Yesterday we broke the news that Above & Beyond‘s Acoustic project would return this year.
While the tracklist for Acoustic III is not yet out, if it’s anything like the past two we’re expecting some serious gems throughout as they reimagine their music. They’ve mentioned that this album is a subtle departure from the original two, with more upbeat tracks while still retaining the emotion throughout.
The lead single from the upcoming record is an acoustic version of “Flying By Candlelight” with Marty Longstaff that was released along with the announcement. Additionally, we’ve been told that Acoustic III will feature completely new arrangements of some of the biggest hits from Common Ground, including “Northern Soul,” “My Own Hymn,” and “Happiness Amplified.”
To coincide with the the news of Acoustic III is also paired with a tour announcement which features 22 dates.
While the there’s no plan to bring the Acoustic tour to Australia this year, Above & Beyond will return to familiar venues including Alexandra Palace in London, Red Rocks in Colorado and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
Above & Beyond Acoustic III Tour Dates & Venues
April 24 – Alexandra Palace Theatre – London, UK
April 25 – Alexandra Palace Theatre – London, UK
April 27 – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
May 17 – The Kennedy Center – Washington DC
May 18 – The Kennedy Center – Washington DC
May 22 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
May 24 – Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
May 26 – Meridian Hall – Toronto, ON
May 27 – Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste – Montreal, QC
May 29 – Radio City Music Hall – NYC, NY
May 30 – Radio City Music Hall – NYC, NY
June 2 – Boch Center Wang Theatre – Boston, MA
June 5 – The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
June 9 – Winspear Opera House – Dallas, TX
June 10 – Winspear Opera House – Dallas, TX
June 12 – Bass Concert Hall – Austin, TX
June 13 – Bass Concert Hall – Austin, TX
June 16 – Sandy Amphitheater – Sandy, UT
June 19 – The Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 25 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
June 26 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
with Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Tickets go on sale February 11 at 10am local time, so if you’re looking to travel to see Acoustic III live in concert, register now and mark your calendars!