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ABOVE & BEYOND Reveal Vocalists For Global Acoustic Tour; Hollywood Bowl Show On May 28 Is Sold Out‏

Dance music super-group ABOVE & BEYOND have today revealed the vocalists who will join them on their upcoming ACOUSTIC II tour of the world’s most iconic concert halls. In addition the trio have added another feather to their cap by selling out the world-famous, 18,000-capacity Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA as part of tour.

The first two names will be very familiar to ABOVE & BEYOND fans: Zoē Johnston, long-time collaborator with the band and co-writer of the Grammy nominated “We’re All We Need”; and Justine Suissa, the much-loved voice of OceanLab, with whom the group released the Sirens Of The Sea LP in 2008.

With Suissa making her acoustic debut and Johnston one of the stars of ABOVE & BEYOND’s previous acoustic run in 2013, the return of these two fan favorites is sure to heighten anticipation for the shows. Fans will also be intrigued to hear the two new vocal talents that ABOVE & BEYOND’s Jono, Tony and Paavo have lined up for the tour, which also includes stops at The Wang in Boston, the Beacon Theatre in NYC and Honolulu’s Waikiki Shell.

The first new addition is Cobi, a singer-songwriter born in the northern most part of Minnesota. Cobi’s voice travels from low valleys to high peaks while his guitar is the heartstring of his powerful live performances. Possessing story-telling qualities reminiscent of the 70s, Cobi’s single “Darker Than Dawn” is moving audiences, and quickly becoming one of the most anticipated songs of the summer. With musical influences that cross genres and generations, his songwriting style has been described as “Neil Young meets Miike Snow.”

Also joining the tour is Natalie Holmes, a UK singer/songwriter with a delicate and angelic voice who draws her influences from artists such as Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Bon Iver, Gabrielle Aplin (who she recently supported at Leeds O2 Academy).

ABOVE & BEYOND commented: “We’re super excited to have our good friends Justine and Zoë on board for these special shows and it’ll be a rare treat for our fans to see them perform together. Cobi and Natalie really blew us away with the quality of their voices and we can’t wait to introduce them to you all.”

ABOVE & BEYOND’S Acoustic World Tour takes in 11 iconic concert venues including Sydney Opera House, Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre and Toronto’s Massey Hall. With over 90% of tickets already sold, fans should head quickly to www.aboveandbeyond.nu/acoustic to secure their seats for the few remaining shows in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Honolulu. 

The tour begins this week at the Church of St John’s in Hackney on April 28, then heads to London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on May 5 via stops in Manchester and Utrecht, with the U.S. leg of the tour kicking off in Chicago on May 12.

Accompanying the tour will be a new studio album, featuring orchestral reworkings of fan favorites from the ABOVE & BEYOND back catalogue as well as tracks from the band’s 2015 electronic album We Are All We Need – including dance anthems “We’re All We Need” featuring Zoë Johnston and “Blue Sky Action” featuring Alex Vargas. Watch the announcement video on YouTube for a sneak peek at new material from the album and behind-the-scenes footage from an album recording session at London’s historic Abbey Road Studios.

ABOVE & BEYOND’s Upcoming Shows:

DATE

 

CITY

 

VENUE

Sun

5/1

Manchester

Albert Hall

Tue

5/3

Urecht

TivoliVredenburg

Thu

5/5

London

Royal Albert Hall

Weds

5/11

Chicago

Chicago Theatre

Thurs

5/12

Chicago

Chicago Theatre

Sat

5/14

Toronto

Massey Hall

Sun

5/15

Toronto

Massey Hall

Tues

5/17

Boston

The Wang

Fri

5/20

New York

Beacon Theatre

Sat

5/21

New York

Beacon Theatre

Sun

5/22

New York

Beacon Theatre

Thu

5/26

Berkeley, CA

Greek Theatre

Fri

5/27

Berkeley, CA

Greek Theatre

Sat

5/28

Los Angeles

Hollywood Bowl

Tues

5/31

Honolulu

Waikiki Shell

Mon

6/6

Sydney

Sydney Opera House

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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