PETIT BISCUIT TO PLAY COACHELLA + NORTH AMERICAN DATES THIS SPRING
DEBUT ALBUM PRESENCE NOMINATED FOR FRANCE’S BEST NEW ALBUM AT VICTOIRES DE LA MUSIQUE
n celebration of the release of his much-lauded debut, Presence, breakout French artist Petit Biscuit will play this year’s Coachella as well as select headline dates this spring in Oakland, Miami, Atlanta and beyond. In addition, Presence has been nominated for Best New Album at this year’s Victoires de la Musique, the highest musical honor in France. The awards ceremony will take place February 9, including a live performance from Petit Biscuit on French national TV.
The new album, which features singles “Waterfall” featuring Panama and “Problems” featuring Lido, has charted worldwide and received extensive critical acclaim:
Recorded over the course of the past year, Petit Biscuit—a.k.a. Mehdi Benjelloun—wrote, produced and mixed Presence completely independently, finding time between high school exams and sold out tours across the U.S., Europe and beyond.
Presence is Petit Biscuit’s complete creative vision, and includes contributions from Bipolar Sunshine, Panama and Lido. The album was mastered by legendary engineer Chab (Daft Punk, Air, Sebastien Tellier) in a nod to the forefathers of French dance music.
The new album is the first body of work from Petit Biscuit (\pə.ti bis.kɥi\) since the release of his debut EP featuring smash hit “Sunset Lover,” released in 2015 when he was only 15 and streamed more than 400 million times.
A classically trained musician from a young age, Petit Biscuit plays piano, guitar, cello and more, and began experimenting with electronics to form his signature sound at age 11. Presence is heavily informed by his schooling, combining acoustic elements with innovative electronic production and his trademark vocal manipulations.
January 17 | Toronto, Canada | Danforth Music Hall
January 19 | Montreal, Canada | Igloofest
February 1 | Rouen, France | Zenith
February 3 | Bordeaux, France | Metropole Arena, Elecktrika Festival
February 10 | London, UK | O2 Forum
February 27 | Amsterdam, NL | Paradiso
March 3 | Grenoble, France | Holocene Festival
March 19 | Lyon, France | Radiant
March 22 | Lausanne, Switzerland | Docks
April 15 | Indio, CA | Coachella Music and Arts Festival
April 18 | Oakland, CA | Fox Theater
April 22 | Indio, CA | Coachella Music and Arts Festival
May 29 | Miami, FL | The Ground
May 30 | Orlando, FL | The Beacham
May 31 | Altanta, GA | Variety