27 October, 2017Print
ODESZA Orchestrates a Musical Milestone on Kimmel
ODESZA's national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! proved to be another milestone not only for the duo but for the Kimmel show itself with Billboard Magazine calling the performance, "the most arresting songs we've seen performed on late-night TV all year." ODESZA masterminds Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight expanded the boundaries of electronic music and delivered an emotional, quintessentially human performance, combining piano, drums and sample pads with guest singers, a six-piece string section, four horn players, and two backup vocalists on the renowned Hollywood Blvd stage at the El Capitan Entertainment Centre (formerly the Hollywood Masonic Temple).
A stage design by longtime ODESZA creative directors Sean Kusanagi and Luke Tanaka achieved the intimacy of a private performance despite the extraordinary feat of fitting a collective of 15 musicians/vocalists on-stage.
Check out this feast for the eyes and ears:
"Line Of Sight (feat. WYNNE)": http://odesza.co/kimmel-line-of-sight
"Higher Ground (feat. Naomi Wild)": http://odesza.co/kimmel-higher-ground
Critics have raved about the initial shows on ODESZA's record-setting North American tour, with Thought Catalog describing the impact of the performance, saying, "ODESZA's music is a reminder that it's not about where we are, who we are, or what's going on in our lives - when we come together and listen - we celebrate life."
The "breathtaking" (Arizona Republic) live performance reimagines a mix of ODESZA fan favorites like "Say My Name" and "Sun Models" as well as tracks off their latest album A Moment Apart. The tour achieves this by bringing to life their studio sound with live edits, horns, vocalists, and a six–piece drumline, creating an original set exclusive to the current tour.
ODESZA are in the middle of a sold-out three-show run at Berkeley's Greek Theatre and next week's itinerary includes performances in Sacramento and Portland as well as sold-out stops at Vancouver's PNE Forum, with the tour then heading through the Mid-West in November and to the East Coast culminating December 15 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
ODESZA 2017 A Moment Apart Tour
Fri, Oct 27 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre*+ (SOLD OUT)
Sat, Oct 28 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre*+ (SOLD OUT)
Tue, Oct 31 - Sacramento, CA - Papa Murphy's Park#*^
Thu, Nov 2 - Portland, OR - Veteran's Memorial Coliseum*^
Fri, Nov 3 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum*^ (SOLD OUT)
Sat, Nov 4 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum*^
Mon, Nov 6 - Calgary, AB - BMO Centre*^
Wed, Nov 8 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth*^ (SOLD OUT)
Thu, Nov 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth*^
Fri, Nov 10 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center*^
Sat, Nov 11 - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion*% (SOLD OUT)
Mon, Nov 13 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live*%
Tue, Nov 14 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple*%
Fri, Nov 17 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis*% (SOLD OUT)
Sat, Nov 18 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis*% (SOLD OUT)
Mon, Nov 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory*^
Tue, Nov 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory*% (SOLD OUT)
Wed, Nov 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory*% (SOLD OUT)
Fri, Nov 24 - Washington, DC - The Anthem*% (SOLD OUT)
Sat, Nov 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem*%
Mon, Dec 11 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues* (SOLD OUT)
Tue, Dec 12 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues*
Fri, Dec 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center*
*with SOFI TUKKER
%with Louis Futon
+with Chet Porter