Swedish pop star Robyn and Norwegian electro duo Röyksopp are touring the US together in support of their forthcoming Do it Again EP. These two have collaborated before, with Robyn providing the vocals for Roysopp’s “The Girl and the Robot”, while they returned the favor by producing her track “None of Dem” in 2010. They both specialize in crystal clear, infectious electro-pop, so these dates should be something special.
Judging by the tour trailer, we’re in for a hell of a show under the stars in Millennium Park when they come to town on Sunday, August 24th.
Röyksopp are a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band’s line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland.
Robyn, is a Swedish recording artist. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hit “Do You Know (What It Takes)” from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). The popularity of her U.K. #1 song “With Every Heartbeat” and subsequent international album release Robyn (2005) in 2007 brought her mainstream success worldwide. Robyn released the first of a trilogy of albums to be released over the course of 2010 titled Body Talk Pt. 1, in June of that year, peaking at number one. It was her first album since Robyn. The album’s lead single “Dancing on My Own” was released a few weeks prior to the album’s release; it became a hit single worldwide and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for the category of Best Dance Recording in 2011. A follow-up album, Body Talk Pt. 2, was released on 6 September, entering straight at number one on the Swedish chart and the final album of the trilogy, Body Talk, was released on 22 November 2010 with lead single “Indestructible”.
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion’s stellar sound system should make sure every note hits every audience member, and given both Robyn and Röyksopp’s over-the-top energy should make the live show a visual spectacle.
Pavilion tickets are available for $59.50 and there are also $25.00 general admission lawn tickets available for “listening only.” Tickets go on sale now.