The Tallest Man on Earth

Kristian Matsson, aka the Tallest Man on Earth, is a 29-year-old songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden. The first recordings from the Tallest Man on Earth surfaced in 2006 via a self-titled EP released on the Swedish independent label Gravitation. Matsson followed this EP with his 2008 full length, Shallow Grave, an album that drew accolades from the likes of NPR and Pitchfork. Many in North America were introduced to the Tallest Man on Earth on a tour with Bon Iver, including a stop for two shows at the legendary New York City venue Town Hall. The Tallest Man on Earth was winning over audiences through powerful performances, taking the stage alone with his acoustic guitar and captivating the crowds night after night.

WATCH // The Tallest Man On Earth Returns to KEXP for a Live Session, Covers David Bazan

The Tallest Man On Earth first played KEXP back in 2009 when their video series had just launched. Perhaps you remember his performance of “Where Do My Bluebird Fly,” a video that now holds almost two million views. KEXP recently beckoned Kristian back for a second performance and he obliged, giving us a four-song set. His return includes three songs off his new album, There’s No Leaving Now, and a wonderful cover of David Bazan’s “Lost My Shape.” Watch above!

WATCH // The Tallest Man On Earth Performs “Revelation Blues” for Pitchforktv

Pitchforktv and MPLS.tv bring you a new video of The Tallest Man On Earth performing a wonderful, acoustic version of “Revelation Blues.” Director Dan Huiting filmed the video on a Chicago rooftop for the City of Music series in early August, following Kristian’s show at Lollapalooza. Watch above!

Catch The Tallest Man On Earth on tour! Full list of dates HERE.

WATCH // The Tallest Man On Earth Live at KCRW & Kink Radio, Plus Interview at ABC News

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The Tallest Man On Earth recently stopped by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live session. Kristian sits down with host Jason Bentley for an early morning performance of a couple of songs from his new album, There’s No Leaving Now. Watch above.

After performing at KCRW, Kristian traveled up to Portland’s Kink Radio for another live session at The Bing Lounge. Watch the three-song set below in our Youtube playlist.

Finally, ABC News’ AudioFile music series caught up with Kristian backstage at his New York City Town Hall show. He talks about growing up in Sweden and his reasons for writing his new album. Watch the interview HERE.

The Tallest Man On Earth Live on NPR’s World Cafe

photo courtesy of Melody Chiang at WXPN

The Tallest Man On Earth recently stopped by WXPN for a World Cafe session. Kristian plays four songs off There’s No Leaving Now for David Dye and chats about the record, playing with Montezumas and the origins of his solo career. The show starts with Kristian’s performance of “To Just Grow Away” at XPN Live Friday Free at Noon Concert, in which he played to a sold-out crowd.

Listen to The Tallest Man On Earth on World Cafe!

The Tallest Man On Earth is up for Best Live Act in the AIM Independent Music Awards! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing him live, you know how wonderful and inspiring of a performer he is. Vote for Kristian at The Fly; then get out and see him on tour! Dates HERE.

Booking Agent Contact

U.S.:
BILLIONS - Adam Voith
3522 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
p: (312) 997-9999 x8236
www.billions.com
e: adam@billions.com

EUROPE:
Belmont Bookings - Bas Flesseman
P.O. Box 93031
1090 BA Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
31 (0)20 616 2612
31 (0)20 616 6898
e: bas@belmontbookings.nl

tour dates

08/01/15

Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

08/21/15

Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre  w/ Lady Lamb

08/22/15

Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre  w/ Lady Lamb

08/23/15

Portland, OR - MusicfestNW

08/25/15

Park City, UT - Park City Live  w/ Lady Lamb

08/26/15

Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre  w/ Lady Lamb

08/28/15

Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre  w/ Lady Lamb
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Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
1904 by The Tallest Man on Earth
Like The Wheel by The Tallest Man on Earth
Burden of Tomorrow by The Tallest Man on Earth
King of Spain by The Tallest Man On Earth

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Love Is All
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