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Yann Tiersen

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On tour Yes
Followers 286,688
Category Other, Instrumental
Concerts
Feb
22
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Besançon
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Feb
23
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Annecy
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Feb
24
Kerber Complete Tour: Solo Piano + Electronics
Lausanne
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Feb
25
Kerber Complete Tour: Solo Piano + Electronics
Zurich
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Feb
27
Kerber Complete Tour
Padova
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Feb
27
Kerber Complete Tour
Padova
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Mar
01
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Wien
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Mar
02
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Budapest
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Mar
04
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Ljubljana
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Mar
05
Kerber Complete Tour: Solo Piano + Electronics
Zagreb
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Mar
08
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Praha
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Mar
11
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Bielsko-biała
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Mar
14
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Vilnius
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Mar
16
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Rīga
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Mar
18
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Tallinn
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Mar
30
Kerber Complete Tour : Solo Piano + Electronics
Saint-malo
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About Yann Tiersen
Breton-born artist Yann Tiersen has been involved in music for most of his life. He started learning piano at the age of four, took up violin at the age of six and received classical training at musical academies in Rennes, Nantes and Boulogne. Then, at the age of 13, he chose to alter his destiny, breaking his violin into pieces, buying a guitar and forming a rock band. Growing up in Rennes gave Tiersen the perfect musical education in the form of the city’s annual Transmusicales festival, seeing acts like Nirvana, Einstürzende Neubaten, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Cramps, Television and Suicide. When his band broke up a few years later, instead of hunting for some new musicians, he bought a cheap mixing desk, an eight-track reel to reel, and started recording music solo with a synth, sampler and drum machine, poring over the grooves of old records on the hunt for loops and orchestral strings to plunder. “One day I thought, instead of spending days on research and listening to tons of records to find the nearest sound of what I have in mind, why don’t I fix this fucking violin and use it?” Through the summer of 1993, Tiersen stayed in his apartment, recording music alone with guitar, violin and accordion, guided not by the classical canon, but by intuition and his vision of “a musical anarchy”. By the end of the summer of 1993, Tiersen had recorded over 40 tracks, which would form the bulk of his first two albums. 1995’s La Valse Des Monstres, inspired by Tod Browning’s Freaks and Yukio Mishima’s The Damask Drum, was followed six months later by Rue Des Cascades, a collection of short pieces recorded with toy piano, harpsichord, violin, accordion and mandolin. Six years later, the record would find a much larger audience when several tracks, along with music from Le Phare, would be used on the soundtrack to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film Amelie (2001). Tiersen’s commercial breakthrough would come earlier, though, and off his own back. 1998’s Le Phare (The Light House) was recorded in self-imposed seclusion on the isle of Ushant (located 30 kilometres off the west coast of Brittany in the Celtic Sea), where Tiersen spent two months living in a rented house. At night, he watched the Creach’h, the most powerful lighthouse in Europe, as it illuminated the surrounding scenery. Le Phare went on to sell over 160,000 copies, confirming Tiersen’s status as one of the most pioneering and original artists of his generation and commencing a run of successful albums like 2001’s L'Absente (featuring orchestral group Synaxis, Lisa Germano and the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon) and 2005’s Les Retrouvailles (with guests Stuart Staples of Tindersticks, Jane Birkin and Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins). In this period, Tiersen also took his music out around the world, playing shows with a full orchestra and an amplified string quartet – a set-up captured on 2002’s electrifying live album C'etait ici. Tiersen then went on to create scores for the likes of Wolfgang Becker’s tragicomedy Good Bye Lenin! (2003) and Tabarly (2008), a documentary about the French sailor Éric Tabarly, who ate his final meal on Ushant before meeting a watery end in the Irish sea. In 2010 he signed to Mute and released the first of a series of album with more of a band presentation. Dust Lane introduced synthesisers to his recordings, “I have always tried to incorporate vintage electronic sounds that I liked in my music but for the exception of the [early electronic keyboard] Ondes Martenot, it never happened until Dust Lane.” The Ken Thomas produced album Skyline (2011) followed, continuing his collaborative work with appearances from Ólavur Jákupsson, Peter Broderick and Efterklang, to name but a few and in 2014 he released Infinity, an album that built upon toy piano recordings, electronically manipulated to provide a base for the rest of the instrumentation, “a constant back and forth from acoustic to electronic to electric to digital, back to analogue. Then all back the other way.” 2016 saw Tiersen’s first solo piano release, EUSA, a move into more minimalist contemporary sounds showing the continuation of Tiersen’s diversity. The album gave a musical map of Ushant, the island he has called home for the past several years, with electronically manipulated original field recordings of the natural sounds on the island creating subtle drone that runs throughout. This was followed in 2019 by ALL, recorded at his newly built studio on Ushant, an album that further explores our connection with nature, place and his love of language. In 2019, he revisited some of his catalogue with a collection of 25 newly recorded tracks from throughout his career. Portrait featured collaborations with John Grant, Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals, Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O))), and Blonde Redhead. Portrait gave Tiersen a chance to open a new chapter in his work with Kerber (2021), his most overtly electronic material to date. True to Tiersen’s nuanced and subtle approach, this isn’t a U-turn-like thumping piece of dance music but instead a beautifully textured, highly immersive and thoughtfully constructed electronic world to step inside of. It is both an evolution of what has come before, as well as a new space to explore. On Kerber, the piano is the source, but electronics are the environment that they exist within. Tiersen explains, “You may get this intuitive thinking of, ‘oh it's piano stuff’, but actually it's not. I worked on piano tracks to begin with but that's not the core of it, they are not important. The context is the most important thing - the piano was a precursor to create something for the electronics to work around.” 2022 saw the release of 11 5 18 2 5 18. This new, unexpected release from Yann Tiersen was born from experimentation in the studio ahead of a performance at Berlin’s modular and synthesiser festival, Superbooth. With more time than usual to prepare for his live set, Tiersen found himself in his Eskal Studio on Ushant, completing the story he started with 2021’s Kerber - which presented a beautifully textured and highly immersive electronic world. Using samples as his source, Tiersen has resampled, reprogrammed and recomposed audio to create entirely new tracks unrecognisable and decontextualised from their original versions. Earlier this year, Yann and Emilie Tiersen (aka QUINQUIS) embarked on a unique tour that saw the two artists journey from their home in Ushant to Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Liverpool and Wales on their sailboat, Ninnog. The tour was structured to allow communities of all sizes to invite the Tiersens to perform, resulting in unforgettable shows in pubs, churches, under a gazebo, in record shops, an ecovillage, an ex-consulate and community centres. Speaking to The Herald about the tour, Tiersen explained, “I live on an island so I see water as a link, a connection, not as a barrier between countries.” These connections went further still, and rmoved some of the barriers between the performer and audience, and some of these intimate shows are detailed in by The Guardian in their feature about the tour here. In 2024, Yann Tiersen will take this template for touring further and embark on the Kerber Complete Tour: Solo Piano + Electronics focussing on making personal connections, and finding people and places that would be impossible within the constraints of a usual tour. With no crew, rider or any of the usual paraphrenia of touring, Tiersen will tour across Europe solo in his campervan, avoiding motorways, stopping to play in rural towns and villages and eating at someone’s home each day. The tour will start in Besançon, in eastern France, and travel throughout Europe, ending in Brittany.
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What fans are saying
Josh
5 / 5
Amazing and beautiful experience 🙌🏻
Royal Festival Hall London, United Kingdom
Feb 21, 2019
Irene
5 / 5
Corto pero intenso y precioso
Teatro Principal Zaragoza, Spain
Mar 13, 2018
Baltasar
5 / 5
Para repetir mil veces!
Cartuja Center CITE Sevilla, Spain
Sep 28, 2019
Cachus
4 / 5
Minimalista y maravilloso
Auditorio Mar de Vigo Vigo, Spain
Mar 16, 2018
Erick
5 / 5
Truly impressive
The Warfield San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2019
Matthew
5 / 5
Absolutely amazing!!
Beacon Theatre New York, NY
May 30, 2019
Serse
5 / 5
Simply amazing
Royal Festival Hall London, United Kingdom
Feb 21, 2019
palindromo
5 / 5
Fantástico
Cartuja Center CITE Sevilla, Spain
Sep 28, 2019
Nadia
5 / 5
Mesmerising
Royal Festival Hall London, United Kingdom
Feb 20, 2019
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Yann Tiersen Tour Cities
Vienna, Austria Tallinn, Estonia Prague, Czechia Riga, Latvia Padova, Italy Bielsko-Biala, Poland Zagreb, Croatia Ljubljana, Slovenia Lausanne, Switzerland Saint-Malo, France Vilnius, Lithuania Besançon, France Annecy, France Budapest, Hungary Zürich, Switzerland

