After Porter Robinson and Madeon announced their joint single “Shelter” music fans haven’t stopped talking about the collaboration. This excitement built a united following behind their Shelter Live Tour, the West Coast leg of which began last Wednesday, November 23.
Held at Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, the duo played two sold out shows with added pyrotechnics, special effects and fireworks.
The tour’s journey westward had fans patiently waiting for it to make its way over here, and it was well worth the wait. The duo’s cinematic opening gives you this am I dreaming? moment as you see Porter and Madeon walk in together to take the stage with their single “Shelter” coming through on the sound system.
When it comes to creating these “emotionally euphoric moments” Porter Robinson and Madeon definitely know how to coordinate a show, whether it’s their solo live show or a collaboration with one another.
For example, when the crowd got a glimpse of Rin, the anime character from Porter Robinson & A-1 Pictures’ “Shelter the Animation”, everyone cheered in admiration. When you’re watching the fans and their show its evident that the fans have followed both Porter and Madeon on their musical development as artists.
What makes the Shelter Live shows so special is the fact that Porter Robinson and Madeon play simultaneously on stage in tribute to each of their bodies of work and friendship as musicians. This tour coming to life has fulfilled the dreams of many music superfans where the duo plays exclusive live edits special for fans who made it out for their tour, similarly to how Porter Robinson played exclusive live edits of his Worlds album only at his live shows.
In the peak of their North American tour, Madeon and Porter Robinson sat down for an interview with Tommy West on SiruisXM’s #bpm to discuss the Shelter Live Tour and the duo announced that the joint project is a temporary deal. As heartbreaking as it is learning that electronic dance music’s newest favorite super duo has an expiration date, its exciting to know that each artist plans on pursuing their own solo projects once again.
“What makes it special is that we’re gonna go back to our solo projects,” Madeon said in an interview on SiriusXM’s #bpm with Tommy West, “we know that this is a transient moment and we are taking it all in and enjoying it immensely, but we know that once this is it, it’s it.”
“We were so surprised from our first show [that] some of the highlights for people was watching us talk to each other and interact, and seeing how much that meant to people was pretty humbling. It made us realize that there’s something beyond the actual sound, the lights and the video. There’s something very human about this collaboration and we’re careful to cherish that.” – Porter Robinson
Check out the remaining tour dates below, and be sure to catch Porter Robinson and Madeon at McClellan Park this Saturday, December 3, for their Sacramento stop!
12/01 – FIllmore Auditorium (Denver, CO) SOLD OUT
12/02 – The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT) Tickets
12/03 – McClellan Park (Sacramento, CA) Tickets
12/06 – Vogue Theater (Vancouver, BC) SOLD OUT
12/07 – Vogue Theater (Vancouver, BC) SOLD OUT
12/08 – Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland, OR) Tickets
12/09 – Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA) SOLD OUT
12/10 – Wamu Theather (Seattle, WA) SOLD OUT
For more info on the tour, visit shelterlivetour.com.