Eccentric Icelandic singer Bjork is set to melt the hearts of Ulster fans with her long awaited Belfast debut as a solo artist next year.
The enigmatic pop star will play the Waterfront Hall on Monday, April 28, as part of the world tour following on from the release of her album Volta.
This will be Bjork's only performance in Ireland during 2008.
Volta included production by hip-hop icon Timbaland, a cameo by Antony Hegarty of the award-winning Antony and the Johnsons and the input of renowned world and jazz musicians.
Danceable and upbeat, the latest recorded chapter in Bjork's shape-shifting career signalled another remarkable departure.
A child star of musical parentage, the Reykjavik-born singer first came to international attention as one of the lead vocalists of the avant-pop Icelandic sextet the Sugarcubes in the late 80s.
The band, whose best known songs include Birthday and Hit, played their own Belfast headliner in 1991.
A move to London at the height of the explosion of dance music marked the end of the Sugarcubes and saw Bjork work with producer Nelle Hooper on 1993's multi million selling Debut. It spawned the singles Human Behaviour, Venus as a Boy and Big Time Sensuality, won the landmark album of the year accolade from NME and saw Bjork pick up awards for International Female Solo Artist and Newcomer at the BRIT Awards.
Since then she has collaborated with many artists including Madonna, Tricky and Underworld and went on to release more critically acclaimed albums including 1995's Post, which won her a second BRIT for Best International Album and produced the singles It's Oh So Quiet and Hyperballad.
Homogenic followed in 1997 - her most experimental studio effort to date - while Vespertine showed her electronically avant-gade prowess.
The all-vocals and vocal samples-based album Medulla (2004) pushed at new boundaries and one of its songs, Oceania, was performed at the Olympics in Athens.
Bjork has also excelled in film work and was named Best Actress by jurors at the Cannes Film festival for her work in Lars von Trier's Palme d'Or-winning Dancer in the Dark.
The Volta tour began in Ireland earlier this year but will have visited all the continents before it finally rolls into Belfast.
Tickets to see Bjork's mesmerising and colourful show on April 28 go on sale on Thursday, November 22, priced £39.