Live in The Netherlands 2018!

Netherlands - Bjorn Riis live 2018

I will be doing two exclusive shows in The Netherlands in February to celebrate the release of my upcoming album Coming Home. Helmond and Zoetermeer has always held a special place for both me and Airbag and it’s always a pleasure to come back and meet everyone.

Coming Home will be available at both venues and we’ll perform solo material along with a handful of Airbag classics. Don’t miss out!

February 23
Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
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February 24
De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands
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Coming Home – New mini-album out February 2018!

Bjørn Riis - Coming Home

I’m extremely excited to announce that I will release a new mini-album, Coming Home, in February next year on Karisma Records!

The album feature five new recordings, including Drowning, a beautiful duet with Norwegian singer Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum, who also did the vocals on Winter (Forever Comes to an End) and a brand new version of Lullabies in a Car Crash, featuring Airbag touring guitarist Ole Michael Bjørndal. Henrik Bergan Fossum (Airbag) is featured on drums on two tracks.

Coming Home will be available on limited edition digisleeve CD, 180g vinyl and digital download.

Pre-orders will be available early January here on the page.

The cover image is by Norwegian photographer Kjetil Karlsen, with layout and design by Asle Tostrup.

Coming Home is engineered and mastered by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes at Subsonic Society and produced by Bjørn Riis. All songs written and arranged by Bjørn Riis.

Tracklisting:
1. Daybreak
2. Coming Home
3. Drowning (featuring Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum)
4. Tonight’s the Night
5. Lullabies in a Car Crash (2017 version featuring Ole Michael Bjørndal)

Stay tuned for more updates!

Live @ John Dee Oslo, Norway November 18th

Bjørn Riis - Live John Dee Oslo November 18th 2017

I’m excited to announce that we’ll be doing a show here in my home town Oslo at John Dee Saturday November 18th.

John Dee is a 350 seats club in the heart of town and it’s always great fun to play there, which we’ve done numerous times with both my band and Airbag.

We’ll be doing material from both Lullabies in a Car Crash and Forever Comes to an End as well as a handful of Airbag songs.

Oak will open the evening and I can promise a couple of very special guests! I hope to see you there!

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Facebook event for the show.

See the tour page for a full list of live dates.

Welcome to the new site!

Bjorn Riis - new site

I’ve finally got a brand new web site! Looks pretty good doesn’t it?

Some of the contents still needs to be updated – I’ll have a new gear section up soon – and I will keep you all fully up to date will the latest in my world. Something new and very cool is coming up so stay tuned!

Please feel free to suggest topics and do post your comments – that keeps the site alive!

For any David Gilmour related questions and topics, please visit gilmourish.com and I’ll be happy to help over there.

Pre-order Forever Comes to an End and get your copy signed!

Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End

It is now possible to pre-order my new upcoming solo album, Forever Comes to an End. As an exclusive web site offer, all pre-orders will be signed personally by me!

Forever Comes to an End is available on limited edition digisleeve CD and a beautiful 180g vinyl, with uncoated reverse jacket.

Order your copy now in the shop!

Forever Comes to an End – New album out May 19th

Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End

I’m extremely proud and excited to announce that my new album, Forever Comes to an End, will be out on May 19th!

The album is written and produced by me and engineered and mastered by long-time collaborator, Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes at Subsonic Society. Guest appearances include Henrik Fossum – drums (Airbag), Asle Tostrup – programming (Airbag), Simen Valldal Johannessen – piano (Oak) and Norwegian singer Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum.

Norwegian photographer Kjetil Karlsen, has provided the haunting front cover image, taken in beautiful Beisfjord near Narvik in Northern Norway.

An exclusive preorder of signed albums will be up and available soon.