UPDATE: We regret to inform that the Iceage and Stargaze Ensemble concert has been cancelled. (see more)
On February 9th, Iceage will – together with the Stargaze orchestral ensemble – perform songs from their latest release ‘Plowing Into the Field of Love’. This concert is the very first chance to experience Iceage with a nine man strong orchestral backing in Copenhagen, and no surroundings could be more suitable for this than the ones clad in velvet within the Bremen Theatre.
Iceage has in their musical history made the leap from hard-hitting punk band to becoming a full-blown rock band – a change that should have be surprising, yet suddenly seemed an entirely obvious choice. And with their new-found sound, they discovered new ways of channelling the rages of desperation, delirious self-denial and the momentary bliss of euphoria into their release ‘Plowing Into the Field of Love’.
With this album, Iceage intertwines romantic desires with a world of loss and despair. Featuring piano, mandolin, viola and organ on top of Johan Suurballe-Wieth’s razor-sharp guitars and the insisting rhythmic section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen, the album is fronted by Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s vocals, nakedly accountable for words sometimes urgently spat into the microphone, sometimes sung longingly.
For the very first time in Copenhagen, Iceage will perform music from ‘Plowing Into the Field of Love’ with the songs’ original orchestration. Having worked with the nine members of Stargaze for the premiere in November in Berlin, both acts reunite for one special performance at Bremen.