Homogenic Tour

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Homogenic Tour
Björk Homogenic Tour Poster.jpg
Poster for the concert at Palais im Zoo
Tour by Björk
Associated album Homogenic
Start date November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)
End date January 6, 1999 (1999-01-06)
Shows 36 in Europe
9 in North America
1 in Asia
4 in South America
50 Total
Björk concert chronology
Post Tour
(1995-97)
Homogenic Tour
(1997-99)
Vespertine World Tour
(2001)

The Homogenic tour was undertaken in 1997–99 by Icelandic singer/songwriter Björk. This tour focused on her fourth album, Homogenic. She also added songs from her previous albums. 23 different songs were performed. The tour band consisted of an Icelandic string octet and musician Mark Bell on beats, who had co-produced the album with Björk. The tour was released on DVD as Live in Cambridge. A separate release, Homogenic Live, contains a selection of Björk's favourite performances from throughout the Homogenic tour.

Opening acts[edit]

Songs performed[edit]

From Debut:

From Post:

From Homogenic:

Covers:

  • Le Petit Chevalier (Original by Nico)

Tour dates[edit]

Björk at Ruisrock 1998.
Date City Country Venue
Europe
November 2, 1997 Brussels Belgium Halles de Schaerbeek
November 3, 1997 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
November 7, 1997 Florence Italy Teatro Verdi
November 9, 1997 Lausanne Switzerland Le Métropole
November 10, 1997 Paris France Maison de la Mutualité
November 11, 1997 Oxford England Apollo Theatre
November 12, 1997 London Shepherds Bush Empire
November 13, 1997
November 15, 1997 Edinburgh Scotland Usher Hall
November 17, 1997 Dublin Ireland Olympia Theatre
November 19, 1997 Frankfurt Germany Palais im Zoo
November 20, 1997 Copenhagen Denmark Vega
November 22, 1997 Stockholm Sweden Arenan
North America
May 5, 1998 Toronto Canada The Warehouse
May 8, 1998 Montreal Métropolis
May 11, 1998 New York City United States Hammerstein Ballroom
May 12, 1998
May 15, 1998 Washington, D.C. The Capital Ballroom
May 16, 1998 Worcester Worcester Palladium
May 18, 1998 Chicago House of Blues
May 21, 1998 San Francisco The Warfield Theater
May 23, 1998 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
Europe
June 6, 1998 Paris France Zénith de Paris
June 7, 1998
June 13, 1998[A] Prague Czech Republic Koupaliště Džbán
June 14, 1998 Vienna Austria Libro Musik Halle
June 21, 1998[B] Scheeßel Germany Eichenring
June 28, 1998[C] Turku Finland Kansanpuisto park
July 2, 1998[D] Kristiansand Norway Odderøya
July 4, 1998[E] Torhout Belgium Festivalweide
July 5, 1998[E] Werchter Werchterpark
July 10, 1998[F] Montreaux Switzerland Stravinsky Auditorium
July 11, 1998[G] Frauenfeld Allmend Frauenfeld
July 17, 1998 Istanbul Turkey Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre
July 19, 1998[H] Fano Italy Town Square
Asia
August 1, 1998[I] Tokyo Japan Bay Side Square
Europe
August 6, 1998[J] Skanderborg Denmark Dyrehaven
August 9, 1998[K] Benicàssim Spain Costa del Azahar
August 13, 1998[L] Stockholm Sweden Riddarholmen
South America
August 20, 1998[M] Rio de Janeiro Brazil Metropolitan
August 25, 1998 Santiago Chile Teatro Monumental
August 27, 1998 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
August 28, 1998 Teatro Opera
Europe
November 25, 1998 Manchester England Manchester Carling Apollo
November 27, 1998 Birmingham Symphony Hall
November 29, 1998 London London Palladium
December 2, 1998 Cambridge Cambridge Corn Exchange
January 5, 1999 Reykjavík Iceland National Theatre
January 6, 1999
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
October 29, 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Arenan Rescheduled to November 22, 1997.
October 31, 1997 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega Rescheduled to November 20, 1997.
December 5, 1997 Los Angeles, United States KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Cancelled due to kidney infection.[1]
December 7, 1997 San Francisco, United States Green Christmas Ball Cancelled due to kidney infection.[1]
December 8, 1997 Los Angeles, United States Shrine Auditorium Cancelled due to kidney infection.[1]
December 11, 1997 Chicago, United States Q101 Twisted Cancelled due to kidney infection.[1]
December 14, 1997 New York, United States Hammerstein Ballroom Cancelled due to kidney infection.[1]
April 12, 1998 Toronto, Canada Maple Leaf Gardens Tour with Radiohead. Cancelled due to staging and production difficulties.[2]
April 13, 1998 Montreal, Canada Molson Centre Tour with Radiohead. Cancelled due to staging and production difficulties.[2]
April 15, 1998 Worcester, United States Worcester Centrum Centre Tour with Radiohead. Cancelled due to staging and production difficulties.[2]
April 17, 1998 New York City, United States Radio City Music Hall Tour with Radiohead. Cancelled due to staging and production difficulties.[2]
May 9, 1998 Worcester, United States Worcester Palladium Rescheduled to May 16, 1998.
August 22, 1998 São Paulo, Brazil International Festival of New Music Cancelled.

Promotional performances[edit]

Date Show Set
September 19, 1997 TFI Friday "Jóga"
October 3, 1997 Top of the Pops "Jóga"
October 18, 1997 Saturday Night Live "Bachelorette"
November 6, 1997 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards "Bachelorette"
November 29, 1997 Later... with Jools Holland "Bachelorette", "Hunter", "Jóga"
February 11, 1998 Nulle Part Ailleurs "Jóga", "Bachelorette"
February 14, 1998 MTV Live "You've Been Flirting Again", "Isobel", "Human Behaviour", "Bachelorette", "Jóga", "Pluto"
May 22, 1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno "Bachelorette"
June 20, 1998 Hit Machine "Hunter", "Bachelorette"
October 16, 1998 Later... with Jools Holland "So Broken"
December 5, 1998 CD:UK "Alarm Call"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Goldberg, Michael (December 1, 1997). "News Flash: Bjork Illness Forces Show Cancellations". Addicted to Noise. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "BJORK PULLS OUT OF RADIOHEAD SHOWS OVER STAGING DIFFICULTIES". NME. February 2, 1998. Retrieved 3 April 2013.