For years, I have been spreading the gospel of Robyn, warning nonbelievers that soon she would return to take the faithful to Europop heaven and leave the unsaved in a world devoid of clever hooks and inventive rhymes. As some of you know, Robyn’s career in the States died over a decade ago so that we might be forgiven for our musical sins: worshipping false (American) idols, boy bands, Britney, and the like. Now, the time has come for you to get right with the Lord—the Lord of Swedish Pop, that is.
Robyn is launching her North American tour this summer and she hasn’t forgotten her followers in Chicago. She’ll be at the Park West on May 7th, and you can buy tickets here for only $15! Of course, with all those damn Ticketmaster fees, my two tickets came out to just a little less than a BMW lease payment. If I had a free minute to go to the box office, I would. Alas, even I have to admit that a two-hour pilgrimage across town on my lunch break isn’t worth $20 (not to mention the wear and tear on my slightly irregular Puma-outlet sneakers).
If your preferred house of Robyn worship is somewhere other than the windy city, here are all of the tour dates:
- 4/29/2008 - Boston, MA, United States
- 4/30/2008 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
- 5/2/2008 - New York, NY
- 5/4/2008 - Montreal, Quebec, CAN
- 5/5/2008 - Toronto, ON, Canada
- 5/7/2008 - Chicago, IL, United States
- 5/13/2008 - Portland, OR, United States
- 5/14/2008 - Seattle, WA
- 5/16/2008 - San Francisco, CA, United States
- 5/17/2008 - Los Angeles, CA
To hold you over until Robyn’s second coming, here’s an old-school jam that I thoroughly enjoyed blasting in my ‘93 Cavalier through a highly complex portable-cd-player-to-casette adapter configuration. In this video, Robyn works one of her earliest recorded miracles by providing gainful employment to 57 out-of-work CK One models.