If not for his music, Dan Deacon is renowned for his innovative and interactive live show; maybe the best live experience in all of music. I’ve always wondered how he manages to keep things fresh, and it appears as if he won’t disappoint on his upcoming tour. Dan’s offering a free smartphone app for download that truly makes each attendee a part of the show. From Dan’s press release:
With the help of his friends Keith Lea (programmer), Patrick McMinn, Alan Resnick and Robert O’Brien, Dan developed an application that, without the use of WiFi or cellular data, turns each phone into a source of synchronized light and sound depending on your location within each venue. A device once thought of as a distraction now turns each show into an ecstatic act of empowerment by turning every concert into a collective one-of-a-kind immersive concert experience.
Again… the live experience turned upside down, and what will probably be the most effective (only effective?) action ever taken against people texting during shows. Check out the video preview (and download links) of the app below, and put it to use at his two New York shows in November, at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.