Last night, Björk played a show at New York’s City Center theater supported by producer Arca, percussionist Manu Delago, and a fifteen-piece orchestra called Alarm Will Sound. For her first set, she played Vulnicura’s first six tracks in order starting with the gorgeous “Stonemilker,” while her second set contained a mix of older material before finishing up with Vulnicura’s closing tracks (and two encores). NYCTaper recorded the whole thing, and they’re offering it up as a free download here. For her first encore, Björk also played “Sun In My Mouth” off of 2001’s Vespertine, and you can stream that below.
Björk has two more shows left in her Vulnicura tour — both at City Center — and she shared this note via her website today:
i would like to thank all for the monumental good energy thats been washed upon us playing these concerts !!!!! ive never felt anything like it ! with only 2 left im getting super mushy : i would like to thank the musicians manu delago , alarm will sound and especially arca , whos made new arrangements : this beacon of fertility played proper dress up with my old songs made them all shiny and new !!!
music is a beast best suited for concert halls : and i was blessed enough this time around to try amongst the new york finest : carnegie hall , the magnificent newly renovated kings theatre in brooklyn and the intimate city center . this time around ive kept the staging and theatricals minimal , let it all be about the music , the notation , the listeners . these temples of music are an ancient idea and not a coincidence that they work ! hurray to gigs !!! im grateful !! looking forward to seeing you for those 2 remaining shows !!
03/28 – New York, NY @ City Center
04/01 – New York, NY @ City Center
“History Of Touches”
“Pleasure Is All Mine”
“Come To Me”
“All Neon Like”
“I See Who You Are”
“Sun in My Mouth”