You can always enter group therapy if your gambling addiction gets out of control, but if your partying and dancing get out of control, well, Group Therapy condones it.
Above & Beyond — a.k.a. British DJs Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki — are bringing their Group Therapy tour to Las Vegas starting with a weekend stay at Wynn Las Vegas on May 17 and 18. And even though the trio has been touring non-stop since 2011 after the trek’s namesake album was released, they’re still diving headfirst into every gig they’ve got.
In this exclusive clip, they do exactly that. After getting a urgent text from secret agent Miss Moneypenny, requesting Group Therapy immediately, McGuinness calls his partners up in the air. They turn around their private plane and jump out, parachuting down to Sin City, where Vegas partiers anxiously await.
But if you’re looking for McGuinness, “something’s come up,” he says, glancing at a woman in gold lounging on his bed.
Check out the clip to see the guys make their way to Vegas at high speed (and look at all those fancy cars!). The video was directed by British director Steve Glashier, who had also worked with the band for their “On A Good Day (Metropolis)” video in 2010. Glashier gave a dramatic, spy feel to the clip, but the band admits it wasn’t out of the ordinary for them.
“Steve’s a brilliant documentary filmmaker,” said McGuinness. “He’s able to make our everyday lives look like the movies. It’s just a typical day at the office for us.”
And as for Vegas, will that be as easy breezy?
“We’ve toured the Group Therapy show the world over, but a residency in Vegas demands a little bit extra from us and the venue,” Siljamäki said, with Grant adding, “For people in North America, Las Vegas is now as important as Ibiza is for Europeans.”
Here are the dates for Above &Beyond’s upcoming Vegas shows, with more expected to be announced.
» May 17 — XS Nightclub
» May 18 — Encore Beach Club
» May 26 — Surrender Nightclub
» June 23 — Encore Beach Club
» June 26 — Surrender Nightclub
» July 5 — XS Nightclub
» July 7 — Encore Beach Club