Performing Arts - Music | May 26 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Current Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer JEAN-MICHEL JARREs 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. He will bring his Electronica World Tour to North America, marking his first time tour here. Expect JARRE to bring his incredible live show which blazed across the European continent last year, to high-acclaim, to many hallmark venues.
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 NASAs 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 Houstons 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 citys 850th anniversary.
In late 2016, JARRE unveiled digitally via Sony Music International the final chapter of his OXYGENE trilogy with OXYGENE 3. 40 years on from the release of his groundbreaking first OXYGENE album and 20 years on from its sequelJARRE completed the trilogy with seven new original compositions, titled OXYGENE parts 14-20, to cap off a trailblazing four decades in music.
Prior to his tour, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE travels to Los Angeles for an appearance at NAMM, Wednesday, January 18 and 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. The first of a two-part album, it features a true whos who list of collaborators (Pete Townshend, Moby, Tangerine Dream, etc) and was conceived with JARREs wish to encompass the last few decades of electronic music into one mesmerizing LP.