This September Moby will return to Australia for a three day promotional tour to launch arguably the best album of his career Innocents –(available on Friday 27 September) and will be stopping off at Chinese Laundry for an Australian Exclusive DJ set.
After stealing the show with his DJ sets at Coachella, and Detroit Movement, Moby has now announced he will perform a one-off DJ set at Sydney’s Chinese Laundry on Thursday 19 September. This will be a rare opportunity to see one of the most innovative and individual forces in electronic and popular music today in an intimate environment with only 400 tickets available. Tickets are on sale from 9:00am on Thursday 8 August from moshtix.com.au
Moby is well known for bringing electronic music to the mainstream; starting with the release of his 1991 single “Go.” Since “Go,” Moby has sold over 20,000,000 records worldwide and has co-written, produced and remixed for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Pet Shop Boys and New Order. Moby has received nominations for five Grammy Awards and has won several MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, in addition to being noted by MTV as, “one of the most controversial figures in techno music” and as “one of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s.”
Moby chose to make long awaited album Innocents with a stellar cast. For the first time in his career he worked with an outside producer, friend Mark “Spike” Stent, whose résumé includes Madonna, U2, Muse, Björk, and Massive Attack. The list of eminent collaborators on Innocents includes Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan,Cold Specks, Skylar Grey – best known for co-writing and performing on Eminem and Rihanna’s Love The Way You Lie; indie-folk singer Damien Jurado, and Inyang Bassey who was the vocalist on The Right Thing from Destroyed.
Much of Innocents recalls early Moby in the best way. Moby has been retrofitting antiquated styles and archaic sounds to the electronic age since Natural Blues – one of many enduring hits off of his 1999, twelve-million-plus selling international smash album Play.
The epic, emotional and melodic nature of this album reminds us of Moby’s musical ingenuity and singles him out as one of music’s most creative forces.
The first single to be released from the album is the Cold Specks collaboration A Case For Shame, which is available digitally now.