One-man electronic band Robert DeLong plays Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby in Wilkes-Barre on April 2
From a press release:
It has been announced that Los Angeles-based electronic musician Robert DeLong will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-barre on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. as part of the venue’s ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series.
Tickets, which are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100.
DeLong has a thing for tarot, but that shouldn’t be too surprising. The rise of the dance pop provocateur and one-man band seems fated thus far.
He moved to L.A. to study music at Azusa Pacific University, joined a chamber rock sextet called the Denouement, and developed not only a vigorous skepticism for his religious roots, but a hunger for new idioms. DeLong was working on a set of indie pop songs when he was dragged to a rave by his girlfriend. Those rhythms sparked a flame that would become – after a feverish spate of all-hours garage studio thrashing – 2013’s “Just Movement,” his first LP.
His self-fulfilling “Global Concepts” single became an international hit, and he’s been following it around the world since, from bars to clubs to a slew of popular festivals.
Now, he returns from the neon wilderness with his most diverse and beat-driven work yet: “In the Cards,” which features two of DeLong’s hit singles, “Long Way Down” and “Don’t Wait Up.” DeLong’s second album boldly swirls electronic strains – techno, house, drum and bass, electro, and trip-hop – with rock composition and emotive soul.