The singer sought something more theatrical for his coming solo tour... He enlisted a design company that creates sets for the Metropolitan Opera Company, the English National Opera and other bastions of high culture. The company, Fifty Nine Productions, was looking to branch out into pop music.Ever money-minded, WSJ can't help but add:
Jónsi's team is spending a lot of money on this tour, but the singer says he has no idea how much. "There's no investors. It's just us. I have good managers who don't tell me anything about the finances. I can just be the sensitive artist," the soft-spoken Icelander says. "If I lose everything, I'll move back in with my parents. Joke."This could be absolutely amazing, and it's here in Portland tonight.
Jónsi w/Death Vessel; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $32, all ages