For the first time ever, Brian Eno is taking a live solo show on the road. He’ll perform a concert program called Ships across Europe this fall, built around 2016 album The Ship and featuring new and old compositions from his catalog. He will be backed by the Baltic Sea Philharmonic (with conductor Kristjan Järvi), the actor Peter Serafinowicz, and Eno’s longtime collaborators Leo Abrahams and Peter Chilvers. The run concludes with two shows in one night at London’s Southbank Centre on October 30; find all the dates—including shows in Venice, Paris, Berlin, and Utrecht—below.
Despite touring with Roxy Music in the 1970s and sporadically with other artists, Eno has only played sporadic, one-off solo shows, often as part of festival programs. In 2021, he and his brother Roger Eno performed live at the Acropolis.
In press materials, Eno said of the new tour:
10-21 Venice, Italy – Venice Biennale Musica, Teatro la Fenice (3 and 8 p.m.)
10-24 Berlin, Germany – Philharmonie Berlin
10-26 Paris, France – La Seine Musicale
10-28 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
10-30 London, England – Royal Festival Hall, Southbank (6.30 and 9 p.m.)