Air to celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘Moon Safari’ with full album tour including extra Royal Albert Hall date

25 January 2024, 11:45

Air will tour Moon Safari
Air will tour Moon Safari. Picture: Getty/Air

By Tom Eames

French electronic duo AIR will perform their debut album ‘Moon Safari’ in its entirety on a special tour across Europe and the UK next year.

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The tour, which marks the 25th anniversary of the album’s release, will be a one-night-only experience in each city, featuring a live band and visuals.

Moon Safari was released in 1998 and became a global success, spawning hit singles such as ‘Sexy Boy’, ‘Kelly Watch The Stars’ and ‘All I Need’.

The album is widely regarded as a masterpiece of '90s electronic music, blending pop, lounge, ambient and synth-pop influences.

A special 25th anniversary Deluxe Edition of the album will be released on March 8 in various formats.

Air take Moon Safari on tour
Air take Moon Safari on tour. Picture: Metropolis Music

It will be available as Deluxe 2CD/Blu Ray Audio-Video, and will will include a Spatial Dolby Atmos audio version of the original album along with super rare or previously unreleased tracks, as well as Mike Mill’s 1998 documentary film Eating, Sleeping, Waiting & Playing.

The tour kicks off on February 24, 2024 at Anitgel at Victoria Hall in Geneva, and will visit Milan, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and more cities, taking in a now-sold out at the London Coliseum on March 24, with an extra date added at the Royal Albert Hall on May 30.

Tickets for new show will go on sale next Friday, February 2, at 10am.

AIR - Sexy Boy (from 𝑀𝑜𝑜𝑛 𝑆𝑎𝑓𝑎𝑟𝑖 - Official Video)

Air, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, said they were excited to revisit their debut album and share it with their fans.

“We were a duo doing some electronic thing, dreaming of selling 10,000 copies and being recognised by other musicians as cool. Then suddenly, we met the world,” Dunckel said. “We are very proud of this album and we want to celebrate it with our audience.”

Godin added: “To me, Moon Safari is perfect. It’s a deep, universal spell, full of love and mystery. We can’t wait to play it live for you.”

In addition to the tour, Air have also released a Dolby Atmos Mix of Moon Safari, exclusively on Apple Music. The mix will offer a new immersive listening experience of the album, with enhanced spatial sound and clarity.

Earlier this year, Air also released a 25th anniversary vinyl edition of Moon Safari, featuring remastered audio and a booklet with rare photos and liner notes.