nouvelle_vague
May 23, 2019

Nouvelle Vague | 15th anniversary of the band, two new albums and a giant tour

Parisian group Nouvelle Vague are celebrating their 15 years of existence and are back on the world stage with their first ever live album.

The Parisian collective, led by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, released their first album in 2004 at the peak of French Touch. Their concept followed a method as simple as it was surprising: Bossa Nova = New Wave = Nouvelle Vague. Punk and New Wave standards are reinterpreted in their dreamy style of 50s/60s Bossa Nova, with gorgeous arrangements and a lively array of guest singers. Quickly, Nouvelle Vague found success working with singers like Camille and Mélanie Pain.

Five albums and many tours later, Nouvelle Vague are celebrating their 15th anniversary this year. A documentary about their extraordinary project and and the singers that have participated in it, and two studio albums filled with rarities and curiosities from the archives of the group have been released.

With a minimalist line-up of singers (Mélanie Pain, Elodie Frégé and Phoebe Killdeer), acoustic guitar and keyboards, Nouvelle Vague are going back to their roots, stripping cult 80s classics down to their bare bones and displaying them in a brand new light.

Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 15, 2022
Howard Theatre Washington, DC, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 16, 2022
Webster Hall New York City, NY, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 17, 2022
City Winery Boston, MA, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 19, 2022
L’Astral Montreal, Canada
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 20, 2022
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 21, 2022
The Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 23, 2022
The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 26, 2022
Marquis Theater Denver, CO, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 27, 2022
Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 29, 2022
The Showbox Seattle, WA, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 30, 2022
Imperial Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Aug 31, 2022
Polaris Hall Portland, OR, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Sep 02, 2022
Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, CA, USA
Nouvelle Vague - Bossa Nova Sep 03, 2022
Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA