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Frequently Asked Questions
What songs will Thievery Corporation play in concert?
While some electronic bands come and go, but Thievery Corporation has stood the test of time with a prolific output of material touching on many genres under the greater umbrella of electronica.
Perhaps to best express this genre jumping tendency the band has, we look at their recent 2014 release, Saudade. Of all things, it is a bossa nova electronic album which relies on foreign flavored Brazilian strings and upbeat jazz instrumentation. The group jazzes it up with electronic flourishes and pulsating backbeats, subtlety adding to a relatively new genre mix; electronic jazz.
Live, the group plays little from the release with the album’s closer, “Depth of My Soul,” the only track to reliably make an appearance. Purposefully, it is the least boss nova-like song on the record.
Electronic artists are well known for changing up their setlist often, and that is no exception here. The duo mixes things up considerably from one night to the next. Fans can expect to hear “Lebanese Blond,” “Vampires,” and “Warning Shots” at all shows. The rest are up in the air.
The epic “Sweet Tides” is either used as a closing song or omitted entirely. The group has no steady closing song, unlike many other touring acts that rely on that big familiar and epic closer. Early cult hit “Amerimacka” sometimes makes the cut, as does the experimental “Radio Retaliation.”
The group pulls a lot of influence from the trip hop genre, specifically artists such as Faithless, Massive Attack, and Portishead. They represent the love for the genre with early career cuts where the band was most blatantly a trip hop duo. “Treasures” from 2000’s The Mirror Conspiracy pops up, as does “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” from The Cosmic Game. The song features David Byrne from the Talking Heads, and the group uses his voiceover, mixing it throughout the track organically.
The band changes it up enough to only make perhaps one or two songs a likely choice, while the rest is dispersed throughout ten studio LP’s put out over 15 years.
Take My Soul
Culture of Fear
The Numbers Game
La Femme Parallel
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
Depth Of My Soul
How long is a Thievery Corporation concert?
Just as electronic artists reliably change their setlists up, they are also known to have pretty long set lengths. Thievery Corporation’s set is about two and a half hours long, give or take 30 minutes for curfew concerns and city regulation. For example, some cities have club night closures on weekdays. Confirm with the local venue to see if they have a schedule time on and time off.
Who is Thievery Corporation’s publicist and press contact?
The group is immediately connected to Fresh and Clean Media. The group’s main press contact through this company is Sandee Fenton who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licensing both in country and internationally concerns can be specifically sent to Mat Whittington of Outernational Music. His email is email@example.com.
The last source for any business contact is the group’s booking agent, Dave Geller. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Thievery Corporation’s tour?
There are really only two ways to obtain presale tickets here and neither is servicing the entire Thievery Corporation tour. The first is through American Express’ platform, though dates are minimal at best and you need an American Express card for purchase.
The second option is Presale Passwords Info, but again, dates are slim. The resource collects passwords for application through their own platform, and you need an account with them and TicketMaster for the purchase.
The most viable option is through the group’s Facebook page, oddly enough. They have a pretty active page that announces presale passwords in the direct wall feed. Do not count on all dates being active. In general, Thievery Corporation presale tickets are not all that commonplace.
“Thievery Corporation are often denigrated as overly-chill “mood music” that is better suited for elevators and hotel lobbies than the speakers of anyone who is interested in legitimate music. Though their echoes, reverberations, and groove-able bass lines do exhibit a certain lounge-y ambiance, their music is far more substantial and intricate than a lot of people give it credit for. Their live shows in particular have been known to sway any non-believers.” – Ryan Bort of Seattle KEXP
“When the quiet outdoor venue went dark and the first snaps and thuds of conga signified the show’s start, the Greek transformed into a sweaty groove party, post-hippie socialites filling the aisles near the stage so they could record as much as possible on their smartphones. The cannabis haze was dense enough to make even the most liberal music reviewer look over his shoulder for a lurking parent.” – Philip Cosores of OC Register
“They started at 10, but things really got going about 20 minutes into the set when they started to dust off some well-known material from their 2002 album, The Richest Man in Babylon. The beats were solid and got the crowd shaking for most of the 2 hour set. Despite the sound issues, it was still impressive that an electronica-duo would tour with so many musicians. How cool is it to have an electronic band playing live with horns, a real sitar player, and two beautiful songstresses?” – Panic Manual
Thievery Corporation 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Beats Antique
Started January 18, 2013 in Washington DC | Ended September 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Thievery Corporation 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Mr. Lif, Natalia Clavier, Loulou
Started January 11, 2012 in Washington, DC | Ended October 13, 2012 in Austin, Texas
Thievery Corporation 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Ghostland Observatory
Started May 27, 2011 in Irvine, California | Ended September 17, 2011 in Oakland, California
Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack 2010
Tour Opening Acts: Sleepy Wonder, Loulou, Zeebo
Started April 25, 2010 in Washington, DC | Ended November 7, 2010 in Universal City, California
Thievery Corporation Radio Retaliation 2009
Tour Opening Acts: LCD Soundsystem, Perry Farrell
Started January 29, 2009 in Washington, DC | Ended October 31, 2009 in New York, New York
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