Above & Beyond Release Highly-Anticipated 2nd Acoustic Album

Above & Beyondthe renowned Grammy-nominated electronic act, have released their “Acoustic II” album on Anjunabeats/Ultra Records.

Above & Beyond - Acoustic II
Above & Beyond – Acoustic II

The highly-anticipated release contains acoustic reinterpretations of numerous hits from the band’s history.

The music from this record is made for concert halls rather than clubs; breathing new life and context into the songs that have made Above & Beyond famous.

Paavo Siljamaki of Above & Beyond stated:

“Brass is a really big player on Acoustic II. We added a lot of John Barry-esque brass horns. And we wondered what interesting things we could do with the voices, so there are a lot of choral and bigger vocal arrangements than on the first album. Really, this album is standing on the shoulders of the first one. If we’d have tried this then, it would have been overwhelming and too much for us to do.”

Above & Beyond Acoustic's Set
Above & Beyond Acoustic’s Set

“Acoustic II” created a first for dance music by bringing an 18-piece band to the world’s most famous concert venues.

The climax of the tour was a performance at the Hollywood Bowl during which they played various instruments including rhodes, guitar and piano alongside a 32-piece orchestra.

Acoustic II Tour Dates:

DATE
 
CITY
 VENUE
Thu
4/28
London
St John’s – SOLD OUT
Fri
4/29
London
St John’s – SOLD OUT
Sun
5/1
Manchester
Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Tue
5/3
Utrecht
Tivoli Vredenburg – SOLD OUT
Thu
5/5
London
Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Weds
5/11
Chicago
Chicago Theatre – SOLD OUT
Thurs
5/12
Chicago
Chicago Theatre – SOLD OUT
Sat
5/14
Toronto
Massey Hall – SOLD OUT
Sun
5/15
Toronto
Massey Hall – SOLD OUT
Tues
5/17
Boston
The Wang – SOLD OUT
Fri
5/20
New York
Beacon Theatre – SOLD OUT
Sat
5/21
New York
Beacon Theatre – SOLD OUT
Sun
5/22
New York
Beacon Theatre – SOLD OUT
Thu
5/26
Berkeley
Greek Theatre – SOLD OUT
Fri
5/27
Berkeley
Greek Theatre
Sat
5/28
Los Angeles
Hollywood Bowl – SOLD OUT
Tues
5/31
Honolulu
Waikiki Shell
Mon
6/6
Sydney
Sydney Opera House (Afternoon) – SOLD OUT
Mon
6/6
Sydney
Sydney Opera House (Evening) – SOLD OUT

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