Concert Review: Björk Performs Her Cornucopia Show - The Shrine, Los Angeles
Updated: Feb 16, 2022
By Rebecca Brando
Concert Review: Björk Performs Her Cornucopia Show - The Shrine, Los Angeles by The Big Magazine
The iconic 56-year-old Icelandic artist and performer known as Björk performed to a sold-out crowd at the the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on January 29th. The "Cornucopia" concert marked her first US performance in three years.
Her elaborate two-hour show, first began in 2019 and was molded around her 2017 record Utopia. The tour ended up going on hiatus during the peak of the covid-19 pandemic.
As we took our seats, projections resembling the work of Georgia O’Keeffe were cast onto the stage projections alternated between sea coral forms and root systems.
Photo credit: Bjork @ Los Angeles Shrine 1/29 by Christopher Carrico for The Big Magazine
Cornucopia opened with a stirring 10-minute invocation by the 18-piece Los Angeles choir Tonality; which drew from Greta Thunberg’s speech at the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit: “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth / How dare you!”
Tonality's 18-piece Los Angeles choir with Bjork at the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles 1/29