Jane Birkin Comes To Boston and New York
John Scher/Metropolitan Entertainment Presents
Live In Concert
Artistic direction: Etienne Daho
Music direction: Etienne Daho and Jean-Louis Pierot
Tickets On Sale March 18 at 10:00AM
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 8:00PM
At The Town Hall
NEW YORK CITY
Monday, June 20, 2022 at 7:30PM
At Boch Center Shubert Theatre
A musical project based on a play Birkin wrote some 20 years ago, Oh! Pardon, tu dormais was written and recorded with French singer Etienne Daho. The deeply personal album Pitchfork calls “an emotional tour de force” covers the romances and tragedies of Birkin’s life. While she has always been a muse and performer, she has rarely written her own songs and it was Daho, who had seen Birkin’s play of the same name in 1999, who convinced to start songwriting again for Oh! Pardon, tu dormais.
“Jane’s powerful text inspired this musical composition and I offered her to embark upon this adventure. We finally met in a recording studio 20 years after I saw her play. Jean Louis Pierot and I imagined music on which Jane’s lyrics rested magically and naturally,” said Daho.
The two stateside concerts mark Birkin’s first American performances since early 2020, when she performed “Birkin / Gainsbourg, the Symphonic,” commemorating the death of her longtime partner, Serge Gainsbourg.
Jane Birkin first gained worldwide fame as an actress after her performance in Blow-up, Antonioni’s scandalous film. She later met singer songwriter Serge Gainsbourg on the set of Pierre Grimblat’s Slogan, setting off a mythical love story in 1969 Paris. She parlayed into singing with a performance on Gainsbourg’s famous song “Je t’aime moi non plus.” In 1973, she released her first solo album, Di Doo Dah, and embarked on her own prolific music career.