Underworld returns to the iconic Hollywood Bowl on June 21, 2015 for a special performance in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their album dubnobasswithmyheadman and as part of KCRW’s World Festival series.
dubnobasswithmyheadman was hailed as a game changer on release at the start of 1994. Two decades on, it is unarguably one of the most influential British electronic records of all time – a signpost for everything from dance music’s easy relationship with festival main stages, to the radio and globe-conquering EDM phenomenon.
Underworld's performance will feature tracks from the album along with their landmark hits. Support acts on the night include Jungle, returning to the US hot on the heels of their acclaimed Coachella show earlier this month. Ticket info is available HERE.
In honor of Record Store Day and in response to soaring sales numbers for vinyl over the last few years, the UK’s OfficialCharts.com announced the launch of the UK’s first ever weekly Official Vinyl Charts. There are separate charts for albums and singles, and Underworld’s recent cover of Frankie Knuckles’ “Baby Wants To Ride” with Heller & Farley and The Misterons has been named the first ever #1 vinyl single. This vinyl-only release was put out in honor of the one year anniversary of Frankie Knuckles’ passing, and all proceeds went to the
Elton John AIDS Foundation.
"We’re honoured to be number one in the UK's first official vinyl singles chart. Vinyl has always been a hugely important part of what we do as Underworld. We started out selling 12”s of our records from the back of a car; it's still our format of choice when buying music and it’s fantastic that it's undergoing such a resurgence. This record came about purely as a tribute to the late, very great Frankie Knuckles and the chart recognition is a fitting tribute to his legacy. All proceeds go to the Frankie Knuckles Trust/Elton John AIDS Foundation. We’d like to humbly thank everyone who’s bought the record and helped raise money for such a worthy cause." -Karl Hyde, Underworld