Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Salem returns to Dalhalla next summer!

Yes, here, finally, is the big news that I promised :)) Thanks to Vera at Blixten for the press release.

Actually, it's good news and bad news. First the bad news - Salem will only play one concert next summer :(

Now the good news - that concert will be at Dalhalla! Yes, Salem will return to Dalhalla on Friday 5th August 2011, where he will perform once again with the Gävle Symfoniorkester under the direction of Hans Ek.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 3rd December and will be available at

Press release in full:
Salem Al Fakir comes to Dalhalla, the weekend after Malena Ernman, Friday August 5. Salem was as a child at a concert at Dalhalla as a child and was fascinated by the magical environment. Last summer he had a chance to perform a concert there, and the result was a real hit, "Powerful, Salem Al Fakir!" wrote Dala-Demokraten and Dalarnas Tidningar was equally enthusiastic: "a fantastic evening – when he was called up again for the fourth time, was the success a reality."

"In the summer, I was out on a record long tour and played throughout Sweden. It was great fun, but when I came home and everything calmed down there was one concert I was extra happy when I was thinking back to – Dalhalla. It is a wonderful scene, but above all because it is incredibly inspiring and a pleasure to play with a Symphony Orchestra. Therefore, I have decided that next summer I will only do a single concert, and it will be at Dalhalla, "says Salem Al Fakir.

Just like last year, Salem and his band will play together with Gävle Symphony Orchestra and conductor Hans Ek.

Salem Al Fakir has released three acclaimed albums and won four Grammis. Latest gold selling album "Ignore This" was released in the spring. Salem, who began playing the violin at four years old, plays all the instruments himself on his CDs and has in recent years made several high-profile appearances with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berwaldhallen in Stockholm. He has also played with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Opera Orchestra and in spring 2011 he will appear with the Jönköpings Sinfonietta and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

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