Groove Armada return to the live stage to celebrate 21st Anniversary
Today, critically and commercially acclaimed UK dance music duo, Groove Armada announce their long-awaited return to the live stage, with four very special and intimate capacity UK shows this winter.
The shows, their first since terminating touring as a live act in 2013 to pursue DJ-only appearances will feature the full original band and touring setup performing their biggest hits and selections from their incredibly well-documented career that now reaches an impressive 21st Anniversary.
From the big tents of the nineties to some of the world's most underground DJ booths, Groove Armada’sTom Findlay and Andy Cato have roamed freely and inimitably through dance music, embracing musical eclecticism with charm, risk and adventure. Having met in 1994, the pair helped shape club culture since the release of their debut album “Northern Star”. – Time after time reaching artistic peaks with underground reverence, genre-defying energy and dominant pop culture impact.
Speaking on the return of Groove Armada’s live show Andy Cato said: “The live show is what defined us. Refining a genuinely live dance music experience became an obsession, from minute sonic details to the number of sides on the lazer glitter ball. The reward was a lawless and electric 15 years on the road; runs at Brixton so long it felt like we lived there, the loudest ever recorded cheer at Lowlands, taking over Centennial Park in Sydney, Saturday nights in Barrowlands, air traffic control on the phone to the Other Stage at Glastonbury, once you start… We did all this with the best on and off stage crew ever assembled. The vibe in the camp was special and radiated. Behind the scenes, from cooks to truckers, we’re always asked if we’ll get the gang back on the road. If we’re going to do it one more time, it’ll be when we’re 21” – Andy Cato
A pioneering combination of performance and electronics, the Groove Armada live show rapidly evolved into one of the very best in dance music, taking electronic music out of the clubs and on to main stages at festivals all over the world.
From Glastonbury to Sydney the shows, packed with era-defining hits like ‘I See You Baby’ and the Grammy nominated ‘Superstylin' were defined by their display of live instrumentation, impressive visuals and soaring guest vocal performances.
The 21st Anniversary UK Tour kicks off at Bristol’s newest live music venue The Marble Factory on 29th Nov before heading to Scotland to recently refurbished Galvanisers Yard / SWG3 the following evening 30th Nov. 1st Dec see’s Electric Brixton host Groove Armada’s much anticipated capital show before the tour bus embarks for Manchester’s prominent The Warehouse Project on the 2nd Dec.
29th Nov – Bristol, Marble Factory
30th Nov – Glasgow, Galvanisers Yard / SWG3
1st Dec – London, Electric Brixton
2nd Dec – Manchester, The Warehouse Project