Sweden’s most flamboyant rockband reunites for a 2020 summer tour
One of the greatest Swedish bands of the 00`s is resurrected for a tour this summer. 20 years after their debut and 10 years after they decided to quit, The Ark is back. This summer we will see them on an exclusive tour all over Sweden starting at the mainstage of Lollapalooza.
Tickets on sale Monday 17 February 10.00 via LiveNation.se
“Although we never really had second thoughts about our decision to close shop after 20 amazing years together, we realized that we missed each other. We missed hanging out as a band, and we missed you, the fans, the people who dig our music and supported us throughout the years.
As the 20th anniversary of our debut album was drawing near, we couldn’t resist the urge to be together on stage and celebrate this jubilee by bringing all of you one more glorious summer of the Ark. We want to put together an all out show – the total The Ark experience – and we can’t wait to get back on the road to see you all again. “
A band that once sang ”Calleth You, Cometh I” will have to live up to that promise.
For many years it seemed it would never happen, despite many of us wishing that The Ark would
team up again. Especially since the sextet left a void in the music scene that no one seemed able to fill. Their artistic expression was as easy to recognize as it was difficult to duplicate. The Ark was always a bit more colourful, theatrical, unabashed and open minded than the rest. An unstoppable live machine, which never hesitates to share their witty and philosophical aphorisms, something we still have a need for today.
Now Sweden’s finest Glam Rock apostles are once again ready to spread their gospel. Ola Salo, Mikael Jepson, Martin Axén, Jens Andersson, Leari Ljungberg and Sylvester Schlegel always wanted to create a haven for the outsiders. Even before they became a household name in Sweden, they were stars in their own world in Rottne, Växjö and later Malmö. Regardless of the size of the venue they always took it to the stage as they were the world’s greatest band. And, they had the songs that backed up such a bravado. Hits such as “It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane”, ”Calleth You, Cometh I”, “One of Us is Gonna Die Young”, “The Worrying Kind”, “Breaking Up with God”, “Let Your Body Decide”, “Father of a Son” and more, are today an inevitable part of Scandinavian pop canon and the Swedish musical soul. This will most likely become even more evident on this summer’s tour.
The Ark Reunion Tour
June 28 Stockholm Lollapalooza Stockholm
July 2 Göteborg Trädgårdsföreningen
July 3 Oskarshamn Latitud 57
July 4 Åbo Ruisrock
July 7 Fårö Stora Gåsemora Gård
July 10 Gävle Furuvik
July 11 Höga Kusten Naturscen Skuleberget
July 17 Linköping Stångebrofältet
July 18 Borgholm Borgholms Slottsruin
July 25 Sundsvall Sundsvalls Torgfest
July 29 Halmstad Tylösand
July 30 Arvika Arvika Hamnfest
July 31 Karlskrona Karlskrona Skärgårdsfest
August 1 Östersund Storsjöyran
August 7 Helsingborg Sofiero Slott
August 8 Rättvik Dalhalla
August 20 Umeå Umeå Energi Arena
August 21 Huskvarna Folkets Park
August 22 Örebro Gustavsvik
August 29 Uppsala Parksnäckan
Photos by Johan Tholson
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