July 11, 2007 at 1:51 am (AIR, Artists, Celebrity, Concert, Electronic, Music, Music Videos)

24th July going on stage at Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena in ISTANBUL.
For detailed information about the concert click here to be directed to the ticketmaster’s web page.


Air’s music is often referred to as electronica; their form of electronic music was influenced by the synthesizer sounds of the 1970s such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, and Francis Lai. Other influences are psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd; Krautrockers Tangerine Dream; Jean-Jacques Perrey (although there are some echoes of dance music styles in the production); and French crooner Serge Gainsbourg.

Air uses many of their studio instruments (like Moog synthesizers, the Korg MS-20, Wurlitzer and Vocoder) live on stage, where their ability to improvise is more clearly highlighted. The band performs the well-known tracks from the albums live as extended or altered versions. Air often works together, both in the studio and live on stage, with artists like Beth Hirsch (Moon Safari), Françoise Hardy (“Jeanne”), Jean-Jacques Perrey (“Cosmic Bird”), Gordon Tracks (“Playground Love” and “Easy Going Woman” – Gordon Tracks is a pseudonym of the french singer Thomas Mars from Phoenix), Beck (10 000 Hz Legend), on the 2004 tour with Dave Palmer and drummer Earl Harvin and on the 2007 tour with Earl Harvin, Vincent Taurelle and Steve Jones.

To see AIR albums and watch Music Videos of ‘Surfing on a Rocket’ and ‘Once upon a time’ read the rest of this page…

Studio albums

Title Release date Chart positions
Moon Safari January 16, 1998 #6 UK, #21 France
The Virgin Suicides February 28, 2000 #14 UK, #17 France, #161 US
10 000 Hz Legend May 28, 2001 #7 UK, #7 France, #88 US, #23 Italy, #1 Ireland
Talkie Walkie January 26, 2004 #2 UK, #3 France, #61 US, #3 Italy, #1 Ireland
Pocket Symphony March 5, 2007 #22 UK, #8 France, #40 US, #16 Italy, #8 Ireland

Other albums

Title Release date
Premiers Symptômes August 24, 1999
Everybody Hertz February 18, 2002
City Reading (Tre Storie Western) March 25, 2003
Late Night Tales: Air September 11, 2006

From Talkie Walkie

Title Release date
Cherry Blossom Girl February 16, 2004
Alpha Beta Gaga August 9, 2004
“Surfing on a Rocket” October 19, 2004

From Pocket Symphony

Title Release date
“Once Upon a Time” March 12, 2007
“Mer du Japon” June 11, 2007




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