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Björk wears all clothes Balmain Couture SS19 and Balmain custom looks for Cornucopia tour, custom-made face-pieces worn throughout James Merry, gloves Renee VerhoevenPhotography Harley Weir, Styling Robbie Spencer

Björk postpones her 2020 tour due to coronavirus

The orchestral shows will now go ahead in 2021

In February, Björk announced an upcoming orchestral tour, which would feature string arrangements of work from across her career so far, performed in cities across Europe. However, the artist has sadly announced the cancellation of the shows due to coronavirus.

Writing in a touching letter to her fans on Instagram, Björk said, “As clearly as India can see the Himalayas,” referencing the reduced air pollution amid coronavirus lockdowns, “I announce that my concerts in the summer have been moved back a year.”

Björk’s post also includes an update on where she’s staying during the pandemic – “in Iceland, all safe from them viruses” – and sees her reflect on the way it’s changed the world: “I look around and this corona has strangely given each of us tasks.”

“Some to stay still some more, centre ourselves better, some to focus on family, some to become better chefs or cleaners, and the collective earth to pollute less.”

Of course, existing tickets will be honoured for the 2021 shows. “I hope you understand and looking forward to seeing you, reborn,” Björk writes.

Read the full letter below.

Björk on postponing her orchestral tour:

dearestest of concert lovers
here i am , in iceland , all safe from them viruses
but unable to travel to you this summer

i hope sincerely you are safe too

i look around and this corona has strangely given each of us tasks
some to stay still some more , centre ourselves better
some to focus on family , some to become better chefs or cleaners
and the collective earth to pollute less
need less
moveless

and as clearly as india can see the himalayas
i announce that my concerts in the summer have been moved back a year
i hope you understand
and looking forward to seeing you
reborn
warmth
björk