Werk, Cologne
21 October – Docks, Hamburg
23 October – Huxleys, Berlin
24 October – Muffathaller, Munich
30 October – La Cigale, Paris

Follow AURORA on the web, facebook.com, twitter.

Photo: David Standish

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