Air are coming to Berlin, for free! What a welcome piece of information, particularly for fans of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, better known as the French electronic pop duo, Air. It was announced a few weeks back that the band will play a free to attend concert at the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin on July 16th, but I figured you might need reminding of this great opportunity.
For me, Air were up there with Daft Punk as the best of the French electronic bands around the turn of the millennium. Their easy to listen to, laid-back synth pop made perfect sense to a teenage me who had just started to experiment with marijuana, so adult me is excited to catch them at what should be a fantastic summer evening event.
The members of our team who saw them at Primavera Sound in Barcelona earlier this month assure me they are still fantastic live act. Also, with the atmospheric show timed just as the sun is setting, here’s hoping that the lighting will match the magic of the music and the grandeur of the location.
The pair, who hail from Versailles, are best known for their second album, Moon Safari, which was released in 1998 and found both critical and commercial success internationally. Included in this post are three of my favourite tracks from that album to give music fans unfamiliar with their work an idea of what to expect, and one from the album Talkie Walkie. Other notable works, along with four other studio albums, include the score for Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, released in 2000.
The show will take place at 20:00 at Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburger Tor, and is part of the larger Jour de Fête, which is a German-French celebration running from the 15-16th of July at the same location. If you are interested in getting more information and finding out about their full schedule of their events, click here.
Where: Pariser Platz
When: 20:00, Saturday July 16th.
How Much: Free Free Free :)