Perfume Genius AKA: Mike Hadreas has announced the stream of his live appearance from The Palace Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The show happens on September 19, at 12pm PST. The steam will be available through Sunday, September 20 at midnight, PST. Perfume Genius will be joined by a 6 piece band as well as a string quartet and the set will include music off his recently release Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. It is the first time fans can hear the album in a live setting.
AN IMPRESSION OF PERFUME GENIUS’ SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY
By Ocean Vuong
Can disruption be beautiful? Can it, through new ways of embodying joy and power, become a way of thinking and living in a world burning at the edges? Hearing Perfume Genius, one realizes that the answer is not only yes—but that it arrived years ago, when Mike Hadreas, at age 26, decided to take his life and art in to his own hands, his own mouth. In doing so, he recast what we understand as music into a weather of feeling and thinking, one where the body (queer, healing, troubled, wounded, possible and gorgeous) sings itself into its future. When listening to Perfume Genius, a powerful joy courses through me because I know the context of its arrival—the costs are right there in the lyrics, in the velvet and smoky bass and synth that verge on synesthesia, the scores at times a violet and tender heat in the ear. That the songs are made resonant through the body’s triumph is a truth this album makes palpable. As a queer artist, this truth nourishes me, inspires me anew. This is music to both fight and make love to. To be shattered and whole with. If sound is, after all, a negotiation/disruption of time, then in the soft storm of Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, the future is here. Because it was always here. Welcome home.
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
1) Whole Life
3) Without You
6) On the Floor
7) Your Body Changes Everything
9) Just A Touch
10) Nothing At All
11) One More Try
12) Some Dream
13) Borrowed Light
Tickets are on-sale today, September 4 and are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. For an additional $5 fans will have the opportunity to watch a special intimate, acoustic solo encore by Perfume Genius. Further items also being made available include a limited edition t-shirt and long sleeve, autographed limited-edition posters, Set My Heart on Fire Immediately vinyl, and the ability to pre-order Perfume Genius’ forthcoming book, the companion to the album (set for release in December). Featuring iconic portraits of the artist from celebrated French photographer Camille Vivier, this limited edition monograph will reveal the unseen procedures beneath the music, vivid conjurings that became songs, and tactile byproducts from exercises in world-building. Tickets and all merchandise information is here: perfumegenius.veeps.com