Moby Announces 25th Anniversary “Play’ EU Tour Alongside New Collaborative LP ‘Always Centered At Night’ Out In June

Harvey Marwood

By Harvey Marwood

Harvey Marwood

19 Mar 2024

Today, acclaimed New York City-based electronic musician, producer and activist Moby announces his first live dates in over a decade, performing his greatest hits in Europe in September, including in London, Berlin, Paris and more. Released on May 17, 1999, the album Play featured the classics “Porcelain,” “Natural Blues” and “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?” and sold over 12 million copies worldwide, winning numerous awards and becoming the biggest-selling electronic album of all time. 

“It’s been over 10 years since I’ve toured, but someone reminded me that 2024 is the 25th anniversary of the release of ‘Play,’ so it seemed like it might not be the worst idea to do a short European tour to commemorate and celebrate. The show will feature well-known songs from ‘Play,’ but also a bunch of audience favorites, like ‘Extreme Ways,’ ‘We Are All Made Of Stars,’ ‘When It’s Cold I’d Like to Die,’ and even some old rave bangers like ‘Feeling So Real’ and ‘Go.’  What makes the tour most exciting for me is that I won’t be paid anything.  100% of my tour profits will go to European animal rights organizations.” says Moby.

Alongside the announcement of a brand new LP, the album features a different collaborator on each track, including the late British poet and activist Benjamin Zephaniah, as well as previously released songs boasting a varied list of accomplished collaborators like Gaidaa, (“transit”) José James, (“ache for”) Akemi Fox, (“fall back”) serpentwithfeet, (“on air,”) and Aynzli Jones (“medusa,”)

Thrilled to bring this dynamic body of work to the world, Moby explains,“For the last 30 years, I’ve worked with amazing singers–everyone from David Bowie to Freddie Mercury, Gregory Porter to Jill Scott. ‘Always Centered At Night’ continues my love of collaborating, but has a focus of working with amazing singers who might not be as well known as David Bowie and Gregory Porter.” Though all tracks are collaborations, the music remains unmistakably Moby, dripping with glittery melodies and warm, hypnotic instrumentals.

The tour dates are as followed :

Moby’s Greatest Hits Live in Europe

Celebrating 25 Years of Play

September 2024

September 19 – London, England – O2

September 21 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis

September 22 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom

September 23 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall

September 24 – Paris, France – Le Zenith