Possibly one of India’s favourite international acts, Grammy-nominated electronic act Above & Beyond are visiting India in March over the Holi weekend. The March 10-13 tour will travel to Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai respectively.
The four-city tour has been organised by dance music promoters Submerge – who have been behind all of Above & Beyond’s tours of India, including the very special show at Bangalore’s Jayamahal Mahal in November 2012 which was the last-ever Trance Around The World and the first-ever Group Therapy show
“India has always been a special place for us, it’s the birthplace of Group Therapy Radio and the spiritual home of our Anjunabeats label. Visiting our friends and fans during Holi – a colourful celebration of togetherness – will be a truly special thing,” said the band in a statement.
Above & Beyond, the legacy
Known and loved for their grand sweeping melodies and emotional lyrics, Above & Beyond comprises of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. The trio have played at all the world’s leading dance music festivals like Glastonbury, Creamfields, Electric Daisy Carnival to Pukkelpop and Lollapalooza, and also own two widely-respected labels, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep. Their radio show, Group Therapy reaches 30 million listeners in 35 countries – every week.
The only act ever to win Essential Mix of the Year on BBC Radio 1 twice, Above & Beyond have many other accolades to their name like the first British DJs to sell out New York’s Madison Square Garden. They also managed to get Bryan Cranston to revive his much-loved character, Walter White – albeit briefly – at EDC, Las Vegas in August 2015 on their 2013-released track, ‘Walter White’.
If making chart-topping albums wasn’t enough, their stripped back, acoustic reworkings of their best-selling songs like ‘Sun & moon’, ‘Sticky fingers’, ‘We’re all we need’, ‘Love is not enough’ have been performed at iconic venues around the world like Royal Albert Hall in London, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Sydney Opera House among others. The albums Acoustic and Acoustic II have also topped music charts around the world.
Above & Beyond have started 2017 with a peak-time anthem, ‘Balearic balls’.