“If you haven’t heard Avidan’s music, prepare to be astounded”- The Independent U.K.
Asaf Avidan’s unique artistry will be brought to North American audiences when he tours here for the first time. While he has drawn comparisons to both Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone, he possesses a voice that is utterly singular. An Asaf Avidan performance is a sensory experience. Standing on stage is a skinny, mohawked man, but what one hears is the craggy, whiskey-soaked voice of a woman. “The human voice has a whole spectrum we just don’t use because we have these weird taboos and manners, and these ideas about masculinity,” he explains. His solo album pushes his remarkable voice to its limits. The work of the album finds him focusing his passion and poetry into a tight suite of songs linked by robust melodies and intriguing psychological ambivalence.
Avidan first emerged as the leading force of the acclaimed folk rock outfit Asaf Avidan & The Mojos, whose recordings achieved platinum sales status in Europe and topped critics’ year-end Best Of lists. They shot to worldwide fame when Avidan’s song “One Day / Reckoning Song” hit number one in 14 countries as a remix by a Berlin DJ. When Avidan embarked on his solo career with the 2012 release “Different Pulses”, his star rose even further. He has filled prestigious 5000-seat venues such as Olympia and Zenith, and played to crowds of 250,000 at European festivals. Different Pulses has already sold over 200,000 copies in Europe, where the remix single “Reckoning Day” has sold over 1.5 million. In December of 2012, Asaf Avidan received nominations in 5 different categories of the World Music Awards.
With a growing fanbase around the world, Asaf Avidan embarks on his first North American solo tour in the upcoming months. We’re delighted to host his first show in San Francisco on March 7.
Check out Asaf Avidan’s video for the song “Different Pulses”.
Tickets are still available here.