Los Angeles Times: Jarre’s Saturday concert will end a four-decade L.A. drought

When the French electronic composer Jean-Michel Jarre gives his first Los Angeles performance at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday night, the Grammy-nominee will end an extended absence that has stretched across 40 years and dozens of concerts around the world. Read more. Advertisements Continue reading Los Angeles Times: Jarre’s Saturday concert will end a four-decade L.A. drought

The Guardian’s Brighton gig review

Less influential electronic artists than Jean-Michel Jarre have been far more acclaimed. Why? Was he too successful? Oxygène (12m copies sold since 1976) is the album on every parental shelf that nobody much mentions. His vast outdoor concerts have occupied several slots in the Guinness Book of Records. But his lack of critical status is not all down to snobbery.Partly, it’s what he influenced: which … Continue reading The Guardian’s Brighton gig review

The Guardian: “Bluedot festival review”

(…)Taking the Franco-disco stylings of Saturday night to their logical conclusion, the evening somewhat inevitably belongs to Jean-Michel Jarre. The pioneer’s latest Electronica series might boast collaborators ranging from Gary Numan to Little Boots, but here he’s a noble lone warrior, taking the whole crowd as willing disciples as he fires off righteous synth classicism in broad strokes; one man taking on the universe with … Continue reading The Guardian: “Bluedot festival review”

The Sun: Jean-Michel Jarre has Sónar on his radar

SOME artists have only dabbled with electronic music production and will always be a million miles away from gaining mythical status. Jean-Michel Jarre, however, is an aural assassin, a ninja level sonic soldier who is famed for rewriting the music rulebook. Today, even after achieving album sales of close to one hundred million and holding multiple world records for several of the world’s largest concert … Continue reading The Sun: Jean-Michel Jarre has Sónar on his radar

Rendez-vous Houston anniversary featured in Houston Chronicle

More than 1.3 million turned out April 5, 1986, on an overcast Saturday night to see French composer Jean-Michel Jarre’s “Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert.” The concert landed the city in the Guinness Book of World records and made enduring memories for Houstonians who were there. The music, the fireworks, the laser beams and the bigger-than-life projections on the sides of Houston’s biggest skyscrapers … Continue reading Rendez-vous Houston anniversary featured in Houston Chronicle

Houston concert 30th anniversary on CNN

The tragic triumph of the world’s largest concert It was a night to remember: 1.3 million people crammed in city parks and pavements, blocking highways and craning their necks for a glimpse of the largest concert the world had ever seen, all in celebration of NASA. (Thanks to Jerome van Niftrik for the upload). On April 5, 1986, electronic music composer Jean-Michel Jarre led an … Continue reading Houston concert 30th anniversary on CNN