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.
Things have been fairly quiet over the past 18 months – until last week that is.
Just over week ago, Peter reached a milestone by turning 50 and since then the news has been rolling in.
Possibly the most exciting is that new music is on its way. Peter has been teasing recording sessions in the studio on his Instagram account for some time now. With his 50th birthday, it was announced that Peter has signed with Warner Music Sweden and that newly written music will be released at the end of summer. I am taking this to mean either September or October, traditionally a popular time to release albums.
I seem to recall Peter mentioning that he has been working with his songwriting team behind the amazing Humanology album, which is good news. That would be Kathryn Williams and Tobias Fröberg.
Peter is currently on Gotland filming for the next season of the Swedish TV show Så mycket bättre (literal translation = So much better). If you haven’t heard of the show, it gets together a diverse group of Swedish music artists and they all perform versions of each other’s songs. It is very popular and has been around for over 10 years. The songs are released via digital platforms and are also collected together on a CD release. A bonus (for me anyway) is that one of my favourite singers from the 70s, Harpo is also appearing. Outside of Sweden. he was mainly known for the worldwide hit Moviestar but within Sweden he has a full catalogue of music stretching over several decades.
Peter also mentioned in passing that he has been filming a new movie in Malmö. No other details as yet.
Peter has announced a pop concert to present “Humanology” for February in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tickets went on sale and sold out within an hour. Another concert has now been added. Tickets for the second concert (which is now the first one) can be booked at Live Nation.
Peter has announced an exciting new show, which will play a residency at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm from 20 September 2018.
The name of the show is “Med hjärtat som insats”, which translates to “With his heart on the line” and has also been dubbed “His Greatest Show”. Peter has worked with his creative team Hans Marklund and Magnus Rensfors to create a music experience they are calling “Pop Theatre”.
The show has been described as a spectacular, colourful, dramatic and musical journey between different stages of life and world destinations. Decadent Berlin, romantic Paris, magical New York, sophisticated London and last but not least luxurious Las Vegas. You will meet Peter as an artist, a crooner, a musical star and a pop singer through successes, adversities, love, heartbreak and passion for the stage and showbiz.
The show will play in the evening Thursdays to Saturdays, with a matinee on Saturdays from 20 September 2018 to 15 December 2018. Click here for tickets.
Christmas Night 2017 is a tour around Sweden in November and December featuring the artists David Lindgren, Thomas Di Leva and Molly Sandén. However, Molly is not able to make all the shows so Peter has stepped in for four of the shows that Molly will miss.