It is with great pleasure that Jon Hopkins shares the news of his new Polarity tour for 2021. The tour follows his incredibly successful Singularity tour, which saw him perform sold out solo live shows, festival dates and DJ appearances across the globe.
Taking in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Gateshead’s Sage, Brighton’s Dome, Paris’ Salle Pleyel, Helsinki’s Music Centre and Berlin’s Philharmonie amongst others, Polarity will tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music,” Hopkins says. “And by going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” Playing grand piano for parts of the show, he will be joined on stage by a small group of consummate musicians and long-time friends - acclaimed producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams, violinist and arranger Emma Smith and cellist Daisy Vatalaro.
Presenting his live show in a seated venue will present a fascinating challenge for both performer and audience. “Right now I have a set that’s tailored to festivals and to standing crowds and intoxicated people,” he says, “and that’s been amazing, but I would say my deepest nature lies in the stillness, the meditative side of my music.”
Dear visitors of the Tempodrom,
To make sure you will have a safe and unforgettable concert, we have enhanced the safety measures and entrance controls.
For safety reasons as well as to make sure the access controls will not take too long, we kindly ask you to only take the following items with you:
- bag or backpack up to a maximum size of DIN A4 (21,0 x 29,7 cm)
Please refrain from bringing the following items:
- bag or backpack larger than DIN A4 (21,0 x 29,7 cm)
- bulky items of any kind (suitcases, baskets, helmets, buggies, stick umbrellas etc.)
- drinks, food and snacks
- technical devices (notebooks, tablets, cameras, audio- or video recording devices, GoPros, selfie sticks, big power banks etc.)
Further information can be found in our house rules.
Divergent from common regulations, different and stricter rules can be applied by the promoter of the concert. We will inform you about last-minute rearrangements on our website, on facebook and twitter.
Near the main entrance you will have the option to store things you cannot take into the Tempodrom with you. Please note that the space is very limited. The charge only covers costs and is a service from our side for our guests. As an alternative you can use lockers at the near Potsdamer Platz to store larger bags and backpacks.
Your jackets and other clothes can be stored inside the Tempodrom at the cloakroom which is located in the lower tier.