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.

Stream The Tallest Man On Earth’s eTown Performance

The Tallest Man On Earth recently took the stage at Boulder Theater to perform for the long-standing syndicated program eTown. Hosted by Nick and Helen Forster, the show is available for streaming HERE and will also air to many local radio stations – find yours HERE. You can also purchase the podcast at iTunes. Joining Kristian for the show were The Spring Standards. Together they, along with the eTown House Band, performed “Cycles,” a song made popular by Frank Sinatra. Watch above.

Kristian continues his tour across the US, making his way up to Canada and eventually back to Europe. He’ll perform at Newport Folk Festival in less than two weeks. See all dates HERE.

The Tallest Man On Earth Announces New Tour Dates

Last week we saw the release of The Tallest Man On Earth’s new record, There’s No Leaving Now. You can order the album HERE. Want to hear the new songs live in concert? Kristian announces a handful of new North American dates, which you can see listed below. Stops include Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, Hop Farm and Green Man festivals!

Shayna Rose Arnold of LA Magazine caught TTMOE last week at The Wiltern. Witnessing nothing short of a stellar performance, Arnold writes, “played all together, it’s clear that Matsson’s music is made to move to—to drive to, to run to, to explore to—and he’s on his own artistic journey.” LA Magazine also shares a video of Kristian and his wife Amanada closing the show with a gorgeous duet of “Thrown Right At Me.” Watch HERE.


New Tour Dates:
08/28/12: Austin, TX- Paramount Theatre
08/29/12: Dallas, TX- House of Blues
08/31/12: Tucson, AZ- HoCo Fest
09/01/12: Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom
09/02/12: San Diego, CA- Birch North Park Theatre
09/04/12: Los Angeles, CA- John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
09/05/12: Oakland, CA- Fox Theatre
09/08/12: Portland, OR- Crystal Ballroom
09/09/12: Seattle, WA- Moore Theatre
09/10/12: Vancouver, BC- Vogue Theatre
09/13/12: Calgary, AB- MacEwan Ballroom
09/14/12: Edmonton, AB- McDougall United Church

Full list of tour dates HERE.

Release Day: The Tallest Man On Earth’s “There’s No Leaving Now” Out Today!

Happy release day to The Tallest Man On Earth! Today Kristian releases his third lp, There’s No Leaving Now! It’s available in-stores and online. Order your copy from iTunes or SC Distribution now! You can also stream the album in full at Spotify.

“These 10 songs, like those before them, dazzle and shimmy and sulk, as Matsson continues to conjure images of a young Dylan projecting his voice through a megaphone.” – NPR

“The piano-driven title track is a continuation of something Matsson hinted at on his last full-length (The Wild Hunt); it’s a subtle departure, an assertion that he won’t be creatively contained.” – Creative Loafing

LSTN: The Tallest Man On Earth Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

If you haven’t given it a listen already, head over to NPR and check out Monday’s Morning Edition. The show features The Tallest Man On Earth just in time for the release of his new album, There’s No Leaving Now, out officially tomorrow.

“Matsson says he’s dealt with stress and anxiety in his music, and his older songs often return to the theme of running away. But on his new record, he brings a fresh outlook: a feeling of wanting to confront, not run. His recent marriage seems to have made him stronger.” Check out The Tallest Man On Earth: Tired of Running HERE.

You can still listen to the new album at NPR’s First Listen. The stream will not last much longer, so check it out while you can.

Get your copy of There’s No Leaving Now at SC Distribution. Deluxe bundles featuring an exclusive 7″ still available.

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

05/26/15

Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre  w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

05/27/15

Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium  w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

05/28/15

Asheville, NC - Orange Peel  w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

05/29/15

Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center  w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

05/31/15

Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre  w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

06/01/15

Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre  w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

06/02/15

Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg  w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
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