Years & Years will perform live in Asia with The Palo Santo Tour starting Feb. 23, 2019, in Bandung, Indonesia, and ending March 10 in Seoul.
Years & Years are Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkman. Formed in 2010 in London, the trio’s keyboard- and electronics-based sound first gained exposure when the single “Traps” was released in 2013. In 2015, the band released their debut full-length album, Communion, featuring hit singles “King” and “Shine.” The well-received album debuted at No. 1 in the U.K.
In July 2018, Years & Years released their highly anticipated second album, Palo Santo. The album is stuffed full of meaningful hits, including “Sanctify” and “If You’re Over Me,” a transitional leap from the homespun pop majesty of Communion toward something of the crystalline magic that ran once through the Jackson family fingertips.
Palo Santo is a whole new universe created from the imagination of frontman Alexander. “Where can I be my freest self, not tied to a gender or sexuality. I’ll just create my own world where those things don’t exist, where anybody can be any gender and sexuality that they like,” he shared to Billboard Radio China.
In this thrilling parallel universe, light years from here and now, a utopia has been sketched out. It will be revealed across all the media surrounding Palo Santo, in videos, narratives online and off, finally climaxing in every sense of the word onstage in the all-new Years & Years show.
“It came from loads of different ideas of what Years & Years is about and what I am about,” Alexander said. “I felt like creating that space and playing around in there would be a good thing to do. It has all my favorite things combined: sci-fi, spiritualism, performance and identity.”
Years & Years’ The Palo Santo Tour, Asia dates
Feb. 23: Bandung, Indonesia
Feb. 25: Manila, Philippines
Feb. 27: Singapore
March 1: Bangkok, Thailand
March 3: Hong Kong
March 5: Taipei
March 7: Osaka, Japan
March 8: Tokyo, Japan
March 10: Seoul, South Korea