Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Marcus Fuereder, better known by his stage name Parov Stelar, is Austrias internationally most successful artist. He is called the founder of ‘Electro Swing’ and his band, the Parov Stelar Band, is in heavy request all over the world. His music is the soundtrack for numerous movies, TV shows and ads. Already his first release, the EP Kiss Kiss, and the following album Rough Cuts in 2004 provided him an immediate breakthrough in the international electronic music scene. His unique sound, his specific approach to music production and the unorthodox combination of musical genres soon made him the star of an uprising scene. With his subsequent albums (Seven and Storm (2005), Shine (2007), Coco (2009), The Princess (2012), The Invisible Girl (Parov Stelar Trio, 2013), The Art of Sampling (2013), the No. 1 album The Demon Diaries (2015), Live @ Pukkelpop (2016)) and more than 20 EPs he was able to strengthen and even improve his status until today and he became the favorite of a huge fan community. The Parov Stelar Band played more than 700 live shows all around the world, e.g. sold out shows at Playstation Theater in New York (twice), Alexandra Palace in London, Zenith in Paris and Columbiahalle in Berlin. They played many major festivals like Coachella (US), Glastonbury (UK), Sziget (HU), Hurricane/Southside, Lollapalooza (DE), Rock Werchter, Pukkelpop (BE), Vieilles Charrues, Solidays (FR), NOS Alive! (PT), Zurich Open Air, Gampel Open Air and Gurten Festival (CH), Untold (RO), Frequency (AT) and co-headlined La Fete the L’Humanite in Paris in front of 100,000 people. Parov Stelar ist also in heavy request for cooperations. He worked with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Marvin Gaye, Lana Del Rey, Bryan Ferry, AronChupa and many more. Parov Stelar is Austria’s most successful international artist and won 7 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards (2012: Best Electronic/Dance; 2013: Best Live Act, Best Electronic Act, Best Album; 2014: Best Live Act, 2015: Best Electronic/Dance, 2016: Best Electronic/Dance). Parov Stelar has 1 Million facebook fans and more than 100 Million youtube views. His tracks have been used on more than 700 compilations worldwide (e.g. Hotel Costes, Buddha Bar and Electro Swing) and have been used in numerous TV shows, TV series and movies. There are dozens of TV ads with his music e.g. Audi, Bacardi, Courvoisier, Colgate, Cosmopolitan, Escada, Fiat, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nespresso, Paco Rabanne, Target, Telecom Italia and Vodafone to name just a few. The new Parov Stelar No. 1 album The Burning Spider has been released in April 2017. Many aspects of the unique Parov Stelar sound, that his worldwide fans have been able to cherish and love remain, only influences and references are newly generated once again. On his last albums especially swing references made Stelar a global superstar of a genre, now he offers new sounds with blues and jazz elements to connect the decades. More than 12,000 fans cheered and danced to celebrate the start of The Burning Spider Tour in Vienna’s sold out Stadthalle. The brand new Parov Stelar tour will take the band in 2017 and 2018 from Australia and New Zealand to the biggest European festivals and major headline shows from New York to London, Paris, and many more. The entirely redesigned experience will include songs from the new album such as Mama Talking and Cuba Libre as well as many of the Parov Stelar classics.