RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA IN 2018
LEGENDARY FRENCH ELECTRONIC MUSIC PIONEER
TO MAKE U.S. FESTIVAL DEBUT AT COACHELLA
APRIL 13 AND 20
'ELECTRONICA' HEADLINING TOUR DATES CONFIRMED FOR
DALLAS, VANCOUVER AND SEATTLE
WITH JARRE RETURNING TO HOUSTON WHERE
IN 1986 HE LAST PERFORMED A
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD-SETTING SHOW FOR 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE
"But as is always the case with Coachella a first glance at the poster reveals a spectacular undercard, mixing some of the best young acts in music, from Sza, Haim and Tyler The Creator to veterans such as electronic icon Jean-Michel Jarre, former Talking Heads singer David Byrne
and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.
It is a particularly strong electronic bill this year with Jarre..."--Steve Baltin, Forbes (1/2/18)
Jean-Michel Jarre. Photo credit: Eric Voake
A Laser Harp...keytar...synths upon synths....Southern California's desert sky will be lit up this spring like never before when prolific and celebrated electronic music pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE will return to the United States this year to perform his critically acclaimed 'Electronica' show at both weekends of Coachella this April(Friday 4/13 and Friday 4/20). In 2017, JARRE brought his 'Electronica' world tour to North America for a nine-date outing, marking the first time the Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer ever toured this side of the Atlantic Ocean in his almost 50-year career. Newsweek's Jeff Perlah noted that "At Radio City Music Hall [in New York], Jarre's show was sonically and visually stunning (5/24/17).Coachella marks his debut festival play on North American shores.
Surrounding the festival, JARRE will embark on a short tour visiting such cities as Dallas, Vancouver and Seattle. He'll also return to Houston on April 10, where he last appeared back in 1986 performing a one-off city-scale concert celebrating NASA's 25th Anniversary. Over 1.3 million people gathered to share in a moving commemoration of the Challenger Mission setting a Guinness World Record. The North American dates follows below. Follow www.jeanmicheljarre.com for updates and ticket on-sale info.
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE personally designed his impressive stage show featuring state of the art production, perception-defying mobile LED panels and immaculate laser lights which he brought to North America as part of his 'Electronica' WorldTour last year to rave reviews, with Dancing Astronaut's Matt Sia stating, "Jarre's live show is something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music's capacity to innovate" (5/11/17), withLiisa Ladourceur from Now Toronto adding, "Jean-Michel Jarre's first Canadian show was the stuff of digital dreams" (5/10/17). See below for more critical feedback.
Jean-Michel Jarre performs the Lazer Harp. Photo credit: Eric Voake
JARREis a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, a 2017 Grammy nominee, with more than eighty million albums sold, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world. He's one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today. On this tour, he's showcasing music from his two-part LP ELECTRONICA and most recent release OXYGENE 3, alongside classic material from milestone albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe. View a video here of JARRE performing his signature Laser Harp to "The Time Machine," the title track of his Grammy-nominated album ("Best Dance/Electronic Album"), ELECTRONICA 1: THE TIME MACHINE: https://youtu.be/DnAfXK-hft8.
Listen to JEAN-MICHEL JARRE discuss the ELECTRONICA project
with NPR's "All Things Considered" here:
Here's what the critics said about Jean-Michel Jarre's
2017 North American 'Electronica' World Tour dates:
"At Radio City Music Hall [in New York],
Jarre's show was sonically and visually stunning."
- Jeff Perlah, Newsweek, 5/24/17
"An immersive performance, featuring cutting-edge digital technology...something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music's capacity to innovate."
- Matt Sia, Dancing Astronaut, 5/11/17
"A step through time...Jarre mesmerized an enthusiastic crowd with a timeless show."
- Michael Mollura, Music Connection, 6/1/17
"One of the most sophisticated multimedia shows ever imagined."
- L. Paul Mann, Glide Magazine, 6/5/17
"Shows like this happen only once in a lifetime."
- Kristof G., Voir (Montreal), 5/12/17
"A visual and sonic triumph - true magic is born. There's a possibility I may never experience a performance of that caliber again."
- Kori Hazel, 303 Magazine(Denver), 5/26/17
"Spectacular to witness...The show was nothing short of mesmerizing."
- Darren Eagles, Pure Grain Audio (Toronto), 5/15/17
Watch the North American tour video from his 'Electronica' World Tour:
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Monday, April 9
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Tuesday, April 10
Smart Financial Center
Friday, April 13
Tuesday, April 17
Wednesday, April 18
Friday, April 20