2 Days Prog + 1 Veruno, Italy

I’m super excited to return to one of the finest prog fesitivals out there, the 2 Days Prog +1 in Veruno, Italy September 6-8!

They have a strict policy on never having returning guests but the perk of having a solo carreer is that this rule doesn’t apply, ha ha! We had such a great time with Airbag back in 2016 – great venue, audience, food and atmosphere.

This is a no ticket required event. See you there!

Terra Incognita Quebéc, Canada 2019

I’m excited to announce that I will be performing live with my band at the 15th annual Terra Incognita festival in Quebéc, Canada May 17-19 2019! Airbag will also perform, so this will be a unique chance to experience both bands in one weekend!

Terra Incognita 2019

Check out the official Terra Incognita Facebook page for all the details and news!

Tickets ON SALE NOW!

See you there!

Close to the Rain – Oslo edition 2018

I’m excited to announce that I will be performing live with my band at the Close to the Rain – Oslo edition festival, in Oslo Norway 31/8-1/9 this fall! We had a blast in Bergen last year and can’t wait for the first Oslo edition to happen!

Close to the Rain 2018

The first bands are already announced and there are more to come! This will also be the ONLY chance to see me and my band in Oslo this fall.

See the official Close to the Rain Facebook event for all the details.

See you there!

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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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.

First show announced – Live in Bergen, Norway June 2017!

Close to the Rain - Bjorn Riis

I’ll be playing at the Close to the Rain festival in Bergen, Norway June 2-3 next year. This will be a rare opportunity to see both me and my band and Airbag sharing the same bill and stage!

A handful of Norway’s finest prog acts are already announced and there’s more to come!

Tickets are available now.

Facebook event

Live at John Dee, Oslo Norway

Bjørn Riis - John Dee Oslo 2015

The first show as a solo artist was a huge success! We all had a great evening and the crowd – packed house – was magical and gave us all the inspiration and energy we could possibly wish for!

Oak (Norway) started the night with a great set. This was a first for many in the audience and they liked what they heard. After a quick change-over, we started with A New Day and played the whole Lullabies album. It was an amazing experience to play the new songs and listen to the awesome band behind me!

We did Airbag’s Greatest Show on Earth and Never Coming Home as well. The latter in a slightly different version than what we usually do with Airbag, featuring some beautiful guitar work from Ole.

For the encores, I’d invited Jørgen Hagen and Anders Hovdan from Airbag to join me on Colours and Homesick. The crowd went nuts and I think we played the longest version of Homesick ever!

A huge thanks to my band mates Henrik Fossum (drums), Ole Michael Bjørndal (guitar), Simen Valldal Johannessen (keys) and Vegard Sleipnes (bass) for doing a great job! Now we’re looking forward to play in Helmond (Holland) in a month!

Live in Oslo, Norway February 27 2015!


We’ll be performing Lullabies in a Car Crash in my home town in February! Can’t wait to get back to John Dee – a venue I’ve played at several times with Airbag.

The evening will be very special indeed, with the fantastic Oak (Norway) opening the ball and I’m also extremely excited to announce that there will also be a small Airbag “reunion” so DON’T MISS OUT!

Tickets are available through billettservice.no