Over the last 12 months, Above & Beyond have taken the sound and ethos behind their critically acclaimed Group Therapy album (“artist album of the year” – Mixmag) across the globe. From an intimate gig in a London pub to two sold out dates at Brixton Academy, from a landmark 400th radio show broadcast in Beirut to a sunrise set at Creamfields Argentina, and an epic 30-date North American tour, these are some of the moments that have made up their most memorable year to date.
“Life is made of small moments like these.” – Paavo, Jono and Tony
The video features a brand new instrumental piece of music from Above & Beyond – titled “Small Moments.” As a thank you to all the fans who have joined them on their tour, Jono, Tony and Paavo have made “Small Moments” available as a free download from their Facebook page: facebook.com/aboveandbeyond
Their latest single “On My Way To Heaven” (feat. Richard Bedford) has been released this week – including the hugely popular, previously unreleased Above & Beyond Club Mix. The emotional track has been featured heavily in Above & Beyond’s sets on their North American Tour. It was also included in the official Group Therapy Miami video.
Group Therapy North America Tour 2012 – Upcoming Dates
July 18 Detroit, MI @ Global Dance Festival, Royal Oak
July 19 Minneapolis, MN @ Global Dance Festival, The Brick
July 20 Kansas City, MO @ Global Dance Festival, The Midland Theater
July 21 Morrison, CO @ Global Dance Festival, Red Rocks
August 31 New York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival (Group Therapy Stage)
September 01 New York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival (Main Stage)
September 02 El Paso, TX @ SunCity Music Festival
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Above & Beyond
Debuts Second Artist Album
Firmly established as the UK’s most popular DJ/producers, Above & Beyond are at a tipping point with the release of their second album ‘Group Therapy,’ music videos for its acclaimed singles “Sun & Moon” and “Thing Called Love,” and Group Therapy North America Tour with several sold-out dates. The album out today is already #1 on iTunes Dance Albums/US.
Bringing Above & Beyond’s renowned blend of classic song-writing values and sleek electronic production into a contemporary context, their second album ‘Group Therapy’extends their appeal into the furthest reaches yet. Combining elements of trance 2.0, house, electronica and even modern classical, ‘Group Therapy’ is a complete listening experience that includes the bittersweet orchestral beauty of piano opener “Filmic,” the dark tale of edgy electronic-house anthem “Black Room Boy” and the ambient electronica of “Sun In Your Eyes” – a track which recalls ambient’s early-90s glory days of Global Communication, Pete Namlook et al. With tales of loves lost, found and confused at Group Therapy’s heart, highlights like “Alchemy” and “You Got To Go” (both sung by former Faithless/Bent vocalist Zöe Johnston) are the antithesis of throwaway club music – adding depth, meaning and classic songwriting values to an album destined to go down as one of electronic music’s classic moments.
Group Therapy’s first single “Sun & Moon (feat. Richard Bedford)” is a synth-driven stadium dance number that has hooked major props from dance music mogul Pete Tong and been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 – topping both the iTunes Dance and Beatport Trance charts along the way. The latest single “Thing Called Love’ (feat. Richard Bedford)”features chunky electro basslines with forward-thinking, euphoric melody drops, creating a powerful song-driven anthem that upholds Above & Beyond’s unique ability to marry innovative electronic grooves with stirring, thoughtful lyrics. Both tracks have been made into beautifully poignant music videos by talented director Ferry Gouw.
The globetrotting Anjunabeats bosses are nearing the end of their extensive Group Therapy North American Tour with only a handful of shows left. After sell out shows in St. Louis, New York, Montreal, Los Angeles, Denver, Vancouver, Calgary, Sacramento, Seattle, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, San Diego and Newport Beach anyone attending the final 8 shows are advised purchase tickets in advance.
The success is the result of years of hard work for Above & Beyond, with a CV that includes performing to 1 million people on Barra Beach in Rio and soundtracking the launch of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo. Building up an unstoppable momentum in the past 12 months, the UK-based trio made their debut at the legendary Glastonbury festival last year and saw the 350th episode of their Trance Around The World radio show become the world’s top trending topic on social network Twitter in December 2010.
‘Group Therapy’ Tracklisting
02. Alchemy feat. Zoë Johnston
03. Sun & Moon feat. Richard Bedford
04. You Got To Go feat. Zoë Johnston
05. Black Room Boy (vocals by Tony McGuinness and Richard Bedford)
06. Giving It Out feat. Zoë Johnston
07. On My Way To Heaven feat. Richard Bedford
09. Sun In Your Eyes
10. Love Is Not Enough feat. Zoë Johnston
11. Every Little Beat feat. Richard Bedford
12. Sweetest Heart feat. Zoë Johnston
13. Thing Called Love feat. Richard Bedford
14. Only A Few Things feat. Zoë Johnston
Above & Beyond Group Therapy North American Tour Dates
June 7 Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Sound Republic
June 8 Detroit, MI @ Bleu
June 9 Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone
June 10 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
June 11 Washington, DC @ Glow at Fur
June 12 Buffalo, NY @ Pure