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Sasha to bring Refracted:Live to London's Roundhouse (2018)

Story by Jack Foley

SASHA has announced two early 2018 Refracted:Live tour dates, in partnership with Late Night Tales.

The shows will take place at London’s iconic Roundhouse on Saturday, February 17, 2018, and at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

The shows come in response to the record-breaking sell-out success of his May 2017 live shows at The Barbican, when almost 4,000 tickets were snapped up in 90 minutes.

With the limited edition Blu-Ray of that show also selling all 2,000 copies in a few hours, fans will need lightning reflexes to secure tickets for the new dates, available on pre-sale to Sasha’s fans on Wednesday and for general release this Friday, October 13.

Refracted:Live is an electronic show performed live by Sasha and guest musicians along with strings and live vocals, with his music re-imagined as an original score for live venue performance, providing an enthralling immersive experience.

There will also be exciting new material and surprise guests on both dates.

Sasha commented: The moment we walked off stage at The Barbican we were saying ‘we have to do this again’. We didn’t really have a plan in place. We had no idea the response to those shows was going to be so amazing.

“So, this is Round 2, and we’re getting to perform at two more iconic UK venues. We are looking to change the show slightly to incorporate some new music and make these shows as special and unique as the Barbican ones in May. We can’t wait!”

In Refracted:Live, the Welsh producer and Grammy nominee plays live on piano and electronics alongside his core production team (long-time collaborators Charlie May/Spooky, Dennis White/Thermal Bear, and Dave Gardner), with an eight-piece string section, a percussionist and live vocalists.

Sasha has been hard at work in the studio and his new track, True, drops on Late Night Tales on October 13. Featuring London-based band Dems’ haunting vocals, the emotive style echoes the shimmering soundscapes of Scene Delete, infused with the innovative flair of a musician currently at the top of his creative game.

“I’ve been really excited about this record for some time,” continued Sasha. “When we originally got the vocal back from Dems I instantly knew it was something special. We just needed to find the right project for it. I’m looking forward to it being part of the new show along with a lot of new material.”

Tickets for Refracted:Live will be available on pre-sale to Sasha’s fans on Wednesday, October 11, with general ticket sales available from 10am on Friday, October 13.