After dropping their anticipated third LP Solace, one of the world’s pre-eminent electronic acts RÜFÜS DU SOL have announced their Solace Australian tour – their biggest Aussie tour yet. The epic run of shows will kick off with a festival headline set at Sydney’s Field Day festival on January 1, 2019, before moving through Melbourne to play Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre, Perth’s Fremantle Arts Centre, Margaret River’s Three Oceans Winery and finishing up at Brisbane’s Riverstage on March 2. Massive venues, massive tracks; it’s set to be the Aussie live music event of the new year.
Solace follows RÜFÜS DU SOL’s previous two platinum-certified albums ATLAS and Bloom, and is an album that is as sonically rich as it is emotionally intelligent. The Australian three-piece, comprised of members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, have explored new territory on Solace; born out of a particularly poignant period for the band, it tackles heavier themes such as the pain of loss and the persistence of memory. This is unequivocally the group’s most sophisticated work to date.
The Australian Solace tour follows a rigorous two-year world tour which saw the band perform everywhere from legendary California festival Coachella, to Serbia’s EXIT. This intensive period of touring helped pave the way for the Solace live show, crafted through years of varied live experience for the band. Giving fans a rare insight into what to expect for the upcoming tour, Tyrone says, “This new show has allowed us to be able to take people on an inner journey and to get lost in the depths of Solace. It’s the most ambitious live experience we’ve put together yet.”
The brand new live show will push the band’s on-stage abilities to new levels. With an emphasis on jamming and live improvisation, the trio will bring the magical spontaneity of their studio process to the stage in an unprecedented format. Bringing a host of new analog gear into the fold, as well as a revamped visual setup, the new live show will allow for each RÜFÜS DU SOL performance to be sonically distinct. Of the upcoming shows, Jon says, “Some of our favouite moments have been at these outdoor venues. These live experiences just bring everyone together – whether you’re losing your friends, or finding new ones, but being so content in dancing and connecting with the music and the band on stage. We really hope to bring those moments and create that emotional connection over the summer.”
On top of the album release, upcoming tour, and the bands’ recent relocation to Los Angeles, they have also officially launched their own record label, Rose Avenue. The name serves as a tribute their Venice Beach home, and the friends they have shared it with. With a new album, new record label, and bold new live show, RÜFÜS DU SOL have laid the groundwork for what will easily be their most groundbreaking year yet.
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