For Rüfüs Du Sol, the California desert and Socal’s major hub served as the ultimate getaway during the pandemic, a home-away-from home for creating music and making new friends.
Over the past 12 months, the Australian electronic act split time between studios in Joshua Tree, where they cut the live album and film, Live at Joshua Tree; and Los Angeles, a city that now feels like home.
It would seem, L.A. is happy to have them.
Rüfüs Du Sol this week added a third date to their November headline run at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium, after the first two shows sold-out in rapid time.
According to reps for the act, more than 50,000 tickets sold out in a matter of minutes.
Another 25,000 tickets went on sale Monday, extending a run of shows that will take place Nov. 12, 13 and 14 in downtown L.A. Fellow ARIA Award-winning producers Flight Facilities will support on all dates.
“We are blown away by the response to our Los Angeles stadium shows,” Rüfüs Du Sol’s James Hunt tells Billboard via email. “L.A. has become a second home to us and we’ve shared so many special moments together here over the years. The city and our fans here have given us so much and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.”
Hunt and his bandmates Tyrone Lindqvist and Jon George have made good use of their time off the road. The critically-lauded outfit have written and recorded “plenty of new music which fans can expect to hear soon,” reads a statement from their record company, Warner Music Australia.
Rüfüs Du Sol play in that space between chill and epic highs, and their tunes have touched all the right spots with fans and critics.
Their third and most recent studio album, 2018’s Solace, set the Sydneysiders on a global path. The album was nominated for two Grammy Awards (for best dance/electronic album and best dance recording) and three ARIA Awards (winning for best dance release) and was voted as the best electronic album of 2018 by Billboard’s Dance.
Solace peaked at No. 6 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and reached No. 2 on the Heatseekers Albums chart and the ARIA Albums Chart.
Previous LPs Atlas (from 2013) and Bloom (2016) went to No. 1 in Australia.