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 nationwide arena tour scheduled for October will be preceded by a date at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire and are Jarre’s only UK dates for the year. 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 previous albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe.
It can be said that a couple of decades ago, Jarre was the first to create the multimedia concert experience as we know it today. His live concert history is unprecedented – every household in the UK remembers the Docklands Concert – and Jarre has set and broken Guinness World records including one for an audience of 2.5 million in front of La Défense skyline, Paris. The Frenchman also performed to 3.5 million in Moscow to celebrate the city’s 850th birthday and held a very special show for the Royal Wedding in Monaco in 2011, which was broadcasted worldwide to an estimated audience of 3 billion. Jarre’s format of out-door concert performance has contributed to break the ground for out-door live cultural events. With a unique and brand-new super production, he will share the energy of his macro concerts with the emotions of a true arena experience.
Jarre’s first return to the stage will be festival performances including Sónar and Melt, plus a date at the iconic Jodrell Bank this summer, followed by an international arena tour commencing in Europe this autumn.