Sweden: Lena + Orup release new album

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Swedish pop stars Lena Philipsson and Orup continue develop their collaboration. It all started back in 2004 with a song for Melodifestivalen, that won the competition and Lena took Sweden to the Eurovision Song Contest with It hurts. This autumn they going to tour across Sweden and for the first time, they will release an album together as a duo. The album will be titled Dubbel

Thefirst singlefrom the forthcoming album is called Nu när du har gått and will be released on the 22nd of September.

The collaboration first started with a special written song to Melodifestivalen 2004. Lena won with Det gör ont and It hurts finished in joint 5th place in Eurovision Song Contest.

After that Lena and Orup did two albums together with Lena as a solo singer, Det gör ont en stund på natten men ingenting på dan 2004 and Jag ångrar ingenting 2005 that spawned hit singles like Delirium, Lena anthem, Unga pojkar & äldre män and Han jobbar i affär.

In the beginning of 2007 they joined forces for the show Lena + Orup. It was a huge success and had sold out shows in Stockholm and Goteborg, runing until May 2008. This autumn the show will go on on tour across Sweden.

Now they take their collaboration one step further, making an duet album together. This time it’s not only Orup who writes the songs, half of the songs has Philipsson also been involved with in the writing process. The album has ten songs, five of those is co-written by Lena. The producers is Peter Månsson and Anders Hansson.

"After all the fun we have had together, we could not resist to record an album together" says Lena Philipsson. The sound of the songs will feel pop and soul with the foot placed in the 60s and 70s music. The album Dubbel (Double) will be released in October.

Tour dates in Sweden

3 oktober – Löfbergs Lila Arena, Karlstad
4 oktober – Cloetta Center, Linköping
10 oktober – Arenan, Skövde
11 oktober – Rosvalla, Nyköping
14 oktober – Konserthuset, Jönköping
15 oktober – Konserthuset, Jönköping
16 oktober – Sporthallen, Sundsvall
18 oktober – Gammliahallen, Umeå
23 oktober – Pontushallen, Luleå
25 oktober – Swedbank Arena, Örnsköldsvik
30 oktober – Lisebergshallen, Göteborg
1 november – Agnebergshallen, Uddevalla
5 november – Sparbankshallen, Varberg
7 november – Louis De Geer Hallen, Norrköping
8 november – Louis De Geer Hallen, Norrköping
12 november – Bombardier Arena, Västerås
15 november – Ejendals Arena, Leksand
19 november – Baltiska Hallen, Malmö
21 november – Teleborgshallen, Växjö
22 november – Teleborgshallen, Växjö
28 november – Telenor Arena, Karlskrona
2 december – Cirkus, Stockholm
5 december – Conventum Arena, Örebro
6 december – Conventum Arena, Örerbo

Lena Philipsson & Orup Medley