Jean-Michel Jarre To Bring His ELECTRONICA World Tour To North America This Spring12:12 PM
These 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.
Famed for staggering visuals and the use of cutting-edge digital technology, which has been seen by millions of people around the world, JARRE's new live show promises yet again to be a truly immersive musical journey.
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.
"Oxygène 3 has its place within electronic music's history," Consequence of Sound said.
Observer called it "superlative."
Billboard said, "…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."
Prior to his tour, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE travels to Los Angeles for an appearance at NAMM on Jan. 18 and will return again in February 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."
"Jarre is in the business of stimulation and spectacle, and he is excellent at both."– The Guardian
"Jarre has re-discovered his Mojo..."– Evening Standard
"...an ornate and luxuriant tribute to the analogue tones of vintage synthesisers"– Financial Times
"In 2016 Jean-Michel Jarre sounds as relevant as ever"– Crack Magazine
"This purposefully sense-boggling show would go down a storm at a festival or dance event."– The Arts Desk