Icelandic singer stirs up trouble at Shanghai show

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Never one to avoid controversy, Bjork voiced her support for the plight of Tibet during a gig in Shanghai on her current world tour.

Following the significantly-titled “Declare Independence” (a track from her 2007 album, “Volta”), Bjork was heard to shout “Tibet! Tibet!” at the show in Shanghai’s International Gymnastics Centre. She has previously acted against China’s treatment of the country, playing two of the Beastie Boys’ Free Tibet concerts back in the 1990s.

The BBC reported that, “According to one audience member, there was no booing after the outburst, but people left the concert venue hurriedly.”

Bjork’s tour finally arrives in the UK next month. She plays:

Manchester Apollo (April 11)

London Hammersmith Apollo (April 14)

London Hammersmith Apollo (April 17)

London Hammersmith Apollo (April 20)

Plymouth Pavilions (April 22)

WolverhamptonCivic Hall (April 25)

Belfast Waterfront (April 28)

Blackpool Empress Ballroom (May 1)

Sheffield City Hall (May 4)