Above & Beyond Release ‘Acoustic III’
Above & Beyond Announces Tour & New Album, ‘Acoustic III’!
Performances will be held at Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Alexandra Palace Theatre in London, & more!
Check out their first single, ‘Flying By Candlelight’ Ft. Marty Longstaff HERE
Pre-order the album on Vinyl and CD HERE
‘Acoustic III’ pre-sale for the tour begins Tuesday, February 11th, 10am local time. Sign up for priority access to tickets HERE
The English electronic trio, Above & Beyond (Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki), have begun dropping hints to “Acoustic III” – their new album and upcoming live tour. The new album is set to drop this summer 2020 on the band’s Anjunabeats imprint! They will appear at some of the prestigious concert venues in the UK and North America, such as New York’s Radio City Music Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and The Alexandra Palace Theatre, the Greek Theaters in Los Angeles and Berkeley and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. The tour finishes in Colorado at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 1st, where they will be joined by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Above & Beyond have released a new single, ‘Flying By Candlelight’, alongside a new music video that they shot at The Alexandra Palace Theater – a historic North London concert hall. In this video, Above & Beyond introduce their newest collaborator on stage – Marty Longstaff. Marty Longstaff is the lead singer of The Lake Poets and the voice of the title theme for “Sunderland Til I Die”, a hit Netflix documentary. Langstaff has also previously preformed on another Above & Beyond’s track – “Tightrope”. He will be joining them on their Acoustic III live tour alongside Justine Suissa and Zoë Johnston. Not to mention – Sam Burger (Opposite The Other), featured on Above & Beyond x Seven Lions, “See The End”, will complete the lineup!
Above & Beyond has once again worked with musical director and producer Bob Bradley to arrange and co-produce “Acoustic III”. Although similar to the first two popular albums, fans can expect a bit more variety to their arrangements and some more funky up-tempo beats.
“We’ve had some fun with the songs this time. It’s a little more Quincy Jones and a little less orchestral, with some really intimate moments.” – Bob Bradley
The new album will feature some brand new arrangements of some of the biggest hits from Above & Beyond‘s #3 Billboard 200 Albums, “Common Ground”, including Northern Soul, My Own Hymn, and Happiness Amplified. It will also showcase some reinterpretations of the club singles ‘There’s Only You’ and ‘Waltz’ from 2019.
The Acoustic project was created in 2013, with their first album accompanied by a few short shows at The Porchester Hall in London and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles – a gig that Billboard Magazine described as ‘one of the finest shows in dance music history’. Following that, in 2016, “Acoustic II’ was released and included shows at The Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, and The Hollywood Bowl. The album was created on the basis of a feature-length concert documentary, “Giving Up The Day Job” – referencing the group trading in their headphones for their guitar and piano.
You can watch the trailer here.
Furthermore, Above & Beyond care about the environment and understand the effect that touring has on it. Because of this, for every ticket sold, a tree will be planted via One Tree Planted, “a non-profit organization that plants trees all over the world to fight climate change, protect biodiversity, empower communities and restore our planet.”
You can pre-order “Acoustic III” and sign up for the ticket pre-sale now HERE.