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ABOVE & BEYOND TO RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA

British electronica act ABOVE & BEYONDJono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki—is set to return to North America for a fall club tour in support of their new compilation AnjunaBEATS VOLUME 7, released October 6 via ULTRA Records.

Kicking off Halloween evening at Roseland Ballroom in New York City with an album launch event where the guys will also be doing an album signing at the merch table after their set, the month-long trek will take the trio to Atlanta, Detroit, and St. Louis prior to hitting Glow @ Fur in Washington, DC. They’ll continue on through Indianapolis, Columbus, Denver, and Minneapolis before stopping at Vision in Chicago and Moon in Las Vegas. Sacramento, Seattle, and Vancouver come next, and the tour wraps with two Texas shows in El Paso (November 27) and Austin (November 28).

ANJUNABEATS Volume 7 is a double-disc set with 28 tracks showcasing the best music from their respected Anjunabeats imprint, one of the world’s premiere trance and progressive house labels.  In addition, the set also includes a bonus DVD featuring the film “A Dog With a Smile” with a look at life on tour with Above & Beyond. Longstanding ANJUNABEATS producers Oliver Smith, Super8 & Tab, Jaytech, and new talent represented by 19-year-old Mat Zo and Cold Blue contribute to the collection with three productions each. Album highlights include A&B’s new track “Anjunabeach” and a remix of Dirty Vegas’ “Tonight,” created in just 24 hours at Ibiza’s International Music Summit and heavily supported by Pete Tong on Radio 1.

In other news, Above & Beyond has launched ‘A&B Connect v1.0’ on October 7, a brand new iPhone and iPod Touch app enabling fans to stay in direct contact with the band, wherever they are. The app, which is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes store, gives fans access to latest news, music, tweets, pictures, podcasts, A&B TV videos, tour info, and using the app's push notification system, Above & Beyond also plan to send personal messages to app users' iPhones. According to Paavo Siljamaki, "This is really just the beginning of our plans for the app--future updates will really focus on direct contact with our fans, as well as giving fans the chance to interact with like-minded souls all over the globe via a new community-based platform that we're cooking up.”

Catch ABOVE & BEYOND in North America on the following dates:

Date                              City                                          Venue

Sat       10/31               New York, NY                          Roseland Ballroom

Wed    11/11               Atlanta, GA                              Opera

Thu      11/12               Detroit, MI                                Crofoot

Fri        11/13               St. Louis, MO                          Lure

Sat       11/14               Washington, DC                     Glow @ Fur

Mon     11/16               Indianapolis, IN                        Talbott St

Wed    11/18               Columbus, OH                        BoMa

Thu      11/19               Denver, CO                             BETA

Fri        11/20               Minneapolis, MN                      Epic

Sat       11/21               Chicago, IL                              Vision

Sun      11/22               Las Vegas, NV                        Moon

Tue      11/24               Sacramento, CA                     Barcode

Wed    11/25               Seattle, WA                             Last Supper Club (Anniversary)

Thu      11/26               Vancouver, BC                        Celebrities

Fri        11/27               El Paso, TX                             Club 101

Sat       11/28               Austin, TX                                Travis County Expo Center

ABOVE & BEYOND ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES

Above & Beyond- for the Grateful Web

This February, ABOVE & BEYOND—who are Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Slijamaki—will return to the U.S. for a club tour in support of their compilation album Anjunadeep:01.  Set for release via ULTRA Records on February 16, the double-disc set encompasses a variety of tracks from their respected Anjunadeep imprint.

On this tour, where they will be joined by support act Jaytech,  ABOVE & BEYOND will showcase the Anjunadeep sound in the early part of their sets and before progressing to the quality melodic trance sound for which they are best known.  In a short space of time, Anjunadeep has grown from being a promising sibling to the Anjunabeats label, to a dynamic and influential imprint in its own right, pioneering a sound somewhere between house and trance.  The tour kicks off February 12 in Atlanta and will take the trio throughout many key markets in the U.S. including Houston, Denver, New York, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas, as well as into Canada with stops in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton.

Winning fans such as James Zabiela, Desyn Masiello, Eric Prydz and Laurent Garnier along the way, Anjunadeep received a nomination for "Best Record Label" at DJ Magazine's Best of British Awards 2008. ABOVE & BEYOND's Tony McGuinness said: "The road between house and trance used to be a dusty, barren path, visited by only the truly brave, but in the last few years it has become an exciting, bustling place with constant traffic going both ways. Anjunadeep is that lovely, shiny building on the left with all the people looking in the window."

The label's debut compilation features Anjunadeep stalwarts Jaytech, Michael Cassette (aka Komytea), Interplay, Joonas Hahmo and recent high profile addition 16 Bit Lolitas.  They are joined by newer faces like Colombia's Liluca, Russia's Proff and Canadian Paul Keeley, as ABOVE & BEYOND conjure up two CD's of spirited melodic house music. A special treat comes in the form of ABOVE & BEYOND's own remix of Radiohead's "Reckoner" officially licensed via XL Recordings for the physical format only.

Toubab Crewe Upcoming Summer Dates & Beyond...

photo by Sanjay Suchak- for the Grateful Web

The run continues throughout the Northwest, where we've added a show in Ashland, OR at Mobius. We're also very excited to announce several new late summer and fall festival dates, including Festivus in Cabot, VT (more details soon), Lotus Fest in Bloomington, IN, Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, FL, and the Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans.

Dates

(many more coming soon)

6.29 | Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
www.mystictheatre.com
6.30 | San Francisco, CA 12 Galaxies
www.12galaxies.com
7.06-7 | Quincy, CA
High Sierra Music Festival
www.highsierramusic.com
7.10 | Caspar, CA
Caspar Inn
www.casparinn.com 
7.11 | Ashland, OR Mobius
www.themobius.com
7.13 | Seattle, WA
High Dive
www.highdiveseattle.com
7.14 | Portland, OR Goodfoot Lounge
www.thegoodfoot.com
7.18 | Jackson, WY Mangy Moose
www.mangymoose.net
7.19 | Big Sky, MT Meadow Village Pavilion
www.bigskyarts.org
7.21 | Detroit Lakes, MN 10,000 Lakes Festival
www.10klf.com
7.27-28 | Floyd, VA | Floyd Festival
www.floydfest.com
8.18 | Governor's Island, NY | In the Pocket Concert Series
8.25 | Cabot, VT | Festivus
9.08 | Trade, TN | Trade Music Farm
www.trademusicfarm.com
9.13 | Urbana, IL | Wall to Wall Guitar Festival
www.walltowallguitar.com
9.14 | Chicago, IL | Double Door
www.doubledoor.com 
9.20 |Minneapolis , MN | Cabooze
www.cabooze.com
9.28-29 | Bloomington, IN | Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
www.bloomingtonarts.info
10.25 | Live Oak, FL | Magnolia Fest
www.magmusic.com 
10.26-27 | New Orleans, LA | Voodoo Music Festival
voodoomusicfest.com
1.04.08-1.09.08 | Port Everglades | Jam Cruise
www.jamcruise.com