Antony & The Johnsons Do “Aeon” For Letterman

Amrit Singh | February 19, 2009 - 12:38 pm

Mr. Hegarty is in town because a) he lives here so he usually is but also b) he’s doing two sold out nights at Town Hall starting tonight, kicking off a massive and mostly sold-out 40+ run of shows through North America and Europe. Ticket holders are lucky; Antony’s shows tend to be as stunning and theatrical as his songs and videos. These televised stops, at The Culture Show and last night at the Ed Sullivan, suggest Hegary will be recreating Nico Muhly’s gorgeous The Crying Light compositional contributions onstage, which means extra money’s worth for all. Antony gets into this take on “Aeon,” interjecting “uhhs” to punctuate lyrics, bobbing and throbbing at the piano like some Ray Charles-on-Arthur Russels minstrel-hybrid. Can you tell I’m excited to see him tomorrow night.

The Crying Light is out, and is great. And there are a ton of chances to see him this spring, if you live in one of the not-sold-out cities or are European:

02/19 – New York, NY @ Town Hall#
02/20 – New York, NY @ Town Hall#
02/22 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
02/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Nob Hill Masonic Center
02/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater#
02/28 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
03/15 – Bergen, Norway @ Griedhallen#
03/17 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene#
03/19 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
03/21 – Helsinki, Finland @ House Of Culture
03/24 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
03/26 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner#
03/28 – Ancona, Italy @ Teatro delle Muse
03/29 – Rome, Italy @ Auditorium il Parco della Musica
03/31 – Prato, Italy @ Teatro Politeama Pratese
04/01 – Milan, Italy @ Sala Verdi Conservatorio
04/04 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Kongresshaus#
04/06 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
04/09 – Paris, France @ Le Grand Rex#
04/13 – Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar#
04/15 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau de la Musica#
04/23 – Munich, Germany @ Postpalast#
04/24 – Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast
04/27 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Alte Oper
04/29 – Warsaw, Poland @ National Theatre
05/01 – Krems, Austria @ Donaufestival, Main Hall
05/03 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ MC FritsPhilips#
05/05 – San Sebastian, Spain @ Kursaal Auditorium
05/07 – Murcia, Spain @ Auditori de Murcia
05/11 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio de Congresos#
05/14 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
05/16 – Braga, Portugal @ Teatro Circo
05/18 – Porto, Portugal @ Coliseum
05/21 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome Concert Hall (Brighton Festival)
05/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
05/24 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
05/27 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
05/29 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage
05/31 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar St.
06/01 – Belfast, UK @ Waterfront
06/04 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse
06/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Holland Festival, Ryal Carré Theatre