The Tallest Man on Earth

Kristian Matsson, aka the Tallest Man on Earth, is a 29-year-old songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden. The first recordings from the Tallest Man on Earth surfaced in 2006 via a self-titled EP released on the Swedish independent label Gravitation. Matsson followed this EP with his 2008 full length, Shallow Grave, an album that drew accolades from the likes of NPR and Pitchfork. Many in North America were introduced to the Tallest Man on Earth on a tour with Bon Iver, including a stop for two shows at the legendary New York City venue Town Hall. The Tallest Man on Earth was winning over audiences through powerful performances, taking the stage alone with his acoustic guitar and captivating the crowds night after night. Fans continued to discover the Tallest Man on Earth through subsequent tours and word of mouth. In 2008 he visited KEXP's studio in Seattle and in 2009 performed for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, which continued to help inform audiences. He was still touring without a publicist or a North American record label, but fans were devouring his stunning performances, both as real-life audience members and internet voyeurs, scouring the web for new fan videos of shows. In early 2010 Matsson signed with U.S. record label Dead Oceans and announced the release of his sophomore album, The Wild Hunt. Once again, it was a record rooted in songwriting and a deep folk tradition, with Matsson's wordplay and deft guitar work at the center. Praises for the Tallest Man on Earth continued to build, and throughout the tour in support of The Wild Hunt and the follow-up EP, Sometimes the Blues is Just A Passing Bird, the crowds grew in fervor and size. He sold out venues like Webster Hall in New York City, The Fillmore in San Francisco, Shepherd's Bush Empire in London and took the stage at festivals like Coachella, Green Man, Roskilde, Pitchfork and Sasquatch. The Tallest Man on Earth toured the world, with sold-out shows in places like Australia and South Africa. The word continued to travel. He also performed "King of Spain" on the legendary Jools Holland show. Matsson spent the winter months of late 2011 and early 2012 in his home studio in Dalarna, recording There's No Leaving Now, his third full-length album. It's another stunning set, and in support of this new album the Tallest Man on Earth is headlining a show at Town Hall, returning to the stage where he opened for Bon Iver and took some of the first steps of his journey. The Tallest Man on Earth will be touring in 2012 and 2013 in support of There's No Leaving Now.

Watch The Tallest Man On Earth with Idiot Wind Covering Damien Jurado’s “Working Titles”

The Tallest Man On Earth, Kristian Matsson, collaborated on a cover with his wife, Idiot Wind’s Amanda Hollingby Matsson, of Damien Jurado’s “Working Titles.” This standout song from Damien’s newest record, Maraqopa, was voted the #1 song of 2012 yesterday by Speakers In Code.

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The Tallest Man On Earth Returns to Australia, Tour Dates Start February 2013

The Tallest Man On Earth makes his highly anticipated return to Australia! Following a string of sold out performances in 2010, Kristian announces a tour with the first show taking place at Melbourne’s Recital Hall on February 28. Dates also include performances at the esteemed Sydney Opera House and Perth International Arts, Womad and Golden Plain festivals. See the full schedule and ticket links below.

 
AUSTRALIA TOUR DATES:
02/28/13 Melbourne, AU – Recital Hall
03/01/13 Perth, AU – Perth International Arts Festival
03/03/13 Brisbane, AU – The Hi-Fi
03/05/13 Sydney, AU – Sydney Opera House
03/06/13 Canberra, AU – Zierholz at UC
03/08/13 Adelaide, AU – Womad Festival
03/09/13 Meredith, AU – Golden Plains Festival
03/10/13 Hobart, AU – Republic Bar

The Tallest Man On Earth Returns to The Road

The Tallest Man On Earth has returned to Europe and will continue touring in support of There’s No Leaving Now. Tonight he plays Barcelona’s Casino de l’Aliancia! In addition to venue stops, dates also include Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Many of the shows are already sold out, so purchase your tickets sooner rather than later. See the full list of dates below!

Head into your weekend with Kristian’s lovely KEXP session. Watch HERE.

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WATCH // The Tallest Man On Earth Returns to KEXP for a Live Session, Covers David Bazan

The Tallest Man On Earth first played KEXP back in 2009 when their video series had just launched. Perhaps you remember his performance of “Where Do My Bluebird Fly,” a video that now holds almost two million views. KEXP recently beckoned Kristian back for a second performance and he obliged, giving us a four-song set. His return includes three songs off his new album, There’s No Leaving Now, and a wonderful cover of David Bazan’s “Lost My Shape.” Watch above!

Booking Agent Contact

U.S.:
BILLIONS - Adam Voith
3522 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
p: (312) 997-9999 x8236
www.billions.com
e: adam@billions.com

EUROPE:
Belmont Bookings - Bas Flesseman
P.O. Box 93031
1090 BA Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
31 (0)20 616 2612
31 (0)20 616 6898
e: bas@belmontbookings.nl

tour dates

05/13/15

Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre

05/14/15

Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

05/16/15

Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre

05/18/15

Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

05/21/15

Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre

05/26/15

Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre

05/27/15

Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
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free downloads

Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
1904 by The Tallest Man on Earth
Like The Wheel by The Tallest Man on Earth
Burden of Tomorrow by The Tallest Man on Earth
King of Spain by The Tallest Man On Earth

video

Love Is All
by The Tallest Man on Earth

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