VENUE AND EVENT INFO
SALT LAKE CITY -- Due to circumstances outside of our control, we regret to inform you that MILKY CHANCE MIND THE MOON TOUR 2020 has been postponed until further notice. Hang on to your tickets, we’ll email you (and post updates here) as soon as a new date is announced.
Many dreams of the German musician folk usually fall flat at the starting line, if you were
to look at how most fair against their other countrymen in history. You have that metal
wall of Rammstein that sticks in front of most onlookers living outside of their borders, oh
and there’s Kraftwerk . Who would have imagined a mainstream global success story for
two young, German men from a fairly small industrial town named Kassel having a hefty
number of Australians 14,000 km’s away booking tickets to see them perform live every
time they come to town. It’s a story of two unlikely lads, but it’s also one of two incredibly
talented lads that created something different that separates them from any other
popular artists you know.
Milky Chance are Philipp Dausch and Clemens Rehbein . They met at school, growing-up
listening to Bob Marley , Hendrix & Red Hot Chilli Peppers to name but a few. Getting together
to make music in the early days was less about plotting global success, it was instead
more about having fun. One of their first songs, however, quickly changed things - It was
Stolen Dance . More specifically it was a unique sounding folktronica song that spanned
across most commercial & alternative radio playlists across the globe. That moment
they uploaded it to Youtube was about 6 yrs ago, but the fact it’s one of the most
Shazamed songs of all time tells you all you need to know.
Like a Darwinian success story, Milky Chance quickly adapted to their new found
surroundings & pulled together an album & was touring the world within months. That
debut album, Sadnecessary , that boasts other successful singles Down By The River &
Flashed Junk Mind , went on to become a multi-platinum record in various countries that
saw this German duo play on US late night shows like Fallon , Kimmel & O’Brien and garner
every major worldwide press outlet that had an interest in music.
Fast-forward a few years to 2017 & the band launched their second album Blossom . This
album faced the oh-so-common question of whether to keep to what brought success or
develop into something that changed with the winds of the current chart trends. The
band chose to hold strong to what made them so popular, but adding far more layers in
quality learned on the road. Lead singles Cocoon & Doing Good embodied their approach
& it was a hugely successful album, amassing hundreds of millions of plays across
streaming platforms, and more Gold & Platinum records came tumbling in worldwide,
and they went on to play to 241 shows across 41 countries .
After the success of Sadnecessary and Blossom , their third album Mind the Moon is nothing
less than the distillation of their songwriting spirit. While they started off with a smooth,
minimalist sound, their second album added distinguished layers that any muso could
appreciate. Mind the Moon succeeds in embodying this paradox and sees Dausch and
Rehbein achieve the transitio n from a fair ytale pop phenomenon to the truly gifted
songwriters that they’ve always been. The new tracks are an easy listen with catchy
melodies and a laid-back vibe – but there is depth that hooks the listener beyond the first
impression. How much depth can a light-hearted pop song actually have? “Mind the
Moon” gives you the answer. Like its forerunner “Blossom,” the album was produced with
Tobias Kuhn .
Where do Milky Chance fit in the future, you may ask, as they embark on Album no.3. The
answer is fairly simple; This album will see them continue to be a singular proposition in
a world fall of “The Next (insert name here).” If that all sounds a bit grandiose, just listen
to new song The Game for evidence. The track epitomizes this sound, with a unique and
self-evident blend of reggae, chillout and rock. The sounds come together so naturally, as
if it’s never been any other way. A look at the featured artists on the album alone gives
you an idea of the breadth of genres it encompasses. The track “Fallen” was written in
London with the British artist Elderbrook, and pop-gospel fusion track “Eden’s House”
features the South African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo – a group Dausch and
Rehbein have admired since their school years.
Their collaboration with Tash Sultana was no less of a dream come true. The
Australian-Maltese singer-songwriter is currently causing a major stir in the world of
music, and her vocals on the first single Daydreaming add a truly unique element to the
Milky Chance sound. And last but not least, there’s Témé Tan , a Belgian artist with
Congolese roots. Both Témé Tan and Tash Sultana have previously shared line-ups with
Milky Chance on tour, and can now be heard performing on their latest album. Rush ,
recorded with Témé Tan, will also feature on the album.
Dausch and Rehbein split the recording between their own studio – which they built and
decked out in Kassel, so they could focus on the music, far from all the hype – and
studios around the world. The recording sessions took place in locations ranging from
Australia to Italy to Norway. The latter was situated right by the water, just a few meters
from the nearest fjord. The ever-present ocean is a constant theme that runs through the
new album, reflected in lyrics like “ Thoughts just keep on drowning in my blue mind ” ( Rush)
and “ The sea is on the low tide/trouble on the inside ” ( Oh Mama ), and even in the title of the
album itself, which venerates the moon and its incredible power to control the tie. A
mysterious, ever-present force that is as distant as it is close by.
Must be 21+