Empire Of The Sun Reveal "Live At The Sydney Opera House" Video EP
With a North American headline tour launching this week, Australian electro pop pioneers Empire Of The Sun reveal a five-track video EP "Live At The Sydney Opera House" today via Vevo and announce details of forthcoming single and remix bundle "DNA" from their latest album "Ice On The Dune" (out now on Astralwerks).
Following a summer of multiple festival plays including HARD 2013, Bonaroo, and Life Is Beautiful, Empire Of The Sun return to North America for an extensive tour including additional festival plays at Philadelphia's Made In America Festival this weekend and Live 105's Oracle Arena show in Oakland CA. The rest of the tour will offer fans the chance to see the band headline in more intimate settings such as the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Pier 26 at Hudson River Park in New York City and the House of Blues in Boston. The band will close the tour with a special Halloween Show at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on October 31. (See below full list of dates.)
Capturing the cosmic pageantry of an Empire Of The Sun live show in vivid detail, the "Live At The Sydney Opera House" video EP features live cuts from the bands sold-out show at the historic venue earlier this year. Premiering today via Vevo the EP includes performances of "Ice On The Dune" album tracks "DNA", "Concert Pitch", "Ice On The Dune", "We Are The People", and "Celebrate".Watch it here.
Empire Of The Sun also announce "DNA" as the second single from "Ice On The Dune" as a digital single and remix bundle for release September 24 featuring new remixes from Calvin Harris, Alex Metric, Brodinski and more. The "DNA" video will release in full September 5 - in the meantime fans can preview a trailer for the new video via Under The Radar Magazine.
"DNA" follows first album single "Alive," a #1 Billboard Dance/Club Play hit and #1 HypeMachine charting track that is currently enjoying radio support from stations such as KROQ, KCRW, and more. The band made its U.S. television debut performing "Alive" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" earlier this summer and the "Alive" video - produced by Kelvin Optical, Inc., a division within Bad Robot - has more than eight million views.
Formed in 2008, Empire Of The Sun is Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (Pnau). Two of Australia's leading musician/producers, the duo created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality - a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as Empire of the Sun. The resulting album, "Walking on a Dream", went on to sell more than a million copies worldwide and contained the singles "We Are The People", "Standing on the Shore" and the RIAA certified Gold hit "Walking on a Dream." The album helped spearhead the then-burgeoning EDM movement and earned eight ARIA awards and two BRIT nominations. The adventure continues with "Ice On The Dune", which Steele and Littlemore produced with the Walking on a Dream production team.
Empire Of The Sun Tour Dates
8/29/13 Salt Lake City, UT Twilight Concert Series - Pioneer Park
8/31/13 Philadelphia, PA Made in America Festival - Fairmount Park