Air Returns To The U.S.

Air’s summer voyage will bring the group to the U.S. for its first tour across the country since 2010.

The June excursion is booked as part of the French band’s “twentyears Air” tour. Whether you categorize their sound as space rock, electronica or ambient, music lovers are bound to agree that Air’s catalog is timeless and influential.

Last year the duo, made up of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, released the anthology Twentyears. The compilation features one album with 17 classic tracks, another with rare and unreleased songs, and a third disc with remixes.  

Air’s most recent album is 2014’s Music for Museum, which was commissioned as a soundtrack for the Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille as part of its Open Museum project. The songs were inspired by the contemporary artists  Linda Bujoli, Mathias Kiss, Xavier Veilhan and Yi Zhou. The vinyl-only release was limited to 1,000 copies.

Two years before that Air released Le voyage dans la lune as a soundtrack to the restored version of the 1902 silent fiction film “A Trip to the Moon” by Georges Méliès.

Linda Bujoli
– Air
Promo photo for “twentyears Air” tour.

The U.S. tour follows a few gigs in France, Australia and Singapore. Here’s the plan:

June 4 – New York, N.Y., Randall’s Island (Governors Ball Music Festival)
June 5 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston  
June 6 – North Bethesda, Md., Music Center At Strathmore          
June 20 – Chicago, Ill., Auditorium Theatre
June 23 – San Francisco, Calif., SF Masonic
June 24 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Bowl          
June 25 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre           

Tickets go on sale April 7 at 10 a.m. local time.

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