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 http://www.dalhalla.se/.
Press release in full:
"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.