Björk Brings Her Wild And Wonderful Self Stateside For ‘Cornucopia’ Shows In LA and SF

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
– Bjork

Björk returns to the stage in early 2022 for a new slate of performances of “Cornucopia,” featuring the Icelandic icon’s orchestral arrangements played by members of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and produced by an award-winning team of digital and theatrical collaborators and based off her 2017 album Utopia

She’ll bring the acclaimed production to three shows at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, two shows at Chase Center in San Francisco and four rescheduled “Orchestral” dates later in the year on her home turf of Reykjavik, Iceland. Tickets for the L.A and San Francisco shows go on sale Oct. 15.

“Bjork Orchestral” includes selections played by flute septet Viibra, the Hamrahlid Choir and special guests.

“Cornucopia,” directed by Lucrecia Martel and Björk with co-creative director James Merry, made its world premiere at The Shed in New York City in spring 2019 as part of its inaugural season in its largest space, The McCourt. 

Media artist Tobias Gremmler created the digital visual design in an environment created by stage designer Chiara Stephenson. New York Magazine called it “one of the most incredible displays of lights and sounds ever to grace a stage in the city” while The New Yorker praised Björk’s use of “fantasy as a weapon for change.”

The onetime Sugarcubes frontwoman has become a performance and fashion icon and, while tours are somewhat rare, she had a substantial outing of “Cornucopia” in 2019. Over the course of her solo career she has averaged ticket sales of 6,338 per show for a gross of $429,929.

Upcoming Cornucopia Shows

Shrine Auditorium—Los Angeles, CA—January 26

Shrine Auditorium—Los Angeles, CA—January 29

Shrine Auditorium—Los Angeles, CA—February 1

Chase Center—San Francisco, CA—February 5

Chase Center—San Francisco, CA—February 8

Upcoming Orchestral Shows

Harpa—Reykjavík, Iceland—October 11

Harpa—Reykjavík, Iceland—October 24

Harpa—Reykjavík, Iceland—October 31

Harpa—Reykjavík, Iceland—November 15