Eurovision 2020 fan favourite Daði Freyr has announced today that he will be rescheduling his European tour, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The tour will now take place between March and June 2021, beginning in Gothenburg and ending in Munich.
Daði was set to represent Iceland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, before it was cancelled in March. Currently, it has not been confirmed whether he will return for the 2021 contest, however the dates of his rescheduled tour has sparked speculation amongst some fans…
No dates for May?
The tour’s postponement was announced by the Icelandic singer earlier today on Twitter, as he also confirmed that “all tickets [for 2020] will be valid for my tour in 2021”.
With new concerts scheduled for throughout the early months of 2020, it’s notable that Daði has no dates scheduled for May. Could this mean that he is planning a Eurovision comeback?
Icelandic Head of Delegation, Felix Bergsson, confirmed last month that Iceland will take part in next year’s contest in Rotterdam. In an interview with ESCXTRA, Bergsson confirmed that talks are underway discussing how Iceland’s act will be confirmed for 2021.
Following the contest’s cancellation in March, Daði confirmed that he would not take part in Söngvakeppnin again, but would take part in Eurovision if he were to be internally selected. Could these tour dates reveal that he will in fact compete in Rotterdam?
One beady-eyed fan asked the “Think About Things” singer on Twitter whether he was “clearing out the month of May” for a particular reason, which prompted Daði to reply he needed some time to himself.
A tongue-in-cheek comment perhaps, or maybe he does need some “me-time” to break up a four-month long tour? So, the question remains – will the UK Top 40-charting artist be performing on the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam next year?
Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Daði, along with his band Gagnamagnið, won the Icelandic national final with the song ‘Think About Things’ and were set to represent their country in this year’s contest in Rotterdam. Daði was no stranger to the Eurovision world, taking part in Söngvakeppnin 2017 with “Is This Love?”.
They were in good fortune, quickly becoming one of the favourites to win and stealing the hearts of many fans. Unfortunately, along with the other 40 acts, they were unable to represent Iceland in Rotterdam this year – maybe they’ll be back next year?
Will you be buying tickets for the rescheduled tour? Do you hope to see Daði on the Eurovision stage next year?
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