Whether it's one man and his guitar in an arena or one MC's impromptu six hour performance in an art gallery, these artists reimagined their stages to create live experiences that resonated beyond venue walls.

  1. Ed Sheeran did the impossible and performed a stripped down national arena tour without the aid of a set or backing band. With just him and his guitar he had the power to captivate and silence over twenty thousand concertgoers.

    Ed Sheeran's Music Videos

    Ed Sheeran's Artist Page

  2. Under the fictional band name "The Reflektors," Arcade Fire performed various pop up shows in cities like Montreal, London, Brooklyn and LA, suggesting a dress code to give attendees a sense of something truly special.

    Arcade Fire's Music Videos

    Arcade Fire's Artist Page

  3. Magna Carter redefined performance art with his impromptu six-hour musical presentation of "Picasso Baby", a single from his 12th studio album. Held at NYC's Pace Gallery, attendees were blessed with quality face-to-face time with the emcee.

    Jay Z's Music Videos

    Jay Z's Artist Page

  4. The National performed their track "Sorrow" for a whopping six hours straight, a total of 105 times as an installation to complement artist Ragnar Kjartansson's show "A Lot Of Sorrow" at MoMA PS1. The pop single acted as a soundtrack for Ragnar's sculptural pieces.

    The National's Music Videos

    The National's Artist Page

  5. Tyler, the Creator made his childhood fantasies into reality with his 2nd annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. The LA based themed festival hosted 10 thousand guests and featured surprise performances, carnival rides and a skateboard park.

    Tyler, the Creator's Music Videos

    Tyler, the Creator's Artist Page

  6. Pop band The XX will host a voyeuristic and deeply intimate series of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. With a capacity of a mere 40 people per show, attendees will receive a highly personal and unique concert experience.

    The XX's Music Videos

    The XX's Artist Page


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