Finland’s rising star continues to rise! Eurovision 2023’s second place and televote winner Käärijä has announced tour dates across Europe.
Käärijä embarks on tour
Käärijä shared the European tour dates via Instagram on 7 July. The dates are: 14 October, in Stockholm, Sweden; 15 October in Tallinn, Estonia; 16 October in Berlin, Germany; 17 October in Munich, Germany; 18 October in Antwerp, Belgium; 20 October in Glasgow, Scotland; 22 October in Dublin, Ireland; and 23 October in London, England.
These dates across Northern and Western Europe follow an extensive summer-long tour around Finland. His Finland tour is still ongoing and will wrap up in September; you can see the rest of his Finland tour dates on Instagram below.
More dates may come later; fans have noted that much of Eastern and Southern Europe have been neglected in this round of tour dates. And, of course, Slovenian dates are likely, considering his close friendship with Joker Out’s Bojan–Käärijä has already announced his intention to come to Joker Out’s Finland dates!
Who is Käärijä?
Käärijä is the stage persona of Jere Pöyhönen, a 29-year-old singer songwriter from Vantaa, a suburb of the Finnish capital Helsinki. He first started his journey into music learning how to play the drums, growing to music production when he was 20. Jere later began to make music as Käärijä in 2017; his stage name is a play on the Finnish words for rapping and dice rolling. As such, several of the songs in Käärijä’s discography relate to gambling. After releasing music independently, Käärijä was signed to Monsp Records and then Warner Music Finland. His song for Eurovision 2023 – “Cha Cha Cha” – was written by Käärijä himself, as well as Jukka Sorsa, Aleksi Nurmi and Johannes Naukkarinen, and won the televote. He ultimately placed second overall.
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