Björk Plans World Tour!

When Björk's new album drops, she'll promote it in places where you can hear a pin drop.

The Icelandic singer will promote Verspertine, due August 28, with a worldwide tour of opera houses and theaters known for their alluring acoustics, according to her Elektra Records publicist.

On her first world tour in three years, Björk will play seven North American dates, beginning with two nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on October 4 and 5.

Along the way, Björk will play additional shows in venues capable of holding 300 or fewer people. The scaled-down gigs will be announced the day they're scheduled to take place and will feature the singer performing without a sound system, similar to her May performances at New York's Riverside Church.

For her more elaborate opera-house and theater shows, the star of last year's "Dancer in the Dark" will perform with the Netherlands' 54-piece Il Novecento Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee.

Also accompanying Björk onstage will be a girls' choir from Greenland, a Canadian throat singer, experimental electronic duo Matmos and electric harpist Zeena Parkins, according to Elektra. Parkins has released 70 albums and worked with the likes of Hole and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth in addition to Björk.

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