After quite a while, finally some news about Thomas Dybdahl.
This newsletter’s issue includes:
1. Best of album in August
2. New tour dates – UK and Norway
3. Thomas Dybdahl scoring ‘Rottenetter‘
4. Songbook to be released
5. Exclusive song ‘Shine‘
6. ‘Party like it’s 1929’ delayed
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// 1. Best of album in August
After four critically acclaimed and diverse studio albums, Thomas Dybdahl is about to compile a selection of his best songs released to date to be put onto one single CD. The Best of album will be released in Europe and the UK August 2009. This album should especially introduce Thomas Dybdahl and his music to the UK audience.
// 2. New tour dates – UK and Norway
To accompany the release of the Best of album, Thomas Dybdahl and his band „The great October sound“ will be performing live on stage again both in the UK and Norway. They will be backed up by Susanne Sundfør in London. The Norwegian dates will have strings support from the Trondheimsolistene.
13.05.2009 - The Borderline, London, full band
14.05.2009 - Ocean Rooms, Brighton, full band
15.05.2009 - Red Roaster, Brighton, acoustic
15.05.2009 - Dike of Yorks Picturehouse, Brighton, acoustic
21.05.2009 - Evolution Festival, Newcastle, acoustic
23.05.2009 - Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol, acoustic
24.05.2009 - Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham, acoustic
02.09.2009 - Olavshallen, Trondheim
03.09.2009 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo
04.09.2009 - Fjæreheia, Grimstad
05.09.2009 - Konserthuset, Stavanger
06.09.2009 - Griegsalen, Bergen
Be sure not to miss the opportunity to see Thomas and his band live this year!
Buy tickets by visiting www.thomasdybdahl.com.
// 3. Thomas Dybdahl scoring ‘Rottenetter’
While no new album has been released since quite a while, Thomas Dybdahl has not stopped being creative. Already having written songs for soundtracks and scores of Norwegian films, Thomas now accepted the challenge to compose the complete score for the Norwegian movie ‘Rottenetter’, directed by Arild Østin Ommundsen. The film and the score (available on CD and as a digital download) will be released in August. Check out the trailer on Youtube
// 4. Songbook to be released
You may already have come across the forums at our website and area that hosts several home-grown tabs and lyrics. The demand on tabs and lyrics has been that high that there will finally be an official songbook with lyrics, notes and chords/tabs for a selection of Thomas Dybdahl songs. The book will be available as a physical book and digital download in late 2009. We will get you updated as soon as there are more details to be announced. Keep your guitars and pianos ready!
// 5. Exclusive song ‘Shine’
Together with various other Norwegian artists, Thomas Dybdahl contributed to a CD project called ‘Ta den ring’ (‘Take the ring’) in order to support research in cancer studies. With help from the vocalists of the Stavanger Vocalensemble, he recorded ‘Shine’ which exclusively appears on this CD. Listen to a snippet of the song here
If you are from Norway you can buy the CD here
. They’ll surely help you out if you want it shipped elsewhere.
// 6. ‘Party like it’s 1929’ delayed
You see how much is going on at the moment. Due to that, the release of the fifth studio album ‘Party like it’s 1929’ is going to be delayed to 2010. No exact date can be given at the moment, so be sure to visit the website or read our newsletters. Thomas Dybdahl website