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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. “

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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

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Photos by Johan Tholson