Eva Dahlgren nominated to the Grammis

Eva Dahlgren has been nominated to two categories of the Grammis:

Ã…rets kvinnliga artist (Female artist of the year)
Årets textförtfattare (The song-writter of the year)

for “Petroleum och tÃ¥ng”.

For the first time ever, audience is able to vote for some of the Prizes. You can vote for Eva on Grammis’ website until December 24.
1. Choose the two categories above.
2. Select 3 nominated.
3. Fill in name and email address.
4. You will receive an email to confirm your vote, just follow instructions
5. Done!

[Update January 9, 2008]
The final nominations for the Grammis have been made public. Eva is nominated to the category Årets textförtfattare (The song-writter of the year). The Grammis galan takes place tonight at 20:00! Good luck!

Another novelty this year is that the Grammi statue has been redesigned by Efva Attling. The new prize is a 2,2 heavy glass statue produced in glass by Orrefors which resembles a skyscraper, with a star at the top.

“My first thought was Empire State Building meets Hötorgsskrapan with a musical touch. Then it felt important that the star should be done with the finest platinum, which is the most expensive material – after all, the one who wins the prize has to feel like a star. “That night and for ever,” comments Efva.

Let’s hope Eva can take one of these precious prizes home.

Eva Dahlgren in Finland: additional concert on 24 February!

Eva Dahlgren’s concert in Finland planned for February 23 was sold out in about two hours this morning. Therefore an additional concert has been added for the following day, February 24.

Tickets can be bought via Ticnet’s Finnish sister website Lippupalvelu.fi
Thanks Minna (FI)!

Updated: Extra concerts have been added in Sweden as well. 27th February in Cirkus, Stockholm and 4th March in Göteborg. Tickets can be bought as always on ticnet.se

“Petroleum och tång” reviews

In the next hours you’ll find my personal review of “Petroleum och tÃ¥ng” here.
All I can say for now is that I am quite sure this is going to be one of my favourite Eva albums. My all-time favourite are “Lai Lai” and “Fria världen”. In any case, much better, alive, inspired, full of feelings than “Snö”.
For now you can find below a collection of external reviews:

4 out of 5
Nerikes Allehanda
Ystadsallehanda
Värmlands Folkblad

3 out of 5
GöteborgsPosten
Kristianstadbladet
Folkbladet
Aftonbladet
Corren
NT
Sydsvenskan
SvD
ST.nu
Dalarnas Tidningar

2 out of 5
HD.se

Thanks Maria!
Published on November 12, updated on November 21.

Eva Dahlgren on (mini) tour in February and March 2008

Eva will do a mini-tour in February/March 2008.
The dates are as follows:
Saturday, 23 February – Helsinki (Finlandiahuset) – FI
Tuesday, 26 February – Stockholm (Cirkus) – SE
Thursday, 28 February – Lund (Mejeriet) – SE
Monday, 3 March – Oslo (Scentrum Scene) – NO
Tuesday 4 March РG̦teborg (Storan) РSE

The tickets will be on sale on tomorrow on ticnet.se at 350sek (+fees) per ticket.

Musicians:

Lars Halapi – Guitar
Christer Karlsson – Keyboard
Mats Myrdal Persson – Drums
Peter Forss – Bas

Listen to snippets of “Petroleum och tång”

If you can’t wait to listen to Eva’s new album, or at least get an idea of what’s on the way, point your browser to this website and enjoy the 30-second snippets.
For what I could hear so far, Eva is experimenting more with her voice this time, I think the main character in this album is actually her voice, which is simply great. Eva has a fantastic voice but sometimes she doesn’t use it at its full. One of my favourite albums is “Jag vill se…” and the reason is.. her voice. Thumbs up!