Sunday, February 4, 2018

Concert Report: Above & Beyond (Montreal)

Located in the Montreal suburb of Laval, the brand new Place Bell is home to minor league hockey and concerts.
The crowd gathering last night recognized that symbol, of course!
Up and coming DJ Spencer Brown (USA) has been touring with Above & Beyond and had recently played on Miami's Groove Cruise.
Had never seen him play before and he put on a lively Trance set!
Above & Beyond can attract an older crowd who has followed them for years but last night it was definitely full of youngsters! Trance never left but it has staged a huge come-back!
I was invited to the official Meet & Greet backstage to meet Above & Beyond's Paavo and Tony. Since I don't appear on my Blog, I've substituted this picture instead!
And then it was back to the floor to catch the end of DJ Yotto (FIN) set!
And he definitely got everyone pumped-up!
And then there they were again! Above & Beyond (GB)!
Going early with "My Own Hymn" off their new "Common Ground" album.
Using my camera phone, the pics are just not as good as we get from my regular camera.
Their hit "We're All We Need" was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.
Above & Beyond is actually 3 DJ's but you nearly always get just 2. Last year in Miami in the Sirius/XM Music Lounge we got Jono & Paavo (link) while at EDC-Orlando in 2014 we got Paavo & Tony (link).
It doesn't matter because they always deliver a great set of new songs and classics!
Lasers came on!
Followed by a laser explosion!
Moving out of the masses for "Northern Soul".  Above & Beyond's weekly show "Group Therapy Radio" can be heard in North America on Sirius/XM.
Sold-out show of about 10,000!
And OMG, one of my favorites "Satellite" produced by their alter-ego DJ project OceanLab.
WOW! A good time was had by all!

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