Sånger till friheten
It is now 20 years ago since Björn Afzelius past away after being sick with cancer. Björn’s memory will be honoured during 2019 by some that was very close to him. Olle Nyberg, Mikael “Nord” Andersson och Göran “Guran” Blomgren – each with their own relationship with Björn Afzelius, will give the audience a night filled with flashbacks and magical interpretations of Björn’s fantastic song treasure which forever has a place in the Swedish music history.
Behind the initiative to the tribute tour is Olle Nyberg, who produced several of Björn’s records and played with him for 15 years.
During 2015-16 we travelled with the tour ”Tusen bitar” across the country. With more than 20 000 enthusiast in the audience the response was fantastic. This year tour feels like a natural continuation. Together with the audience we take the inheritance after Björn further in a time where his sharp glance and warm human vision is needed more than ever.
On the program there are classics like ”Sång till friheten, Till min kära, Tusen bitar and Juanita – and also anecdotes and personal memories from all the years we spent together with Björn, both on the roads, on stage and in the record studio.
Björn Afzelius was without doubt the most successful social rock artist of his generation. He was the left-wing singer who became publicly loved by songs that even the dance bands played. Two and a half million sold records, played constantly on the radio, and numerous of tours in Norway, Sweden and Denmark says it all about his popularity.
Mikael ”Nord” Andersson (guitar and song) is one of the most renowned guitarists and he participatet on the tour with the show “Tusen bitar”. Mikael ”Nord” Andersson has also guitarist in Roxette and being on tour with Björn Skifs on his record.
Göran ”Guran” Blomgren (guitar and song) was the tour leader and responsible for the sound on Björn’s live performance for over 10 years.
Olle Nyberg (musical keyboard and song) was Björn’s bandmaster over 15 years and plays the piano and the organ on many of his records.
”They have a glimpse of the eye constantly, and are of course extremely skilled musicians”. Göteborgsposten
”Together they bring a worthy tribute to Afzelius”. Norra Skåne
”The insight how open and without beautifying he sang about his own background and the pain in his life strike me”. Nils Hansson DN
Length: Approximately 2,5 hours including break.
Food and beverage
Pre order your food together with your purchase of tickets for Jönköping Theatre. Enjoy carefully cooked food made on selected food items. The food is served from 90 minutes before the show. At shows with a pause you can also pre order food to enjoy in the pause. The pre order shop closes three days before the day of the show.
Wheelchair seats cannot be purchased online.
Wheelchair seats can be booked at Biljettservice at Jönköping Theater and by phone 0771-211 300.