As the latest in a series of striking videos filmed in their native Iceland, GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic rock band KALEO debut an acoustic live performance video of Surface Sounds lead single I Want More, accompanied by a string ensemble at Skálholt Cathedral, known as one of the most historically significant sites in the country. Listen to I Want More (Live at Skálholt) HERE.
Joined by a nine-piece string ensemble, including violin, viola and cello, KALEO front man and songwriter JJ Julius Son is seen in front of the pulpit with just an acoustic guitar. He begins playing the intro to the single as the camera pans down the centre aisle, showcasing the stained-glass windows and stunning architecture of Skálholt Cathedral, built from Norwegian timber during the 12th century, marking a longstanding cultural epicentre of Iceland.
Performing solo up until the second verse, Julius Son’s serene vocal and acoustic guitar are supplemented by violins (Sigrún Harðardóttir, Ásta Kristín Pjetursdóttir, Guðbjartur Hákonarson and Chrissie Guðmundsdóttir), violas (Karl James Pestka and Þórunn Harðardóttir) and cellos (Unnur Jónsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Marta Guðmundsdóttir and Júlía Mogensen), leading into the bridge, idyllically whistled by Julius Son, beautifully amplified by the natural acoustics of the cathedral.
During their time off the road, the band filmed a series of live performance videos showcasing the spectacular landscapes of Iceland, performing from an ice cave in Backbone (Live at Breiðarmerkurjökull), the country’s recent volcanic eruption in Skinny (Live from Fagradalsfjall Volcanic Eruption), and Triple A Top 6 single Break My Baby (Live from ÞRÍDRANGAR), recorded and filmed at the illustrious ÞRÍDRANGAR lighthouse, one of the most isolated places on earth, located atop a remote rock formation in the North Atlantic Ocean.
KALEO have performed in over 30 cities since kicking off the Fight Or Flight Tour in February (with the majority to sold-out audiences), and recently announced additional shows in North America this summer. KALEO’s new run of dates will follow the first European leg set for June and early July. Tickets and information for the new dates are available at OfficialKALEO.com.
In addition to the newly announced dates, the band also announced an exclusive livestream from their sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on May 16, via premium concert streaming platform Veeps. The livestream will also feature supporting acts The Glorious Sons and Bones Owens, with video-on-demand streaming available for KALEO’s set for 72 hours after the live broadcast. Tickets for the Fight Or Flight Spring Tour – Live from Red Rocks live stream are $17.99 and on sale now.
The Fight Or Flight Tour continues tomorrow evening, April 30 in Chicago, Ill. at Aragon Ballroom. The full tour itinerary is available below.
Uk Fight Or Flight Tour 2022 Dates
June 17 Victoria Warehouse Manchester, U.K.
June 19 3Arena Dublin, Ireland
June 21 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, U.K.
June 24 Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London, U.K.