2016 will see The Godfather of Electronic Music, Jean-Michel Jarre, back with a spectacular live show for the first time in six years. The ‘Electronica’ World Tour will kick off in Europe this October and will be preceded by some festival dates this summer.
Famed for staggering visuals and the use of cutting-edge digital technology, which has been seen by millions of people around the world, the new live show promises yet again to be a truly immersive musical journey, with Jarre set to showcase brand new music from his stunning two-part LP, ‘Electronica’, alongside classic material from milestone albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe.
Jean-Michel Jarre’s reputation for the spectacular is unmatched, having been one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today. With his renowned city-scale concerts, Jarre has set Guinness World records across the globe, including one for an audience of 2.5 million in front of La Défense skyline, Paris, before going on to break his very own record in Moscow, when he played to over 3.5 million people for the city’s 850th anniversary.
With a unique and brand-new super production, Jarre will share the energy of his macro concerts with the emotions of a true arena experience in this first leg of his world tour to what seems like the entirety of Europe this October and November, with the Frenchman set to play major venues like the 02 Arena in London and AccorHotels Arena in Paris, in addition to further dates in Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and many more. All tickets for the European leg of the ‘Electronica’ tour will be available this Friday, March 18 HERE.
June 17 – Sónar Festival – Barcelona, Spain
July 9 – Auditorium Parco Della Musica – Rome, Italy
July 13 – Arenes de Bayonne – Bayonne, France
July 14 – Festival de Nimes – Nimes, France
July 16 – Melt! Festival – Gräfenhainichen, Germany
July 23 – Jodrell Bank – Cheshire, England
October 4 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, Wales
October 6 – Brighton Arena – Brighton, England
October 7 – 02 Arena – London, England
October 8 – Barclaycard Arena – Birmingham, England
October 10 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
October 13 – First Direct Arena – Leeds, England
October 14 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, Scotland
October 16 – Festhall – Frankfurt, Germany
October 17 – Zénith – Strasbourg, France
October 19 – Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany
October 20 – Mercedes Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
October 22 – Electricity Conference @ ISS Dome – Dusseldorf, Germany
October 23 – Palais 12 – Brussels, Belgium
October 26 – Falconer Theatre – Copenhagen, Denmark
October 28 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway
October 29 – Hovet – Stockholm, Sweden
October 31 – Ice Hall – Helsinki, Finland
November 2 – Saku Arena – Tallinn, Estonia
November 3 – Kaunas Arena – Kaunas, Lithuania
November 5 – Atlas Arena – Łódz, Poland
November 6 – Spodek – Katowice, Poland
November 8 – 02 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic
November 9 – Nepela Arena – Bratislava, Slovakia
November 10 – Papp Laszlo Sport Arena – Budapest, Hungary
November 11 – Polivalent Hall – Cluj, Romania
November 13 – Kombank Arena – Belgrade, Serbia
November 15 – Arena Stožice – Ljubljana, Slovenia
November 17 – Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
November 18 – Hallenstadion Zurich – Zurich, Switzerland
November 19 – Arena Nürnberg – Nuremberg, Germany
November 21 – Munsterlandhalle – Munster, Germany
November 22 – Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 24 – Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
November 25 – Arena – Geneva, Switzerland
November 28 – Zénith D’Auvergne – Clermont Ferrand, France
November 29 – Zénith Metropole – Nantes, France
December 12 – AccorHotels Arena - Paris, France
The ‘Electronica’ European tour will ensue after the release of Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise this May 6, 2016. Set for release via Sony Music International, the sequel to Jarre’s critically acclaimed Vol 1: The Time Machine LP, features a whole host of celebrated artists, with Rone, Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, E.S., Julia Holter, Gary Numan, Jeff Mills, Peaches, Siriusmo, Yello, The Orb, Sebastien Tellier, Hans Zimmer, Cyndi Lauper and Christophe all handpicked by the man himself to complete the Electronica double album project.
Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise is now available for pre-order. For those that pre-order the album, they will receive the first and title track, ‘The Heart of Noise’, made with fellow countryman, Rone, as an instant free download.
Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise is out on May 6, 2016.
Full Tracklisting for ‘Electronica Vol 2: The Heart of Noise’ is:
1. The Heart of Noise Pt. 1: JM Jarre & Rone
2. The Heart of Noise Pt. 2: JM Jarre
3. Brick England: JM Jarre & Pet Shop Boys
4. As One: JM Jarre & Primal Scream
5. Exit - JM Jarre & E.S
6. These Creatures: JM Jarre & Julia Holter
7. Here For You: JM Jarre & Gary Numan
8. The Architect: JM Jarre & Jeff Mills
9. What You Want: JM Jarre & Peaches
10. Circus: JM Jarre & Siriusmo
11. Why This, Why That, Why: JM Jarre & Yello
12. Switch On Leon: JM Jarre & The Orb
13. Gisele: JM Jarre & Sebastien Tellier
14. Electrees: JM Jarre & Hans Zimmer
15. Swipe To The Right: JM Jarre & Cyndi Lauper
16. Walking The Mile: JM Jarre & Christophe
17. Falling Down: JM Jarre
18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin): JM Jarre
Electronica is a two-volume project with 30 collaborators in total.
Electronica 1: The Time
Machine is out now. Listen
to and buy the album
The Heart of Noise.
Out May 6, 2016.