One of the world’s pre-eminent electronic acts (and longtime Forte favourite) RÜFÜS DU SOL are delivering a special treat to fans this March with Live From Joshua Tree.
The live album and film features an immersive desert performance of songs curated from their critically acclaimed studio albums SOLACE, BLOOM and ATLAS, recorded and shot in the sprawling desert plains of Joshua Tree, California are set to drop globally on March 6.
The title-track from their GRAMMY-nominated album SOLACE is the first to be released, with fans able to get their hands on the anticipated audio and video of the song – straight from the 45-minute feature – simply by preordering the album on iTunes or presaving the album on DSPs; with Solace being a fitting debut as it captures the band’s emotive gravitas amongst the powerful energy of the desert landscape.
Alongside this, the trio have also announced two exclusive Australian premiere screenings of the film at Ritz Cinemas Randwick in Sydney and IMAX in Melbourne on March 4, and as an added bonus, their Live At Joshua Tree film will be followed by a screening of the critically acclaimed Chemical Brothers film Don’t Think, with all proceeds raised going to The Red Cross to be put towards Australian bushfire aid.
In a 45-minute immersive film traversing the depths of the band’s famed shows and critically acclaimed studio albums, RÜFÜS DU SOL: Live from Joshua Tree brings their emotive live experience from the global stage to the screen. Featuring never-before-heard material set amongst the allure of the Great American West, the sensory film is an homage to the band’s arrival as a global creative force.
Speaking about the screenings, keys player Jon George says, “Given everything that’s happened at home this summer with the fires, we wanted to do more to raise money to support those affected. We wanted to make the Australian premier of our film as special as we can from the other side of the world, and thought the most epic thing we could do would be to join forces for a double-header screening with one of the acts that has influenced us most. We are lifelong fans of the Chemical Brothers and are thrilled to have them and their team jump on board and donate the profits from the screening of their film to the Red Cross Bushfire appeal alongside us. Huge respect to Tom, Ed, and their director Adam Smith for supporting this. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the fires this summer.”
Prepare to be taken on one hell of a journey with this one. Watch the trailer for RÜFÜS DU SOL: Live from Joshua Tree below.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.