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Free Magnet Concert in Bergen This Friday, July 25 Jul. 22, 2014

This year’s annual Tall Ships Races 2014 is taking place in Bergen, Norway, from July 24 to 27. It is, as the name entails, a huge-ass festival dedicated to racing tall ships, among many other maritime-related activities.

But if you’re like me, all you’re looking at is the ginormous roster of musical performances by mostly Norwegian artists—and they’re all free. Check out the full schedule here. Most notably, Magnet is performing on Friday, July 25, at 9 p.m. at the Fish Market stage.

(Note that Casiokids is also playing July 25 at 9 p.m. on a different stage. Decisions, decisions. I also recommend Razika, performing at 7 p.m. at the Fish Market stage.)

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New Video for ‘Homecoming Queen’ and New Tour Dates Mar. 8, 2012

Here’s another new music video from Magnet for “Homecoming Queen,” produced by Fast Forward and directed by Marcel Leilienhof.

He’s got a handful of tour dates coming up this month. A few shows already happened since I made my last post. Whoops. :( Well. If you live in Norway or are visiting Norway, this info’s for you:

Magnet’s official website magnetmusic.no was under construction for a while, but now it’s fully up and running with all the latest news and such. You can also follow Magnet on Twitter at @magneteven.

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Magnet Performing at by:Larm Festival Feb. 14, 2012

Magnet is performing at the by:Larm music festival in Oslo this Thursday, the 16th, at Rockefeller. Festival pass for the day is available at billettservice.no for 895 NOK (695 NOK for students). See the full schedule here.

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January Tour Dates in Norway Jan. 17, 2012

Magnet is performing a handful of concerts this month in Norway:

Get the latest news at Magnet’s Facebook page.

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Seattle In-Store at Sonic Boom Confirmed Oct. 26, 2007

Magnet will be performing and exclusive in-store performance at Seattle’s premiere indie retail record store SONIC BOOM on Sunday, November 11th before his gig at Chop Suey.

In-store details are below:

MAGNET performance @ SONIC BOOM
Sunday, November 11th @ 3 PM!

Sonic Boom Fremont – 3416 Fremont Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103
Call the store for inquiries: (206) 633-2666

ALSO – listen for MAGNET performing live on KEXP on Monday morning, November 12th. More details to be announced soon.

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New York Shows Cancelled! Oct. 16, 2007

We are truly sorry to tell you that due to illness in Evens immediate family, he has been forced to cancel the planned New York shows. The rest of the tour will go as planned. We are working on a rescheduling of the New York shows and hope to see you soon.

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MAGNET ON TOUR Sep. 19, 2007

Magnet, aka Even Johansen, will be leaving the confines of his Norwegian farm for the wide expanse of the U.S. when he takes to the road with Montreal indie poppers Stars in late October. The tour is in support of the multi-instrumentalist’s third full-length, “The Simple Life,” due September 18 on Filter US Recordings. Recorded in his studio on the coast of Norway, Johansen played nearly every instrument on “The Simple Life” as well as handled production duties.

“The Simple Life” marks Magnet’s third full-length and was released earlier this year throughout Europe, including Norway, where it was the #1 album week of release. To celebrate the album’s arrival, Johansen played 40,000 feet on an airplane flying from Oslo to Reykjavik, breaking the world record for highest performance ever performed.


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Skral Festival photos + summer tour dates Jul. 16, 2007

Skral Festival
Magnet at Skral

Check out Ole’s photos of Magnet from this weekend’s Skral Festival, also in the photo gallery. He’ll be doing a few shows at Norwegian music festivals this summer—view all of the tour dates.

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Upcoming shows in Oslo Apr. 2, 2007

In May Magnet will be playing three shows in Oslo at Blå. You can buy tickets for each show or buy one ticket good for all three. Dates:

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new tour date Jan. 4, 2007

Magnet will be performing at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, January 18th. Buy tickets online at ticketmaster.no.

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North American tour cancelled Oct. 14, 2006

Bad news: Magnet’s previously scheduled dates for CMJ and Imogen Heap’s North American tour have been cancelled.

Good news: it’s because he’s finishing up his new album.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Magnet to support Imogen Heap on US Fall tour Sep. 20, 2006

Magnet will support Imogen Heap during her North American tour this November and December. View the list of tour dates!

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Lost Weekend photos Sep. 17, 2006

Magnet Lost Weekend Festival
Magnet at Lost Weekend

Check out Tiril Hjelmeland’s great photos of Magnet at the Lost Weekend Festival this past August.

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XFM’s Winter Wonderland video Jun. 27, 2006

Magnet at XFM's Winter Wonderland
Magnet at XFM’s Winter Wonderland

Magnet’s performance at XFM’s Winter Wonderland 2005 was…a while ago, but now you can watch his 20 minute performance at XFM Online!

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live SXSW mp3s, photos Mar. 22, 2006

Download Lullabyes‘ great quality mp3s from Magnet’s SXSW performance on March 16th.

Rachel has some nice Magnet photos up in her SXSW album.

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new media, radio appearances Mar. 19, 2006

Magnet at SXSW
photo taken by ldandersen

Check out these SXSW photos on flickr. There are also new photos taken at The Troubadour on the photos page (thanks Brian).

Read Rewritable Content’s review of Magnet at the Hotel Cafe. There are also some videos on YouTube:

erin1027: 3/14, Hotel Cafe, Magnet performing Nothing Hurts Now, Believe, and Where Happiness Lives.

Minnesota Public Radio caught up with magnet at SXSW. Listen to the interview and performance online. Stayed tuned for an upcoming appearance on WXPN’s World Cafe!

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tour reviews, photos, and video Mar. 6, 2006

Fans have been putting up lots of great media from Magnet’s North American tour so far. Check it out:



Magnet at Webster Hall
photo taken by pressta


peterparker86: 2/24, Washington DC / Black Cat

slapchar: 2/25, NYC / Webster Hall

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Easy Street Records performance Mar. 1, 2006

Magnet will do an in-store performance at Seattle’s Easy Street Records on Friday, March 10th at 7 PM.

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Magnet shows at SXSW confirmed Feb. 28, 2006

Magnet’s official showcase at South By South West, Austin, Texas is the KCRW show @ 18th Floor Capitol Place on Thursday, March 16th – on stage 9pm.

Magnet will also be appearing on Friday 17th at the Filter party, Cedar St Courtyard on a bill also including Built To Spill & there will also be an afternoon show on Thursday 16th at the Urban Outfitters party on 6th Street – details to follow.

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NYC solo show Feb. 10, 2006

Magnet will be playing a solo show in NYC on March 21st at The Living Room.

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More Canadian dates confirmed Feb. 8, 2006

Magnet will join Stars on some more Canadian dates in Feb/March. The new shows are:

Magnet will also play these solo dates:

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March LA tour date Jan. 23, 2006

Magnet will be playing a show in LA on Tuesday, March 14th at Hotel Café.

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Magnet/Isobel Campbell west coast dates Jan. 11, 2006

Magnet will join Isobel Campbell (former member of Belle and Sebastian) as special guest support for the following shows:


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First dates of Magnet US tour confirmed Jan. 7, 2006

Magnet is touring America in February and March to support the US release of “The Tourniquet” out on Filter Recordings on Feb 14th. These dates below are the first to be confirmed. Magnet will be supporting Stars on these shows.


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Magnet confirmed for SXSW ‘06, Austin, TX Dec. 27, 2005

Magnet will begin a US tour in March ‘06 to promote the US release of “The Tourniquet” (out on Filter Recordings in February – including exclusive US only tracks). Dates are TBC but will include performances at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March.

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