Photo by Greg Rybczynski
Jean-Michel Jarre, who currently holds the Guinness World Record for largest concert ever performed, is embarking on his first-ever tour across North America, where he’ll be showcasing new music from his LP, Electronica.
Having made his first Canadian appearance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the french trailblazer treated fans with an immersive performance, featuring cutting-edge digital technology, from 3-D projections to a “spy cam”, which provided fans a close up look at Jean’s rig as he performed in real-time. Jarre closed out the show with his signature laser harp to “The Time Machine,” before re-emerging behind the curtain for a 3-song encore, which concluded with “Stardust,” co-written by Armin van Buuren
As Now Toronto eloquently noted, the technologically thrilling show “wasn’t so much a stage as a spaceship, Jarre at the bridge, flanked by two bandmates on live digital drums keeping a marching beat.” Indeed, 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.
Of the Toronto affair, Jean-Michel Jarre tells Dancing Astronaut:
“The response in Toronto was tremendous. I have never played Canada before so I was so pleased to receive such a warm welcome. I’m looking forward to bringing my ELECTRONICA show to Montreal tonight and America following. If you are a fan of electronic music shows from the music to production I hope you will come check it out.”
With over 40 years of experience as an active composer, Jean-Michel Jarre has yet to show any signs of slowing down, as he continues to put on a display of exceptional showmanship.
Tickets for his Electronica tour can be purchased here.