Air

Following the October release of their fifth studio album Love 2, French electronic pop duo AIR (Nicolas Godin and JB Dunckel) return to the U.S. for their first live shows in three years....AIR is preparing for the first of several U.S. trips, the first of which will be a traditional tour showcasing the breadth of their catalog and re-interpretations of new songs from the "Love 2" album. For the first time on these dates, the band will be performing their live show as an intimate three-piece with Godin and Dunckel taking on full instrumental and vocal duties. This follows a successful short tour of China and the Far East in late 2008, where they experimented with a core of three musicians and the current live set took shape.

For the North American dates, AIR will be joined by British drummer/percussionist Alex Thomas (Bat For Lashes, Badly Drawn Boy) and guest opening act will be AM, a revered multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles with a flare for distilling global music influences into his own unique and infectious pop confections.

Air's North American tour kicks off in Miami on March 13th and hits NYC on Friday, March 19th, when the band plays Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. There's a fanclub pre-sale Thursday at 10am for those on Air's mailing list (which you can sign up for on their site).

All tour dates and videos for Love 2's first two singles are below...

Sing sang sung - Air

AIR - Do The Joy (extract)

Air - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 07 - Tallinn - Estonia - Rock Café
Dec 08 - Riga - Lettonia - Dream Factory
Dec 09 - Vilnius - Lithuania - Vilnius Theatre Arena
Dec 10 - Warsaw - Poland - Arena Ursynow
Dec 12 - Prague - Czech Rep. - Sasazu Club
Dec 13 - Budapest - Hungary - Petofi Czarnok
Dec 14 - Ljubljana - Slovénia - Hala Tivoli
Jan 08 - Nantes - France - Le Lieu unique
Jan 09 - Saint Lô - France - Le Normandy
Jan 11 - Paris - France - Le Casino de Paris
Jan 12 - Paris - France - Le Casino de Paris
Jan 16 - LISBON - Portugal (Lisbon Coliseum) - Book
Jan 17 - MADRID - Spain (La Riviera) - Book
Jan 19 - MURCIA - Spain (Auditorium) - Book
Jan 21 - MILAN - Italy (Maggazzini Generali) - Book
Jan 22 - BOLOGNA - Italy (Estragon Club) - Book
Jan 23 - ROMA - Italy (Auditorium) - Book
Jan 26 - LEIPZIG - Germany (Haus Auensee) - Book
Jan 27 - BERLIN - Germany (Huxleys) - Book
Jan 29 - COLOGNE - Germany (Palladium) - Book
Jan 30 - MUNICH - Germany (Tonhalle) - Book
Feb 01 - MAINZ - Germany (Phoenixhalle) - Book
Feb 03 - ZURICH - Switzerland (Volkshaus)
Feb 04 - STRASBOURG - France (La Laiterie)
Feb 05 - BRUSSELS - Belgium (Ancienne Belgique) - Book
Feb 06 - AMSTERDAM - Netherlands (Paradiso) - Book
Feb 08 - LUXEMBOURG - Luxembourg (Den Atelier) - Book
Feb 10 - BELGRAD - Serbia (Guitar Art festival)
Feb 11 - BUCAREST - Roumania (Sala Polivalenta) - Book
Feb 23 - DUBLIN - Ireland (Olympia Theatre)
Feb 26 - LONDON - England (Roundhouse) - Book
Mar 13: Miami, FL @ Fillmore
Mar 14: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live #
Mar 15: Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage
Mar 17: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Mar 18: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory #
Mar 19: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 #
Mar 20: Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
Mar 22: Montreal, PQ @ Metropolis
Mar 23: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mar 24: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Mar 26: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre #
Mar 27: San Diego, CA @ 4th & B #
Mar 28: Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall #
# pre-sale dates