Even by their sky-high standards ABOVE & BEYOND are currently flying, well, above and beyond.
On Saturday 18th October, the trio made history: they became the first British DJs to headline New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. As usual with the band, the numbers spoke for themselves: all 13,000 tickets sold in a snap; tickets changing hands on secondary markets for $700 a pop; within a week, half-a-million video views of a pair of delirious fans accorded the honour of pushing the button during “Blue Sky Action”.
It was the perfect curtain-raiser for the next stage of ABOVE & BEYOND’s dauntless, peerless, thrilling ascent.
On 19th January, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki release their new album. It’s called We Are All We Need, and pre-orders come with three instant grat singles, including the title track. Thereafter comes another single, “All Over The World” – an appropriate title given that early 2015 also sees them embark on a global album tour.
Of course, the band have put in the miles, racked up the achievements, sweated over the songs, to get to this point.
In the UK they’ve sold out London’s Alexandra Palace. In the US, prior to Madison Square Garden, they’d sold out The Hollywood Palladium more quickly than any act in history. Their radio show, now operating under the name Group Therapy, has broadcast over 500 episodes since 2004 and reaches 30 million listeners in 35 countries – every week.
In the mainstream media, ABOVE & BEYOND have been tagged as ‘The Biggest Band You’ve Never Heard Of’. But the fans know differently. They’re just their band. The band they’ve followed round club gigs, arena shows, American dance festivals, European rock festivals, and parties from Bangalore to Beirut, from Branson’s rocket (they soundtracked the launch of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo) to Brazil’s beaches (one million fans in Rio for New Year’s Eve ’07). To their fans, ABOVE & BEYOND are just ‘The Biggest Band In The World’.
Future Sound Asia are proud to announce that Above & Beyond will be returning to Kuala Lumpur for their ‘We Are All We Need’ tour on 18 September 2015 at KL Live.
Warming up the crowd for Above & Beyond will be Malaysia’s very own XU and Hulkas.
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