Porter Robinson and Madeon team up for the silky electro-pop single “Shelter”
Electronic pop DJ/producers Madeon and Porter Robinson teamed up on a new single, "Shelter," which they will perform on their joint North American tour this fall. The wistful track is full of spiraling effects and pitch-shifted hooks. The song is available to stream today.
"Both Porter and I started working with people in-person when we started making our respective albums and appreciated how much more collaborative you can get," French electro-pop musician Madeon said of his North Carolina-based music partner. "Our intent was to make music that would reflect our friendship."
Robinson and Madeon will perform together onstage, incorporating new music (including "Shelter") and material from their respective solo catalogs. The tour kicks off September 29th in Atlanta, Georgia and ends December 2nd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Seventeen dates have been announced as of this writing (with more yet to be revealed), and full details are available at the tour website.
"I see enthusiasm and inspiration as the most important currency you can have when you're making music," said Robinson. "It's this weird sensation of being drunk on your own confidence and excitement that leads to so many creative breakthroughs. That effect was really exaggerated when we were working together."
Robinson emerged in 2010 with a string of electronic singles that incorporated Japanese influences. He released his debut LP, Words, in 2014. Madeon has broken through in 2010 with popular YouTube mash-ups and remixes. He released his debut album, Adventure, last year.
Porter Robinson & Madeon North American Tour Dates
September 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
October 1 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
October 2 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 4 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 5 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
October 6 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
October 7 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
October 8 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
October 9 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
November 13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 14 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
November 16 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
November 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Auditorium
November 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
November 29 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
December 1 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
December 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex