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Jon Hopkins
Mar 2020 18

Jon Hopkins

Royal Albert Hall

Times: 7-11PM

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It is with great pleasure that Jon Hopkins announces Polarity – a new tour for 2020 – which follows on from the incredibly successful Singularity tour, where he performed sold-out headline live shows, festival dates and DJ appearances across the globe.

Taking in Royal Albert Hall London, Sage Gateshead, Brighton Dome, Salle Pleyel Paris, Helsinki Music Centre and Berlin’s Philharmonie – to name just a few – Polarity will, Jon says, tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music.” He explains, “by going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.”

Playing grand piano for parts of the show, he will be joined on stage by a small group of consummate musicians and long-time friends, consisting of acclaimed producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams, violinist and arranger Emma Smith and cellist Laura Moody.

Presenting his live show in seated venues will present a fascinating challenge for both performer and audience. “Right now I have a set that’s tailored to festivals and to standing crowds and intoxicated people,” he says, “and that’s been amazing, but I would say my deepest nature lies in the stillness, the meditative side of my music.”

Praise for Singularity:

“His long standing enchantment with nature, electricity and mindfulness glimmers anew on Singularity” Q4

“One of the most celebrated electronic musicians of his generation.” New Yorker

“A sonic realization of a better world, conceived in the depths of psychedelic experimentation” MOJO 4

“Pitched between heat-seeking acid house and ambient bliss, the techno auteur’s first album since 2013 is a beat-music odyssey that thrums with spiritual resonance” Pitchfork, Best New Music

“A beautiful bastard of a record”  Mixmag 9/10

“Hopkins remains in ascension and no one is on his level right now” CLASH 8/10

“Hopkins’ open-minded take on an altered state becomes an experience that reveals itself a little more with every glorious listen” Loud & Quiet 9/10

“Singularity amplifies Hopkins’ music to blockbuster proportions.” RA

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