Above & Beyond announce new ‘Acoustic III’ album and tour
Above & Beyond continue to dominate globally, and now, fans of the Anjuna giants are set to experience the birth of a fitting finale in a very special trilogy. Having toured the world extensively in recent years, as part of their ‘Common Ground’ tour, the trio recently wrapped up their 2019 schedule with a stunning ABGT show in Prague, and performance at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.
Now, Paavo, Tony and Jono (aka Above & Beyond) are returning to their native UK, announcing the start of their eagerly anticipated ‘Acoustic III’ tour. Teasing the schedule with the release of a special acoustic version of their huge hit ‘Flying by Candlelight’, the forthcoming tour will see several of the prog-trance trio’s biggest hits reimagined into slower, beautifully crafted wistful productions, complete with a full band, and Above & Beyond themselves taking hold of instrumental duties. Having documented the efforts of their last Acoustic tour in 2018 docu-movie ‘Giving Up The Day Job’, the film focused on their iconic performance at the Hollywood Bowl, where vocalists joined the group to perform some of the biggest tracks in the Anjunabeats back-catalogue, including ‘Sun & Moon’ and ‘A Thing Called Love’.
Now, Above & Beyond, will return to the acoustic set-up, bringing a brand-new acoustic album to the masses later this year, as they embark on a series of dates across both North America and London, playing at the esteemed Royal Albert Hall, Alexandra Palace, The Greek in LA, and many more. Fans will be hoping the new acoustic content includes many of the biggest hits from their more dance-flavoured tunes that have been released since their last acoustic tour, including the contents of the brilliant ‘Common Ground’ album. A statement from the trio read:
“We’re playing three shows in London – two intimate shows Alexandra Palace Theatre, before we return to the mighty Royal Albert Hall. From there, it’s a proper “pinch-yourself” run through concert halls across the USA and Canada: Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in D.C., two shows at The Greek LA (back to where it began in the US!) and a very, very special finale at Red Rocks Amphitheatre accompanied by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.”
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Acoustic returns in 2020. "Acoustic III" will be released this summer on Anjunabeats. We've teamed up once again with our friend and musical polymath, Bob Bradley, to produce a new assortment of reimagined music from our recent catalogue. This is the first single, 'Flying By Candlelight' feat. Marty Longstaff. Recorded before Christmas at the beautiful, recently refurbished Alexandra Palace Theatre, an historic concert hall just a stone's throw away from where we hosted ABGT050 in London. Join us, our band and the wonderful Justine Suissa, Zoë Johnston, Marty Longstaff and Sam Burger (Opposite The Other) on the Acoustic III Tour. We're playing three shows in London – two intimate shows Alexandra Palace Theatre, before we return to the mighty Royal Albert Hall. From there, it's a proper “pinch-yourself” run through concert halls across the USA and Canada: Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in D.C., two shows at The Greek LA (back to where it began in the US!) and a very, very special finale at Red Rocks Amphitheatre accompanied by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Check out the full run of dates at aboveandbeyond.nu/acoustic #ABAcoustic is back!
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