Above & Beyond closed out 2017 by kicking off their most impressive North American tour to date and 2018 is getting off to just as good of a start as their tour heads to San Francisco for two nights on March 2 and 3.
The group played a 3-hour set at the Convention Center in Los Angeles in December, taking fans on a physical and psychological journey. Walking into the Convention Center, the evening felt grander than the average show, as if it were a mini music festival celebrating the band’s accomplishments and ending 2017 and beginning 2018 with a culmination of 18 years of producing music.
For those who don’t know much about the band, their sets are more or less thought of as “group therapy,” a place for fans to gather in a safe space, dance and let go of their every day worries. Although the rise in popularity in dance music events and partying, there is definitely something beyond. It’s important to have these outlets to get through one’s daily stresses and have the ability to let go and live in the present.
The show was celebrating the 350th episode of the Trance Around The World radio show taking place at Hollywood Palladium, the first and only US “Acoustic 1” shows at the Greek Theatre and the sold out Hollywood Bowl acoustic show, all which were filmed and displayed on the screen throughout the group’s set. The film is now being readied for theatrical release in 2018.
Above & Beyond’s “Common Ground” tour is on sale now, with a second show in San Francisco since the first show sold out instantly. The band plans to takeover the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, March 2 & 3. You can look for tickets here.
Victoria is a music and arts contributor reporting on live events and festivals happening throughout California. She was born and raised in Sacramento and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design and minoring in Professional Writing. Her hobbies include browsing through fashion blogs, photography, listening to new music, thrift store shopping and going on weekend road trips. She's always down for an adventure and meeting new people.