Above & Beyond Announce Google+ Hangout
Guide to ABGT050 Broadcast w/ Exclusive Content, Live Chats, Fan Interaction
Ahead of their biggest London show to date, Group Therapy 50 (ABGT050) at Alexandra Palace on Saturday, October 26, Above & Beyond will host their first ever Google+ hangout on Friday, October 25th at 2pm EDT. Tony, Jono and Paavo will be answering live questions from 5 competition winners, followed by questions submitted via social networks. Fans wanting to take part can do so by tweeting questions to @AboveandBeyond or by posting them on Google+ using the hashtag #MYABGT050.
On Saturday, October 26th, those wishing to listen to and interact with the show online should head to aboveandbeyond.nu/abgt050
during the 6-hour live broadcast, which runs from 4pm – 10pm EDT.
is the hub for exclusive content and messages from Above & Beyond and from fans around the world. Fans can join the conversation by using the hashtag #ABGT050 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest to contribute messages, track requests, shout outs, photos and videos. You can also leave a voicemail on the official Group Therapy Answerphone on Skype (grouptherapyradio).
With the sold-out show taking place at the 10,000+ capacity Alexandra Palace, Jono, Tony and Paavo will be joined by Russian prodigy Arty, unique American talent Andrew Bayer, legendary Anjunabeats artist Boom Jinx from Norway and Israel’s progressive king Guy J. Jody Wisternoff is on warm up duties at the venue from 7pm, before the live broadcast begins at 9pm.
Celebrating 50 shows of their Group Therapy radio show (and their 500th radio show to date), Group Therapy 050 in London will be the latest in a long line of twitter-trending marathon radio events from Above & Beyond. With the radio show going out to over 20 million people each week, previous live broadcasts have illuminated legendary global venues such as LA’s Hollywood Palladium, the Forum de Beyrouth in Beirut and the Jayamahal Palace in Bangalore, India.
The UK’s biggest electronic music trio recently completed two sold-out acoustic shows at LA’s Greek Theatre, where they were joined on stage by Sonny Moore aka Skrillex for the closing night. With LA stars such as Azealia Banks in the crowd, the two sold-out Greek Theatre shows represent another landmark success for the pioneering British act.
A film of Above & Beyond’s recent acoustic performance at London’s Porchester Hall will be released alongside an acoustic studio album in early 2014. The film was made in partnership with VICE’s Thump channel.
WHAT TIME DOES #ABGT050 START FOR YOU?
London 21:00 BST – 03:00 BST / 02:00 GMT*
New York 16:00 – 22:00 / 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Los Angeles 13:00 – 19:00 / 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Singapore 04:00 – 10:00
Sydney 07:00 – 13:00
Beirut 23:00 – 05:00
Bangalore 01:30 – 07:30
Moscow 00:00 – 06:00
Cape Town 22:00 – 04:00
Buenos Aires 17:00 – 23:00
*Note that the clocks change and go back by 1 hour in the UK overnight on Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th October from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). #ABGT050 will finish at 3am BST, 2am GMT.
About Above & Beyond
Over their three critically acclaimed studio albums, Above & Beyond have continually been celebrated for placing real musicianship and songwriting at the heart of what they do. While their famed club mixes have resonated with the dance generation, the songs behind them have touched fans of all ages across the globe. As influenced as much by Jeff Buckley or Bon Iver as they are by their deep love of electronic music, Above & Beyond’s songs and lyrics have been sung back to them at the world’s biggest stadiums and stages – from Brixton Academy to LA’s Hollywood Palladium, to their famed 1 million people gig at Barra Beach in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.
This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.