Bonobo Releases Live At Royal Albert Hall Film
Bonobo has released an official film of a performance from his 5-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall. His residency at the historic venue became the longest continuous run of performances for a solo musician, and the longest run ever for an electronic artist. Bonobo has worked with a wide range of artists including Erykah Badu and Jon Hopkins, as well as remixing Gorillaz and Michael Kiwanuka.
Focusing on tracks from his most recent album fragments/”>Fragments, as well as songs from his wider catalogue, the film also includes the impromptu moment when the organist Anna Lapwood joined the band for “Otomo,” on the venues famed pipe organ. The collaboration came about quite by chance. Lapwood was practising as she often does on the organ at 1am after one of the Bonobo shows and his trumpet player Ryan Jacob and sound engineer Tommy Williams were still in the building. They asked her to play Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor”, and she kindly obliged. After introducing them to the historic organ itself and its 9999 pipes, they planned for her to join the show the next night as a surprise guest.
The concert film was directed by Jon Dommett and has also been mixed especially for the film by Tommy Williams. It shows an artist at the top of his game, expertly blending acoustic and electronic music, to levels arguably not seen before in such iconic surroundings. In addition to Lapwood, the show featured tour vocalist Nicole Miglis and guest vocalist Andreya Triana, a 15-piece string section, brass ensemble, immersive visuals by Strangeloop and his longtime core band.
Since ‘Fragments,’ Bonobo also surprise released three dancefloor singles on his label OUTLIER imprint with Ninja Tune in “Defender,” “ATK,” and “Fold,” which was alongside Jacques Greene. Bonobo has also recently announced a series of curated OUTLIER DJ events in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Montreal between June and September. The shows will feature Amtrac, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, TOKiMONSTA, Jacques Greene, O’Flynn and more guests to be announced at a later date. In addition, following his previously acclaimed Boiler Room appearances, Bonobo also returned to do a live set at DGTL in May in Amsterdam.
Bonobo 2023 Live Dates
29th May – Detroit, MI – Movement Festival (DJ Set)
3rd June – Toronto, Canada – Boiler Room (DJ Set)
21st June – Denver, CO – Enter The Portal (DJ Set)
24th June – Austin, TX – The Concourse Project (OUTLIER DJ Set)
30th June – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest (DJ Set)
15th July – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall (OUTLIER DJ Set)
22nd July – Chicago, IL – Radius (OUTLIER DJ Set)
29th July – New York, NY – Knockdown Center (OUTLIER DJ Set)
5th August – Locorotondo, Italy – Viva Festival
8th August – Šibenik, Croatia – St. Michael’s Fortress
10th August – Budapest – Sziget Festival
15th August – Malta – Glitch Festival (DJ Set)
19th August – London, UK – Field Day 2023
23rd August – Glasgow, Scotland – SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
25th August – Norton Disney, England – Lost Village Festival (DJ Set)
27th August – Paris, France – Rock en Seine
1st September – Bristol, UK – Forwards
3rd September – Istanbul, Turkey – Pozitif Vibrations
16th September – New Orleans, LA – Smoothe King Center (DJ Set)
23rd September – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau (OUTLIER DJ Set)
30th September-1st October – San Francisco, CA – Portola Music Festival (DJ Set)
10th December – Fiji – Your Paradise (DJ Set)
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