In October, Above & Beyond filled every seat of L.A.’s iconic Greek Theater for two nights in a row of their one-of-a-kind acoustic performance. The concert was an elegant evening filled with crisp, resounding vocals and evocative string renditions of some of the trio’s most celebrated hits. The U.S. debut of Above & Beyond’s live acoustic show confirmed an upcoming Above and Beyond Acoustic album, scheduled for a January 28th release.
As a teaser for fans eager to hear the anticipated acoustic album, Jono, Tony and Paavo have revealed their “Sun & Moon” acoustic rendition. Paavo explains the process in creating the perfect formula for their most famous song: “‘Sun & Moon’ is one of our best-loved songs and probably the one that evokes the biggest crowd response all over the world, so it was an interesting challenge to try to create an acoustic version that might connect in the same way. To then have the chance to perform it live as part of a band – and eventually experience 6,000 people singing it with us at the Greek Theatre – will go down as one of the greatest thrills of our career.”
Listen to Above & Beyond’s “Sun & Moon” Acoustic here.
Via: Rolling Stone
The nine and a half minute after movie of Above & Beyond‘s 50th episode of ‘Group Therapy,’ and 500th radio show overall, do this monumental landmark little justice. Ten thousand people were in attendance at Alexander Palace on October 26th, with millions more tuned in to their special, two hour set. Having debuted five new productions at this show, including “Mariana Trench” and “Sticky Fingers,” the trio delivered an earth-shattering performance that only a few had the chance of seeing, feeling, and listening to live. ”The first time I saw Above & beyond, I felt like I touched God,” one fan accurately stated. Featuring live footage, behind-the-scenes interviews, and ten thousand blissful fans, the after movie is only a snippet of the magic and raw emotion that was truly experienced.
Jono, Tony and Paavo are at it again with their brand new original, “Mariana Trench.” A song fittingly named after the deepest part of the ocean, Above & Beyond‘s latest release was revealed exclusively during ABGT050 at Alexandra Palace. Starting off slowly and peacefully, the British producers methodically layer pulsing synths to build the track until the two minute mark. At the drop, A&B’s deep rhythm picks up a notch or two, molding into a dance-worthy hybrid of trance and electro bliss. Grab the trance trio’s original Anjunabeats release through Beatport today.
Still glowing from their Ally Pally performance, UK uplifters Above & Beyond are diligently back to the broadcast for the 54th installment of their famous Group Therapy radio sessions. Featuring new music from Mat Zo, Arty, EDX and Ilan Bluestone, the Anjunabeats label heads bring us two hours of progressive house, trance, and deep house mixes selected this week with the help of vocalist Aruna. With songs ranging from Arty’s “Flashback” to Oceanlab’s own “Sirens of the Sea” flashback to a surprising Demi Lovato appearance with her summer hit “Neon Lights,” the latest installment of ABGT will surely jumpstart your morning better than any shot of espresso could.
Through you’re likely hundreds of miles away from the revelry currently taking place in London, Above & Beyond are bringing the Group Therapy to you with their live broadcast of ABGT050. The milestone episode is happening now at Alexandra Palace, and with a warmup set from Jody Wisternoff already wrapped and Guy J currently manning the decks, the 6-hour broadcast is proving to be a radio experience not to be missed. Boom Jinx and Andrew Bayer have yet to spin before A&B take the decks at 7 EST, so get in on the action now and tune in here.
Get your countdown going, because today’s Group Therapy just got a little more interactive – at 2 pm EDT, Above & Beyond will host their first ever Google+ hangout. During this time, the legendary trio will take the time to answer live questions from 5 competition winners, preceded by questions submitted via social network platforms such as Twitter. Fans can tweet questions to @AboveandBeyond or post on Google+ using the hashtag, #MYABGT050.
“We had these dates reserved for electronic shows.” At 10 p.m. on Saturday night, the Los Angeles crowd was ecstatic that the speaker of those words had left his CDJs at home. Standing on a stage amongst violins, guitars, drums, vocalists, spotlights and sport coats, Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness took his turn to command the mic during a break between tracks. Paavo and Jono would also take their turns that night, as, unlike a DJ set, tuning and tweaking replaced seamless transitions. Also unlike a DJ set, the crowd the producers addressed was sitting before them respectably dressed and orderly – at least, most of them.
For those in need, Group Therapy is coming to San Francisco on November 1st, 2013. Above & Beyond, in association with Insomniac Events, has just announced a one off show in the city by the bay to be held at the Bill Graham Civic Center.
Tickets go on sale at noon on Wednesday, September 25th at 12pm PST.
With a stellar lineup featuring festival newbies and veterans alike, the Trance Addict stage at TomorrowWorld is sure to be a popular destination. A favorite spot at Tomorrowland each year across the pond, its debut on American soil is not to be missed. They’ve brought in some major players in the game, including Orjan Nilsen, tyDi, and Simon Patterson. They’ll be heating up the Chattahoochee festival grounds come Sunday, September 29th, the last day of TomorrowWorld. Don’t end the weekend without catching at least one of the artists on this stage.
The success of acoustic performances in the UK have led Above & Beyond to bring the live show stateside, announcing a one-time only show in Los Angeles this October. As the concept has garnered an abundance of positive reception, Jono, Tony and Paavo have added a second date, revealing two nights at LA’s legendary Greek Theatre for October 12th and 13th. Teasing the blissful atmosphere that will engulf America’s west coast for 48 hours, Above & Beyond share a snippet of the acoustic version to “Love Is Not Enough” ahead for the August 14th ticket pre-sale date.
Listen to Above & Beyond’s acoustic rendition of “Love Is Not Enough” here and sign up for pre-sale now.