Concerts like this are what make the Danish music scene.
There is an attention detail, within a huge scale. Filmed live within Copenhagen’s Dome of Visions, The Chairman’s show is a glorious ordeal of theatrics. There are huge backing vocals and a sizeable support band who blast through the 2086 concept, based on a sort of romantic apocalypse; a story of a man who is said to be the last sentimental being in a “new world”. Flashing lights and an operatic score underpin a night that throws pop song structure out the window. Here there are seven minute long epics, bowing and twisting at will, but ones that never lose interest.
The Chairman’s control of his band is pretty impressive. He stands there, wielding his microphone, whelping and crooning like a mix between LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Future Island’s Samuel Herring.
Most impressive is how grand and moving The Chairman’s show is. You should really get on down to the Dome of Visions to see how these newer artists are doing some amazing things live.
Watch The Chairman’s performance at Dome of Visions on YouTube.