Following this past May's release of Electronica Vol 2: The Heart Of Noise and 2015's Electronica Vol 1: The Time Machine, French electronic music pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has set out on the ELECTRONICA WORLD TOUR. This past weekend, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE began the expedition with a headlining slot at SONAR (June 17) in Barcelona, at which he performed brand new music from his two-part ELECTRONICA album live for the first time. In total, the show included special JMJ edits of his catalogue specifically created for SONAR, including his much-noted Edward Snowden collaboration "Exit" and of course his classic "Oxygene."
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With the success of the SONAR performance, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE will continue his live debut of ELECTRONICA at other major venues across Europe including 02 Arena in London and AccorHotels Arena in Paris. He will play further dates in Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and many more. See all of JARRE's official dates here. Look for him to arrive stateside in 2017.
The French producer's most current track story from the ELECTRONICA project is in collaboration with Julia Holter and was premiered on FACT. The piece makes note to mention JMJ's praise of Holter's sound, which has been the general tone of admiration he has had of each collaborator: "Jarre holds nothing back in his praise of Holter, calling her "a futuristic angel" who is 'somewhere between Björk, Kate Bush and Laurie Anderson' while comparing her work to musique concrète."
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has also recently been featured in NPR's "All Things Considered," discussing with Tim Grieving the many collaborators on his most recent project, ELECTRONICA. Listen to and read the full piece, here. Further, in light of the Orlando shootings, JMJ has taken part in this week's (June 24) Billboard magazine cover project, in an effort to get artists and musicians together in the national fight against gun violence. Visit billboard.com/letter to learn more about stopping gun violence.