SIGRID shares the official ‘Burning Bridges’ video following triumphant return to Reading & Leeds Festival
“An absolute banger and solid empowerment” Evening Standard
SHARES VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE
ANNOUNCES BIGGEST EVER UK, IRELAND AND EUROPEAN TOUR IN MARCH 2022, HEADLINING THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY ON 16 MARCH AND 3ARENA ON 18 MARCH. TICKETS HERE
It was fun to make this video, it’s a very emotional song so of course we needed a video that reflected that energy with running, dancing, and chasing. It was the first time I did some light acting which was very exciting and definitely something I want to do more.” – Sigrid
With a 5* triumphant return to the festival stage at Reading & Leeds, Norwegian pop star Sigrid delivered an “arena ready pop masterclass,” (NME) having announced her biggest ever headline tour for Spring 2022. The 24-year-old will play to over 12,000 fans at SSE Arena, Wembley on 16 March, and return for her second show at Dublin’s 3Arena on 18 March. New single ‘Burning Bridges’ roared through Reading festival, and today Sigrid releases the official video to the defiant pop anthem, directed by Sophia Ray. Written about the point in a relationship where you know you have to end it, Sigrid gives an incredible performance in an abandoned train station as she crashes through walls to escape her tumultuous relationship. “The track explores the cathartic bitter-sweet nature of cutting out a destructive relationship from your life, and the video concept mirrors this theme in a metaphorical way, working like a surreal ‘race’ between Sigrid and a mysterious character,” says Sophia. ‘Burning Bridges’ follows the Norwegian pop sensation’s first single of 2021, the monumental ‘Mirror’, which was described as the “empowerment anthem of the summer” (ELLE), climbed to the BBC Radio 1 A List and Capital A List within a matter of weeks, was remixed by electronic star Kelly Lee Owens, and performed live at the Serpentine Pavilion for a stunning One Show special.
In December 2019, Sigrid headlined Eventim Apollo to critical acclaim for her unparalleled stage presence (5* Times) off the back of her top 5 debut album Sucker Punch. Little did she know that performance would be her last for over a year. But tonight, Sigrid returns to London for her very first live show since the pandemic hit, in an intimate setting at London’s Lafayette on 26th August, which sold out in a matter of minutes, before the pop star performs at Reading and Leeds Festival as the highest billed female on the main stage on Sunday. Writing anthemic chorus’ for festivals that would become her definitive stage, it’s no surprise that the only place the 24-year-old feels truly she can take out “all those emotions” is performing live with her band.
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The past year has been a time of deep reflection for Sigrid. Since her ascent to pop stardom in 2017, Sigrid achieved every accolade a young artist from a small town off the coast of Norway could ever have imagined. From releasing her critically acclaimed debut EP Don’t Kill My Vibe, to winning the Sound of 2018, performing across the globe at The Royal Variety Show, the Nobel Peace Prize, headlining her first Arena show at 3Arena in Dublin to 12,000 fans, and that Glastonbury performance to 30,000 festival goers and millions at home: Sigrid lit up stages with her non-conformist and progressive attitudes to the femininity in pop. Ending 2019 with a 5* (The Times) headline show at London’s Eventim Apollo, Sigrid hadn’t stopped in four years, but when the world stopped, Sigrid had an identity crisis, as the world turned inwards. “The thing that was most important to me was taken away; touring and travelling and being an artist. I thought, who am I without the music? My self-worth as a human is not just work, but who am I without my job? But last year made me realise I don’t want to do anything else. I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.”
As the world moves again, we are all ready to see Sigrid dance across the global stage, with Mirror in hand.
UK AND IRELAND TOUR DATES
13-Mar Manchester, UK Manchester O2 Apollo
14-Mar Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall
16-Mar London, UK SSE Arena, Wembley
18-Mar Dublin, IE 3Arena
30-May Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz
31-May Lausanne, CH Les Docks
1-Jun Milan, IT Fabrique
3-Jun Vienna, AT Arena
5-Jun Prague, CZ Roxy
7-Jun Berlin, DE Huxley’s
9-Jun Cologne, DE Carlswerk Victoria
13-Jun Paris, FR La Cigale
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