UK trio Above & Beyond have today revealed the vocalists who will join them on their upcoming ‘Acoustic’ tour of the world’s most iconic concert halls including Sydney Opera House.
The first two names will be very familiar to Above & Beyond fans: Zoē Johnston, long-time collaborator with the band and co-writer of the Grammy nominated ‘We’re All We Need’; and Justine Suissa, the much-loved voice of OceanLab, with whom the group released the “Sirens Of The Sea” LP in 2008.
With Suissa making her acoustic debut and Johnston one of the stars of Above & Beyond’s previous acoustic run in 2013, the return of these two fan favourites is sure to heighten anticipation for the shows.
Fans will also be intrigued to hear the two new vocal talents that Above & Beyond’s Jono, Tony and Paavo have lined up for the tour. The first new addition is Cobi, a singer-songwriter born in the northern most part of Minnesota. Cobi’s voice travels from low valleys to high peaks while his guitar is the heartstring of his powerful live performances. Also joining the tour is Natalie Holmes, a UK singer/songwriter with a delicate and angelic voice who draws her influences from artists such as Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Bon Iver, Gabrielle Aplin (who she recently supported at Leeds O2 Academy).
“We’re super excited to have our good friends Justine and Zoë on board for these special shows and it’ll be a rare treat for our fans to see them perform together. Cobi and Natalie really blew us away with the quality of their voices and we can’t wait to introduce them to you all.” Above & Beyond commented.
Above & Beyond’s Acoustic World Tour takes in 11 iconic concert venues including Sydney Opera House on Monday June 6.
Accompanying the tour will be a new studio album, featuring orchestral reworkings of fan favourites from the Above & Beyond back catalogue as well as tracks from the band’s 2015 electronic album ‘We Are All We Need’ – including dance anthems ‘We’re All We Need’ feat. Zoë Johnston and ‘Blue Sky Action’ feat. Alex Vargas.