French electronic music pioneers Air will pay tribute to their iconic debut album Moon Safari when they head to Yorkshire this summer.
25 years after its release, Air will play Moon Safari live in its entirety when they headline TX Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall on Wednesday June 26.
Tickets for this incredible show at the historic venue’s open-air courtyard go on sale at 9am on Friday February 16 via ticketmaster.co.uk
Now considered a cult classic, Moon Safari is a perfect record from the golden era of French electronic music – a masterful fusion of downtempo with the rich heritage of chanson française.
Its release catapulted Air – aka Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel – to fame, millions of sales and sell-out world tours with tracks like Sexy Boy, All I Need and La Femme d’Argent lodging themselves in the public subconscious during the late 1990s.
To further celebrate the 25th anniversary of Air’s seminal debut album, a deluxe Moon Safari audio-video package will be released via Parlophone/Warner Music on March 8.
This follows huge excitement the iconic French duo will play their widely celebrated album in its entirety for the first time across Europe.
All dates on the original tour sold out in record time and, given the exceptional demand for tickets, Air have now added further dates to their touring schedule for late spring and into the summer including a night at The Royal Albert Hall and now The Piece Hall.
Air join Tom Jones, Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Sheryl Crow, Underworld, Rick Astley, Jess Glynne, Fatboy Slim, PJ Harvey, Underworld, Tom Odell, Pixies, IDLES, Richard Ashcroft, McFly, Loyle Carner and Status Quo among the headliners for TX Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall 2024 – with more to be announced.
The Halifax show is co-promoted by The Piece Hall Trust and Cuffe and Taylor.
Nicky Chance-Thompson MBE DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “Moon Safari is such an iconic album and I know so many people have very special memories of listening to it on repeat in the final years of the last millennium.
“What a joy it will be to hear it performed in full in our beautiful courtyard. This is going to be a truly wonderful and emotional show.”
For the first time, TK Maxx will join The Piece Hall and Cuffe and Taylor as presenting partner underscoring TK Maxx’s continued support of the arts and local communities.
The new presenting partnership is part of a three-year agreement with Cuffe & Taylor shows across the country including Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Lytham Festival, Depot Live, Derby Summer Sessions, Plymouth Summer Sessions, Bedford Summer Sessions, and Southampton Summer Sessions.
A TK Maxx spokesperson said: “Everyone knows, there’s no deal like a TK Maxx deal. Our big brands at small prices mean that our customers always get something amazing for less. And that’s just us on a normal day. This summer we’re going even bigger by giving away 5,000 festival tickets to our loyalty customers through our reward programme, Treasure. By signing up on TKMaxx.com, savvy TK Maxx superfans will be the first to find out how they can get their hands on tickets to music events up and down the country. Because there’s no summer like a TK Maxx summer.”
For tickets and more information about TK Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall 2024 please visit thepiecehall.co.uk