It's fairly safe to say that an act with a musical and personal style like Ghostland Observatory hasn't been seen in quite a few decades. The duo (consisting of singer/guitarist Aaron Behrens and drummer/synth man Thomas Turner) has blazed a bold new trail in the world of electronic music, often using rock and funk elements to enhance their sound. The group's popularity has grown since the release of their fourth album, Codename: Rondo, in 2010, as has their groundbreaking laser light shows featured at tour dates on their concert schedule. Ghostland Observatory has even more of those exciting tour dates in 2011on their brief yet promising North American concert schedule.
Behrens and Turner became friends while playing in the band Waking Helix together. As the duo themselves have described their origins, "Ghostland Observatory is not a band, but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock ‘n roll souls." While their debut album, delete.delete.i.eat.meat, received a sleepy reception upon its release in 2005, their 2006 album, Paparazzi Lightning, caught the attention of audiences and critics. The album was positively reviewed by Spin magazine and the track "Sad Sad City" became an underground hit. Ghostland Observatory furthered their reputation by incorporating cutting edge laser light shows (provided by Lightwave International) into their tour dates, which excellently complements their music.
Word of Ghostland Observatory is spreading across the US due in part to the successful release of their 2010 album, Codename: Rondo. At the release party for the album, Ghostland Observatory also unveiled an improved laser show for tour dates that is bound to astound and please anyone that doesn't suffer from seizures. This routine has been incorporated into the group's concert schedule and can be seen on the remaining tour dates of 2011. Fresh off of a performance at the 2011 Lollapalooza in Chile, Ghostland Observatory is embarking on a US concert schedule that will primarily cover the western states, with additional stops in Idaho, Montana, Florida, and Texas. The tour dates will begin on April 27 in Florida and end on July 16 in Texas; with such a short schedule, fans should plan accordingly to be able to see the electronic duo.
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