Current Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s reputation for the spectacular is unmatched, having been one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today. Today, it has been announced he will bring his ‘Electronica’ World Tour to North America, marking his first time tour here. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27 Pre-order the physical edition of his most recent release Oxygene 3 due out March 24 here http://smarturl.it/JMJ_Oxygene3 and get presale access for North American Tour Wednesday, January 25 at 10 am local through Thursday, January 26 at 10 pm local.
Today’s announced dates which kick off May 9 at the Sony Center for Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada mark JARRE’s first-ever proper North American trek. Expect JARRE to bring his incredible live show which blazed across the European continent last year, to high-acclaim, to many hallmark venues on this continent including Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Bell Centre in Montreal, The Greek in San Francisco, Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and more. All dates follow below.
Famed for staggering visuals and the use of cutting-edge digital technology, which has been seen by millions of people around the world, his new live show promises yet again to be a truly immersive musical journey, with JARRE set to showcase brand new music from his stunning 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 “The Time Machine,” the title track to his current Grammy-nominated album (“Best Dance/Electronic Album”), ELECTRONICA 1: THE TIME MACHINE: https://youtu.be/DnAfXK-hft8
With his renowned city-scale concerts, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has set Guinness World records across the globe, including: His memorable one-off city-scale concert in Houston in 1986 for NASA’s 25th Anniversary and in a moving commemoration of the Challenger Mission to which over 1.3 million people gathered to share this groundbreaking show at the foot of Houston’s skyline; An audience of 2.5 million in front of La Défense skyline, Paris; And going on to break his very own record in Moscow, when he played to over 3.5 million people for the city’s 850th anniversary.
In late 2016, JARRE unveiled digitally via Sony Music International the final chapter of his OXYGENE trilogy with OXYGENE 3. The album will now be available in physical format in the U.S. as of March 24 in advance of his ‘Electronica’ World Tour. 40 years on from the release of his groundbreaking first OXYGENE album and 20 years on from its sequel–JARRE completed the trilogy with seven new original compositions, titled OXYGENE parts 14-20, to cap off a trailblazing four decades in music. “Oxygène 3 has its place within electronic music’s history,” shared Consequence of Sound while Observer called it “superlative.” Billboard adds, “…If you’re looking for something to get you through the working hours or moments of reflection, put this beast on from beginning to end and watch the productivity and creativity explode.” Take a listen here.
Prior to his tour, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE travels to Los Angeles for an appearance at NAMM, Wednesday, January 18 and return again in Februar to Los Angeles to attend the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony where his album ELECTRONICA 1: THE TIME MACHINE (Ultra Music) is nominated for “Best Dance/Electronic Album.” The first of a two-part album, it features a true who’s who list of collaborators (Pete Townshend, Moby, Tangerine Dream, etc) and was conceived with JARRE’s wish to encompass the last few decades of electronic music into one mesmerizing LP.
The North American tour dates for JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s ‘ELECTRONICA’ WORLD TOUR are:
Date City Venue
5/9/2017 Toronto, ON Canada Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
5/11/2017 Montreal, QC Canada Bell Centre
5/16/2017 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
5/18/2017 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
5/20/2017 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
5/22/2017 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
5/24/2017 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
5/26/2017 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
5/27/2017 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater