Leif Vollebekk / Shares 'Blood Brother' Video & Announces European Headline Tour Dates
Leif Vollebekk has unveiled the cinematic new video for his current single 'Blood Brother' - filmed in the early morning light on top of a double decker London bus. The song is taken from Leif's recently-released and much-lauded album 'New Ways' (Secret City Records).
The Canadian solo artist is currently on the road finishing a support tour with Half Moon Run and has today announced a return to Europe with his own headline tour dates in April 2020. A second London date has already been added to the recently announced UK shows as a result of the original Bush Hall show reaching sold out status in only a couple of days.
Watch the video for 'Blood Brother' HERE.
Hand-cuffed to a seat on a vacant double-decker bus in London, Vollebekk dances his way to freedom in the restless video for 'Blood Brother' - but not without passing along his burden to the bus’ sole other passenger...
"There was a period of a few months where I listened to nothing but Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak. I couldn't get enough of that rock n roll shuffle. And so when I wrote this piano ballad, I guess I just kept hearing these polyrhythms over it. I played it to Olivier [Fairfield, drummer] and it ended up being this whole other thing. Not a ballad at all” Leif says. “Back in high school, I think the first song I ever played with a band was ‘Last Nite’ by the Strokes. That was in a half-empty high school cafeteria in Ottawa. But it felt like such a release. You don't forget that feeling. I think that snuck in there on this song.”
The video's, director Joe Connor (Coldplay, Sam Smith, Mumford & Sons), further elaborates on the video’s concept: “Leif is an artist whose music takes me to a dreamlike space. I wanted to create a video that found Leif in the middle of a story, where he has come from and where he is going is unknown but the beauty in this video is that here we find an artist, handcuffed and adrift in a city in the early hours of the morning. This beautiful video presents London in the most spectacular way and sets Leif as a quiet voice amongst the rolling city.”
LEIF VOLLEBEKK EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR 2020:
Mar 28 - Madrid, Spain
Mar 29 - Barcelona, Spain
Mar 31 - Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 1 - Munich, Germany
Apr 2 - Vienna, Austria
Apr 4 - Berlin, Germany
Apr 6 - Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 7 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 8 - Oslo, Norway
Apr 14 - Aarhus, Denmark
Apr 15 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 16 - Hamburg, Germany
Apr 17 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Apr 18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 21 - Belgium, Brussels
Apr 22 - Cologne, Germany
Apr 23 - Heidelberg, Germany
Apr 24 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Apr 25 - Paris, France
Apr 27 - London, Bush Hall
Apr 28 - London, Bush Hall **SOLD OUT**
Apr 29 - Bristol, Exchange
Apr 30 - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
May 1 - Glasgow, Poetry Club
May 2 - Dublin, Soundhouse