Jane Birkin Is Performing A Tribute To Serge Gainsbourg In NYC

by Stephanie Maida · September 20, 2017

    The patron saint of la vie boheme, Jane Birkin, is reviving history's chicest romance with a new LP entitled Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique, a stunning tribute to her late partner of over a decade, Serge Gainsbourg. Of course, a new album calls for an international concert tour and the honorary French icon will be making a much-anticipated stop in New York City.

    Birkin's first U.S. performance since 2011 will take place at the one and only Carnegie Hall, accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. Clearly, this monumental event is getting all the pomp and circumstance it deserves.

    "It is a privilege that one of the greatest French writers wrote for me from the age of 20 to 45," Birkin said in a statement. "In a way it never stopped. It’s a strange situation. What can I do for him now, even though it’s too late! At least I can wear him, take him with me. Say his words!"

    (We're not crying, you're crying.)

    The show is set for February 1st, 2018 - but tickets, which will certainly be in high-demand, will be available from Carnegie Hall starting September 22nd. Um, hello, perfect Valentine's Day present!

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