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with Jai Wolf
"Nurture Live North America Tour"
@Bayou Music Center
Friday 11/5/2021 8:00 PM
Porter Robinson rocketed to stardom as a teenage EDM producer before his music evolved into an ambitious, introspective form of futuristic electropop. This weekend Robinson is in performance at LiveNation's Bayou Music Center, downtown Houston.
He first reached mainstream chart success with vibrant electro-house tracks like 2012's "Language," a U.K. Top Ten hit. He was already a top-shelf international headliner by the time Astralwerks released his influential 2014 full-length debut, Worlds, after which he continued to branch out, earning a Grammy nomination for "Ghost Voices," a song he released under his trance/hardcore-influences alias Virtual Self. He has curated his own festival and founded a charity benefitting cancer patients in the African nation of Malawi. His long-in-the-making sophomore album, Nurture, arrived in 2021.
In a Reddit review several years ago a concert goer was overwhelmed by Robinson's electronick music shomanship. "He opens with the synthy-sound that introduces the beginning of "Sea of Voices" and the energy in the crowd just skyrocketed. His set consisted of ALL of his Worlds album and a few of his old-time favorites like Say My Name and Language. The crowd just exploded when songs like, Lionhearted, Flicker, Sea of Voices, and one of my personal favorites(not from his discography) Better off Alone by Alice DJ came on."
" . . . his album did feel kind of slow to me and I did kind of get bored a little by the slower parts of the album as I listened to it on my phone or at home but the songs sounded fundamentally different at the show; he did adapt the songs to cater to a live audience/dance setting, which was more than fine by me."
"To get past the auditory experience of the show, the visuals were INTENSE. This show was nothing short of revolutionary. It felt much less 1-dimensional than other shows/sets that I've been to where the primary focus is more on the music. The music was great but it was all the greater because the screen on the back seemed to tell a story; it was a movie that meshed perfectly with the music. It seemed like an EDM opera. In the music but moreso by the visuals, it was easy to pickup on Porter's influences from JPop(Japanese Pop) and his voyages to and through Japan. The music and visuals were uplifting and euphoric to the point where you couldn't help but connect with everyone around you. It was, for lack of a better phrase, a spiritual experience. I definitely recommend going to see Porter Robinson's Worlds Tour but don't expect a rave or anything like the sort."
Recently a comment on Reddit.com said, "Porter is an honest and brilliant artist that isn't ashamed to let you into who he is through his music. You cant ask for a more true artist than that."
Near the end of 2017, Robinson debuted a brand-new project called Virtual Self. A succession of singles, including "Ghost Voices," appeared in advance of a self-titled EP . . .
Robinson an Atlanta native began producing music twelve, nfluenced by the sound of video games like Dance Dance Revolution. He began to emulate these soundtracks by using Sony ACID Pro; his first production alias was Ekowraith. Learning and creating beats his first single, "Say My Name," was released in 2010 (under his actual name). Success quickly followed as he signed a one-EP deal with Skrillex's OWSLA label. He released Spitfire in 2011 and the level of demand crashed the server of a prominent online retailer. This period also saw him carry out prestigious remixes for high-profile artists such as Avicii and Lady Gaga.
The following two years would mark the start of Robinson's ascendancy, with more hit singles ("Language" in 2012 being a stand-out dancefloor smash that year) alongside the development of a fruitful relationship with fellow DJ Mat Zo.
The pair released "Easy" in 2013, backed with some heavyweight remixes from Andy C, Botnek, and Lemaitre. Alongside producing, Robinson gained a steady reputation as a prolific live artist and DJ. Touring extensively across North America and Europe in 2012 and 2013, he rapidly gained a huge fan base and was soon regarded as a headliner in his own right alongside the likes of Skrillex, Tiësto, and Deadmau5.
Near the end of 2017, Robinson debuted a brand-new project called Virtual Self. A succession of singles, including "Ghost Voices," appeared in advance of a self-titled EP, with the project's live debut occurring that December. Proving to be nearly as popular as his eponymous work, Robinson toured as Virtual Self throughout 2018, hitting major festivals like Bonnaroo and Ultra Music Festival and earning a Best Dance Recording nomination for "Ghost Voices" at the 2019 Grammy Awards. He kept up his typically busy schedule for the remainder of the year, launching his own curated festival called Second Skye Music Festival in Oakland and touring both as Virtual Self and under his own name. In the front half of 2020, Robinson released "Get Your Wish" and "Something Comforting" as the first two singles from his sophomore solo album, 2021's Nurture. Like his debut full-length, it topped Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart and marked a notable evolution from his club-driven early material to a more emotional electropop sound.
The New York-based electronic music producer Jai Wolf, known for his singles, "Indian Summer","Like It's Over", and "Starlight", will join Robinson at The Bayou Music Center.
Please see this venue's enhanced venue safety guidelines: www.bayoumusiccenter.com/safety-guidelines
Please note this show is requiring all fans to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event OR full vaccination for entry.
All fans must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before entry to the facility and provide printed proof of a negative result prior to entering the venue. Or, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide proof of vaccination - either the original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination card.
Unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before entry to the facility and will provide printed proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.
Unvaccinated fans over 12 years old with a valid medical restriction & medical note will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before entry to the facility, and will provide printed proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.
Bayou Music Center
in Bayou Place
520 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 230-1600
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