Following the recent announcement of his first album in more than six years – Local Valley – José González has today shared a new video for the previously shared ‘Visions’, directed by long-time collaborator Mikel Cee Karlsson. As well as the video José has announced European and US tour dates including a show at London’s Cadogan Hall in December 2021.
The video for ‘Visions’ zooms out from José’s immediate reality and takes stock of the world as a whole. In typically beautiful fashion the video nods to climate change as well as our impact and our place on this earth while remaining bright and uplifting. González recently performed ‘Visions’ as part of National Geographic’s Earth Day Eve celebration.
Speaking of the video, José says: “Mikel Cee Karlsson is always in tune with the underlying thoughts of the lyrics. I like how he used the angle from above to look at our surroundings, both natural and man-made as the backdrop to the song which is directed to humanity as a whole. I also like the twist of a tool falling from space as a visualisation that we can’t always know what might happen next.”
He has also announced two exclusive, interactive online live shows. The first of these online live shows, ‘Up Close & Personal’ on June 10th will be a performance from the Botanical Garden in José’s hometown of Gothenburg followed by an interactive Q&A. The second on September 12th will also be live from Gothenburg and will feature the first full Local Valley show with full production that will include pre and post-show interaction with José. Both shows will have features that include the possibility for the viewer to seamlessly switch camera angles, show appreciation by digital applause, enter chat rooms and more.
“I am very much looking forward to performing for all my fans worldwide again,” says José. “First with the up and close interactive online event on June 10, and later on with some summer shows and touring once my album is released. I am also especially excited to be able to present the world premiere of my new tour online for all the fans worldwide that won´t have the chance to catch any of my shows this fall and winter.”
Upcoming tour dates as follows…
30 Jul – Madrid, ES @ Noches del Botanico
07 Aug – Shambrook, UK @ Tofte Manor (DJ Koze presents…)
27 Aug – Neustrelitz, DE @ Immergut Festival
05 Sep – Cabane des Becs de Bosson, CH @ PALP Festival
04 Nov – Antwerp, BE @ Da Roma
05 Nov – Paris, FR @ Trianon
06 Nov – Köln, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria
07 Nov – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
09 Nov – Berlin, DE @ Astra
01 Dec – Brighton @ Brighton Dome
02 Dec – London @ Cadogan Hall
03 Dec – Gateshead @ Sage Gateshead
04 Dec – Liverpool @ Grand Central Hall
05 Dec – Glasgow @ O2 Academy
06 Dec – Manchester @ Albert Hall
Tickets and full tour dates, including a US tour with Rufus Wainwright, can be found here: