Three-piece vow to bow out with special concert on Danish island

Efterklang have announced “one final show to celebrate them all”, and hinted at a potential split.

The last show from the Danish three-piece will take place on the island of Als – where they grew up – on February 26. The band have promised to play a number of songs they’ve never performed before, alongside fan favourites from their four albums.

In a statement on their website the group have commented: “It will be the last concert with Efterklang as you and we know it. We are not sure what happens after this concert. It is time to reflect and time to move forward. We want to fundamentally change what it means to be Efterklang and how we operate, create and perform.”

A spokesperson from the band’s label 4AD said the message didn’t necessarily mean the band had split, but that they would be taking a lengthy break to weigh up their options, likely drawing a line under their career so far, and potentially returning as another band under a different name in the future.

Next month’s concert will see the band joined by local symphony Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester and a local girls choir, along with special guests including Thomas Husmer and Rune Mølgaard from the original five-piece line-up of Efterklang. The concert will celebrate 10 years of Efterklang records and shows.