Frequently Asked Questions About Yann Tiersen

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Yann Tiersen on tour?

Yes, Yann Tiersen is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Yann Tiersen concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Yann Tiersen tour is scheduled for 16 dates across 15 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Yann Tiersen scheduled to play?

Yann Tiersen is scheduled to play 16 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Yann Tiersen tour start?

Yann Tiersen’s tour starts Feb 22, 2024 and ends on Mar 30, 2024. They will play 15 cities; their most recent concert was held in Besançon at La Rodia and their next upcoming concert will be in Tallinn at Noblessneri valukoda.

What venues is Yann Tiersen performing at?

As part of the Yann Tiersen tour, Yann Tiersen is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Feb 22 - Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté @ La Rodia
Feb 23 - Annecy, France @ Le Brise Glace
Feb 24 - Lausanne, VD @ Les Docks
Feb 25 - Zurich, Switzerland @ X-TRA
Feb 27 - Padova, Veneto @ Hall
Feb 27 - Padova, Veneto @ Hall
Mar 01 - Wien, Wien @ Gasometer
Mar 02 - Budapest, Hungary @ Akvárium Klub
Mar 04 - Ljubljana, 61 @ Center urbane kulture kino Šiška
Mar 05 - Zagreb, Zagreb @ Tvornica kulture
Mar 08 - Praha, Czechia @ Archa Theatre
Mar 11 - Bielsko-biała, Śląskie @ Cavatina Hall
Mar 14 - Vilnius, Lithuania @ Compensa Concert​ Hall
Mar 16 - Rīga, Latvia @ Palladium Riga
Mar 18 - Tallinn, Harju maakond @ Noblessneri valukoda
Mar 30 - Saint-malo, France @ The new wave
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