Kings Of Convenience
30 September 21:30 - 01 October 21:30 - Turkcell Stage
Doors: 20.30
Kings Of Convenience: 21.30

Bringing the peace of Bergen together with its calm vocals, elegant guitar and piano melodies, Kings Of Convenience will be at Turkcell Stage on September 30 and October 1 as part of Zorlu PSM's 10th years anniversary!

Kings Of Convenience, consisting of Norwegian indie folk-pop duo Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe, is among the pioneers of the "New Acoustic Movement", which opened a new door to the music world in 1999 with Belle & Sebastian and Coldplay. Continuing their production in indie folk and indie pop genres, the gentle, harmony-rich songs in their music remind of the bittersweet comfort of pioneers such as Simon & Garfunkel and Belle and Sebastian.

After debuting in 2000 with the acoustic album Kings of Convenience, they topped the Norwegian album chart with Quiet Is the New Loud, that released the following year. While the duo accomplished more comprehensive arrangements over time, 2004's Riot on an Empty Street, ran upside down the Billboard rankings, placing Norway's calm tones at the top of the US charts. Having been silent for a long time after 2009, when they debuted on the Billboard 200 list with the Declaration of Dependence, Kings Of Convenience is experiencing the excitement of meeting its audience with their 2021 release Peace or Love. You will, of course, be wondering what took Kings of Convenience so long.

When 12 years elapse between albums, you might well assume that there has been some dramatic rift. And when you learn that an album has been recorded across five years in five different cities, you might expect something fiendishly ornate, larded with fancy production and guests galore. But neither of those things are true. Peace or Love, Kings of Convenience’s fourth album, sounds as fresh as spring: 11 songs about life and love with the alluring beauty, purity and emotional clarity that you would expect from Kings of Convenience. It’s just that, for Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye, making music together is never a straightforward business.

“It seems like a comeback, of course, but it doesn’t feel like a comeback,” says Eirik. “It’s been a very slow-burning project. We’ve fooled ourselves many times into thinking that now we know how to make records but the moment we’re in the studio we realise that recordings are really about capturing magic. It’s very, very hard to make something sound simple.”


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- All events that will take place at Zorlu PSM are subject to special rules due to the pandemic. Anyone who buys a ticket is deemed to have accepted these rules and sanctions.

- Body temperature will be measured by officers at Zorlu Center search points. Guests with a body temperature above 38C will not be admitted.

- Guests are required to make a line at Zorlu PSM entrances by following the 1.5-meter physical distance rule and prepare the results of the ticket and photo ID while waiting.

- The event door opening time is 20:30 and the event start time is 21 : 30.

- The event is suitable for participants aged 13 and over.

- Smoking is strictly prohibited in all indoor spaces. Attendees who break this rule will be taken out of the event area without warning and will not receive a refund.

- At Zorlu PSM, it is mandatory to use a mask to cover the mouth and nose. Those who are detected to have removed their masks will be warned, and those who ignore the warnings will be excluded from the Zorlu PSM area.

- It is forbidden to bring food and drink into the event venue.

- Seating arrangement may vary according to the regulations and official warnings of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

- At least 1 hour before the start of the event, it is required to be ready at the door of the event with the ticket

- It is forbidden to bring cameras and photo cameras into the event venue.

- Zorlu PSM reserves the right to change the conditions for purchasing discounted tickets.

- Zorlu PSM reserves the right to change the event area and time.

- Zorlu PSM reserves the right to deny admittance to the venue by refunding the ticket fee if it deems unsuitable for the event.

Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.