Rüfüs release performance from Joshua Tree

Watch the trailer below

3rd June 2020

Live music

RÜFÜS DU SOL have today announced Live From Joshua Tree – a live album and film shot in the sprawling desert plains of Joshua Tree, California.

The title-track from Solace is the first to be released today, with fans able to get their hands on the anticipated audio and video of the song simply by pre-ordering the album on iTunes or pre-saving the album on streaming services, here. 

  • Featuring never-before-heard material the sensory 45min film is an homage to the band’s arrival as a global creative force.  Watch the trailer below.

The idea for a film was born out on a writing trip in Joshua Tree when we were trying to finish SOLACE.  We stayed up all night writing as the sun rose, this creeping light over the valley made its way into the room.  We climbed these wild rock formations to a little vista at the top, about 100 feet above where we were writing and sat to take in the sunrise.  We were listening to tunes on a speaker and someone put on Time by the Pachanga Boys.  Watching dawn break with this epic 15 minute journey playing out, we started joking about putting together a sunrise set in the desert where we would play to no one,” explains drummer James Hunt.  “People talk a lot of shit in the desert at 5am, but walking around this alien world at dawn, we definitely felt there was something calling us back out there.  So over an 18 month period, we workshopped ideas and locations and finally were able to put time aside to shoot in September last year.  It was decided sunset would be more practical for our crew.  We originally planned for it to be a live stream, but as the idea grew and the production got bigger and bigger, it organically morphed into a film.  It’s something that’s taken two years to pull together and something we are so excited to share with the world and make available everywhere.