Coachella is a classy affair, my favorite music festival in America. I’ve played there a few times over the years: in 1999 with Q-Bert and Mixmaster Mike. In 2006 with Kanye. In 2008 with Kid Sister. But this year felt extra special. First of all because I was playing twice: solo and with Duck Sauce. And second, because Chromeo was also on the bill, so it was a family affair. It felt like the culmination of years of going there with various collaborators and eating the spicy pizza in the VIP tent.
We rented a lavish house with the Chromeo crew and a couple buddies, and next thing you know TMZ is talking about it. The owner of the house called me, concerned. We didn’t actually have duck races in the pool as the article suggested. I hear those are illegal in certain states.
My solo performance was on Friday. I was premiering my new stage show, which is essentially a giant A that lights up. Oh, and it’s made out of wood. But it’s also quite high tech, developed by a company that also does Cirque Du Soleil shows. I’m starting a month-long tour across America now with the A, so Coachella was like the first show. Before that I was rehearsing up in Canada in some hangar far from everything where they also play Cosom hockey. Anyway, would you like to see some snippets of my performance? There is no risk of seizure in this video. Here, check it out:
It wasn’t nighttime yet when I played and normally there’s a lot of stuff going on with shadows, back lighting and whatnot, so in fact if you come see the show on one of the stops on the Magic 8-Ball Tour it’ll be even more, how shall I say…theatrical. If you’re into modernism and letters of the alphabet, come see for yourself, the full list of dates is here.