Let’s all wish Petra a happy birthday! Our favourite singer turned 31 today. You can click the image to go to Petra’s Instagram post.
Because I’ve focused on realizing other sections of the site (to go live later this year), there have only been social media updates and not many blog updates, so here’s a recap of this summer!
Allsång På Skansen
For eight weeks, Petra hosted the Swedish sing-along television show Allsång På Skansen every Tuesday. She performed with artists such as Måns Zelmerlöw and Alcazar and had the audience sing along with many more. In the final episode, Petra announced that she would not return as the presenter in 2016, to be able to focus on her own music. Highlights can be seen on the SeptemberFans YouTube channel here.
Both Petra and Allsång were nominated for the Swedish television awards Kristallen, in the categories Årets kvinnliga programledare (This year’s female presenter) and Årets program (This year’s program).
No remixes for “Det Som Händer I Göteborg (Stannar I Göteborg)”
It recently became clear that remixes for Petra’s latest single “Det Som Händer I Göteborg (Stannar I Göteborg)” were initially due for release on Razzia Records, but that the label decided not to release them after all. Gladly, Gothenborg-based remix duo Don Palm released their extended remix as a free download on their SoundCloud page.
What’s coming up?
Petra’s tour has been postponed until early 2016. What this means regarding the upcoming album is unknown for now. Follow SeptemberFans on Facebook and Twitter for continuous updates!
A new album will be released this autumn, as announced in the Aftonbladet interview some days ago. Yesterday, an accompanying tour was announced as well by Blixten & Co! 😉
The dates announced (thus far):
04 Nov: Göteborg, Lorensbergsteatern
06 Nov: Helsingborg, Konserthuset
17 Nov: Stockholm, Cirkus Teater
19 Nov: Örebro, Conventum
20 Nov: Vara, Konserthuset
21 Nov: Jönköping, Kulturhuset Spira
25 Nov: Luleå, Kulturens hus
26 Nov: Umeå, Idunteatern
27 Nov: Bollnäs, Kulturhuset
3 Dec: Gävle, Gävle Konserthus
5 Dec: Uppsala, Uppsala konsert & kongress
Tickets are available via blixten.se/petramarklund. In other news, Petra has given interviews at three Swedish radio stations in the past few days. You can listen to them here.
The dates for the upcoming season of Allsång På Skansen are published. Shows are in the evening, from 20:00-21:00. The performing artists are yet to be revealed, the dates are as follows.
Wednesday, 10 June (Press day, 13:00-14:00)
Tuesday, 23 June
Tuesday, 30 June
Tuesday, 7 July
Tuesday, 14 July
Tuesday, 21 July
Tuesday, 28 July
Tuesday, 4 August
Tuesday, 11 August
Taken from skansen.se.
Here are the videos of yesterday’s live performances on the final of Swedish television show På Spåret!
The first performance had Petra performing a cover of Alphaville‘s “Sounds Like A Melody”. And what a fantastic cover of this 80s single it was.
Later in the show, Petra performed a cover of David Bowie‘s (Giorgio Moroder co-written and produced) track “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”. Also this performance was as great as always.
The end tune of the show was a short orchestral version of the “Sanningen” melody.
Petra performed “Händerna Mot Himlen” live at the QX Gaygalan a few days ago. The performance was amazing: Petra looked fantastic, the singing was great… quite the usual!