Swedish musician Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, will headline at Manchester Cathedral as part of his UK run.
The Manchester gig is one of five UK and Ireland dates he is playing in support of latest album Too Late For Edelweiss.
The album of covers was released in September featuring reimaginings of tracks by the likes of Hank Williams, The Beatles, The National, Lucinda Williams and Bon Iver. Too Late For Edelweiss is a collection of home recordings made in Sweden and North Carolina, which he put together after a 39-date run, with the tour remaining fresh in his mind. The album marked Matsson’s first release since 2019’s I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream and marks a string of the tracks which have been with him since he started playing music as The Tallest Man On Earth in 2006, including Hank Williams’ Lost Highway which he used to fill out his set list.
Speaking about the album, Matsson explained at the time of release, “This past year, I’ve spent a lot of time touring but also writing and recording an album that I’m wildly proud of and will see the light of day eventually. But in the small hours in between trips and sessions, mostly in my house in Sweden and an AirBnb in North Carolina, I lo-fi recorded some covers here and
there. Many times as a reset button for my own song writing, to cleanse the palate from my whirlpool mind while writing songs. A little document of songs I had on my mind during those nights.”
The album title was inspired by the song which has been The Tallest Man’s walk-on music before every performance for more than a decade – Hakan Hellstrom’s For sent for Edelweiss. After releasing his cover of the track he then shared further tracks including Lucinda Williams’ Metal Firecracker, Yo La Tengo’s Tears Are In Your Eyes and then Williams’ Lost Highway.
When does The Tallest Man On Earth headline at Manchester Cathedral?
The Tallest Man On Earth headlines at Manchester Cathedral on 18 April 2023.
image of The Tallest Man On Earth courtesy Shervin Lainez