New Zealand-bred, Australia-based electronic producer, Opiuo, will bring A Shape of Sound Tour to Montana for two concerts this Fall 2022… and both shows are on the weekend! He’ll headline The Elm in Bozeman on Friday, October 14th, and The Wilma in Missoula on Saturday, October 15th. Fellow electronic artists Daily Bread and Maddy O’Neal will open for each performance.
Opiuo is an award-winning veteran producer, multi-instrumentalist, and pioneer of the glitch-hop genre. Since his start in the late 2000s, he’s released 4 full-length albums, 10 EPs, and a myriad of singles. His album, Meraki, won the New Zealand Music Award for Best Electronic Album in 2014. He received another nomination for the same award in 2016 for his album Omniversal. The Alternate Frequency gave the album a very positive review:
“Rife with the expected standing alongside plenty of peppered-in surprises that keep you on the tips of your surely tapping toes, Omniversal is a start-to-finish funkified romp. Atop that, it’s physical evidence of an artist with a time-honed sound, a penchant for innovation, and the laudable ability to combine the two in seamless fashion.”
Opiuo’s fifth full-length album and tour namesake, A Shape of Sound, is slated to drop this August. He just released the single “Gravitate” ft. Jordan Dennis. It was the first new music that Opiuo released in 468 days.
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for both shows will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last), Wed, June 29th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Thur, July 30th at 10:00am, and will be available at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
Emotional connections to art & artists are at the very core of who we are as humanity. Seldom is this phenomenon felt more powerfully than inside the wonderful world of Opiuo. A genre-bending plethora of auditory and visual masterclasses upon which Oscar Davey-Wraight has built his highly respected, forward-thinking career. Born in 1984 in rural New Zealand, his parents provided the land upon which music festivals were held, unveiling the magic of live music to Opiuo at a young age. This extremely formative growth surrounded by the early incarnations of Aotearoaʼs electronic music scene exposed him to the beautiful celebration of life through self-expression, dance, and giant sound systems. These experiences directly shaped so much of who he is & what he stands for today. Positivity and movement at the core of the project, his music is an infectious electronic-based blend of funk, soul, psychedelia, and booty-shaking bass.
Now calling Australia home, Oscar frequently tours his party-starting music throughout the globe. Having spent more than a decade performing at some of the world’s most renowned festivals and venues including Lollapalooza (US), Glastonbury (UK), and Splendour In The Grass (AU), as well as selling out Coloradoʼs world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, heʼs performed his music in an unimaginably large array of formats. From the self-built SYZYGY Orchestras, to collaborating with symphony choirs, touring his own Opiuo Band, and most recently as an immersive solo audio & visual show, his live creativity is limitless. Well and truly risking it all in the name of expression & freedom inside what is possible as an electronic producer and performer, to incredible praise. Continue reading…