FR 11.11.2016
Kufa, Lyss

Ever since the release of his debut album in 2008, Johannes Sigmond goes by the name of Blaudzun, named after a relatively unknown Danish cyclist from the 70s. His second LP Seadrift Soundmachine was released in 2010 and Blaudzun gradually conquered larger venues and festivals (including Lowlands) in the Netherlands. He broke through in the Benelux and beyond with his widely acclaimed third album Heavy Flowers (2012).

Heavy Flowers, which was also released in the US, was followed by two successful years of sold out club tours in both the Netherlands and Belgium, playing at festivals in both Europe and the USA including Sziget, SXSW and Lowlands and winning many awards such as the Dutch Public Broadcasting Award for Best Album of the Year 2012, an Edison for Best Male Artist at the Dutch Edison Awards (Dutch Grammys) and an award for Best Alternative Act at 3FM (Dutch national radio).

From March 2014 Blaudzun and his band will be touring through the Benelux and the rest of Europe.