A few days after the Polish city of Krakow revealed that Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is not welcome in connection with comments he made about the war in Ukraine, ticket sales began for his two concerts at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, where he is to perform. next year on April 17 and 18.
The dates are two of 38 concerts on his ‘This Is Not A Drill!’ tour that will visit 13 European countries next year. Ticket prices start at DKK 500 and are available at ticketmaster.dk.
Open letter to Ukrainian First Lady
But plans to perform in Krakow days after his concerts in Copenhagen have been canceled in response to an open letter Waters, 79, sent to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska earlier this month in which he condemned Western support for her country.
Waters accused her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky, of reneging on his 2019 election promise and claimed that “forces of extreme nationalism have been lurking, malevolent, in the shadows”, causing the war by crossing a “number of red lines” by the Kremlin.
Pirate metal is taking Copenhagen by storm
Shake my timbers or should it give me tinnitus – pirate metal has become a big deal thanks to the exploits of Alestorm, who have confirmed plans to play Falkoner Salen on January 22nd. In support will be the related Gloryhammer, Windrose and Rumahoy. At Copenhell this year, the band broke the world record for the most number of crowd surfers at a concert. Gloryhammer, Windrose and Rumahoy, meanwhile, are inspired by sci-fi, Tolkien and pirates respectively. Tickets cost DKK 450 and can be purchased via ticketmaster.dk.
Funds in place for Ukrainian cultural center
The Ministry of Culture has the support of the government’s red block ally to allocate almost DKK 10 million to the foundation and operation of a Ukrainian cultural center. Around 2 million will cover the start-up costs, and then 7.6 million over three years (2023-25) will finance the operation of the association Ukraine House in Denmark, which has indicated that they will apply for additional support. The most likely location for the center is a former warehouse in Christianshavn, Gl Dok, which housed the Danish Architecture Center until 2018. In addition to being a gathering place for Ukrainians in Denmark, the center will host cultural activities such as concerts, art exhibitions and book clubs.
Denmark confirms Oscar submission
‘Holy Spider’, the Persian-language film by the Iranian-Danish director Ali Abbasi, has been selected to represent Denmark in the Best International Film category at the Oscars on 12 March. It saw competition from ‘The rest of life’ and ‘You who are in the sky’. Perhaps significantly, it has already won several awards, including one at Cannes, where Zar Amir Ebrahimi won Best Actress for her performance as a journalist on the trail of a serial killer in Iran 20 years ago. A shortlist of 15 films will be revealed on December 21. Only three Danish films have failed to make this shortlist since 2010. A final shortlist of five films will be confirmed on 24 January. ‘Holy Spider’ will be released in Denmark on 13 October and in the USA on 28 October.
Bublé returns to Denmark
The Canadian big band singer Michael Bublé returns to Denmark to play concerts in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on March 14 and Jyske Bank Box in Herning on March 15. Tickets cost DKK 645 and can be purchased via ticketmaster.dk. Bublé last performed in Denmark in 2019, when he played two concerts at the Royal Arena.
The social media star will appear in May next year
Canadian rapper/comedian Noel Miller brings his Everything Is F#&cked tour to DR Koncerthuset on May 28. The social media star has a large following thanks to his combination of rap, comedy sketches, one-liners and social commentary. Tickets cost DKK 270 and are available via drkoncerthuset.dk.
Source: The Nordic Page