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Artist Close-Up: Porter Robinson And Madeon Are Huge Deal And You Need To Know Them!

Porter Robinson and Madeon have two shows coming up at Madison Square Garden on November 17 and 18, and guess what? THEY ARE SOLD OUT! It could be because the duo have been acclaimed by Vice, itself, as a high octane show that should not be missed. Together these guys show that music is a force to be reckoned with, and in their new Anime short film, Shelter, you can their vision of sound as a dreamy, magical world.

Porter Robinson would be the first to tell you that anime has inspired his sound. After all, this Japanese cultural phenomena is, in essence, about the power of dreams. Mysticism and human morality are laced into anime tales where characters go beyond their comfort zones and what they know to discover new worlds and newer sides to themselves. The notion is stunning and explains why Robinson and Madeon would be so influenced by the genre. This duo creates music that both discovers and alters elements of one’s surroundings through the art of sound. 
Porter Robinson and Madeon make music that creates a symbiotic relationship between listeners and the songs they are hearing. While their music influences your being, you are also influencing how their music is received. This makes total sense as we all know that certain songs cause certain moods or different messages could be received between people listening to the same track. Yet, the difference is that that through trap/ house effects, Porter Robinson and Madeon make you aware of how music motivates you and you motivate music.  The awareness adds a whole other level of appreciation to music as an art-form, and also ups the amount of energy it gives you. After all, how can you not feel doubly enlivened by something,when you realize how it evokes the best of you. Thus, through their digitized sounds, they help you discover some very real happiness. For More On Porter Robinson and Madeon Click Here. 
11/8: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/9: Indianapolis, IN @ Pavilion
11/10: Washington, DC @ Echostage
11/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
11/13: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
11/14: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/15: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT)
11/16: Washington, DC @ Echostage (SOLD OUT)
11/17: New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/18: New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
11/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
11/23: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
11/25: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
11/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater (SOLD OUT)
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
11/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
11/29: San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
12/1: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
12/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/6: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
12/7: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
12/8: Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
12/9: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
12/10: Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater (SOLD OUT)