Air will play 'Moon Safari' in its entirety at Sónar 2024

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Air will play ‘Moon Safari’ in its entirety at Sónar 2024

Air will celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘Moon Safari’, their legendary 1998 album, by performing the entire album at Sónar on Friday, June 14. The duo of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, who have not performed at Sónar since 2010, join the Sónar 2024 programme, which will take place on June 13, 14 and 15.

‘Moon Safari’, Air’s debut, is one of the great cult albums of the late ’90s, and of the ’90s in general. Especially remembered for three of its singles, ‘Sexy Boy’, ‘La femme d’argent’ and ‘All I Need’, ‘Moon Safari’ conquered an entire generation thanks to its mix of downtempo electronica and French song, influencing the pop of the turn of the century.

The success of Air led Sofia Coppola to commission the duo to compose the soundtrack for ‘The Virgin Suicides’, her 1999 film.

After ‘Moon Safari’ and the soundtrack of ‘The Virgin Suicides’, Air released six more albums, with ‘Le voyage dans la lune’ (2012) being the last. Although Air’s concert at Sónar will focus on ‘Moon Safari’, the group will play other hits from their career.

Air joins the 100 shows already confirmed at Sónar, among which those by Jessie Ware, Kaytranada, Ben Böhmer live, Vince Staples, Folamour, The Martinez Brothers, Kerri Chandler, Charlotte de Witte presenting ‘Overdrive’, Floating Points and Olof Dreijer, among others. The festival will complete its program in the coming weeks.

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