Canadian electronic band CARIBOU are announced today to play their first ever show in the UAE next month when they play at The Irish Village on Thursday 8 November. The Grammy-nominated four-piece will be joined on the night by RHYE, who will also be making their first stop in UAE.
Caribou are one of the most iconic names on the contemporary electronic circuit. They have spent the last four years touring the world with their energetic and immersive live show – playing all the top festivals across Europe and America from Primavera, Latitude, Pitchfork Paris, Field Day to Coachella. They’ve sold out their own headline stages worldwide from London to Australia including the Sydney Opera House. With a killer catalogue of tunes like Can’t Do Without You, Odessa, Silver, Our Love, Melody Day and Sun, Caribou’s first ever LIVE performance in the UAE is not to be missed.
Based around the spellbinding falsetto vocals of Mike Milosh, six piece Rhye are set to take to the stage for the first time in the UAE. Since the release of their latest album’ ‘Blood’ earlier this year, they have been playing sold out shows everywhere this from Bangkok to London where they were handpicked by The xx to play on their festival bill.
Caribou’s 2007 album Andorra won the 2008 Polaris Music Prize, 2010’s album Swim was on the 2010 Polaris Music Prize shortlist, in June 2013, Snaith’s studio album, Jiaolong, released under the moniker Daphni, was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. Caribou’s 2014 album Our Love received the IMPALA Album of the Year Award and Caribou was awarded Essential Mix of the Year in 2014 by Mixmag for his “Essential Mix”. In 2015, Up In Flames was selected by fans to be one of the ten albums reissued by The Leaf Label as part of the label’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
Rhye’s singles ‘The Fall’ and ‘Open’ became viral global hits in 2012 racking up over 44 million and 16 million hits on youtube respectively. Rhye then took the world by storm with the release of their debut album ‘Woman’ in 2013 and are continuing to collect critical acclaim and fans with their new album ‘Blood’. Their uniquely atmospheric and balearic sound evokes comparisons to acts such as Massive Attack and Bonobo whom they collaborated with on massive global single ‘Break Apart’ in 2017.
Zenith Festival presents Caribou (LIVE) plus very special guests Rhye at The Irish Village on Thursday 8 November 2018.