Today, the legendary, influential French band Air announce their American twentyears Air tour, which starts at New York’s Governors Ball on June 4th and ends in Los Angeles at the prestigious Greek Theatre on June 25th. The tour, their first American one since 2010, is a reminder and a celebration of the ever-surprising Air universe.
The light but dense electro-acoustic pop of the band created in the mid-90’s influenced several generations and left its mark on the sound of its time. Along the way, Air has produced cult albums such as “Moon Safari” in 1998, “The Virgin Suicides” in 2000, clever pop LPs such as “Talkie Walkie” in 2004, rich experimentations, like “10 000 Hz Legend” in 2001 and various collaborations with Nigel Godrich (Beck, Radiohead), Charlotte Gainsbourg on her “5:55” album, Jarvis Cocker etc.
In honor of their 20 year milestone, Air released their first anthology; a 2CD, 2LP and digital editions + super deluxe versions of “twentyears” last July. For most of the listeners, attending this best-of tour will be like reliving the magic of past travels. For others, it will be a call to join the band and embark into a unique and epic music journey. On the records, there are also new adventures for the most loyal fans: in addition to a first CD has 17 classic tracks, the “twentyears” release includes two more CDs filled of rare and unreleased tracks, plus remixes Air did for other artists and themselves. Beyond time. Into Air.
twentyears Air live:
USA shows on sale Friday 4.7 at 10am local time
SUN 06.04 – NEW YORK CITY, NY @ THE GOVERNORS BALL
MON 06.05 – BOSTON, MA @ ROYALE
WED 06.06 – WASHINGTON, DC @ STRATHMORE
TUE 06.20 – CHICAGO, IL @ AUDITORIUM THEATRE
FRI 06.23 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE MASONIC
SAT 06.24 – SANTA BARBARA, CA @ SANTA BARBARA BOWL
SUN 06.25 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ THE GREEK THEATRE
FRI 05.19 – REIMS, FR @ LA MAGNIFIQUE SOCIETY
TUE 05.23 – LYON, FR @ LES NUITS SONORES
SAT 05.27 – SINGAPORE, SG @ ESPLANADE THEATRE
TUE 05.30 + 31 @ SYDNEY, AUS @ OPERA
SAT 07.01 – DÜSSELDORF, DE @ TOUR DE FRANCE START w/ KRAFTWERK
SAT 07.08 – PARIS, FR @ DAYS OFF FESTIVAL
TUE 08.08 – DUBLIN, IRL @ BEATYARD FESTIVAL