Well known for their epic cinematic takes on electronic dance music, Porter Robinson and Madeon, who are also very good friends, collaborated earlier this year on a new single titled “Shelter” with the announcement that they would be touring cities in the US and Canada together as The Shelter Live Tour.
With die-hard fanbases spread across the globe, the two artists have both played in Vancouver on separate occasions with huge turnouts. This tour, however, saw the two producers performing together live for the very first time.
Set up with an array of microphones, sequencers, drum pads, and keyboards in front of them, Robinson and Madeon opened their show with a performance of “Shelter” featuring live vocals from Madeon himself.
From that moment on, every aspect of the highly produced show from the perfectly timed visuals displayed on the 50 foot LED wall to the seamless transitions between tracks spanning both of their vast catalogues of work, only confirmed the innate connection they have as friends and artists.
Completely immersive and expertly executed, highlights from the show included the mashup performances of “Sad Machine” and “You’re On,” the mashup of “Pop Culture” and “Say My Name,” Porter Robinson’s take on Madeon’s popular single “Beings,” and the pair’s acoustic performance of “Shelter” during the final encore.
Porter Robinson and Madeon performed at the Vogue Theatre on December 6 and 7th.