Moby is excited to announce THREE LIVE SHOWS to debut NEW songs off of his upcoming release, Innocents on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. These three nights will be the only shows where you will be able to experience Innocents live worldwide, Moby’s most collaborative effort to date. Each show will be divided into two performances: the first half will consist of songs off of Innocents and the second half will be a mix of greatest hits from Moby’s extensive and groundbreaking catalog including selections from Play and 18. Throughout the three evenings Moby will be joined by some very special guests, details to be announced shortly.
Innocents will be released on October 1st via Mute. What better way to celebrate release week from an artist who has sold over 20 million albums, headlined Glastonbury, and is back with arguably one of the best albums of his career than with a three day celebration!
Innocents is a record of firsts for Moby. The first time in his career he worked with an outside producer, friend Mark “Spike” Stent, whose résumé includes Madonna, U2, Muse, Björk, and Massive Attack. In addition, this is the first time Moby has concentrated an entire album on collaborations featuring appearances by Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey – best known for co-writing and performing on Eminem and Rihanna’s Love The Way You Lie; indie-folk singer Damien Jurado, and Inyang Bassey who was the vocalist on The Right Thing from Destroyed.
“The video is about dying and going to a realm populated by the recently deceased. At first glance the recently deceased seem frightening and odd, as they’re wearing conventionally strange and scary masks. But then you realize that the recently deceased aren’t trying to be scary, they’re wearing the masks because they’re ashamed.”