Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel met in a Versailles high-school in the 1980’s before becoming Air in the mid-90’s. The light but dense electro-acoustic pop of the band influenced several generations and left its mark on the sound of its time. Along the way, Air has produced cult albums such as Moon Safari in 1998, The Virgin Suicides in 2000, clever pop LPs such as Talkie Walkie in 2004, rich experimentations, like 10 000 Hz Legend in 2001 and various collaborations with Nigel Godrich (Beck, Radiohead), Charlotte Gainsbourg on her 5:55album, Jarvis Cocker etc.
In honor of their 20 year milestone, Air released their first anthology; a 2CD, 2LP and digital editions + super deluxe versions o f“twentyears” last July. For most of the listeners, attending this best-of tour will be like reliving the magic of past travels. For others, it will be a call to join the band and embark into a unique and epic music journey. There are also new adventures for the most loyal fans: 17 classic tracks plus two more CDs filled of rare and unreleased tracks and remixes. Beyond time. Into Air.