Beach House have added ‘installation’ shows to their North American tour, during which Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally will play unusual venues such as art spaces, galleries and community centers, to an audience limited to 200 people and accompanied by self-made art installations.
“We are going to install a design we have created and play as a two-piece within this ‘installation’,” they’ve explained.
“The performance will be continuous without breaks. Due to the lack of stages, the audience will be expected to sit on the floor (bring a pillow!). The show will feature songs mostly from Thank Your Lucky Stars, Devotion and our self titled record (songs we can play as a two piece).”
“This is by no means a ‘stripped down’ or intentionally intimate performance. The design requires a maximum audience of 200, so that all can see the performance space.”
Beach House have also said admission prices will be ‘much higher than our normal shows’ due to increased production costs. These special shows take place next month – a list of cities is here.
“It has always been difficult to carry the initial moments of creativity that inspire our music through the process of making and releasing a record,” the band continue. “There are many chances along the way for the feeling to get lost.”
“A lot of ‘bedroom’ bands experience this when they get to the studio or the stage. This installation performance is an attempt to elicit this pure, embryonic state of mind for ourselves and our audience.”