@Samantha Boyd

@Samantha Boyd

RÜFÜS DU SOL Announces Live From Joshua Tree Album and Film

February 24, 2020

The Australian trio has broken creative barriers in Dance music with original concepts, this one being no different. The boys had their 'Underwater' HP Antarctic Dome at Coachella last year that was pretty incredible, and now the band announced Live From Joshua Tree - a live album and film shot in the sprawling desert plains of Joshua Tree.RÜFÜS DU SOL will be performing songs from their three albums, and the live sets will drop globally on March 6. The 45-minute immersive film experience will feature songs from BLOOM, ATLAST, and the recently GRAMMY-nominated SOLACE.

The title-track from Solace the first to be released, fans are able to get their hands on the anticipated audio and video of the song simply by pre-ordering the album on iTunes or pre-saving the album on streaming services, here. 

After GRAMMY nominations and heading on a US Tour, the momentum and longevitiy on their music speaks for itself over the course of 10 years. RÜFÜS DU SOL recently donated $50,000 to Rural Fire Service. And now, they will also host a fundraiser with San Diego-based promoter FNGRS CRSSD to benefit the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal. You can catch the band at Governors Ball, CRSSD Festival, and Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival this year! They'll also finisht their headline tour with two nights at the epic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.  

“The idea for a film was born out on a writing trip in Joshua Tree when we were trying to finish SOLACE.  We stayed up all night writing as the sun rose, this creeping light over the valley made its way into the room.  We climbed these wild rock formations to a little vista at the top, about 100 feet above where we were writing and sat to take in the sunrise.  We were listening to tunes on a speaker and someone put on Time by the Pachanga Boys.  Watching dawn break with this epic 15 minute journey playing out, we started joking about putting together a sunrise set in the desert where we would play to no one,” explains drummer James Hunt.  “People talk a lot of shit in the desert at 5am, but walking around this alien world at dawn, we definitely felt there was something calling us back out there.  So over an 18 month period, we workshopped ideas and locations and finally were able to put time aside to shoot in September last year.  It was decided sunset would be more practical for our crew.  We originally planned for it to be a live stream, but as the idea grew and the production got bigger and bigger, it organically morphed into a film.  It’s something that’s taken two years to pull together and something we are so excited to share with the world and make available everywhere.”