Kygo had a glass piano helicoptered to the Sunnmore Alps mountain range in Norway for his streaming virtual concert Live from the Sunnmore Alps.
The Norwegian DJ, 29, spent in excess of $100,000 for the show, his manager Myles Shear told Rolling Stone, describing the production process (which followed coronavirus protocols) as ‘insane.’
He added: ‘We have a special piano that we use, so we had a helicopter literally carry that in. It wasn’t easy.’
The latest: Norwegian DJ Kygo, 29, had a glass piano helicoptered to the Sunnmore Alps mountain range in Norway for his streaming virtual concert
Kygo told the outlet that the long layoff amid playing shows during the pandemic – ‘I had to cancel many shows,’ he said – led to the extravagant production.
‘Since I started touring, this is the longest time I’ve gone without playing a show so I wanted to do something really special in Norway,’ Kygo told the outlet. ‘To me, the Sunnmore Alps are a perfect setting that displays the beauty of Norway.
‘Growing up, I’ve spent a lot of time skiing and hiking in the mountains across Norway and wanted to show everyone who hasn’t been to Norway a bit of what it’s really like.’
The DJ, whose real name is Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, was set to perform tracks from Cloud Nine, Kids in Love and Golden Hour in the mountaintop exhibition.
The DJ, whose real name is Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, was set to perform tracks from Cloud Nine, Kids in Love and Golden Hour in the mountaintop exhibition
Big bucks: The Norwegian DJ, 29, spent in excess of $100,000 for the show, his manager Myles Shear told Rolling Stone
Johannes Lovund, a director working with the DJ on the ambitious project, took to Instagram on Thursday explaining what inspired the challenging location shoot.
‘I’ve been wanting to do something special at this location for probably the last 8 years as I always go here skiing ever since I was a kid,’ Lovund wrote on Instagram. ‘When @managermyles called and said we’re following up the Golden Hour stream we did last year, and it has to be even more spectacular, I knew this was the perfect spot.’
Lovund said the crew ‘spent days getting all the equipment up there with gondolas, snowmobiles and helicopter,’ and that ‘the weather was a huge challenge, and we almost had to cancel everything as a storm was approaching mid-show.’
The mountain range is also a filming location for the upcoming Mission: Impossible motion picture.
The show was been streamed by the Scooter Braun video streamer Moment House, which Kygo called ‘an incredible platform.’
He added: ‘This is the first time I’m bringing a real Kygo experience to my fans through their platform.’