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Tourist / Amtrac tickets at Concord Music Hall in Chicago
Sat Feb 17, 2024 - 7:00 PM
Auris Presents
Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL Ages: 18 & Over
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Auris Presents

Auris Presents
Concord Music Hall
2047 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Sat Feb 17, 2024 - 7:00 PM
Ages: 18 & Over
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Onsale: Fri Nov 10, 2023 - 10:00 AM

Bio: Tourist

Tourist is the musical moniker of London born Will Phillips. Combining emotive, melodic sensibilities with innovative production values, Will incorporates his love for analogue tapes and field recordings with his passion for synthesizers and sampling to create a euphoric, melancholic sound that plays equally well on the dance floor as it does in more intimate environments.Will has steadily made a name for himself over the last year with his first EP, Placid Acid released in 2012 and his new EP Tonight released earlier this year, both of which were met with widespread critical acclaim. 2013 has also seen Will debut his live show – with dates across Europe and a live Boiler Room performance, Will is playing to ever increasing crowds.

Bio: Amtrac

The purest approach produces the most authentic outcome.

Amtrac favors a tactile assembly of alternative electronic music reliant on handcrafted nuance akin to

that of a band. The Kentucky-born and Los Angeles-based artist, DJ, producer, remixer, multi-

instrumentalist, and founder of Openers carefully fuses textures and styles into an unabridged,

unfiltered, and undeniable sonic trip on his aptly titled second full-length, Oddyssey [Openers/RCA

Records]. As such, he imparts a piece of himself on every moment -- from the production and

composition to the vocals and performance.

"The goal is for the music to feel pure," he affirms. "It's not like I'm cutting corners. I put a lot of time

into creating a deliberate body of work. It's definitely for me first, and it tells a story."

The story represents the culmination of a near nine-year journey since the release of his acclaimed 2011

debut, Came Along. The album elevated the Morehead, KY native -- born Caleb Cornett -- to the cutting

edge of electronic music. In its wake, he amassed an acclaimed catalog of originals and remixes. Lending

his touch to tunes by Two Door Cinema Club, Elderbrook, Sigur Rós, and Chromatics, Pitchfork described

his remixing as "epic-sounding."

Among the originals, 2014's "Those Days" notably boasted vocals from Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

Following the 2016 solo EP Lost In Motion, he reached a new plateau on the 1987 EP during 2017. Both

"Never Lost" and "Piano Boy" put up over 6 million Spotify streams each as his total stream tally neared

the 100 million mark.

Along the way, he earned praise from Billboard, Mixmag, Revolt, Complex, i-D Magazine, and more in

addition to gracing the stages of major festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Osheaga

Festival, and Holy Ship!, to name a few. Not to mention, he headlined shows on four continents.

Launching Openers in 2017, he provided a home to tracks by Durante, Rick Trainor, Luces, and many


Amidst this whirlwind, he continued to write music, working towards what would become Oddyssey. This

time around, he nodded to a wider swath of influences. Inspired by filmmaker and composer John

Carpenter of Halloween and Escape From New York fame, he further utilized outboard gear and

incorporated synthesizer soundscapes as he built the framework of the record. He also sang on a total of

four tracks.

"I'm very inspired by movie scores and soundtracks," he goes on. "Oddyssey has got elements of the first

album, but it's very synth-oriented. The bond of sound and visuals really inspired me. There are more

vocals than ever before as well. Everything is part of the narrative."

He teased the album by way of "Madness to Mayhem," which Billboard dubbed, "a song that seems to

bridge the gap between his Came Along days and the moody blues of his present." Meanwhile, the first

single "Between The Lines" illuminates an evolution. Above resounding piano, Amtrac's upbeat and

uplifting production builds towards a hummable hook awash in a rush of fluttering neon synths and a

driving beat. He croons, "I said every single lesson is stuck on loop, read between the lines."

"There's a lot of trial-and-error tinkering to find the magic moment," he says. "That launches the path of

a song. It's what happened on 'Between The Lines.' I wanted to do something faster and more high

energy, and I went for it. As far as the lyrics go, most of them pertain to my relationships. That's the case

here, for sure."

Elsewhere on the record, Amtrac's vocals also drive the indie rock-influenced "Stratego" and pensive

"Accountable," while Lali Puna delivers a dreamy cameo on "No Place" and Alex Metric contributes a

heartfelt vocal turn to the synth swells of "So Afraid."

Renowned for his performances, the live show will reflect the same spirit, integrating visuals as he plays

synthesizers live and takes the microphone. "I want to do different things every show," he adds. "It's

meant to be unique."

In the end, Amtrac's authenticity shines in everything he does.

"This is just me making music," he leaves off. "There's no agenda. It's not influenced by anything beyond

what I love. I'd love for people to get the genuine aspect and enjoy it."


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