The show premieres at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland on 28 and 29 January 2022. The tour then kicks off in Sweden on 4 February 2022 in Karlstad. The Swedish dates and venues are shown in the graphic above.
You may remember that Peter and Ola co-hosted one of the heats of Melodifestivalen back in 2015 and performed the song “Sing Me Out” together. “Sing Me Out” was also released via Spotify and other digital platforms.
Ola has previous form with Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2008, he translated the show into Swedish for a special performance in Malmö. A cast recording album was released in 2009. There have been several arena tours since then. In these productions, Ola has played Jesus so this time will be different for him.
Peter has also played Jesus in 1998 in a concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar in Stockholm and Gothenburg back in 1998.
Peter has said that this production will be in English.
Peter performs his new single “Better Man” at the 2:44 mark. If you leave the video playing, host Sanna Nielsen interviews Peter and then they join together for an audience sing-along of the Olle Adolphson song “Nu är det gott att leva”.
At the 33:51 mark there is a special medley of songs associated with Peter and performed by Martin Redhe Nord, Sanna, Pernilla Wahlgren and Petra Marklund. Peter himself joins the medley at the end singing “The Shape of You” and “Guldet blev till sand”.
Pernilla and Petra will be joining Peter as two of his guests at this weekend’s online concert.
Peter’s autobiography will be published on 10 November 2021, titled “Att bära sig själv”, which roughly translates to “Carrying Himself”.
The press release says that Peter will tell his whole story about he became one of Sweden’s greatest musical artists, despite the emotional baggage of family secrets, feeling of guilt and shame and his journey to insight and self-discovery. The book will also be a declaration of Peter’s love for a life of music.
As you can probably tell, the book will be in Swedish. Time to dust off my Swedish dictionary and brush up my rusty Swedish.