Australian Tour December 2006
From Nakamegura to Everywhere, we are pleased to announce the anticipated return of Japan’s genre hopping maverick, Cornelius.
Regarded as one of the greatest live performers of our time, Cornelius astonished Australian audiences with his thrilling shows of 2003. He returns in December to deliver his brand new stage show, which he is referring to as the ‘Cornelius Sensuous Showcase ‘. Playing songs off his impending release, Sensuous he will appear at the sold out Meredith Music Festival, and at side shows in both Sydney and Melbourne.
A Cornelius live show is a kaleidoscopic joyride that overwhelms the senses. Nothing short of breath taking, each song is played in sync with projected visuals, a laser light show and complimented by the bands immaculate musicianship.
Keigo Oyamada created the Cornelius persona in the mid nineties, paying homage to his favourite character from ‘Planet of the Apes’ . He emerged onto the world stage with his cult classic Fantasma released on Matador in 1997. The record was hailed as visionary for it’s subtle influences, ranging from Beach Boys harmonies, to My Bloody Valentine’s heady guitars, and its cut-and-paste post modern production style. In 2002, Cornelius released Point a more organic sounding record with its classical guitar loops and sweet harmonies. Cornelius continues to push the envelope with ‘Sensuous’, set for release in 2007.
And if you missed the show last time, here are some thoughts from people that caught it:
“When you go to a Cornelius show you can’t compare it to the other shows you’ve seen, no one’s doing what these guys are – I’m still feeling romantic about the last time I saw them. Beg, borrow or steal, but make sure you catch Cornelius live.” Dan Zilber, FBi Radio, Sydney
“If you think contemporary music has no true innovators, you obviously haven’t heard Cornelius. He makes writing a house tune on an acoustic guitar seem logical and his live shows will be what every stadium rock band will be attempting in 2050”. Woody McDonald, RRR Melbourne
Don’t miss your opportunity to catch what is set to be the most thrilling live show of 2006 – The Cornelius Sensuous Showcase.
When: Wed 06-12-06
Where: Metro Theatre
When: Thu 07-12-06
Where: The Hi Fi
When: Fri 08-12-06
Where: Meredith Music Festival
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