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Award-winning recording artist and tech evangelist Imogen Heap has announced the Mycelia world tour, her first in nearly a decade
By Jamie Raybould on 19 Jun 2018
Grammy winner and tech innovator Imogen Heap has announced details of her new 40-city Mycelia world tour – her first in eight years – combining songs from her three-decade musical career with the launch of the new Creative Passport platform.
The tour will comprise concerts, talks, workshops and a exhibition of Creative Passport, which serves as a “digital container” for artists’ information and aims to become a digital identity standard for music-makers. The service will utilise blockchain technology to do so, and was showcased by Heap at this year;s ILMC 30 conference.
The tour will start at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm on 3 September during Music Tech Fest, then continue on to concert halls in cities including Barcelona, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Helsinki and beyond.
“Finally, after years, all the threads of my life are coming together on this tour”
Heap’s live shows will feature both solo performances by the artist, as well as an electronic duo with Frou Frou collaborator Guy Sigsworth. The tour is also the first to showcase Heap’s innovative Mi.Mu gloves.
“Finally, after years, all the threads of my life are coming together on this tour, as I get to share my passions and projects in music and tech all around the world,” she says, “exploring each city we visit with family, friends, fans and colleagues and collaborating with the music-maker community as we go.
“What could be more exciting? I especially look forward to airing a positive outlook for music-makers and the business that surrounds them – as, for two decades in my own career, this wasn’t always the case. I truly believe a big change for good is upon us with the Creative Passport and other technologies, as we transform the music industry into a fair, flourishing and vibrant place.”
Tickets are available from myceliaformusic.org/tour.
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