Image of the band Air - who in 1998 released Moon Safari, an album which catapulted Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel to the uppermost rung of electronic music’s ladder.
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Air Play Moon Safari

In 2024, AIR perform “Moon Safari” live for the first time ever.

24 Mar 2024

25 years of AIR’s iconic debut album MOON SAFARI

Two students of astrophysics and architecture walk into a bar on the moon. This sounds like the beginning of a joke — but in the waning light of the 20th century, it really happened, leaving a serious imprint on pop culture.

On January 16th 1998, Air released Moon Safari, an album which catapulted Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel to the uppermost rung of electronic music’s ladder.

In no time at all, Air’s downtempo influence was easy to detect all around. Through Moon Safari, Air transfixed some of the great visionaries of the late 20th century — David Bowie, Madonna, Beck — as well as influencing preeminent aesthetes of the incoming age — including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kevin Parker and Sofia Coppola, whose creative relationship with Air became as synergetic as that of Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch (another fan).

Moon Safari birthed hit singles in “Kelly Watch The Stars,” “All I Need” and “Sexy Boy”, shifted million copies around the world, and pushed Air into headline contention at banner festivals.
25 years on, it’s not hard to alight upon why “Moon Safari” has stood the test of time.

Book your tickets now to see in 2024, AIR perform “Moon Safari” live for the first time ever on the London Coliseum stage.

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For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

*booking fee is £4.50