Jonti: 20:30 - 21:00
GOTYE: 21:25 - 23:10
That's right!! The Belgium born Melbourne based sensation Gotye is coming to Luxembourg for the first time! With his global hit "Somebody That I Used to Know", the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is fast becoming an unstoppable force in the international music scene and on 03 November 2012 he will be performing live at the Rockhal.
The song "Somebody That I Used To Know" has been a universal hit and is the biggest selling single in the world this year; to date it has sold over 8 million, topped the charts in 18 countries (iTunes No.1 in 39 countries). The track is currently sitting defiantly at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for a 6th consecutive week, having just broken the record for a No.1 hit across four Billboard charts in the same week. The video has tallied up an astonishing 230 million YouTube hits and is still averaging over a million hits a day.
The track's parent album "Making Mirrors" has sold over 1.5 million and gone Top 10 in 17 countries (iTunes Top 10 in 30 countries). It peaked in the UK charts at No.4 and still resides in the Top 10 three months later.
Gotye will release his new single "Eyes Wide Open" on 4 June. It was the first song recorded for "Making Mirrors" and brilliantly showcases his expressive vocals and fantastic range, as well as his propulsive drumming. The self-produced track also features field recordings of idiosyncratic instruments, including the Winton Musical Fence, a large musical instrument installation from outback Australia. Gotye explains, "I played the fence strings one windy night in Winton and recorded it on a portable stereo recorder. That became the bass line for "Eyes Wide Open"." In addition to the release of "Eyes Wide Open", Gotye will also release a collection of official remixes of "Somebody That I Used To Know" on 11 June.
Gotye has made an overwhelmingly strong connection with people worldwide, not only with his unique blend of pop smarts and sonic experimentalism on record, but on the back of beautifully crafted, multifaceted live performances around the globe. They affirm him as one of the most exciting artists of this generation.
If you want to experience live the eclectic blend of music that is unlike any other musical sounds you've heard before, you should be part of his show on 3 November 2012 at the Rockhal. Gotye fans get ready for an exceptional concert and don't forget to book your tickets in time!
'Somebody That I Used To Know will take some beating as the song of 2012' - Sunday Times Culture
'"Somebody That I Used to Know" is 2012's "Someone Like You" by Adele.' - Observe
'Gotye seems destined to go global this year.' 4/5 - Q