Late last year, following a successful world tour for their third album, Solace, Rufus du Sol announced their Americas Tour 2020 with stops from Montreal to Costa Rica and scattered across the United States. Last month, they announced even more summer tour dates and shortly after teased the 26-second clip below, leaving fans curious about what the Australian trio had in store.
I know a place… pic.twitter.com/E87aGxc1Zo— RÜFÜS DU SOL (@RufusDuSol) February 6, 2020
It turns out the teaser was for a live concert film shot and recorded at Joshua Tree National Park, in Southern California, featuring songs from all three of their albums. The film starts with the group performing against the setting desert sun and as it gets darker, flickering lights begin to accompany the music. As Tyrone Lindqvist sends chills down your spine with his slow and emotional live version of Solace, the group is illuminated by only the artificial lights.
For the next few minutes, the tempo picks back up as the lights begin to flicker again and the film cuts between quick flashes of the lights and the individuals. Then everything quiets and stops for about 30 seconds before the trio launches into Underwater. As the group continues into Innerbloom, overhead shots show just how far into the desert the sea of light rods extends to light up the video in an otherwise pitch-black setting. The performance ends with No Place, followed by a lingering hum and last shots of the set up before cutting to credits.
We wanted to make something you can watch alone on your couch in the afternoon, or with a group of friends before you go out, something that also wouldn’t be out of place on a TV at someones house after the rave. Hopefully it lives in one of these worlds for you this weekend.— RÜFÜS DU SOL (@RufusDuSol) March 5, 2020