As the latest in a series of striking videos filmed in their native Iceland, GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic rock band KALEO debut an acoustic live performance video of Surface Soundslead single I Want More, accompanied by a string ensemble at Skálholt Cathedral, known as one of the most historically significant sites in the country. Listen to I Want More (Live at Skálholt) HERE and watch the performance video HERE.
Joined by a nine-piece string ensemble, including violin, viola and cello, KALEO front man and songwriter JJ Julius Son is seen in front of the pulpit with just an acoustic guitar. He begins playing the intro to the single as the camera pans down the centre aisle, showcasing the stained-glass windows and stunning architecture of Skálholt Cathedral, built from Norwegian timber during the 12th century, marking a longstanding cultural epicentre of Iceland.
Performing solo up until the second verse, Julius Son’s serene vocal and acoustic guitar are supplemented by violins (Sigrún Harðardóttir, Ásta Kristín Pjetursdóttir, Guðbjartur Hákonarson and Chrissie Guðmundsdóttir), violas (Karl James Pestka and Þórunn Harðardóttir) and cellos (Unnur Jónsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Marta Guðmundsdóttir and Júlía Mogensen), leading into the bridge, idyllically whistled by Julius Son, beautifully amplified by the natural acoustics of the cathedral.
KALEO have performed in over 30 cities since kicking off the Fight Or Flight Tour in February (with the majority to sold-out audiences), and recently announced additional shows in North America this summer. KALEO’s new run of dates will follow the first European leg set for June and early July. Tickets and information for the new dates are available at OfficialKALEO.com.
In addition to the newly announced dates, the band also announced an exclusive livestream from their sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on May 16, via premium concert streaming platform Veeps. The livestream will also feature supporting acts The Glorious Sons and Bones Owens, with video-on-demand streaming available for KALEO’s set for 72 hours after the live broadcast. Tickets for the Fight Or Flight Spring Tour – Live from Red Rocks live stream are $17.99 and on sale now.
The Fight Or Flight Tour continues tomorrow evening, April 30 in Chicago, Ill. at Aragon Ballroom. The full tour itinerary is available below.
European Fight Or Flight Tour 2022Dates
June 4 Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany
June 6 Palladium Cologne Cologne, Germany
June 8 Salle De L’Alhambra Genève, Switzerland
June 9 X-TRA Zurich, Switzerland
June 11 Tonhalle Munich, Germany
June 13 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany
June 15 Stadtpark-Open-Air-Bühne Hamberg, Germany June 17 Victoria Warehouse Manchester, U.K.
June 18 Pinkpop Festival 2022 Landgraaf, Netherlands June 19 3Arena Dublin, Ireland June 21 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, U.K. June 24 Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London, U.K.
June 26 Falconer Hall Fredriksberg, Denmark
June 27 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
July 1 Lollapalooaza Stockholm 2022 Stockholm, Sweden
July 3 Kucukciftlik Park Istanbul, Turkey
July 6 Technopolis Athens, Greece
Sept. 18 De Roma Antwerp, Belgium
Sept. 20 Le Radiant Lyon, France
Sept. 21 Le Moulin Marseille, France
Sept. 23 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
Sept. 25 Altice Arena Lisboa, Portugal
Sept. 27 Sala Riveria Madrid, Spain
Sept. 29 AFAS Live Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 1 Zénith De Paris Paris, France
Oct. 3 Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Oct. 5 Fabrique Milan, Italy
Oct. 7 Le Bikini Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France
Oct. 10 Forum Karlín Karlín, Czechia
Oct. 11 Klub Stodoła Warsaw, Poland
Oct. 13 Barba Negra Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 14 Gasometer Wien, Austria
Since the release of their RIAA Gold-certified breakthrough album, 2016’s A/B, Icelandic rock band KALEO—led by front man/songwriter JJ Julius Son—has taken their music around the world. The album spawned three hit singles – the GRAMMY-nominated “No Good,” the Gold-selling “All The Pretty Girls” and the chart-topping, two-time Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go” which was used in over two dozen television shows from Grey’s Anatomy to Riverdale, leading the No. 1 single to top The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart. After amassing over 1 Billion global streams, 39 international certifications, and countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow, KALEO has proven to be a worldwide phenomenon. Known for their electrifying live performances, KALEO completely sold out their first U.S. headline tour and was a standout at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo and were hand-picked to open stadium dates for the Rolling Stones. Since KALEO wrapped a nearly non-stop 3-year touring schedule in support of A/B in October 2018, Julius Son went into the studio to work on the highly anticipated follow-up, Surface Sounds on Elektra/Atlantic, available everywhere now. KALEO’s Fight or Flight Tour 2022 launches Feb. 22 in Seattle, Wash., featuring 60+ dates across North America, including a stop at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on May 16, where the show will be available via livestream on Veeps. For more information, visit OfficialKALEO.com or follow on Instagram and Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.