The new music is absolutely enchanting, with a touch of a bleak but beautiful sadness and an anticipation of something wonderful just around the next corner. But make no mistake…as she weaves her ethereal vocals through dense layers of strings and keys, Agnes Obel also shows herself to be fiercely feminine and deeply powerful.
— The WIMN


Singer-Songwriter / Pop

The Berlin-based, Danish-born singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist Agnes Obel took up the piano at a very young age, honing her craft amidst the strains of Bartok and Chopin emanating from the fingers of her musician mother. She later drew inspiration from the work of Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, and it was between those two worlds that her own sound began to emerge. Citing influences as diverse as PJ Harvey and Claude Debussy, and drawing comparisons to the likes Ane Brun, Eva Cassidy, and Joni Mitchell, Obel's 2010 debut, "Philharmonics," was written (with the exception of a cover of John Cale's "I Keep a Close Watch"), performed and produced by the artist herself. Pure, austere, and remarkably poised, the pristine mix of instrumentals and atmospheric, melancholy balladry was both a critical and commercial success, especially in her native Denmark, where the record went double platinum. Composed, produced, arranged, and mixed by Obel herself at Chalk Wood Studios, 2013's impressionistic "Aventine" was another commercial success, charting in nine countries. For her much-anticipated third studio album, 2016's transparency-themed "Citizen of Glass," Obel experimented with vintage synthesizers, as well as her own voice, which is at times heavily modulated.

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Booking Contact
International - Jo Biddiscombe

North America - Marc Geiger 

Press Contact

Upcoming Shows

Past Shows (last 12 months)
5/11/18 | Paris, FR | Zenith (w/ David Byrne)
4/11/18 | Amsterdam, NL | AFAS Live (w/ David Byrne)
11/9/18 | Quebec, CA | Impérial Bell
13/9/18 | Montreal, CA | Théâtre Corona
14/9/18 | Boston, US | Orpheum Theatre Boston
15/9/18 | New York, US | Warsaw Concerts
17/9/18 | Cambridge, US | The Sinclair
19/9/18 | Toronto, CA | Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
20/9/18 | Detroit, US | Magic Stick
21/9/18 | Royal Oak, US | Royal Oak Music Theatre
22/9/18 | Chicago, US | The Riviera Theatre
24/9/18 | Los Angeles, US | Ford Theatres
25/9/18 | Los Angeles, US | The Hollywood Palladium
26/9/18 | San Francisco, US | August Hall
27/9/18 | San Francisco, US | The Masonic
29/9/18 | Seattle, US | The Showbox
30/9/18 | Portland, US | Wonder Ballroom

Late Night Tales (2018, Compilation curated by Obel)
Citizen of Glass (2016, Play It Again Sam)
Aventine (2013, Play It Again Sam)
Philharmonics (2010, [PIAS] Recordings)