Watch Porter & Madeon Perform a Soundcheck & Answer Fan Questions [VIDEO]
Ahead of their landmark performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City for their Shelter Live Tour, Porter Robinson and Madeon teamed up with The New York Times to give fans a special soundcheck preview of the show and to answer fan-submitted questions.
During the first 11 minutes of the video, the two artists are seen performing their "Shelter" collaboration, Porter Robinson's "Sad Machine" and Madeon's "You're On" during a soundcheck amidst their full production complete with captivating lights and visuals.
NYT reporter Andrew Chow then asks the artists questions sent via the Facebook Live broadcast. Porter and Madeon respond to questions on their biggest musical and visual influences, their favorite venue on the tour so far and how the "Shelter" anime short film video came about.
"I think the most memorable show show for us has been the very first show in Atlanta simply because we spent so much time working on the show and rehearsing it, and seeing it all come together and having an audience in front of us for the first time felt really special." - Madeon
"There was this really magical moment on the first show that never happened again. We went off stage, and when we came back for the encore, completely unprompted, everyone in the crowd had turned on their iPhone camera lights and were waving them around like a beautiful sky full of stars... it was amazing." - Porter
They also tell the story of how they first met on a music production message board and how their friendship grew over 10 years. Finally, they discuss the philosophies and messages behind their music, particularly their song "Shelter" which has very personal lyrics.
Watch the full soundcheck and Q&A in the video below. The stops on the Shelter Live Tour will see Porter and Madeon perform two sold-out shows at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco before heading to Los Angeles for a sold-out show at Microsoft Theater and two nights at Shrine Auditorium, one of which is still not sold out!
I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.