A Laser Harp… keytar… synths upon synths… Southern California’s desert sky will be lit up this spring like never before when prolific and celebrated electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre returns to the United States this year to perform his critically acclaimed ‘Electronica’ show at both weekends of Coachella this April (Friday, April 13 and Friday, April 20). In 2017, Jarre brought his ‘Electronica’ world tour to North America for a nine-date outing, marking the first time the Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer ever toured this side of the Atlantic Ocean in his almost 50-year career.
Surrounding the festival, Jarre will embark on a short tour visiting such cities as Dallas, Vancouver and Seattle. He’ll also return to Houston on April 10, where he last appeared back in 1986 performing a one-off city-scale concert celebrating NASA’s 25th Anniversary. Over 1.3 million people gathered to share in a moving commemoration of the Challenger Mission setting a Guinness World Record.
Jean-Michel Jarre personally designed his impressive stage show featuring state of the art production, perception-defying mobile LED panels and immaculate laser lights which he brought to North America as part of his ‘Electronica’ World Tour last year to rave reviews, with Dancing Astronaut‘s Matt Sia stating, “Jarre’s live show is something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music’s capacity to innovate,” with Liisa Ladourceur from Now Toronto adding, “Jean-Michel Jarre’s first Canadian show was the stuff of digital dreams.”
Check out the concert dates below. Click each Northwest date to be redirected to ticket information.
|Monday, April 9||Dallas||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|Tuesday, April 10||Houston||Smart Financial Center|
|Friday, April 13||Indio, CA||Coachella|
|Tuesday, April 17||Vancouver||Orpheum Theater|
|Wednesday, April 18||Seattle||Paramount Theater|
|Friday, April 20||Indio, CA||Coachella|