Peter, Bjorn and John will shake things up at the Fine Line on 6/23 (Preview)


It’s been 5 years since Sweden’s Peter, Bjorn, and John released “Gimme Some” but the trio has not been idle and the result of their labor, the just released “Breaking Point” Their tour will see them at the Fine Line on 6/23 Tickets are still available HERE

The gang of childhood friends who once bonded over a love of ‘60s baroque pop and Stone Roses famously broke the mould an entire decade ago with one of the catchiest songs to feature whistling ever – “Young Folks.” But as bassist and production whizz Bjorn says, “Young Folks” was not a curse upon a career that is on the verge of entering its seventh era with “Breakin’ Point”. “Seven albums seems like an awful lot,” reflects Bjorn. “But we put them out during a long period so it’s OK!”

Breakin’ Point is about the band’s newfound search for another career high. “We started with some other album title ideas – like Thriller 2. Then we realised we were pushing the envelope so got into the idea of a breaking point. If we broke it once, we can break it twice,” says Bjorn. That’s why the album artwork features a hammer with three heads on it, not just to strike your nightmares, but to send a message out to everyone. “It says – ‘We’re back! We’re smashing it!’ Haha.” In the literal sense, they may be wielding hammers, but how about musically? “Musically, a breaking point is just about working so hard until you know you can’t do any more,” says Bjorn. “It’s about being in that fog when you’re creating where you can’t see. That’s when you find something – the door home, or the door out. You get a chance to turn it around. You have to really put yourself in a big mess to be able to go somewhere new.”

Tour Dates:
JUN 18 SAT Exit/In Nashville, TN
JUN 19 SUN Taste Of Randolph Festival Chicago, IL
JUN 20 MON Ready Room St Louis, MO
JUN 22 WED Englert Iowa City, IA
JUN 23 THU Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
JUN 24 FRI Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Canada
JUN 26 SUN Waiting Room Omaha, NE
JUN 27 MON Granada Lawrence, KS
JUN 29 WED Bluebird Denver, CO
JUN 30 THU Ogden Amphitheater Ogden, UT
JUL 2 SAT Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
JUL 3 SUN Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
JUL 5 TUE Mod Club Toronto, ON
JUL 7 THU Ottawa Bluesfest @ Lebreton Flats Ottawa, Canada
JUL 8 FRI Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Canada