With the release of Netflix’s much-anticipated Eurovision movie, Iceland has been on our minds. But amidst all the fiction of the Will Ferrell flick, Iceland’s actual Eurovision 2020 participant, Daði Freyr, has some news of his own. In the wake of the worldwide success of “Think About Things”, Daði has announced that he (and his band) will embark on a UK tour that will take place throughout April 2021. Hopefully by then Covid-19 will be well and truly under control, and we’ll be able to enjoy some glorious music from the North Atlantic!
Daði Freyr UK tour – Spring 2021
The would-be Icelandic representative at Eurovision 2020 is already picking himself up and looking ahead to 2021. While we still don’t know whether he will represent his nation in Rotterdam, he recently announced a long-awaited UK tour.
On 23 April 2021, Freyr is to perform at the Birmingham O2 Institute 2. Then, on the 24th, he’s heading to Bristol, where he will perform at the Trinity Centre. Two days later, Leeds will see Freyr give a show at The Wardrobe.
On the 28th, the Icelander’s Scottish fans will be able to view him at The Garage, Glasgow. Then he’ll be back in England, for an April 29 show at Manchester’s Club Academy. The next day, Iceland’s 2020 hopeful will head to the capital city of London, for a show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
— Daði Freyr ? (@dadimakesmusic) June 22, 2020
He’s got other reasons to be cheery, too. BBC Radio 1 has just crowned the Söngvakeppnin 2020 winner “Tune of the Week”. This wave of support from the UK goes to show Daði will undoubtedly receive love upon arrival. The Berlin-based singer-songwriter is also set to perform at the Iceland Airwaves Festival, but there’s no knowing if COVID-19 precautions will force its cancellation.
This tour concludes on the 30th of April, which means that if Iceland reselect Daði Freyr, he will have time to complete the tour and make it to Rotterdam for Eurovision rehearsals. However, this tour taking place in April might be problematic with the ESC pre-party schedule. No matter. You’ll remember that Loreen didn’t attend any pre-party events either!
Will you be attending Daði Freyr’s UK tour? What do you think it says about his chances of returning to Eurovision in 2021? Let us know what you think in the comments below!